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3 hr |  $399

*$25 Wooden Shoe Sunrise Pass not included.

Private (1-2 people)

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm puts on a spectacular display of tulips each year which cannot be missed by any photography enthusiast. You'll produce stunning imagery of the rows of multicolored tulips in full bloom during the special entry time for photographers before sunrise!

This is a seasonal private photo tour offered in April.

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What You'll Learn:

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. However, we will discuss the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) and how to apply it when shooting landscapes and details at sunrise.


If you are not already shooting in manual mode, I will show you how to make the transition easy. We'll cover how to expose for the highlights in your scene in order to capture dramatic light. I review center point focusing, metering and white balance. We review how lighting direction and quality can transform your image. 


If we are lucky, we'll have an early morning view of Mt Hood! Composition, perspective and what is "good light" are discussed. We practice a variety of techniques for shooting creative flower photography.

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!


Landscape photography at sunrise

Creative flower photography  

Lighting direction + quality

Composition + perspective

Using a cable release (or self timer) + tripod

Shooting in manual mode 


Exposing for the highlights


Meeting Location:

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071


DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera

Wide angle and/or standard lens

Tripod capable of holding the weight of your camera

Cable release (optional) - can also use self timer.

2 or 3 Stop Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter for your wide angle lens. Please note this is a graduated ND filter NOT a variable ND filter. It will be used to bring in detail to the sky (optional but recommended).

More Info:

A sunrise pass must be purchased through the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm for $25 in order to attend this photo tour and gain entry to the fields at sunrise before they open to the public. 

Minimum age requirement is 13 for private tours.

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

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