Fall Foliage Workshop - October 19, 2019!

Bend Photo Tours Fall Foliage Workshop


  • There is no question that fall colors are a force to be reckoned with in Central Oregon, and we can show you the best places to find those epic colors! Join us for an epic day along the McKenzie Pass where we will stop by some waterfalls, trek along the river and take in all the stunning leaf changes!

  • This workshop will include some moderate hiking, so come prepared.

  • You'll have around 3 hrs going to the locations and about 4 hours total with drive time.

  • Workshop is capped at 6 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.

  • Space is limited so be sure to sign up today!

  • Tour Price: $225/person

Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
Fall Foliage Photo Workshop


Tour Length: 4 hours all inclusive

Difficulty: Moderate.  We will be doing some moderate walking/hiking to get a variety of photos with the fall colors.   

Workshop Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019 where we will head out to the McKenzie Pass and hit up some stunning waterfalls, the McKenzie River, and capture the stunning fall colors highlighting it all! We will return that evening around 6:00pm

Guides: What sets our team apart is no matter which guide you are matched with, all are expert published photographers are passionate about creating an tailored photographic experience with you.  

Weather Conditions: Although Central Oregon is notorious for "300 day of sunshine a year" there are days where the weather is less than optimal.  In most cases we will still have the workshop, but may change the location if possible.  Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the workshop. Also keep in mind that inclement weather often results in some of the most dramatic and stunning photos! Just make sure you dress and prepare accordingly.

Food/Water: Other than a light snack and some wine and beer for this workshop, we do not provide food on our outings. All participants should bring food/water to hold them through during the tour.  We will have a cooler where you can store food and drink.

What to Wear: You should check the weather forecast prior to the date of the expedition.  October tends to be cooler, so be sure to bring layers. If it’s going to be hot, wear light-colored clothing and a hat. If the temperatures are cold, bring some warm layers and long pants. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen. If it’s very cold and or windy, don’t forget a jacket. If rain is in the forecast, bring a rain jacket. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear due to the uneven terrain and we could do some hiking.

Restroom Facilities: We should have access to restrooms from our photo spots. 

Cell Phones: You can always bring your cell phone along, but with low light, the images you capture with them, might not be the best.   Note that cell service is limited during some of the drives. There are USB ports in our vehicles so bring a charging cable if you need one.

Group Size: 2 min - 6 max 

Camera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for landscape photos to get the most of the area in the shot (equivalent 16-35 on a full-frame camera or 10-22mm on a crop sensor). In addition, the lower the aperture the better!  At least a F2.8, but F1.8-1.2 is always nice to have as well.  A mid-range lens can also come in handy or if you don’t have a wide angle (24-70 on full frame or 18-55 on crop sensor).  If you want to try and get in some tight shots of wildlife, I would also recommend a zoom lens (70-200mm works for most things).  Tripods are highly recommended since we will be around water and will make it able to do long exposures.  You will also need a camera that has a "manual" setting or a way to you can control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO independently.  Don’t forget extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies.  It is also recommended to bring neutral density filters for shooting the falls as well.  

If you need to rent gear for the workshop we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.com                                                                                  

Cancellation/Re-Scheduling: Please see our Terms and Conditions.