Waterfall Workshop - July 28!

Clearwater Falls - Photo by Richard Bacon

Clearwater Falls - Photo by Richard Bacon


  • Join Rich Bacon, a local photography expert, shooting for top brands such as Hydroflask, Camelbak and Garmin...just to name a few, as he takes you on a Waterfall Photography Workshop, focusing on the best locations and techniques on shooting the beautiful waterfalls surrounding Central Oregon.

  • We will head out to the Umpqua region and capture waterfalls throughout the area including Toketee, Whitehorse, Clearwater and Watson Falls.

  • This tour can include some moderate hiking,so come prepared. We'll show you our favorite shots based on how active you want to be.

  • You'll have around 3 hrs going to waterfalls and about 4 hours total drive time.

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

  • Space is limited so be sure to sign up today!

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Workshop Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company at 2:30pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018 where will pack up and discuss the plan for the trip. We will return that evening around 9:30pm

Weather Conditions: Although Central Oregon is notorious for "300 day of sunshine a year" there are days where the weather is less than optimal.  In most cases we will still have the expedition, but may change the location if possible.  Note that we cannot offer refunds due to weather unless we cannot go out at all, but will reschedule the workshop. 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: We will stop for dinner on your own on the way back to Bend for dinner on your own. 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 the date of the expedition.  July is notoriously warm, but can cool down at night, so bring 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. If it’s very cold and or windy, don’t forget a jacket. 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.

Group Size: 4 min - 8 max 

Camera Gear: A wide angle zoom lens is the most useful for landscape photos to get the most of the area 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).  If you want to try and get in some tight shots of wildlife, I would also recommend a zoom lens (70-200mm works for most things).  Tripods are a must since we are shooting long exposures to get the "silky" water effect. 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.  It is also recommended to bring neutral density filters for shooting the falls as well.                                                                                         

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.