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Private photo lesson with Howie in Acadia National Park and on his boat.

Book your next photo trip with Howie. He is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with... read more

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Leland, North Carolina
Acadia Photo Safari, a marvelous experience

My wife and I had a truly wonderful photographic evening boat tour out of of Seal Harbor on coastal... read more

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Acadia Photo Safaris are hands-on nature photography tours conducted in Acadia National Park and led by Howie Motenko, a local, professional photographer. Every photo safari explores camera setting choices, creating compelling and engaging...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Book your next photo trip with Howie. He is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. Acadia National Park is beautiful and well worth whatever it cost to experience a lesson with Howie. I plan to return for more lessons. Howie taught...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a truly wonderful photographic evening boat tour out of of Seal Harbor on coastal Maine. The husband and wife team of Howie and Brenda provide a unique experience that included photographic opportunities in the vicinity of the harbor and on...More

Thank R Timothy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With Jordan Pond in the background how could photography be boring. Walking around and learning to slow down and take it in THEN decide to make an image was my take away. Thanks for the enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This photo tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Howie was a wonderful instructor who was knowledgable, interesting, and patient. You could tell that he has a true passion for teaching and ensuring his guests have the best experience. Brenda was a wonderful...More

Thank Jia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best thing we did in Acadia. Not only did we get a great view of the park, but we learned more about photography in one day than we did in multiple classes back home. Howie was patient and knowledgeable -...More

Thank TedSPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Howie and Brenda were terrific hosts for this amazing experience. We did the sunset cruise and we were able to not only learn the ins and outs of our camera, but also achieved some amazing pics of lighthouses and wildlife. You'll learn how to take...More

Thank gtrdoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time on this tour. Josh was very knowledgeable, and was willing to answer any questions you had . Josh was also very personable and welcoming.

Thank Brendan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Josh taught us more than just the technical aspects of using our cameras-we shot some sites off the beaten path. We learned about composition and lighting-even on a mostly cloudy day. Another plus, we learned some cool photography tricks using our IPhone too! We will...More

Thank RaleighGirl714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunset Photo Safari was the perfect end to a week in Acadia. Both Howie and Brenda are patient and knowledgeable photo artists. The group is always small so every member receives personal attention appropriate to his own level. Several locations are used with travel...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great class with helpful tips on settings and composition. Josh was a great instructor, and I was happy that I attended. It was a great start to my Acadia vacation, and definitely improved the photos that I subsequently took.

Thank Andrew K
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David B
21 June 2018|
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Response from Howie_Motenko | Property representative |
Hi David, We accommodate DSLR cameras and iPhones. We cover camera settings for about 1/3 of the time, and composition about 2/3 of the time. We limit our group size to 6 people so it might be difficult to book your whole... More
Patricia Z
23 May 2018|
Response from Howie_Motenko | Property representative |
As an opportunity to create a positive experience for all our guests, please do not bring your dog on the group tours. If you want to really want to bring your dog on a tour, I would suggest booking a private safari. And... More
Shanna O
3 September 2016|
Response from Howie_Motenko | Property representative |
HI Shanna, All the information about our tours, including prices and times, is listed on our website. You should know that Park Loop Road will be closed to vehicular (cars, buses, etc.) on Sept 17th until noontime. It is... More