What you'll do
First, we will meet at the Smith Rock State Park main parking area. Here we will make sure we have all of the necessary supplies (water, proper shoes, camera gear, etc.) before heading down across the Crooked River. Then we will explore different vantage points to photograph rock climbers testing their skills on some of the most iconic routes in the world. Here I will provide instruction on what elements to look for when photographing rock climbers and adventure athletes in general. We will focus on composition and capturing the "moment" that makes for a truly riveting photograph. Then we will hike towards Student Wall, another popular rock climbing area, and a great vantage point to photograph Golden Hour light being cast upon the canyon walls. Here I will focus the instruction on how to most effectively frame your photograph and capture dynamic and dramatic lighting. Finally, we will head back towards parking lot along the Canyon Trail, where we will photograph the peak sunset colors over the towering cliffs of Smith Rock and the Crooked River. Here we will learn about how to balance a high contrast landscape scene to capture that portfolio worthy shot.
I will provide extra water and snacks, please let me know if you have any allergies of specific food restrictions.
I am a full-time professional fine art landscape and adventure lifestyle photographer. I have spent the last 10 years capturing a vision some of the most exotic landscapes not only around the world, but also close to home. I have picked up heaps of knowledge about photography along the way, and I cannot wait to share that knowledge with people that want to take their camera outdoors to witness the natural beauty of our world. I have won many international and domestic photography competitions, and have been published by many notable publications, including National Geographic. I also work with National Geographic in leading their photography workshops for students around the world. I also have First Aid and CPR certifications.
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Where you'll be
On this photography expedition, we will visit both iconic and rarely photographed viewpoints in Smith Rock State Park. In order to visit these vantage points, this will require hiking (under 5 miles) and moderate fitness.
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Sat, Sep 28 From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
$199 per person
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Hiking (up to 5 miles) is an essential part of this photography workshop. Dress accordingly and keep a recommended moderate level of fitness in mind. I do not provide any photography equipment.
Sunset Photo Workshop at Smith Rock