17th ANPAT in the Fall - Acadia & Coastal Maine

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Join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) with Nikonians Academy Director Eric Bowles (ericbowles) as ANPAT Leader, to celebrate the 17th year of the Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip (ANPAT) this fall. This is the Nikonians outdoors event of the year, this time in Acadia and Coastal Maine, for a full week of photography, shop talk and camaraderie.


We will be visiting spectacular Acadia National Park and the coastal villages and lighthouses of Maine including Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid Point, and Schoodic Peninsula. A photography paradise, with rugged coastlines, iconic lighthouses, and warm tones of the northern light.


From Saturday October 7, 2017 (arrival), to
Saturday October 14, 2017 (departure)


October is the best time to be there and we are timing the trip for peak fall color. Exquisite colors abound, not just on the clouds, rocks and ocean, but also on trees and on the ground, thanks to the berry plants characteristic of the northern areas.


We structure ANPATs to appeal and accommodate photographers of all experience levels. This is the occasion when all attendees become teachers and students, living the Nikonians motto: Share, Learn, Inspire.


Portland International Jetport (PWM)


All Gold and Platinum Nikonians members of all skill levels.

If you are not a Nikonians member yet, the system will guide you through enrollment at checkout when paying your cost contribution.

If you are a Basic or Silver member simply upgrade here before booking your seat.


For your comfort, we will be driving in 12-seat passenger vans, occupied by a maximum of 8 Nikonians each, leaving plenty of space for camera bags and tripods in our daily runs.

We will be staying at two comfortable and convenient hotels, to avoid long drives.

Like most of you, we like good, local food. You can expect good food from the favorite local restaurants we have selected.


Single occupancy: $$3,399

Double occupancy: $2,899

Early Bird booking will have a $100 dollars discount if paid before May 4, 2017, as follows:

Single occupancy: $$3,299

Double occupancy: $2,799

For booking instructions please send an email to J. Ramon Palacios (jrp@nikonians.org) stating if you want single or double occupancy. Clicking here on the "buy now" button will not function correctly.

For more detailed information you may want to check the 17th ANPAT in the Fall FAQs

  • You will learn

    • About the spirit of Nikonians
    • The fun of Group Shooting
    • Tips and tricks from fellow Nikonians
    • How to make impressive pictures
    • Why you will want to come to more ANPATs
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Enthusiasm
    • Bring two bags only. One bag for camera gear and the other for clothing. Plan to wear layered clothing since evenings and early mornings will be around freezing temperatures, but mid-afternoon may get a bit warm. No extreme weather is anticipated but there is always a chance of snow and rain.
    • Sun protection – a Nikonians cap or hat and sunscreen are recommended.
    • A good pair of non-slip hiking shoes or boots, better if with ankle support.
    • A sturdy tripod
    • A camera body with a wide-angle lens (12mm - 35mm) and a medium to long telephoto lens (200mm to 400mm is adequate) to cover landscapes and wildlife.
    • Remote shutter release
    • Filters (Polarizer, Graduated Neutral Density)
    • Batteries for camera(s) and flash
    • Any medicines you may need
  • Optional

    • A backup camera body
    • A macro lens
    • Neutral Density filters or Variable ND / Vari N Duo
    • A speedlight and/or reflector
    • A flashlight or headlight with a red filter/cover (for dawn/dusk photo shoots)
    • A laptop for downloading and reviewing photographs
  • What is provided

    • This is an all-included field trip:
    • Accommodations for 7 nights
    • Meals and water from the welcome dinner to the farewell dinner.
    • Transportation from the airport to all planned shooting destinations
    • Transportation within the parks, and between all locations
    • Transportation back to the airport on the day of departure
    • Park fees are included.
    • Cancellation: An advance notice of at least 60 days before the event is required to consider a possible refund. The cancellation fee is $350.
  • Venue Information

      Please check your venue by specific city area location.


If you are an ANPAT Veteran, you well know why you should not miss it. If you are new to our Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trips you must come to learn why Nikonians is not just "a site" but the full rewarding community experience of a brotherhood. Don't miss it!


17th ANPAT in the Fall - Acadia & Coastal Maine workshops are provided in the following locations:

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
17th ANPAT Fall - Double Occupancy 07-OCT-2017 Eric Bowles $2899 $2999 Sold out
17th ANPAT Fall - Single occupancy 07-OCT-2017 Eric Bowles $3399 $3499 Sold out

Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.