WOODEN SHOE TULIP
3 hr | $199
2021 TBD (April)
*you must also purchase a $40 seasonal photographer pass from Wooden Shoe
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm puts on a spectacular display of tulips each year which cannot be missed by any photography enthusiast. We'll produce stunning imagery of the rows of multicolored tulips in full bloom. Join us for a special admittance to the fields at sunrise before general entry opens!
This is a seasonal group photo tour offered 4 times yearly with a maximum of 5 participants. Book early!
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)
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071
Meet at the big red windmill.
A seasonal pass must be purchased through the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in order to gain entry to the fields for the photo tour at sunset before it opens to the public. This is a fantastic deal which allows you (and a car full of people) admission to the fields for the rest of the season, including sunset/sunrise hours.
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