Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Workshop - August 12, 2019!

Sparks Lake - Bend Photo Tours


  • The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The nearly full moon will block out most of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show.

  • We will head out to a dark open area along the Cascade Lakes Hwy for optimal star viewing. and have around 1.5 hours of night photos, with about 1.5 hours of driving round trip

  • Workshop is capped at 8 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.

  • Tour Price: $199/Person

Sparks Lake - Bend Photo Tours


Tour Length: 3 hours all inclusive

Difficulty: Easy.  We will most likely find a place to "park" our cameras for sunset and the stars and then take shots around that area.   

Tour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 7:00pm on Monday, August 12, 2019.  We will meet up and discuss the plan for the evening. We will end back at the same place around 10:00pm.

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: 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 instead. 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 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, jackets, comfy shoes, hats and gloves. 

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

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: 2-8 max 

Camera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful landscape and 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 the workshop we encourage you to use

Additional Gear: Since we will be outside in one spot, or with minimal movement, feel free to bring a folding chair, blanket, bug spray, jacket (as the temperatures cool down in the evening) or any other items you that you would like to have to make you comfortable.

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



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