Gems of Oregon Photography Workshop, August 2017

2017 Gems of Oregon Photography Workshop

Southwest Oregon has some of the most stunning scenery within the state. From the dramatic coast to some of the wildest rivers you will find anywyare to incomparable Crater Lake, this corner of Oregon can't be beat. 

We have an exciting experience prepared for you. We begin with a meet-and-greet Wednesday night. Thursday we will spend the entire day photographing the most dramatic section of coast that Oregon has to offer. Follow that up on Friday with an intimate look at two of Southern Oregon's wild rivers and waterfalls. For a grand finale, Saturday we'll leave early to explore the wonders of incomparable Crater Lake. This is a rewarding photographic experience you will not want to miss.

Each day will begin early and will be filled with great photography from beginning to end. While in the field you will receive one-on-one help with the areas that are of interest to you. Our goal is to broaden your technical skills and unleash the artist in you.

Add some great photography to your summer and join us in August 2017. You can find photography workshops with big name photographers and prices to match. But you will be hard pressed to find photography workshops that offer greater value than ours

  • When: August 2-5, 2017
  • Where: Southern Oregon
  • Class size: 5
  • Instructor: Ralph Nordstrom (award winning fine art photographer and educator)
  • Cost: $640.00 USD
  • Deposit: $200.00 USD (non-refundable)

Does not include lodging, transportation, meals or fees.

Lodging: This workshop begins in Crescent City, CA, just below the Oregon border. The second night we will be in Coos Bay, OR and the third and fourth nights are in Klamath Falls. Lodging recommendations will be provided.

Transportation: Medford, Oregon offers a good location to fly into. Travel time from Medford to Crescent City  is about 2 1/2 hours. On the return, travel from Klamath Falls to Medford is about 1 1/2 hours.  You will need to rent a car.

Physical Difficulty: Moderate. Some of the locations require a hike in of a mile or two.


  • Photograph the best locations in the best light
  • Broaden your technical and creative skills through quality one-on-one and classroom instruction
  • Small class size
  • Enjoy the fun, positive atmosphere

Topics Covered

  • Exposure basics - ISO, aperture and shutter speed
  • Histogram - interpret and identify exposure problems
  • Refine exposures - exposure compensation and HDR
  • Sharpness - creative use of depth of field, blurs
  • Fantastic light - recognize it, capture it, make the most of it
  • Strong composition - direct the viewer's eye, create unity, balance and visual tension
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