REI Force of Nature | Woman Focused Landscape Photography Photo Workshop - June 20, 2019

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Highlights

  • We’ve gone ahead and partnered with REI for a Woman Focused Landscape Photography Workshop out at Sparks Lake at sunset! We couldn’t be more excited to empower more woman to get out and shoot and we’ll give you the skills to boost your confidence in this Landscape Photography Workshop

  • This workshop can include some moderate hiking around Sparks Lake, so bring appropriate shoes and clothing

  • Workshop is capped at 15 people

  • Duration is about 3 hours

  • Tour Price: $150 Non-REI Members | $100 REI Members

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Sparks Lake Bend Photo Tours
Sparks Lake Bend Photo Tours

TOUR DETAILS

Tour Length: 3 hours all inclusive

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how much hiking you would like to do. Once you book your tour we will send out a short survey to better assess your goals for the trip and what you would like to see and learn. We can cater each tour to your specifications. 

Tour Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company in Downtown Bend, Oregon at 6:30pm.  We will meet up for some snacks and discuss the plan for the evening. Then Caravan out to Sparks Lake. 

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 Bend is notorious for "300 day of sunshine a year" there are days where the weather is less than optimal.  In most cases we can reroute to another location with better weather outlook for the day.  Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but can definitely reschedule if your availability allows. 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. 

What to Wear: You should check the weather forecast prior to coming on the trip. Temperatures due tend to drop once the sun goes down, so I always encourage bringing 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.  Bug replant comes in handy too!  If it’s very cold and or windy, don’t forget a jacket, warm hat and some gloves. 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: The parking lot has restrooms. 

Cell Phones: Bring your cell phone along! They are great for capturing candid images. Note that cell service is limited.

Group Size: 15 max

Camera Gear: While our guides are all expert photographers, we might not be experts with your specific camera model.  In order to get the most out of the tour, you will need a camera that has the ability to control ISO, aperture and shutter speed independently, and know how to access those features on your camera. 

As for lenses, a wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for landscape pictures (equivalent 16-35 on a full-frame camera or 10-22mm on a crop sensor). 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).  Polarizer filters are also fun to have to "pop" the landscapes as well.  Tripods are a must since we are shooting in low light situations at sunset. 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

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

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