View of the Columbia Gorge. Photo by Vickie Lewis.
Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge. Photo by Vickie Lewis.
I’m writing from my home state, Oregon. As you know, last week our group did a photo tour and workshop on the Oregon Coast.
I’m spending a few extra days catching up with friends and family and scouting locations for an expanded photo tour next year to include photo tours of the Columbia Gorge and parts of Washington State.
The workshop was a lot of fun and we had the opportunity to photograph a huge variety of subjects including bald eagles, starfish, beautiful sunsets, rain forests, sandy beaches and a waterfall. We photographed historic sites, state parks, boat basins, foggy lakes, a shipwreck and two lighthouses.
We enjoyed oysters, clams, salmon, clam chowder, Dungeoness crab and my Mom’s clam dip. Christine Aaron was lovely enough to ‘host’ a small wine reception on the first evening. One participant remarked that one of the best parts of the trip was the opportunity to spend time with other photographers doing what we love to do.
I love photography and have been a professional for over 30 years and in this ‘next’ phase of my photographic career, I truly appreciate all of you for supporting me in this dream. It is so fun and fulfilling for me to share my experience and my knowledge especially in these beautiful places.
Yesterday, I took my mom on a drive to Hood River, through the Columbia Gorge. She was on a trek for apples for applesauce and apple pie. I was scouting for beautiful spots for an expanded photo tour for next year. We found a great restaurant with a view of the gorge and loved the views of Mt. Hood. Driving through apple country with trees bent from the weight of fruit is remarkable. Watch for details for next year’s workshop.
For those of you who are new to our group, our participants are simply remarkable. A truly great group of people.
Project Share Night.
Every quarter, I offer a three month mentoring program. Come and join us to see three photographers and what they’ve been working on.
Here’s the link:
Elements of Composition.
A Sunday morning opportunity for personal attention.
An August ‘deal’. I’ve lowered the price to just $49.
For beginning photographers.…
Beat the heat and come on out. We talk in the studio for about an hour, and then go outside and shoot. It’s a small group and so it gives you a great chance to ask me questions. It’s a time to learn what each of your lenses does and how to maximize them for composition. Which lens to take a portrait with. If you are also unsure of which f/stop or shutter speed to use, it’s a great time to practice.
If you are an intermediate photographer…don’t pass by this by. It’s an opportunity to think out of the box and get some ‘cross training’.
For more information and to sign up, go here:
Personal Projects Starts Soon…Mentoring Program
If you really want to take your photography to a new level, this is the program for you. I am simply amazed at how much photographers improve every class with individual critiques and photo sharing.
More information here:
See you soon,