What is “Out of Acadia”?

What is “Out of Acadia”?
 
I have mentioned it, but feel I should explain exactly what Out of Acadia entailed. It was a conference loaded with field excursions limited to 100 participants with more than 15 instructors leading classes and trips. The size of groups for excursions was limited to no more than 10. The big advantage for participants was the variety of styles offered by the instructors. You had classic landscape photographers, photographers that added techniques that digital photography offers to enhance dynamic range, photographers that specialized in macro and Lensbaby photography, even the opportunity to shoot in nature from someone who professes they aren’t a nature photographer. There was something for everyone, sunrises, sunsets, even night skies. You could sign up to pretty much shoot in one location with different instructors or follow that instructor to different scenes, or like most folks take the opportunity to see as much as possible from as many instructors as possible.
 
It was and is a great concept from Chris Smith (Out of Chicago) and with the help of his extremely capable crew, Michelle, Malinda, and Anne, they put on a fantastic conference. The team did a great job of organizing and implementing great scheduling and logistics for the event. As an instructor, the excursions went out on a timely basis and details down to drivers was planned in advanced. Often though a team shines when things go wrong, like a driver getting sick and needing to be replaced. Changes were implemented quickly and things went without a hitch. I can’t say enough good about the them, not to mention the Expo. Gary Farber had lots of goodies for folks to purchase and had several vendors there as well, my favorites of course were Tamron and Sirui! I would highly recommend looking at the events they do and see if you can make an event in the future. Next October is going to be “Out of Moab”!
 
Boulder Beach at sunrise. Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-800E, Manual exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, 4 stop Sirui Neutral Density filter to slow down the water, Sirui Circular Polarizer to reduce glare, shutter speed of 13 seconds, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, Filters carried in Sirui Urbanite WP, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

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