Photo Talks

Looking to brush up on your photography skills?  We offer photo talks and classes on getting to know your camera and how to accomplish better photos. These talks and classes are updated regularly, so check back and see if there's a topic you're interested in diving deeper into.

Be sure to check out our Photo Workshops as well!


October Talks

Bend Photo Tours - Class

Chasing the Light: Landscape Photography 3-Day Class - COCC

Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before diving in to optimal lighting and finding inspiration. The second session will consist of a field excursion to Smith Rock where you will actively apply the lessons learned by capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Students will have an opportunity to present their photos for critique if they wish (optional).

WHEN: October 15-17 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30pm

WHERE: Central Oregon Community College

CLASS DETAILS: CLICK HERE

Bend Photo Tours - Banff

REI Talk - A Photographer's Tips on Exploring Banff and Jasper

Join Toni Toreno from Bend Photo Tours as she recaps her recent trip to Alberta, and British Columbia, Canada. Whether you're planning a trip up north or just planning on getting photo tips on shooting alpine wilderness while hiking and backpacking around Central Oregon, she'll give you some tips, while showcasing the beautiful landscapes of Banff and Jasper.

WHEN: NEW DATE! Oct 21, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:00pm

WHERE: REI Bend

CLASS DETAILS: CLICK HERE


November Talks

Capturing the Night Sky: A Guide to Night Photography

3-Day Class - COCC

Explore the world of night photography in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before guiding students through the many aspects of night time photography. The second session will consist of a field excursion where you will actively apply the lessons learned to capture the incredible night sky during a full moon. Location of the field session will be determined in the first classroom session. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. You will have an opportunity to present your photos for critique if you wish.

WHEN: November 12 - 14, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30pm

WHERE: Central Oregon Community College

CLASS DETAILS: CLICK HERE