Jack Graham & Dr. Bill Campbell present…
“The Gorge, the Mountains and Oregon’s Wine Country”
Fall Photography Workshop OCTOBER 20-23 2011 $ 795
Jack Graham & Dr. Bill Campbell, co-leaders: please email me for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION FORM HERE: GRAHAM_CAMPBELL REG FORM2011
Jack Graham & Dr. Bill Campbell have been long time friends and have talked about joining forced o a workshop for some time now. Finally the opportunity has become reality.
Please consider joining us for an unforgettable experience in one of the most picturesque areas in the world, to experience the great Pacific Northwest in all its fall color and bounty.
Please refer to the above links for biographical info on Jack & Bill
Fall Color in the areas of SW Washington and NE Oregon are as beautiful, while different and diverse from other parts of the country. During our workshop, we will be in the beautiful and colorful, world renowned wine country of the Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills SW of Portland, the National Scenic area of the Columbia River Gorge and the wilds of Mt Adams and Mt Hood.
We will also visit the Portland Japanese Garden, regarded as the #1 Japanese Garden outside Japan to enjoy and photograph the fall color of the maple trees. Secret, off the main road locations provide some of the most scenic and colorful photography anywhere.
In the Columbia River Gorge, the oaks and maples provide a palate of color against the waterfalls, and backdrop of rock walls and pine forest. The crowds are gone and we can spend time undisturbed, capturing the change of seasons in one of the most breath taking areas in the world. We will spend time photographing in the Hood River Valley between Mt Hood and the Town of Hood River. This area is one of the largest fruit producing areas in the world. The beautiful valley, in combination with breathtaking views of Mt Hood will result in some great images.
On day two we will venture about 30 minutes north of Hood River across the Columbia River in Washington to the small town of Trout River and Trout Lake. We will spend time in the Conboy National Wildlife refuge as well as the areas in and around Trout Lake where breathtaking views of Mt Adams and the quaking aspens are plentiful. The afternoon will be spent in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. This National forest is over 1.3 million acres and features both Mt Adams as well as Mt St. Helens. We will be photographing in the Mt Adams area during this workshop.
We will spend an entire day in the Willamette Valley and Dundee Hills photographing the fall color in the wine country. The patterns of the rows of brightly colored vineyards provide endless photographic opportunities.
On Sunday morning, we’ll venture to the Japanese Gardens in Portland to photograph the fall color.
The Japanese Maples are in full glory. In a study conducted by the Journal of Japanese Gardening, it was ranked first out of 300 public Japanese gardens outside of Japan and considered to be one of the most authentic. This is notable because a traditional Japanese garden normally takes hundreds of years to evolve and mature, but the Portland Japanese Garden evolved much more quickly—a fusion of hurried western style and stately eastern expression. June is when the color in the gardens are at it best! This in one area not to be missed.
Our workshop will end around 1PM.
The majority of instruction and nature photography tips and techniques will take place right there in the field. There’s no need to take notes. After the workshop you’ll receive a complete 50+ page syllabus containing everything we do in the field and more.
We take time periodically during the day to review our images in informal critique sessions. Special presentations concerning nature photography will also be made during these sessions.
This workshop is sponsored by NIK SOFTWARE, Photograph America Newsletter, Think Tank Photo Bags, Lensbaby, Hunt’s Photo and Video and the Really Right Stuff. Discounts and some freebies are included in your workshop “pack” that you’ll receive upon arrival.
Evenings will consist of informal sessions to discuss information on photographing in the area, critique sessions of your work shot during the workshop as well as general photography information.
As with all our workshops, this is primarily a field workshop. We do not sit in a classroom during the daytime. We are out shooting & learning about photography in the field, not behind a desk. However, it is critical as well as being very informative, to take time to review your work, and discuss important aspects of making quality photographs
Please access the workshop faq’s . Most questions can be answered in this document. http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/workshop-faqs
TRAVEL, MEALS AND LODGING is not included in the workshop fee.
Fly into Portland (PDX). I recommend arriving on the 19th of October. I recommend the Fairfield Inn. (503-253-1400) The rates are reasonable and many of my past attendees have had good things to say about this hotel. We will meet the evening of the 19nth prior to our departure for a few minutes for a discussion on what to expect and outline our photographic objectives
We will depart from the Fairfield Inn every morning about 6-6:30AM.
You may be able to fly out Sunday afternoon if you need to, however if you want to extend your trip, please let me know and I can direct you in lots of ways!
Again, I recommend the Fairfield Inn. (503-253-1400 )
There are many other hotels in the Portland Airport area. Here is a good sight to find a hotel.
FOOD/DINING…..As in any city, there are many good restaurants. Portland boasts some of the best. The downtown area is about 15-20 minutes from the Airport.
However, we are here to photograph and often the best light is at breakfast and dinner. Please know this in advance.
If you are coming with a non photographer (no extra charge!), don’t worry, the area is still something to see, shooting or not. There is a wonderful market in downtown Portland on Saturday morning and overall great shopping where many local items can be purchased
Weather can vary. Typically in mid to late October the weather is changing from the dry months to the rainy season. For the Gorge and Wine country days are usually in the mid-high 50’s and all other areas a bit cooler. It’s always wise to prepare for rain as well as good weather.
Specific information concerning weather, photo locations, itineries etc will begin to flow in Mid September.
Please access the workshop FAQ’S which can be found here http://www.jackgrahamphoto.com/workshop-faqsJack
This workshop is sponsored by Nikon, Think Tank, Nik Software, Lansbury’s, The Really Right Stuff, Digital Foci, Hunt’s Photo & Video and Bob Hitch man’s Photograph America Newsletter..