Wonders of Central Oregon
  • When and Where
    When: July 17-19, 2020
    Where: Sisters, Oregon

    Tuition and Registration

    4 spots remain
    Tuition for this workshop is only $545
    Safe and secure payment through PayPal

    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 and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

    Included with your tuition

    • Personalized instruction and assistance
    • How to set up your camera and tripod for rock steady shots
    • How to set aperture, shutter speed and ISO
    • Guidance and instruction on composition
    • How to effectively use filters (polarizer, graduated ND, etc)
    • How to accurately set focus using live view and other techniques for tack sharp images
    • How to smart phone apps for planning photo shoots
    • Photo critiques (post workshop)
    • Post processing using Adobe Lightroom (add contrast, adjust exposure, manage noise, bring out details in the Milky Way and land, apply local adjustments, and much more)
    • Post processing using Adobe Photoshop (using luminosity and color channel masks, apply the Orton effect, apply noise reduction without affecting the sharpness of the stars, and much more)
    • Detailed PDF document: step-by-step post processing example

    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: 75% refund.
    • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop: 50% refund.


    Five Pine Lodge
    1021 E Desperado Trail
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 549-5900
    Best Western
    500 Hwy 20
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 549-1234
    Sisters Inn and Suites
    605 N Arrowleaf Trail
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 549-7829
    Grand Stay Hotel
    1026 W Rail Way
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 904-0967
    Sisters Motor Lodge
    511 W Cascade Ave
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 549-2551
    Sisters Bunkhouse
    114 N Oak St
    Sisters, OR 97759
    (541) 549-6122
    Several options for camping in Sisters
    About the Workshop
    This workshop will be packed with photography in one of the most beautiful areas of the Northwest. We'll be up from sunrise to sunset and beyond (with a break midday to recharge our batteries - camera and body).
    An added bonus for this workshop is moonless nights. We'll go to a very special spot to photograph the Milky Way in an area without light pollution (plus we'll be very near our cars). The sunrise location on Sunday will be from the best view of the Three Sisters anywhere in Central Oregon (at least I think so).
    Why choose this workshop over others?
    • Value: Similar workshops charge much more.
    • Experience: I have been leading workshops since 2008.
    • I've been going to Central Oregon for many years which means you'll be taken to some spots you've never been to before.
    • My refund policies are far less restrictive than others.
    • My workshops are limited to 6 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
    • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
    Physical Requirements
    Physical requirements are rated as VERY EASY
    The sunrise locations on Saturday and Sunday morning involve a short hike (1 mile round trip). Both hikes are flat and on a wheelchair accessible gravel trail.

    Itinerary (subject to change)

    Friday, July 17
    Welcome reception (6:00 pm), sunset photography
    Saturday, July 18
    Sunrise photography, photo tour (Metolious River basin), Smith Rock SP, and sunset and Milky Way photography from a VERY special location
    Sunday, July 19
    Sunrise photography (workshop ends at 10:00 am)

    What to Bring

    • Camera with manual controls
    • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
    • Medium telephoto lens
    • Tripod
    • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
    • Remote shutter release (self timer will work too)
    • Sturdy hiking shoes
    • Wind protective clothing
    • Cold weather clothing
    • Snacks and water
    • Camp chair (for Milky Way photography)
    Sample Images
    Click here for sample images from the area

    About Me

    I am a passionate photographer with an extensive knowledge of landscape photography. I have been leading workshops since 2008. 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 have led several outings and workshops throughout the Northwest.
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