Wallowa Wanderlust
Three workshop options


May 29 - June 1, 2020 $700


June 1 - June 4, 2020 $700

(Joseph & Halfway)

May 29 - June 4, 2020 $1,350

The "Pay Now" button will take you to a secure PayPay page where you can pay with a PayPal account or click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card"
Once your registration is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Included with your tuition:
  • Some lunches provided (in the field)
  • Personalized hands-on photography instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera for proper exposure
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • How to set up your camera for long exposures even during daylight hours
  • Photo critiques (post workshop)
  • How to manage noise associated with long exposure/high ISO images
  • Post processing help (Lightroom and Photoshop)
Refund policy:
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • 30 days or more prior to the workshop: Refund less a $40 cancellation fee.
  • 7 to 30 days prior to the workshop: 80% refund.
  • 2 to 7 days prior to the workshop: 70% refund.
  • Less than 1 day prior to the workshop: 50% refund.

General Itinerary (subject to change)

Friday, May 29 (Joseph)
Welcome reception (5:30 pm), sunset photography
Saturday, May 30 (Joseph)
Sunrise photography, historic barn tour, Mt Howard tram, post processing session, sunset photography (lunch provided)
Saturday, May 31 (Joseph)
Sunrise photography with historic barns, Imnaha, post processing session, sunset photography, ghost town, night photography
Sunday, June 1
Joseph-only workshop ends at 8:30 am. Those registered for the Joseph & Halfway option will travel to Halfway with stop at Hell's Canyon Overlook.
Welcome reception (Halfway - 5:30 pm)
Monday, June 2 (Halfway)
Sunrise photography, historic mining town, historic barn tour, sunset photography (lunch provided), post processing session
Tuesday, June 3 (Halfway)
Sunrise photography, Hell's Canyon, sunset photography (no host lunch), post processing session
Wednesday, June 4 (Halfway)
Workshop wrap-up (workshop ends at 8:30 am)

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Medium telephoto lens
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will work too)
  • Circular polarizing filter
  • Graduated neutral density filter(s) (1 and/or 2 stops)
  • Extra batteries and charger
  • Wet weather gear (just in case)
  • Cold weather gear (it can get chilly when the sun goes down)
  • Knee pads
  • Snacks and water (while in the field)


Participants are responsible for their own lodging.
Early booking is recommended.
Accommodations in Joseph (May 29, 30, 31)
* Indian Lodge
201 S Main St
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2651
Not accepting reservations
for 2019 until Jan. 1, 2019
The Jennings Hotel
100 Main St (2nd floor)
Joseph, OR 97846
Click website for hotel contact information
East St Cottages
001 East St
Joseph, OR 97846
Eagle Cap Chalets
59879 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-4704
Flying Arrow Resort
59782 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2951
Wallowa Lake Lodge
60060 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-9821
Wilderness Inn
301 W North St
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-4535
Ponderosa Motel
102 E Greenwood St
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-3186
Eagle's View Lodge
1200 Highland Ave
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-2700
* Where Gregg will be staying
Accommodations in Halfway (June 1, 2, 3)
* Pine Valley Lodge
163 N. Main Street
Halfway, OR
(541) 742-2027
Halfway Motel & RV Park
Halfway, OR
(541) 742-5722
* Where Gregg will be staying
About the Workshop
This workshops for all skill levels - from the beginner to the seasoned photographer.
NE Oregon offer some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the Northwest. Amazing granite mountains (nicknamed the Alps of America), the deepest canyon in North America, Oregon's largest grass land, wildlife (eagles, birds of prey, mountain goats), historic barns galore, ghost towns, abandoned mining towns, scenes vistas, the list goes on and on. A true paradise for photographers.
You will learn to see more creatively through your camera, and how to use the camera as a tool. You will be given opportunities to experiment with composition, how to choose the right lens, and the importance how shutter speed and aperture affects an image and are used for creative effects. Most importantly, you will discover the different properties of natural light and how it affects your photographs.
Due to the remote nature of this workshop, participants should bring water and food and always keep their gas tank topped off.
I have been going to the Wallowas since the mid 1970's and have been leading workshops in the area since 2008. The Wallowas are a unique and beautiful place that I believe everyone should experience at least once in their life.
Why choose this workshop?
  • Value: Similar workshops charge up to twice as much.
  • Experience: I have been leading workshops in this area since 2008. I have found some amazing barns, ghosts towns, abandoned mining towns, and many special places to shoot the amazing scenery in this area.
  • Refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • Focused workshops limited to 6 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • This workshop is designed to take you places you never been to before (even if you've been to this area), push your limits, teach you new techniques, and make you a better photographer.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.


Participants are responsible for all transportation to, from and during the workshop.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements for this workshop is rated as EASY. We will drive to every photography venue. The amount of walking depends on the venue.

Personalized Experience

In order to provide each student tailored and individual attention, the workshop will be limited to 6 participants.
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

About the area

Joseph, the best little town in Oregon. Just ask the locals! Often referred to as the "Little Switzerland of America", Joseph is a one-of-a-kind place rich in agriculture and history, nestled among some of the most outstanding geography you'll ever see, topped off by the breathtaking Wallowa mountain range of northeast Oregon.
The Wallowa Mountains (one of the 7 wonders of Oregon and known as "the Alps of America") are uplifted granite peaks rising as high as 10,000 feet.
Flora was platted on April 7, 1897. By 1910, it had a population of 200 residents and an eight-room school. It is considered "the most substantial town to fail" in the Northeast Oregon region. The community was named after the daughter of the first postmaster, A. D. Buzzard. Flora post office operated from 1890-1966. The Flora School, built in 1915, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now known as the Flora School Education Center, the schoolhouse has been restored as a pioneer arts education center.
The name Imnaha means "land ruled over by Imna"; Imna was a local Native American sub-chief. The post office in Imnaha opened January 4, 1885, but the town-site was not established until 1901; it was platted in 1902. Imnaha is the easternmost settlement in the state of Oregon.
Halfway, population 337 (which officially changed it's name to Half.com during the dot-com boom of the late 90's) is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. The town is located "halfway" between the communities of Pine and Cornucopia.
Gold was discovered in Cornucopia in 1884. It is said its gold ore was so rich nuggets would literally fall out the rock. Cornucopia has a meaning denoting wealth and plenty and the town was given its name by early miners who came from Cornucopia, Nevada. By contrast to other mining towns of the 80s and 90s, Cornucopia was somewhat orderly as it had few shootings and killings during its brief history. Many of its original buildings still stand despite the severe winters.
Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge, encompasses a vast and remote region with dramatic changes in elevation, terrain, climate and vegetation. Carved by the great Snake River, Hells Canyon plunges more than a mile below Oregon's west rim, and 8,000 feet below snow-capped He Devil Peak of Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains.

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with an extensive knowledge of landscape photography. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and has led several outings and workshops throughout the Northwest. Published author (Photographing the Milkky Way).
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