Fall Foliage Photo Workshop

On the New England Fall Foliage Photo Workshop you will photograph amazing autumn colors, beautiful waterfalls, distinguished covered bridges, & more. (Oct 6-12, 2024)

New England Fall Foliage Maine
Image from 2022 New England Fall Foliage Photo Workshop

This Fall Foliage Photo Tour is a multi-day adventure in western Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A location specifically chosen for its rich geographical beauty with the Mahoosuc & Presidential Mountain Ranges, Grafton Notch, Maine Public Reserve Lands, and finally, the amazing Androscoggin River Valley.

Come photograph the breathtaking autumn colors, the cascading waterfalls, and at least 4 covered bridges in an area that Yankee Magazine ranks among the top destinations for New England fall foliage.

“We went to some incredible, out-of-the-way places that I wouldn’t have been able to find on my own.” – Robin R.

DATES: October 6-12, 2024

PHOTO FEE: $1625
(not including lodging or meals. Tour registration and lodging info are below.)

(Non-photographing companions are welcome at no fee.)

Fall Foliage Photo Tour


I will lead you to the areas best shooting spots, then help you with composition and camera handling techniques, and offer you ways to expand your photographic eye. There will be individual review of your images in the field and at the lodge, as well as many group discussions. All skill levels and all camera types are welcome.

New England Autumn colors

“This fall foliage photo tour is not set to a fixed schedule, rather to cover all the best places, Dee will make adjustments that consider the weather and foliage that are constantly changing.” Andrea H.

  • the areas best shooting spots
  • waterfalls & covered bridges
  • meandering streams
  • stunning river valleys
  • impressive mountain vistas, and gorges
  • New England farms and quaint villages
  • (see sample itinerary below)
  • elevate your camera skills by submerging yourself in 5 days of shooting
  • creative composition and camera handling techniques through discussions
  • ways to expand your photographic eye with on-location feedback
  • individual review of your images in the field and at the lodge during group discussions
  • all skill levels and all camera types are welcome
  • Stay in one place the entire time.
  • Room options to fit your needs.
  • Let me know if you are traveling alone and would like to share a room.
  • More info below.

“I have gone on the fall foliage photo workshop. And it was the best. So much so I went a second time!” -Jeff M.

Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
Fall Foliage Photo Workshop

“The tour had a nice balance of time spent shooting and ‘classroom’ time.” – Elinor F.


All of the waterfalls that you will visit have easy accessibility with only a couple that require a short hike in on well-worn trails. Once you receive more detail information, participants can choose whether or not to engage in certain activities. All the hikes are rated as easy.


I try to plan some free-time into the schedule, particularly so you can explore on your own or return to shooting locations. If you take a drive into the town of Bethel you could then walk the historic district, visit the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum or the Bethel Historical Society Museum. Then there’s the option of Maine-made craft shops, art galleries, and antique shops, or go apple picking.

Fall Foliage Photo Tour
  • Option to pay in full or a $600 deposit with a balance due 60 days prior to the photo tour. You can pay on your own schedule.
  • To pay with a credit card – there will be a total service charge of 4.9% by the booking company.
  • To pay with a bank transfer – there will be a 2% service charge.
  • See below for separate lodging reservation information.


If you cancel your registration more than 60 days before the start of the event, your tour fee will be refunded to you, minus a $150 processing fee. Cancel 59 – 31 days before the start of the event, 50% of your tour fee (which will include the processing fee) will be refunded. 30 days or less, there is no refund unless your slot refills in the program. I suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

LODGING: There will be further information in your confirmation email once you have registered for this tour. New this year, we will be lodging for 3 nights in Bethel, Maine, and 3 nights in Bartlett, New Hampshire.

Nights of Oct. 6, 7, 8, – our home base is the West Bethel Motel, which has reasonably priced lodging with very high ratings in comfort, cleanliness, and kind staff. The new owner has been updating and renovating. At the time that I’m a writing this, room rates are around $150/night and include a continental breakfast. Also, there is a guest kitchen and lounge. (At this time, the West Bethel Motel is showing ‘No Occupancy’ on their website. After you book your tour, I will check to see if they are still holding some rooms on the side. Otherwise, you can find lodging in Bethel, only 7 minutes away. There are lodging options on the confirmation email after you book.)

Nights of Oct. 9, 10, 11, – our home base is the Grand Summit at Attitash in Bartlett, NH. There are a variety of room types to chose from, most have kitchens.

(from previous 8 day Fall Foliage Photo Tour)

Tour size is small (8) and allows a lot of flexibility to provide for the needs of the participants. Plans will be modified accordingly and no two years are the same, hence the reason that there are often returning guests. This is an individualized experience based on the dynamics of the group, therefore, not a cookie-cutter photo tour.

  • Sunday – arrival, orientation, then meet and greet dinner,
  • Monday – morning meeting, lunch followed by an afternoon excursion; explore a quaint village, river valley, covered bridge, dinner on your own, afterwards meet for an importing group session
  • Tuesday – all-day excursion to easy hike-in waterfalls, as well as New England scenery, dinner followed by social time, importing and preparing for image review for tomorrow.
  • Wednesday – image review followed by the days adventure to waterfalls and scenic views, lastly, dinner on the way back with evening free time.
  • Thursday – all day excursion; White Mountains National Forest, 3 waterfalls, rural villages, as well as 2 covered bridge.
  • Friday – scenic drive to experience autumn in New England; for example and apple orchard, farm market, antique shops, covered bridge, evening importing.
  • Saturday – private meetings with Dee, outings on your own, later day group shooting, farewell dinner.
  • Sunday – (time goes fast) breakfast, brief meeting, and finally, departure.