3 hr |  $399

**You must also purchase a sunrise pass from Wooden Shoe.

private tour 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 photographer's special entry time 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 cherry blossoms 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. 

We also review camera settings and exposure for shooting a landscape at sunrise using a tripod. 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 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!


Creative flower photography  

Landscape photography at sunrise

Lighting direction + quality

Composition + perspective

Using a cable release (or self timer) + tripod

Shooting in manual mode 

Metering and exposing for the highlights

Sunbursts (dependent on weather)

Discussion about focus stacking and composite images


DSLR or mirrorless camera

Any wide angle and/or standard lens you may have

Tripod capable of holding the weight of your camera

Cable release (optional)

Graduated neutral density filter, 3 stops (optional, but highly recommended)

Meeting Location:

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071

Meet at the big red windmill.

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 18.