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So you want to be a maritime photographer?

Photographer taking photos on Schooner HeritageWe at the Maine Windjammer Association hear the same sentiment over and over again.  “There are so many beautiful places to photograph on your cruises, I wish I knew more about how to use my camera to capture the scenes on board”.  For this reason, many of the captains in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet have created themed photography cruises to help guests capture their memories with the help of professional photographers.

Each of the photography cruises scheduled features a different professional photographer with a unique approached. From relaxed “tips with the photographer” sessions to workshop-oriented lessons, guests on board the Maine Windjammer Association’s photography cruises will learn how to take stunning photos and capture memories from the photo-worthy Maine Coast.

Learn everything from how to use a simple digital camera to capturing stunning images and advance lighting techniques with the ideal photo opportunities aboard a Maine windjammer on these cruises scheduled in 2019.

  • June 16-22: On Angelique: Digital photo workshop with photographer, Neal Parent.
  • June 8-12: On Heritage: Renowned windjammer photographer, Fred LeBlanc will be aboard to offer photo expertise.
  • June 23-29: On Mary Day: A 6-day sailing adventure with award-winning photographer Jim Dugan teaching digital photography skills, and renowned Audubon naturalists Mike and Margi Shannon.
  • July 7 – 13: On Victory Chimes: Celebrate Parade Week, perfect for photo ops with advice from travel and nature photographer, Jesse Stuart.
  • August 20-25: On Victory Chimes: Scenery & filmmaking cruise
  • September 1-7: On Stephen Taber: Photographer John Shipman is on board to offer expertise.
  • Sept 8 – 14: On  American Eagle: Photographer Greg Gettens will demonstrate adventure photography aboard and ashore.

2018 Photo Contest Best Sunset Category - Mikael Carstenjen Victory Chimes in Gilkey Harbor, Captains Favorite Victory Chimes

The Maine Windjammer Association offers 3- to 10-night sailing adventures that allow visitors to experience not only amazing photo opportunities, but also an array of Maine’s attractions—from lobster and lighthouses to Acadia and the many fine museums, shops and restaurants in Camden and Rockland, homeports for the fleet. For more information about Maine Windjammer Association’s cruises visit

Visit each of the Maine Windjammer Association’s individual vessels online at their websites by clicking below.

Schooner American Eagle

Windjammer Angelique

Schooner Heritage

Schooner Ladona

Schooner Lewis R. French

Schooner Mary Day

Schooner Stephen Taber

Victory Chimes

(Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Association, Jen Martin and Mikael Carstanjen)



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