2017 WINTER WONDERLAND - COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE & MT. HOOD, January 6th - 7th

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2017 WINTER WONDERLAND - COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE & MT. HOOD, January 6th - 7th

650.00

Remaining Spots: 4/4

Dates: January 6th – 7th (w/optional Mt. Hood sunset shoot on the 5th)

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Join me this winter to experience the Columbia River Gorge in a completely new (and icy) light as well as the truly majestic area of Mt. Hood. Weather will have a great impact on this workshop and the itinerary so an exact schedule likely will not be created until the week of the workshop. Participants should expect to be ready to shoot prior to sunrise (7:45am) on Saturday and to end after Sunset (4:30pm) on Sunday. An optional sunset session will also be provided on Friday the 5th at a location near Mt. Hood, weather permitting.

NOTE: Due to the Eagle Creek Fire, some areas may still be inaccessible in the Columbia River Gorge. We'll plan accordingly but this will likely have an impact on the schedule.

Participants will receive personalized instruction as part of a small group setting that emphasizes the following techniques: shooting to process (focus stacking and exposure blending), composition with a focus on compelling foregrounds, optimal settings with relation to the exposure triangle and the subjects we shoot, and use of filters and other recommended equipment. Participants will also receive a comprehensive start-to-finish processing tutorial/video covering Lightroom and Photoshop techniques on one of the images shot that weekend.

This workshop will require moderate amounts of hiking in (hopefully) winter conditions such as snow and ice. In heavy amounts of snow, hiking becomes much more difficult so please take that into consideration. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding your physical ability and whether this workshop is a good fit for you.

What’s Included:

  • Shooting and post-processing instruction
  • Food: Sandwiches, pastries, fruit, and other light snacks
  • Water and liquid fuel (Red Bulls, coffee, etc.)
  • Hand warmers
  • Limited transportation (if needed): to and from locations, airport drop-off if on Sunday night, to and from designated hotels in Troutdale.

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Transportation not listed above
  • Lodging: You’re welcome to stay wherever you’d like but transportation will only be provided to and from the designated hotels in Troutdale: Best Western Plus Cascade Inn & Suites, McMenamins Edgefield, Holiday Inn Express – Troutdale.
  • Dinner irrespective of the food described above

What to Bring & Recommended Gear:

  • Winter Clothes: sweater/fleece, winter jacket, dry/winter pants, hat, gloves, etc.
  • Snowshoes and crampons/micro-spikes – snowshoes may not be needed but hopefully they are!
  • Waders: not required but highly recommended. The best photos usually require getting wet, so you’ll get the best experience if you’re prepared to do so. I use these (https://goo.gl/FGvxE9) with a pair Keen water shoes that I pull over the wader socks.
  • Camera Equipment:
    • Camera (full-frame recommended but not required)
    • Wide-angle lens and zoom lens would be ideal (12mm – 100mm tends to be the optimal range for the locations we’ll visit).
    • Tripod
    • Circular polarizer filter (recommended but not required)
    • Rocket blower and/or a lot of lens cloths for wiping water off. A hat or something equivalent is also great to have to block mist/spray off your lens.