2018 SPRING WILDFLOWERS & WATERFALLS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, May 18th – 20th

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2018 SPRING WILDFLOWERS & WATERFALLS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, May 18th – 20th

750.00

Remaining Spots: 4/4

Dates: May 18th – 20th

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Join me next spring for a great weekend throughout the Columbia River Gorge to experience its iconic waterfalls and beautiful wildflowers. A detailed schedule will be provided circa a few weeks prior to the workshop but we’ll plan on beginning shortly after sunrise (5:30am) on Friday and end near Sunset (8:40pm) on Sunday.

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, identifying the optimal shutter speed (and the exposure triangle in general), and use of filters and other recommended equipment for shooting waterfalls. 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. Most, if not all, of the locations we’ll visit will be relatively accessible with limited off-trail hiking (some paved paths, some dirt trails, some waterfalls just off trails, etc.). Depending on the group profile, we may have opportunities to visit lesser-known (and less accessible) locations as well. 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.)
  • Limited transportation (if needed): to and from locations and hotel pick-up/drop-off from the designated hotel (Best Western Cascade Locks).

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 hotel, Best Western in Cascade Locks https://goo.gl/MY7Lgj
  • Dinner irrespective of the food described above

What to Bring & Recommended Gear:

  • Hiking shoes and adequate clothing: rain jacket, appropriate clothing for hiking that can layer up or down depending on weather.
  • 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 (12mm – 24mm 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.