(Deposit) Portland Oregon, July 31 - Aug 3, 2020

(Deposit) Portland Oregon, July 31 - Aug 3, 2020

Regular price $300.00 Sale

Join me for this hometown workshop to explore Portland, Mount Hood, the Columbia River Gorge and Silver Falls. It’s easy to forget how amazing your own backyard is, but each Northwest workshop I run, the participants say they wish they had more time close to Portland. In fact, when I travel I continuously hear people from all over the world excited about visiting for the amazing culture, food, and scenic wonder. This workshop is all about sharing the special place I live with you.

Our home base and classroom will be right in the heart of Portland just minutes by Uber or public transportation from the downtown hotels. We’ll use my 12 passenger Mercedes Sprinter Van (El Jefe) to explore locations around Portland, Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge in comfort. A fourth day adds a trip through the heart of the Willamette Valley farmland to Silver Falls State Park. From urban cityscapes and blurred city lights to high alpine lakes, rivers and deep forest waterfalls my backyard is teeming with a diverse array of visual stories to tell. This workshop’s focus will be on honing your skills to better tell those stories.


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Planned Course Schedule:

Friday Day 1:

Course “Portland as a Location, Light & Weather Forecast”

Course “Composition and the Scene”

Course “Open Q&A” Student portfolio reviews/critique

Lunch Mount Hood adventure


Saturday Day 2:

Sunrise Downtown Course: “Working with Your Gear” + Q&A + Editing Demo

Open Editing Session Student day one image reviews


Columbia River Gorge adventure and Moonrise Mount Hood shoot at sunset.


Sunday Day 3:

Sunrise TBD Course "Finish Editing: Demo and Interactive”

Open Editing Session Course “Developing Your Own Creative Vision”

Student day two image reviews


Explore Portland & it’s bridges plus full moonrise


Monday Day 4:

Sunrise TBD

All day excursion to Silver Falls State Park

•  11 magnificent waterfalls 

•  Willamette Valley farmland

•  Beautiful and historic Silverton, Oregon

Lunch at the Silver Falls Country Store

Dinner in either Silverton or Portland depending on where the light leads us.


Our base of operations and classroom will be TBD  


Additional Details 

  • Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60-days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.

  • All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 30-days prior to the first day of the workshop (June 31st). Workshop payments are 50% refundable from 14-29 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Any cancellation within 14-days is non-refundable. 

  • Transportation: I will be driving a 12 passenger Mercedes Sprinter van from Portland to all photo locations. Uber and Portland’s good public transportation (including trains to and from the airport) make a rental car unnecessary, but you are responsible for getting to the classroom each day. If you have specific carpooling needs, please email me as soon as possible.

  • Portland is a very walkable town with amazing food, shops and amenities. If you haven’t been here, you’re going to love it.