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3 hr  | $359

Downtown + Waterfront

Private (1-2 people)

In town for the day and want to visit Portland's photo hotspots? Are you local, but want to learn all the best angles of Portland's top sights? Take a scroll around Portland hitting some of the prime spots for photography.

Maximize your shooting time and let us take the guesswork out of where to get great images in the city!


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Where We'll Go: (exact locations are subject to change)

  • Pioneer Square

  • Director's Park

  • South Park Blocks

  • Portland Art Museum

  • Portland'5 Centers for the Arts 

  • Portland Sign

  • The Quest Statue

  • Third Avenue Food Cart Pod

  • Voodoo Donuts

  • Keep Portland Weird Sign

  • The Ace Hotel

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park

  • Hawthorne Bridge

  • Salmon Street Springs

  • Mills End Park

  • Portlandia Statue

  • Hotel Lucia

  • South Waterfront Park

  • RiverPlace Marina  

What You'll Learn:

The focus of this photo tour is mainly location scouting, composition and lighting. This photo tour does not deep dive into basic camera settings. If you are interested in learning camera basics, F-Stops and Shutter Speeds 101 is for you.


We will discuss creative angles, perspective and exposure in urban photography. I'll point out examples of interesting lighting and how it can be used to capture unique images by exposing for the highlights. We practice technique of enhancing the everyday through composition and lighting. You can receive immediate feedback by having me review the images you shoot on your LCD. I will answer any equipment questions you may have. 

At the end of the photo tour, you will be invited to join Portland Photo Tour Forum. This is a Facebook group open only to those who have participated in a Portland Photo Tour and are interested in learning, inspiring and having fun with photography. Tag me and I will give you feedback on your images!


Location scouting

Urban photography

Composition + perspective

Lighting direction + quality

Exposing for the highlights 

Enhancing the everyday

Equipment review

Meeting Location:

Hotel Lucia

400 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205


DSLR or mirrorless camera

Wide angle and/or standard lens
Capable of walking 2-3 miles carrying your equipment

More Info:

Minimum age requirement is 18 for group tours and 13 for private tours.

Max #:

Private tours are for 1-2 people. Custom pricing is available for additional time or participants.

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