Workshops and much more!!!

Spring is finally here….. Though today we are back in the high 50’s and showery, we had temps approaching 80 degrees last weekend so things are looking up and coming on strong.laorcrgmult9_08061

 

I’ll be spending some time photographing in the Columbia Gorge, Hood River Valley and surroundings before heading back to Arizona and Souther Utah in late April.

 

Spring here in the Pacific northwest gets going in May & June. The wether is very conducive for great photography  in these parts and the water, from the snow melt makes the streams and waterfalls awsome to not only witness, but capture in photography. The rhododendrons and other plantlife add even more to the photographic experience. plwwftigerlily16_hf5_080805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia Tiger Lily ©Jack Graham                              Rhododendrons at Multnomah Falls               © Jack Graham

 

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Rainbow in the gorge                                                                                                                   ©Jack Graham

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Here are some important updates and information regarding my Photoworksps for the balance of 2009. There are still spots open in all workshops.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 2009

APR

30-May-03

SOUTHWEST/ PAGE AZ

Slot Canyons, Vermillion Cliffs,Escalante,Mon.Valley

$695.00

JUNE

 4-7

Macro in the GORGE/COAST w. MOATS

Waterfalls & Macro-Gorge-Seal Rocks Cape Kawinda-Coast

$675.00

JUNE

 11-14

SPRING in the PALOUSE

Southeastern Washington State, So.of Spokane

$695.00

JUNE

 25- 29

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Olympic Peninsula, Washington/ Hoa Rainforest

$795.00

JULY

22-27

OREGON COAST

Cannon Beach-Bandon

$795.00

AUG

 6-9

HARVEST in the PALOUSE

Southeastern Washington State, So.of Spokane/Base in Colfax

$695.00

SEPT

 16-21

OREGON COAST

Cannon Beach-Bandon

$795.00

 

 

 

 

 

OCT

 8-11

Macro & More / Fall Eastern Sierra, CA w. MOATS

Mono Lake,Bodie, Bristlecone Pines, Lundy Canyon,Hot Creek,June Lake Loop

$725.00

OCT

22-25

FALL COLOR-3 SISTERS WILDERNESS

Pacific Crest Trail. Sisters, Oregon, Santuim Pass, Waterfalls

$795.00

OCT

 29-NOV1

FALL IN NW OREGON& SW WASHINGTON

Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood & Mt Adams Areas

$695.00

DEC

 3-6

BIG HORN SHEEP-WYOMING

Shoshone River, NW Wyoming

$795.00

 

1)       Please note that the Eastern Sierra workshop in October has been changes to a “MACRO & MORE” workshop, with Mike Moats. This will be a VERY unique experience. Visit www.macroandmore.com for complete information.

  

       WHAT’S AHEAD in 2010…?

 

Yes, it planning time again. Based on the success so far, we plan on doing at least 3 Macro & More Photography Workshops in 2010. phart_lily1_0806_64941We look to expand these workshops new locations. Some of the locations targeted include Acadia National Park, Olympic National Park, Upper Michigan Peninsula, Cuyahoga National Park, or somewhere TBD in the American Southwest. If you have any suggestions, please send them along.

 

If you haven’t checked out Mike’s work, do so at www.tinylandscapes.com

 

 

Day Lily before the bloom

©Jack Graham    

 Great American Photography Weekend (www.gaphotoworks.com )…. I am sure lots of you have either heard of these folks or maybe have even attended a workshop over the 17 years that the GAPW has been around. Not because I am on their faculty, but believe me, they run 1st class workshops with really top instructors. I am privileged to be part of their facility.

 

I will be doing a workshop here in my backyard, in the Columbia River Gorge May 27th through May 31st. A complete description and information is found on their web site. You can fee free to also contact me (jack@jackgrahamphoto.com) or Rhonda in the GAPW office 866-747-2479. In today’s economy, there is NO better value than a GAPW workshop.

