Night Photo Tour
Since Bend is located in such an amazing spot with hardly any ambient light, it lends it's self to some awesome night photography. Whether it's the milky way, star trails, light writing or the moon... we can target your tour to your specific night photo goals.
Private Tour capped at 2 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.
Tour Price: $325 up to 2 people
Tour Length: 4 hours all inclusive
Difficulty: Easy. We will most likely find a place to "park" our cameras and then take shots around that area.
Tour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 6:00pm. We will meet up for some snacks and discuss the plan for the evening. We will end back at the same place.
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: If the weather is not cooperating for our workshop, we will do our best to find a clear location to observe the stars. If that isn't an option within a close proximity of Bend, then we will reschedule. Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the workshop instaead. 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 at our meet up, 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 coming on the date of the workshop. Since this is a night tour, and we won't be moving much and expect the temperatures to drop so bring layers.
Restroom Facilities: Most of the lake parking lots have restrooms.
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. However, they are great for capturing light writing images, if that is something you want to play with on your tour. 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 max - Private tour
Camera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for night photos to get the most of the sky 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). Tripods are a must since we are shooting 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.
If you need to rent gear for your trip we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.com
Additional Gear: Since we will be outside in one spot, or with minimal movement, feel free to bring a folding chair, blanket, bug spray, or any other items you that you would like to have to make you comfortable.
Cancellation/Re-Scheduling: Please see our Terms and Conditions.