We appreciate receiving thoughtful testimonials and reviews from people who have participated in a Maine Woods Photography Workshop. Please keep them coming! If you have a few minutes we would love to hear from you!

“The workshop with you not only allowed me to photograph moose and other wildlife, but has opened my eyes to wildlife all around me. Your expert guidance of photography and knowledge of the area made sightings of all different wildlife so fulfilling that I spent the entire summer looking and photographing life in a totally different way. Who knew there was so much wildlife in and around where I live (Danbury CT), even my own backyard. My passion for photography has certainly taken on a whole new level. The Mark Picard Workshop has opened my eyes to a whole new world. Thank you Anita & Mark. BTW … We are heading back up! We are staying in Norcross in 2 weeks. We’ll be sure to stop in.” Robert, Danbury, Connecticut

“I entered 3 of my images from your workshop in a big agricultural fair in Durham, CT. I’m at the judging right now and my frog picture took 1st place and my image of the moose eating with the leaf on his nose took 2nd in the Animals category. I placed 3rd with my image of a chestnut breasted warbler singing in the birds category. 3 for 3! I can’t thank you and Mark enough for the amazing time I had at your workshop. Thank you!” Andrew, Pennsylvania

FYI- Mark really is the true Mooseman. He can bring them in like no one else I have ever seen. I only wish I had time to join him. Great guy, wholeheartedly endorsed. Chas Glatzer, North Carolina

Hi Anita, thanks again for taking me out the other week Maine just keeps getting better each time and the print came Tuesday looks awesome hanging over the fire place…  It’s always a good time to get up there and if the moose cooperate its plus although I think the loon was the hi light of this trip and thanks for taking the time to review photoshop with me, thanks Andy, Pennsylvania

I had a great time exploring the back woods of Maine and learned a lot about my camera. Thank you for all the help and excursions. The trip was awesome. Thanks again! Audrey, New York

Yeah…that was a pretty epic morning! Thanks for the amazing tour!!! And thanks for having the bears out to visit with us! 😉 – While on vacation in Millinocket, Maine, George and I did a wildlife photography tour with Mark Picard Wildlife Photography. Anita was our tour guide for the morning. While with her, we learned a TON about the animals we saw, got a great tour of the local area and simply had a blast. The only problem is, we didn’t want to leave. Thanks Anita and Mark for an amazing time!! You guys are the best! (PS – If you’re ever in Millinocket, check out their beautiful gallery in town – you’ll probably leave with a new work of art for your wall like I did.)  Jeff – Bridgewater, MA

Woke up at 5:30 this morning, but nobody was there to pick me up. We had a great time, enjoyed the weather, area, foliage etc. What are the drive by settings again……only kidding. How many times have we shot / lost pictures with the wrong settings because we forgot to reset them … Thanks for all you did to make our week a great experience. Gail and Dana, Connecticut and New Hampshire

I would like to thank you both for the wonderful time I had with both of you. I greatly enjoy your company. Till we meet again, take care and happy shooting, Tom. Ohio

Thank you so much for a wonderful 4 days! Fondly, Patty “From Maine”

Anita, Thank you so much for the wonderful experience that we had in Maine last week!! Your attention to detail, generosity and well planned itinerary all contributed to a photo workshop experience that was not only great fun but resulted in some potentially award winning photos. I wish I could give you some constructive criticism but I can’t because I enjoyed it all. Take care and thank you both for all that you did to insure we got great photos and had a memorable experience. Maine is a gorgeous state and I am grateful for the opportunity to fully immerse myself in its beauty. I can’t wait to come back, hopefully this fall. Danielle, Connecticut

Just wanted to say thank you for all your knowledge and expertise during our workshop. It was an amazing time. I hope it was worth your time and lack of sleep! Joyce and I would like to do a Fall one next year so will be watching your website to sign up. Thanks again for making all of us feel at home in Maine and giving us great experience to bring home!…Hope, Wyoming

Anita, I am going to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in Sept/Oct…so although I wanted to go back to Maine in the Fall… I may have to wait until next Fall or spring…but I do want to come back I had a great time with you. Thanks again for being such a great workshop leader. take care and stay in touch, Danielle, Ct


Just a note to tell you that your workshop was not only enjoyable but inspirational. I came back with renewed enthusiasm for photography and a lot of new information. So, I want to thank you and Mary for the fantastic experience and Mark for sponsoring it. You obviously went to great care to be sure we had things we would need such as the head lights, hand warmers, the travel coffee mug and other items. Your effort to be sure we would never be hungry was remarkable. Richard and I felt welcomed, supplied and uplifted. I want to especialy thank you for providing his lunches and including him in the pontoon trip and dinners with us (and allowing him to bring his books). He certainly enjoyed being there. Twin Pines is such a luxury camp. We were warm at night and didn’t have to worry about starting a fire in the wood stove. One could become quite spoiled … Thank YOU!!! Marian, Alabama

This workshop was the most rewarding one of any workshop I have ever been to. Mark and Anita went out of their way to be sure I experienced the best that Maine has to offer. The landscape and wildlife photography opportunities are abundant. I also took in important tips on exposure, focus, and composition. They are anxious to answer any and all questions you have. Thank you so much. I will have to bring the whole family next time. John O’Dell, Arkansas

Just wanted send you a quick hello. Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and am planning on doing it again next year. – Dena Guy, Pennsylvania

It was great meeting you this last week when I came up with Lee to spend time in Baxter. Getting up close and personal with the Moose really made the trip for me. I work outside year round and spend an awful lot of time in the woods, but have never had an experience like that. Thank you both for your hospitality and thank you for sharing your expertise with the Moose to bring them right in like you did. – Chris White, Vermont

I had never done an on-site photography workshop before. Mark was great in every way–in finding Moose (we found 9!), in helping me to better use my camera and equipment to allow me to capture better images, suggesting compositions and providing feedback in a very relaxed manner. I had a great day, some nice photos to show for it, and I’ve learned how to take better wildlife photos in the future as well. Thanks Mark and Anita -Eric Alper, Massachusetts

I just wanted to take a minute and thank both of you so much for the great trip, even though moose were sparse. I appreciate all your efforts, and the workshop was great. I managed to rub it in very deeply with Terry, and really look forward to doing it again next year. As soon as you develop the schedule for next year, please let us know, all three of us will be doing it again. I will either submit payment immediately through pay pal or else give you a check if it is better for you. Again, thanks so much and looking forward to seeing you next year. -Richard Thierry, Maryland

Thanks again Mark. I enjoyed being with you and Anita. OK to use me as a reference if needed-very satisfied. Images from the workshop very good, especially the bulls! Thanks, Larry -Larry Westbrook, Georgia

My wife and I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful couple of days last week. You and Anita provided more than advertised. Your lessons and company were greatly satisfying. I have told several people about your services and hopefully you will be hearing from them. I am discussing with members of my family a return trip next Fall. I’ll be talking to you soon. Again, thank you very much, we had a great time. – Jay and Barbara, Massachusettes

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