2 hr  |  $259

3 hr  |  $359

**$20 museum admission not included

private tour for 1 -2 

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 move you into manual and show you how to make the transition from aperture or shutter priority mode easy.


Ever notice that awful yellow color cast in your indoor images? We'll address how to correct for that by color balancing. We also review how to color balance in complex lighting situations with multiple light sources.

Low Light Photography covers exposing for the highlights in your scene in order to capture dramatic light. I will also cover center point focusing, metering and understanding lighting quality and direction.

We discuss how to hold your camera in order to take longer exposures without camera shake. Composition, perspective and getting low and close are also covered.

At the end of the photo tour, you will be sent an invite into Portland Photo Tour Forum. This is a 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 on the images you post in the forum and I will give you feedback!


Low light camera settings

White balance in low light

Transition into manual mode

Lighting direction and quality


Exposing for the highlights

Composition + perspective

Hand holding long exposures

Meeting Location:

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Meet outside the main entrance on Park Ave.  

DSLR, mirrorless or point & shoot camera (ISO capability of 1000+)

More Info:

Children ages 10-17 may attend with a registered legal guardian.

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.


For this lesson, you can book a "Private Photo Tour" on the online calendar. I will reach out with 24 hrs to confirm the lesson plan and meeting location. Don't see a time slot on the calendar that works for you?  Interested in additional hours? Submit a PRIVATE TOUR INQUIRY FORM. Scheduling is flexible!