Photo workshop

Oregon and Northern

US West Coast
Горилла, мастер-класс по съемке животных
Oregon and Northern
US West Coast
Start: October 22, 2021, Portland, USA
End: October 31, 2021, Portland, USA
Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov

Price: 3900 $US (Deposit 1500 $US)
Early bird price before May 1, 2021: 3700 $US
Single occupancy: 1000 $US
Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in the US. Its coastline is one of the most splendid vantage points of the Pacific ocean and perhaps the most photogenic coastline on earth. And rightly so -- the bizarre rock formations, picturesque and cozily nestled lighthouses along the high coastal cliffs, the unique Thor's Well sea hole that drains the Pacific -- everything about the western coast of the US is unique and beautiful.

We will try to capture the best views of this extraordinary state. We'll visit the picturesque Columbia River Gorge with numerous waterfalls hidden within the dense forestry and beautiful mountain landscapes.

We'll travel to Northern California and visit the magical Redwood forest famous for its tallest supertrees shrouded in coastal fog.

I have my personal rating of the best photography locations in Oregon, and I invite you to join me on the journey of exploring and photographing those places. The end of October is the best time to visit Oregon -- the bright yellow foliage of the forests, beautiful waterfalls, and thick rolling fog on the seashore and in the mountains are all worth seeing and capturing on camera.


Day 1

Meeting in Portland, transfer to Columbia River.

We'll meet in the morning at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Portland Airport - Cascade Stn near Portland Airport. At noon we'll leave for the Columbia River, where we will stay for the next two nights at a hotel in a picturesque setting surrounded by mountains, rivers, and numerous waterfalls.

Day 2

Columbia River Falls.

We'll devote this day entirely to waterfalls. We'll walk around the vicinity and photograph the waterfalls from different angles and locations. We're going to be very busy exploring the river gorge! For the sunset photography session, we'll visit Rowena Crest viewpoint and delight in the gorgeous scenery that opens up from it.

Day 3

Smith Rock

In the morning we'll walk to the most picturesque waterfall, and then will take off to the south towards Smith Rock Park. On our way, we'll stop to take pictures of interesting locations. At sunset, we'll visit the iconic Smith Rock, which is especially beautiful in the rays of the morning or setting sun.

Day 4

Smith Rock, John Day Fossil Beds

Early this morning we'll climb to the sunrise photo location on Smith Rock. At sunset, we'll photograph the stunning colored hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument..

Day 5

Crater Lake

At dawn, depending on the weather, we'll climb Smith Rock one more time or, otherwise, take a walk to a picturesque forest waterfall, and then move to another iconic place in Oregon, Crater Lake.

Crater Lake was formed by the fall of a volcano some thousand years ago. Now, it's an awe-inspiring blue lake with a charming island anchored just off the lakeshore.

Here we'll be shooting landscapes from the edge of the caldera from different angles at sunrise and sunset.

Day 6

Crater Lake, heading to the ocean

After photographing Crater Lake in the morning, we'll take a long journey (220 miles) to the Pacific coast. We'll start with Redwood Park in Northern California. Redwood Park is famous for its supertrees, which are the tallest on earth -- the height of coastal sequoias reaches 115 meters (377 ft) with a diameter of up to 12 meters (39 ft).

Days 7-9

Pacific coast of Oregon

For the next three days, we'll be photographing gorgeous locations on the most beautiful coastline on earth. We'll visit the bizarre cliffs of Bandon Beach, the famous Thor's Well, the Heceta Head lighthouse, the picturesque Kiwanda cape, and many other locations.

Day 10

Return to Portland

After the morning photography session along the coast, we'll return to Portland, where our photo expedition ends. We plan to be at the airport at approximately 1 pm. Take return tickets no earlier than 3 pm.

In this short trip, we cover all major photographic locations in Oregon, explore its beautiful nature and many local attractions, as well as take beautiful photographs.

* Transportation and transfers along the route
* Accommodation
* Excursions and guide services
* Photo consultation
* Park fees

* Air tickets
* Medical insurance
* Meal
* Alcoholic beverages