Photo by Gary Bogdon
September 2017


enjoy New england in the falL


September 7th - 10th, 2017

limited to 12 photo participants and their companions

Rated number three in TripAdvisor's Top Ten Destinations On The Rise, Portland boasts a renowned culinary scene along with a thriving arts community, Victorian architecture and the quintessential charm of a New England coastal town. Read more about Portland and its seafaring community in the recent New York Time's article 36 Hours in Portland, ME. 

Join us at a this gorgeous destination to make stunning photographs and improve your shooting and editing skills.

While in Portland, you'll shoot on location with personal instruction from award winning photographer Gary Bogdon, art director Santa Bogdon and local producer/location scout Chuck Martin. There will be editing and critique sessions in the evenings, including instruction on how to edit your work and tell a story with pictures. We will also enjoy meals together at some great local restaurants. 


Meet Our Team


Gary Bogdon / Photographer / Director                                                         

  •  Over 30 years of professional experience as a photographer, and now director (shooting both stills and video production).
  • Former staff photojournalist for major newspapers including The Orlando Sentinel (Chicago Tribune Company)  and  The Miami Herald.

  • Contributing Magazine Photographer for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Islands Magazine, Garden & Gun Magazine, Southern Living, Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine, Florida Travel & Life, The New York Times, and Coastal Living. 

Santa Bogdon / Creative Director / Photo Editor                                       

  • Independent creative director working for a wide range of clients for both print and digital projects including: Adventist Health, Properties in Paradise, St. Regis Residence Club, Starwood Vacation Ownership, Walt Disney World, Lionel Trains, Morimoto Asia and Arthur's Catering.

  • Former Design Director of Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, Art Director of Florida Magazine and Art Director at Hallmark Cards.  Assigned and directed photographers, and edited their work for hundreds of magazine covers and travel stories.

  • Art directed shoots on location for both editorial and commercial clients throughout Florida and the Caribbean.

  • Frequently edits and retouches Gary's work with an eagle-eye, and still keeps the peace!


Chuck Martin / Producer                                                             

  • Over 15 years of photography and production experience, producing shoots and creative cam- paigns from high fashion to adventure sports for brands such as LL Bean, J. Crew, and Garnet Hill. 
  • Residing in Maine, Chuck has managed extensive location and studio teams while producing shoots up and down the coast of Maine and around the world.
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Getting there:

  • Portland, Maine is served by most major airlines including Delta, American, Southwest, Jetblue and United Airlines.
  • Attendees are responsible for booking and cost of their own flights. Plan to arrive at the hotel between 2-3 pm on Thursday Sept 7, 2017, departing Sunday Sept 10, 2017.

  • Airport website:

  • Airport code: PWM (Make sure you do not book into Portland, Oregon!).

  • Sample Fare: Delta current lowest fare round-trip fare from Orlando (MCO ) to Portland, Maine (PWM) is running approx $411.00 for coach class ticket.

Staying there:

gear to bring

Camera gear to bring:  

  • Bring your DSLR camera (Canon and Nikon are most popular) or your latest smartphone.  
  • Your favorite lenses to shoot with (zoom lenses that cover both a wide and medium to telephoto range, and a macro lens for detail shots recommended). 
  •  A lightweight portable tripod.

Computer/laptop: We work with Apple products.

Computer software: We work with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, and PhotoMechanic, so please be familiar with the basics of at least one or more of these programs and we will help you through the editing process.

Helpful links:


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WORKSHOP COST: $750.00 Per Photo Student

Bring a companion along to sight-see, eat lunch and experience all the locations for the cost of transportation, $100 per person. 

50% deposit required to hold a reservation spot for each attendee and guest.

Workshop Price does not include: airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, beverages or airport transfers. 


Checks should be made payable to:

Gary Bogdon Photography Inc
1425 Cardinal Road
Orlando, FL 32803