September 10 – 13, 2019 Swan Island Dahlias and Photoshop

09.11.19 to 09.13.19 ~ “Dahlia Photography at
Swan Island Dahlia Farm, Canby, Oregon and Haystacks, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Swan Island Dahlia Farms in Canby, Oregon is clearly the best place to photograph Dahlias in the United States and possibly in the world.  The variety and volume of Dahlias is incredible and I believe I could spend weeks photographing the amazing specimens that grow here.

From September 11th through 13th, 2019, I will be leading a group of individuals (maximum of 8) to photograph with me at Swan Island and Cannon Beach, both in Oregon.  We will all arrive on September 10, 2019, have a dinner  together and spend time reviewing composition and camera settings for the Dahlia photoshoot the next morning.

We will photograph each morning from 7-11 am and each afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, weather permitting.  During the day, we will do a photo-review with helpful hints on improving composition and some “how-to’s” for post-processing.  On one afternoon to be determined, we will forgo the Dahlia photography and head to Cannon Beach about 1pm so we are there in ample time to setup for photographing the Haystack Rock at sunset.

I am available to pick you up at the airport on  September 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm, so if you can arrange your flight arrival between 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm, you can travel to the hotel with me.  If that pickup time does not work for your scheduled arrival, you will need transportation to the hotel and I would suggest Uber.  I will be returning to the airport with a 6:15 am drop-off time on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and you may ride with me at no additional cost.

I am currently negotiating room rates with hotels close to Portland International Airport that will provide single or double occupancy. I will post the negotiated room-rates by January 15, 2019.  Note: you may  book a hotel on your own, but you will be responsible to meet with the group prior to departure each day.

What’s Included:

Photography guidance and review of images throughout the Workshop. Transportation from Portland International Airport to the hotel on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 4:45 pm, daily transportation to all photo spots and return to the hotel, and return transportation to Portland International Airport at 6:15 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

What’s NOT Included:

Your other financial responsibilities will be for your hotel stay, food, alternate transportation if you so desire, other incidentals to be purchased at your discretion, and transportation from your home town to the Portland International Airport (PDX) and return.  I would also encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Financial Commitment

The Photography Workshop fee is $795, including transportation as described above. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to book this Workshop and the balance of $545 is due July 11, 2019.

Cancellation Policy: All deposits are completely non-refundable. If you must cancel after you have paid in full, you are eligible for a 50% refund of your payment, if I can fill your spot.  If this Workshop is  canceled for any reason,  you will receive a 100% refund of the payments you have made, including your deposit.

How to Sign Up

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph in two amazing places with so much to offer.  To ensure your space in this Workshop, please Click Here to complete the registration form and pay the $250 deposit to confirm your participation in this Workshop.

If you have questions and would like to chat with me, please use the Contact Me form.  I hope that you will consider joining me for this special event that will begin (or continue) your Photographic Journey from the Heart to the Lens!