This was a great trip. Jason and Rick set up our itinerary with the right priorities to get a good mix of things. Great image locations, great seafood, great beer, great Tillamook Cheese and ice cream. I hope to attend future workshops, and it was great for all levels of photographers. A novice would leave one of those workshops quite a bit more knowledgable, as long as they ask the questions. Rick and Jason were more than happy to stop what they were doing and answer any questions anyone had.
0 · May 6, 2011
For those of you coming from far away, we're having our typical Spring weather in Oregon, which means that it can rain at any time (and usually is). Actually, the extended forecast is calling for rain showers on Monday, with partly sunny conditions on the other days. Hopefully this means dramatic skies and clouds. Highs in Portland will be in the 60's (Farenheit) but in Newport highs are forecast in the 50's, so dress accordingly!
0 · April 27, 2011
I for one am hyped about this workshop with you guys. I think I have my kit together and have figured out how to pack it to get it there and back safely. Just waiting for Saturday to roll around... Will re-read Jason's "The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes" in the meantime.
0 · April 25, 2011
Believe me, I can see how nice the vari-n-duo is. I was going that path until I found someone selling a Z-pro holder and 77mm adapter ring. Remembering from your last podcast, a Polarizer and a ND filter is prefered for slowing down the water. Was just trying to see how well the Z-pro might work with the slim polarizer. Don't want to risk dropping my filters in the water.. :)
0 · March 8, 2011
Oh believe me, my credit card is getting some good usage for equipment. Been spending time trying to figure out how to get the best bang for the buck with filters. Have you used a square filter holder on the end of a polarizer? I've got a thin frame polarizer with some threads. Wanted to use the square ND filters with it instead of the $440 for the Vari-n-duo. Whatcha think?
0 · March 7, 2011
Also, a good guideline is to make any new equipment purchases at least a month in advance of the workshop. That will give you time to learn how to use them, as well as exchange anything that's not working correctly. If you follow this guideline, you'll want to make those purchases in the next few weeks - the workshop will be here before you know it!
0 · March 7, 2011
Another item you might find helpful, especially when we're shooting in the Gorge, is some form of grey card. This doesn't need to be exotic, but if you think you'd like one for more than just this shoot, two of my favorites are the Whibal and the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport. The latter is particularly nice for LR/ACR users as you can also use it to create custom profiles.
0 · March 7, 2011
The waiting list is open for this workshop. Please note that you do NOT need to pay to be on the wait list, despite what it says on the RSVP page. To add yourself to the wait list, just click OK and then "cancel" the payment option. You'll be notified automatically should a spot open up.
0 · March 2, 2011
If the person in question is not photographing with the group and obtaining instructor time, then it's fine. We've had people bring their spouses on trips, but usually they would go off during the day while we were out shooting. We keep this class size small (10 people and two instructors) to maximize the participant's time with us. As long as your guest respects the group, then we're OK with it.
0 · January 4, 2011
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: Workshop tuition is non-refundable. If you need to cancel your reservation, we will open up your spot to members of the waiting list. If we are able to fill your slot from the waiting list by March 30, 2011, we will refund you the workshop price less 10%
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.