- June 1-9, 2020 - 2 spots still available at this time!
$3995 / person, 9 days.
The American Northwest: Start out photographing the largest trees on Earth with the spectacular Rhody blossoms throughout at peak season. Shoot coastlines with huge sea stacks, wave action and wildflowers lining the shores. Imagine these lush gardens right down to the water's edge with enormous waves and sea towers in the background! As we move north we get to decide - more Oregon coast locations or the mountains or both! One of the best things about my trips is we keep a flexible itinerary, allowing us the react to the weather and current conditions. On this trip we often do the very best locations on the Oregon coast PLUS locations as far inland as Crater Lake, Bend, Painted Hills at peak flower season and of course, the Columbia Gorge. The Gorge is AMAZING, and we get there right at peak season for water flow and greenery. Allow me to show you the greatest green waterfall displays on Earth! Shoot sun beams in the morning soft light and more moss than you've ever seen in the middle of this huge trip, before continuing up north to the Olympic Park! In Olympic you can feast on more coastline, which is the most impressive anywhere, and also the Rain Forest where tassels of mosses hang from the ancient trees at the peak of Spring.
Included throughout this 1000-mile long route are dozens of stops that show off the very best of everything in the Northwest. In addition, we have 3-4 places reserved throughout to teach you my post-processing of our trip images at the highest level in addition to all the videos you receive from my library.
Tour price includes all meals, classroom sessions throughout, dedicated and continuous instruction in the field every day on every shoot and dozens of post-production videos yours to keep. Camping and lodging options to fit most any budget are available.
Hiking and Physical Requirements:
This trip is moderate in difficulty and requires participants be able to hike terrain that is occasionally rugged, off-trail or slippery and on trail for a few miles at a time on certain days. Suitable for most people of most age groups who are capable of walking for 2-3 hours at the longest.
We will meet in Trinidad, California at 5pm for a trip overview at dinner followed by sunset shoot on the beach. Trinidad is almost as far away from any major airport as it is possible to be in the lower-48, but nevertheless it can be a very scenic and rewarding drive up the coast from the Bay Area, through the Trinity Alps from the East or down the Oregon Coast from the North. Normally folks do take the full day to come in from Portland, Sacramento, SF, Eugene or Medford if flying out.
Although most of my clients do prefer to rent their own cars (anything is fine), there will also be the option to carpool with other interested participants in the form of a pre-trip discussion via email, a month or two before departure.
DEPOSIT DUE UPON SIGN-UP: $1500
Deposits are usually refundable or transferrable in the event of cancellation up to 2-3 months prior to departure. Please contact me for more information.
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