Abandoned Schoolhouses (9/18)
When and Where
When: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Where: North Central Oregon

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $225
Contact me to be placed on a waiting list.

Included with your tuition

  • Personalized instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera and tripod properly
  • How to choose the best lenses
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a proper exposure
  • Learn how to properly judge exposure based on the histogram
  • Learn how to properly judge focus with image playback and magnification
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • Proper use of polarizer and neutral density filters
  • How to accurately set focus for tack sharp images
  • 2-hour post processing session using Lightroom and Photoshop (using Zoom post workshop)

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • 30 days or more prior to the workshop:
    Refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
  • 7 to 30 days prior to the workshop:
    75% refund.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    50% refund.

What to Bring

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Wide angle lens
  • Medium telephoto lens
  • Circular polarizer
  • Graduated neutral density filter
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Extra fully charged camera battery
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will also work)
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Camp chair
  • Food and water
  • Full tank of gas (we will not be stopping for gas during the workshop)
  • Face mask
About the Workshop
This will be a photography packed workshop where we'll visit four historic abandoned schoolhouses. The last schoolhouse will feature a full moon rising over the schoolhouse, sunset and blue hour photography.
Please note: There will be approximately 15 miles of well graded gravel road on this workshop.

COVID-19 Statement

All of my workshops will be limited in size (depending on the location) and all are located at locations with limited (if any) other people present. I am fully vaccinated. All participants will be required to be vaccinated. Social distancing will be required and anyone that wants to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
Why choose DTL workshops over others?
  • Value: Similar workshops charge $500 or more.
  • Experience: I have been leading workshops since 2007.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • This workshop is limited to only 5 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • I provide post workshop Zoom demonstrations on how to edit images from the workshop in Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements are rated as EASY

Itinerary (subject to change)

1:30-1:45 pm - Meet and Greet (The Dalles, Oregon)
1:30-7:30 - Schoolhouse workshop
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a focus on landscape and astro photography. I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2015 and landscape workshops since 2007. 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 been teaching Photoshop and Lightroom since 2007.

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