Photo Tour: Discover Monhegan Island
- 8/6/2020, 9/4/2020
- 407 Main St.
- Rockland, ME 04841
Join us on this photo adventure and discover a small beautiful island accessible only by boat. Explore its stunning landscape; rocky beaches, forest & meadow trails, and ocean cliffs the highest on the Maine coast. Learn to gain a better understanding of your camera controls and how to compose your images with a creative eye. Group size is small allowing you an individualized photography experience with instruction ongoing all day and tailored to your level. All camera types and all skill levels welcome.
This 1-day photo tour will be unforgettable as you unplug from technology, step back in time, and explore a remote island with a year-round population of 65, and no paved roads. Explore with the group or on your own. Visit artist’s studios, galleries, village scenery, nature trails at Cathedral Forest and Wildflower Meadow, old shipwreck at Lobster Cove, solar powered, computer operated Lighthouse that sits high on a hill towards the center of the island and the Museum on its grounds that is housed in the former lighthouse keepers house.
Originally settled due to its prime fishing grounds, the fishing industry continues, but for over a century Monhegan has been a summer destination for artists and travelers who seek tranquility and to submerge themselves in nature’s beauty. Those who have been inspired by its charm include well known artists such as Rockwell Kent, James Fitzgerald, George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Jamie Wyeth. You can view their work at the Museum, as well as historical, cultural, and maritime artifacts.