Maine Professional Photographers Association
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MPPA Monthly Program - Dean Bugaj - A Photo Walk Through the Land of Hobbits and Waterfalls

  • May 16, 2021
  • May 23, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • May 16, 2021, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 23, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Vaughn Woods in Hallowell, Maine AND Online via Zoom
  • 82


  • May apply up to 3 program fees to membership dues if application submitted within same fiscal year.

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Session 1:  On May 16th at 5 PM EST - A Photo Walk Through the Land of Hobbits and Waterfalls " Join Dean of Wanderland Photographic, MPPA’s 2021 Landscape Photographer of the Year, in discussing common approach and technique to waterfall photography! After the discussion, stick around for a guided photo walk of Vaughn Woods in Hallowell to practice what you discussed and sharpen your technical skills and artistry in capturing water in motion.

Required to bring: Your camera, lenses, tripod, a can do attitude, a sense of exploration and wonder for the natural world!

Not required but good to have: ND filters and Circular Polarizer, Remote shutter release  (wired or wireless), waterproof boots, waders/muck boots or equivalent OR water shoes (plan to get wet!!!) and microfiber cloths for any splashes.

Session 2:  On May 23rd at 6 PM EST - Log into a ZOOM session (link sent once registered) where Dean will discuss his general approach to image selection and editing, and walk through an image from start to finish. Share your own finished image from the photo walk (session 1) for discussion with the group! Let’s see what you created! Send the image to by midnight (12:00AM), May 21st.  Images should be finished in the style for PPA image competition, i.e. mounted, 4000 pixels long edge, jpeg quality 10. 

About the Photographer:

Dean has been capturing landscapes in Maine and beyond over the past seven years, and most recently earned the title of Maine PPA’s Landscape Photographer of the Year. Dean started his photographic journey being a travel buddy and a voice activated light stand for his wife, Brittany, while photographing weddings. Getting tired of schlepping gear, Dean asked for a camera and didn’t completely suck, eventually earning the role as a lead photographer for what is now known as Two Adventurous Souls.  Back in 2014, Brittany took a night photography class with renowned night photographer, Mike Taylor, of Taylor Photography. Dean saw what Brittany made during the class and was fascinated with what she captured. That rekindled Dean’s love of the outdoors and sparked an obsession with chasing the night sky. Now, you can still find Dean chasing the stars and wandering the scenes of Maine and more as Wanderland Photographic!

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