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2 hr  |  $259

3 hr  |  $359

Portland Art Museum

*$20 admission not included

Private (1-2 people)

Learn how to capture dramatic images in challenging lighting situations. There are unique and creative opportunities around every corner of the Portland Art Museum. Expand your mind and embrace low light photography without flash or a tripod! 

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What You'll Learn:

This photo tour begins with a lesson on camera settings for low light when a tripod and flash are not an option. We discuss optimal aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings for low light. If you are not already shooting in manual mode, I'll help you make the transition easy.

We'll address how to color balance your images for indoor lighting. We also review how to color balance in complex lighting situations with multiple light sources.

We cover exposing for the highlights in order to capture dramatic light. Center point focusing, metering and understanding lighting quality and direction are discussed. You will be given tips on how to hand hold your camera in low light for extra stability and longer exposures.

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!


Low light camera settings

Color balance in low light

Transition into manual mode

Lighting direction + quality


Exposing for the highlights

Composition + perspective

Hand holding long exposures

Equipment review


DSLR or mirrorless camera (ISO capability of 1600+)

Wide angle and/or standard lens

Meeting Location:

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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Minimum age requirement is 13 for private tours. 

Admission to the Portland Art Museum is $20 and is not included in the private photo tour fee. You can pay admission at the door directly to the Portland Art Museum. You do not need to pay for my admission.

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

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