Winter Adventure Photo Workshop - February 9, 2019!

Winter Photo Tours - Bend Photo Tours

Highlights

  • Winter is one of my favorite times to photograph and with our snowy mountains, the shots are stunning. We’ve teamed up with Mountain Supply to include rentals of snowshoes to trek into this optimal Winter Wonderland.

  • This Moderate trek and we be doing a 3.3 mile loop.

  • The trek will take 2-3 hours depending on how long we stop for photos.

  • Workshop is capped at 6 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.

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

  • Tour Price: $225/person

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Winter - Bend Photo Tours
Winter - Bend Photo Tours

TOUR DETAILS

Tour Length: 4 hours all inclusive

Difficulty: Moderate.  We will snowshoe out in the mountains    

Workshop Departure: We will meet at The Bend Tour Company at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 for some snacks and discuss the plan for the afternoon, then head over to Mountain Supply to get outfitted with your outdoor gear. We will end up back at the same place around 4:00pm.

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: 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. With the weather always variable, I suggest bringing layers that you can shed when you’re working up a sweat, and put on when we are still and shooting. Also we will be hiking during the sun going down and temperatures can drop suddenly, so prepare accordingly and pack a head lamp for the decent.

Food/Water: 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. We can stop and pick up lunch on your own if you prefer as well

What to Wear: You should check the weather forecast prior to coming on the trip. Temperatures in the winter tend to range between 20-50 degrees, so I always encourage bringing layers. Snow pants, gloves, hat, jacket is always a good idea. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen.  If If rain or snow is in the forecast, bring a waterproof jacket. Head lamp is also a must!

Restroom Facilities: The park has restrooms at the falls. 

Cell Phones: Bring your cell phone along! They are great for capturing candid images. 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 max - 6 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).  Tripods are a must since we are shooting in low light situations. Most importantly you’ll need a pack to bring everything up while you snowshoe. 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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