Monhegan Photography Workshop

Come on this Maine island photography adventure to explore a small, remote, enchanted island – Monhegan! June 16-21.

Storm clearing during photography sunset shoot on the Monhegan Photography Workshop.
Storm approaching during sunset. Monhegan Photography Workshop.

This Monhegan Photography Workshop is fun, adventurous, educational, and yet relaxing. Think “Adult Summer Photo Camp”. Days are full, but not rushed. Join me and immerse yourself in island life as we explore the heart and soul of a charming, unique island with a year-round population of 65 and no paved roads and few motor-vehicles. Let your experiences inform your image making. Photography workshop details are below.

Discover Monhegan’s tranquility and natural beauty that for many years has drawn artists and travelers. Those who have been inspired by its charm include well known artists such as Rockwell Kent, James Fitzgerald, George Bellows, Robert Henri, and Jamie Wyeth. You’ll be stepping back in time when your reach this unbridged island, 10 miles from the mainland.

“We visited rocky beaches and quiet forest trails. The small commercial strip also offered opportunities. The group was small, so there was plenty of personal attention. This tour provided a wonderful glimpse of scenic Maine” – Harry O.

Forest trail to explore the nature preserve on Monhegan Island.


  • perfect for all  photographers & all camera types
  • be met at your skill level with guidance to build on your camera-handling techniques
  • expand your personal vision with tips on seeing and composition
  • demonstrations and discussions, hands-on exercises to practice techniques
  • feedback and critiques
  • group size will be small, and you’ll have a lot of individual attention
  • take advantage of photo opportunities from sunrise to sunset and beyond.
Monhegan Island Light was established in 1824 and is the second highest lighthouse in Maine. Our photography workshop will explore after dark.
After hours shooting at Monhegan Island Light, the second highest lighthouse in Maine.

DATES: June 16-21

TOUR PRICE: $1250, includes photo instruction and tour planner. No fee for non-photographing companions who are welcome to join outings and group meals, but no access to photography sessions.


  • parking at the ferry
  • round trip ferry & luggage ticket
  • lodging
  • all lunchs & snacks
  • all beverages

Lodging info, cancellation policy, and sample itinerary are at the bottom of this page.

Artist easel at the lighthouse on Monhegan.
Artist easel at the lighthouse on Monhegan.

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“The pace of the tour was relaxing and we had all sorts of time to wander, explore different composition ideas, and experiment. Highly recommended!” – Eron D.

Storm approaching during sunset photography excursion on Monhegan.
Storm approaching at sunset on Monhegan.


  • 1.7 miles long, 0.7 miles wide
  • 2/3 protected as a nature preserve
  • forest & meadow hiking trails.
  • one-room school house
  • rocky & sandy beaches
  • ocean cliffs the highest on the coast
  • friendly, helpful, and charming people
  • artist community & galleries
  • old shipwreck at Lobster Cove
  • lodging in the center of the village
  • island brewery includes non-alcoholic
  • visitors guide, https://monheganwelcome.com/
Monhegan Island photography includes scenes from gardens, harbor, lobster traps, and artists. Images by Dee Peppe
Village scenes.

REGISTRATION: (Option to pay a $400 deposit, balance is due 60 days before your tour.)

  • If you’d like to pay for your Monhegan Photography Workshop with a credit card you will need to go through the online booking by clicking the big green Book Now button. There will be a service charge of 6% by the booking company.
  • If you’d like to pay with cash or check, contact me for a registration form. Fill it out and send along with a minimum deposit of $400. Your balance is due 60 days before the tour date.
Approaching ferry at the dock on Monhegan.
Morning mailboat arrival with passengers and a fresh porta-potty.

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Built in 1840s as a single family home, Monhegan House Inn’s long tradition of friendly, authentic island hospitality started in 1870. After many renovations and expansions, the inn offers 28 guest rooms and a cozy, comfortable stay in the heart of the village at 1 Main Street. Your room rate includes a 3-course 5-star breakfast as well as creative dinners made with fresh and local ingredients. Dinner is BYOB.

Rooms on the first, second, and third floors utilize shared bath facilities on the first and second floor. Two suites on the ground floor have private baths. There is no elevator in the building. Once you have registered for your tour, you’ll receive your booking information. Their cancellation policy applies. Travel insurance is recommended. Monhegan House is at 207-594-7983.   https://www.monheganhouse.com/

Bathroom wing at the Monhegan House.

Bathroom wing at the Monhegan House. Showers, and half-baths in separate private rooms.

Sample Itinerary: Monhegan Photo Workshop

You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you wish. Our itinerary is dependent on weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Sunday: Arrival Day

  • 4:30 meet & greet at our inn
  • Early dinner
  • Walk through village and sunset shoot

Options for the rest of the week:

  • Morning – sunrise shoot, breakfast, mid-morning photo discussion, nature preserve hike and other nearby areas of interest
  • Afternoon – mid-day break; lunch, nap, downloading, private meeting with Dee, group discussions, explore the village, gallery visit, explore the cemetery, take a boat ride around the island to see the cliff side from the water.
  • Evening – dinner break, sunset shoot, stroll the village after the day visitors leave, shoot mixed lighting scenes, image review.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: As with all my tours, for the Monhegan Photography Workshop I will give a complete refund in the event that I need to cancel the tour for any reasons.

  • If you need to 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.
  • If you cancel 59 – 31 days before the start of the event, 50% of your tour fee (which will include the processing fee) will be refunded.
  • There is no refund if you cancel 30 days or less from the start of the tour.
  • To cancel you must contact me to activate the cancellation and to make sure the refund goes through properly.
  • I suggest that you consider travel insurance.