For photographers and nature lovers! Cruise beautiful Penobscot Bay under sail

 All registrations made after May 10  must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Welcome aboard Windjammer Angelique, a 130’ traditionally rigged ketch, for a unique photo workshop with exceptionally stunning photo ops.  This is an all levels workshop – Sunday through Saturday with accommodations and meals aboard Angelique.






© Fred Leblanc

© Ben Magro


Join professional photographer Neal Parent in his 39th photo workshop aboard windjammers!  He will teach you how to expose correctly on the water with constantly changing light conditions and with low light in a night photography lesson.  Angelique sails to new ports along the coast of Maine each day and anchors in a snug harbor each night. Student go ashore each day and explore different islands and their inhabitants, capturing the feeling of coastal Maine and it’s people, and receive daily critiques with a slide show of all work at the end of the week.  

Accommodations aboard Angelique are double occupancy cabins and one single occupancy cabin.  Most cabins have bunk beds, but a few have a double bed.  Cabin requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis.  Solo participants may be bunked with other singles of the same gender.  Every cabin has a private sink with cold running water, mirror, reading lights, and standing headroom.  Cabin sizes are adequate and cozy.  Luggage can be stored under bunks or at the foot of bunks.  We recommend soft-sided bags for ease of storage.  All linens, towels, blankets, and soaps are provided.  Angelique has three “heads” (bathrooms) that are shared.  All heads are located below decks for easy access from the cabins.  Two of the heads have hot water showers.  

©Fred Leblanc

Angelique’s cabins have a USB charging port for your cell phones and tablets and there is a charging station to charge small electronics like camera batteries and laptops with your regular household outlet charger.  There are no AC powered outlets in the cabins and we do not have enough power to run hairdryers, electric shavers, curling irons, or fans.  We can accommodate CPAP machines, however.

(Interior images ©Sarah Szwajkos)

Meals aboard Angelique are homemade from fresh ingredients, plentiful, and served family style.  We can accommodate special diets such as vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, and other food allergies when we let our chef know ahead of time.  Please mention your dietary need at the time of booking.

Board the vessel in Camden on Sunday Julne 17 anytime after 5pm.  Dinner is not served the first night, but you’ll be dockside this first night and able to walk to several nice restaurants in Camden.

Deposit: $300 (at the time of registration this deposit, in addition to the $55 registration fee will be taken by Maine Media Workshops.)  All future communication and financial transactions will be handled directly by Windjammer Angelique

Companions:  Non-shooting companions are also welcome on this cruise - $1095.  Same deposit criteria.


Terms and Conditions for Travel Workshops

1. Reservations & Payments

A deposit as indicated on the registration page is required to confirm your reservation for the workshop.  Final payment in full is due 45 days prior  to the start date of  your workshop unless stated differently in the course description..  Maine Media Workshops + College (“Maine Media”) reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by the due date.

2. Cancellations

Please review our cancellation policy at

3. Basis of Rates

All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars; all payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

4. Insurance

It is strongly advised that you purchase Trip Cancellation, Baggage, Emergency Medical Evacuation, and/or Accident and Sickness Insurance Protection. Camera equipment, computers, and baggage are carried entirely at the owner’s risk. Maine Media shall have no responsibility for any lost, damaged, or delayed property, or for an individual student’s medical needs, accidents, injuries or illnesses.

5. Itinerary Changes

The itinerary for your workshop is subject to change without prior notification.

6.  Passports and Visas

A valid passport is required for all international travel. You are required to notify Maine Media as to the nationality under which your passport is registered.  Participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas. To participate in the workshop, you must have a passport that is valid until at least six months after the date on which your trip is scheduled to be completed.

7. Medical Issues

All participants must be in good health.   You must advise Maine Media of any health condition, physical condition, or emotional or mental condition that may require special attention or that may adversely impact the other participants in your workshop. All students are required to complete a “Waiver of Liability” form and submit it at the time of registration.  This document may be found on the course description page.

8. Liability Waiver

Every participant is required to sign Maine Media’s Waiver of Liability before departure for their workshop.   Click here to download.

9. Responsibility & Photography

To ensure a safe  experience, you are required to obey local customs and be considerate when photographing people or sensitive locations.  The faculty member for your workshop has the right to expel any person from the workshop for behavior that is in violation of the law; that is disruptive; or that compromises the group’s safety or enjoyment.  No refunds will be made to any person expelled from a workshop. Maine Media shall have no obligation to pay any costs incurred by a person as a result of that person being expelled from a workshop. 

Sign and Return Waiver Form



Neal Parent

© Neal ParentA professional photographer for over thirty-five years, Neal Parent started his career as a photojournalist for a small mid-coast Maine newspaper. Although his primary subject has been the coast of Maine - its waters, landscapes, boats and people; in recent years, his work has expanded to include Florida, Wyoming, and Montana. Most recently Neal has held workshops in Paris, Canada, the Caribbean, and in China. The workshops now include beginner’s digital photography offering instructions in how to use your digital camera’s many settings. Neal encourages students to shoot in manual mode, and how to get the most out of the image. Each student also will benefit from the daily critiques that Neal feels is so important in learning to use their cameras.

Neal still shoots with 35mm film as well. Using natural light, he works without filters and does all his own printing. Hand processing of each photograph in trays ensures complete control of each image. Three books have been published with collections of his work: My Corner of Maine, Neal Parent's Maine, published by Downcast Books, and most recently, Focused on the Coast, published by Wooden Boat Books. His photos have appeared in several magazines, including National Fisherman, Pacific Fisherman, and Downcast. In addition, his images were selected to appear in Nathalie Ward's Stillwater Bank, Adventure, by Joseph E. Garland with Captain Jim Sharp, and From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy, edited by Philip W. Conkling.

Neal has exhibited his work in several galleries and at juried fine art shows from Maine to Florida and has won countless awards and ribbons from some of the most prestigious art shows on the East Coast. His images hang in private and corporate collections, and were exhibited at a one-man show on Madison Avenue in New York at a major public relations firm. Currently his work is exhibited in the Parent Gallery in Belfast Maine. Ansel Adams once wrote Neal and said that  “ Maine was a hard place to capture”, and that…“ Neal had done a fine interpretation of the Maine scene.”

Neal has been sharing his gifts of photography and laughter with others by conducting workshops throughout Maine for many years. He has taught weeklong courses at Wooden Boat School in Brookline, Maine, on the ketch Angelique out of Camden, Maine, as well as at his studio and darkroom in Belfast, Maine. As a Maine resident he has many connections with locals. During his most recent Maine Media workshops students were able to not only capture the coast of Maine, but its people. Students were  able to meet and photograph  boat builders, farmers hauling logs by horseback out of the woods, musical instrument makers, fisherman, and even an early morning shoot at the local bakery. Capturing the coastline is one thing; capturing a way of life is another.

Course Dates

Jun 17 to Jun 23




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