There are some good waterfalls in Washington state, but only a few leave you breathless and astonished. On this all-inclusive photography tour, we photograph the three best waterfalls in Washington, and when you see each one, it’s guaranteed you will say out loud, “Wow!” Along with these magical cascades, we photograph enormous snowcapped mountains reflecting in glassy alpine lakes, as well as rushing streams and lush old-growth forests. This is a quick, 4-day, 3-night photo tour that’s loaded with jaw-dropping scenery at incredible locations that you will never, ever forget.
With only 4 spots available, you will improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography instruction, and enhance your digital workflow and editing skills with one-on-one post processing instruction. You will use various exposure techniques, neutral density and graduated filters, and learn ways to improve your compositions. You will also do some focus stacking, HDR processing, and image reviews, as well. Aside from the technical stuff, you will rest well in an award-winning hotel, enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine, and travel comfortably in private transportation.
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is a basic understanding of your DSLR, SLR, or mirrorless camera.
Participation requires that travelers be able to walk unassisted for four miles over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, and stairs and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.
Day 1 - Arrive in Portland / Lower Lewis Falls / Cascade Locks
We set out by private transfer from Portland International Airport and travel to jaw-dropping Lower Lewis Falls. This extraordinary waterfall stands 43' tall and 200' wide and you will always remember your time at this beautiful landscape. After shooting, we'll drive to our hotel and have a delicious gourmet dinner.
Note: Please schedule flight arrival at Portland International Airport (PDX) no later than 12P.
Day 2 - Falls Creek Falls / Lost Lake / Cascade Locks
We begin early and travel by private transfer to spectacular Falls Creek Falls. Falls Creek Falls is a magnificent multi-tiered cascade that stands well over 300' tall and is simply breathtaking. After shooting the falls and gorgeous surrounding area, we'll have lunch and return to our hotel to edit images and work on digital workflow. Afterwards, we'll have another incredible dinner, then travel to Lost Lake and capture sunset with spectacular Mt. Hood reflecting in the glossy lake. After shooting, we'll return to our hotel.
Day 3 - Panther Creek Falls / Trout Lake / Cascade Locks
We set out early again and travel by private transfer to the otherworldly fantasyland of Panther Creek Falls. Words cannot describe just how amazing this location is and we explore it thoroughly. After shooting all morning, we will have lunch and edit images throughout the afternoon before another delicious dinner. Afterwards, we'll travel to Trout Lake for sunset with towering Mt. Adams shimmering in the reflective lake, then return to our hotel.
Day 4 - Depart Portland International Airport
After a delicious breakfast and editing images, we will travel by private transfer to Portland International Airport (PDX) where you will catch your flight home.
Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.