 

We will explore the waterfalls, wildflower areas as well as some of the lesser visited locations to come away with not only some amazing images, but with lots of new tips and general knowledge that will make you a better photographer.  Living here close to our locations allows me to monitor weather and make sure that we get to the prime spots during the spring here in Oregon……………….Consider joining us!

 

  2) DISCOUNTS:  Remember, anyone who has ever participated in on of my workshops is entitled to a 10 % discount on any of these workshops through this colander year. ( This does not apply however to the GAPW workshop in May)

 

 3) MORE DISCOUNTS: In addition to this discount, everyone who attends a workshop will be entitled to discounts and even some give a way’s supplied  by some my workshop sponsors. For example, at each workshop, one person will win a complete catalog of every issue of Photograph America Newsletter (www.photographamerica.com ) to date, as PDF files on CD. A free year’s subscription ( print only)  will also be given away. Discounts from Digital Foci (www.digitalfoci.com) ;  Lensbaby ( www.lensbaby.com ) and ( www.ononesoftware.com) are also made available to attendees.

 

   Those of you who have done a workshop with me always see some new products ranging from perhaps a new camera to that “got to have” accessory. I am working with Gary at Hunt’s Photo on a program that will actually list the equipment I recommend and offer, through Hunt’s an additional discount to as much as 20% off their already super competitive pricing. (www.huntsphotoandvideo.com)

 

So keep this in mind when thinking about doing a workshop….. There are lots of bonuses!

 

 

4) ALSO: I am now accepting Master Card, Visa and Discover Cards not only for workshops but for print sales as well. Workshop registration forms are located in the “workshop” are of my web site www.jackgrahamphoto.com . Please contact me if you have any questions regarding these workshops etc.lg-master-card2

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In addition to these workshops listed above, I am available for individual one on one workshops here in Oregon and elsewhere. _jga7155These one on one hands on days in the field are $300.00, which includes transportation. Individual one on one field workshops out of the immediate Portland area are available however the charge is 300.00 per day plus expenses.

 

I have done many of these over the past few months and I can provide references if needed.                Springtime in the Palouse, Eastern Washington            © Jack Graham

 

PRINT SALES: SPECIAL SPRING PRICING:

Prints of any image found here on this blog or at www.jackgrahamphoto.com as well as on my email blasts are available. All prints are produced using the OEM manufacturer’s original K3 pigment inks and custom profiled to the very highest standard to present an outstanding work of art.  All my prints are digitally prepared, color corrected, fine-tuned, and printed by me. I use professional Epson pigment printers for print longevity if this print is matted; the final print was mounted on archival acid-free board, over-matted with archival acid-free white cotton museum rag, and hand-signed.

Print Size

Print Only

Matt Size

Matted Print

8 x 10

22.00

11 x 14

44.00

11 x 14

48.00

16 x 20

74.00

13 x 19

89.00

22 x 30

133.00

 Again, Master Card, Visa & Discover are accepted. These prices DO not inlude shipping.

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RIGHT in MY BACKYARD: Literally about ¼ mile away is the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=13600 . I’ve literally driven by this amazing are hundreds of times on my way to and from my home I am now amazed I never stopped by. If you are in the area and enjoy these refuges check it out. There is currently a pair of nesting bald eagles that have produced young eagles. They have been pretty active recently.

I’ll be presenting a photography program for the Friends of the Refuge on May 7th at 7PM.

 

COMING SOON: I’m shooting lots of images with the new Lensbaby www.lansbaby.com  products and with new Singh-Ray Vari-ND Filter ( www.singh-ray.com ). Both of these accessories are really great products. Stay tuned for more information in the next blog update in about 2 weeks. I’ll also be showing you some amazing images I’ve been getting with the little Canon G-10.

 

See you in the field!!!

 

Jack

 

Falls at Sweet Creek, Southern Coastal Range, Or     ©Jack Graham                                            la_or_sweetcrkfalls1_0806_6715