REI Night Experience Photo Workshop - July 17, 2019

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Highlights

  • We are absolutely thrilled to team up with REI to create a Night Photography Experience Workshop out along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Not only will we have a full moon to light the night sky, but we will also have a “staged campsite” to capture some amazing lifestyle shots courtesy of REI.

  • This workshop can include some moderate hiking around in the evening, so bring appropriate shoes, clothing and outerwear.

  • Workshop is capped at 15 people

  • Duration is about 3 hours

  • Tour Price: $175 Non-REI Members | $150 REI Members

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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 7:00pm.  We will meet up for some snacks and discuss the plan for the evening. Then Caravan out to the Cascade Lakes Highway. 

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 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, we recommend a wide angle 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 your trip we encourage you to use BorrowLenses.com

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

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