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September 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm



  • Registration: $795/photographer (includes lodging)
  • Group Discount: Groups of 2 or more receive a total of $100 off per photographer!
  • CAPTURE Alumni: Coupon available for an additional $50 off per photographer!


  • Maximum attendance: 8
  • Minimum attendance: 5
  • Current spots available: 7


  • 15 years or older
  • Physical ability to be walking or hiking for several hours in a day
  • “Beyond the basics” to intermediate skill level
  • Personal DSLR camera, tripod, laptop computer with image editing software installed


  • Thursday: Start with brunch, classroom training during the day, visit a shooting destination for sunset
    Focus of the day: How to comfortably begin shooting in the Manual modes
  • Friday: Visit a second shooting destination for sunrise, classroom and post-processing training during the day,  visit a third shooting destination for sunset.
    Focus of the day: How to organize your pictures and keep them organized
  • Saturday: Visit a fourth shooting destination for sunrise, classroom and critique during the day, visit a finale shooting destination for the afternoon and sunset.
    Focus of the day: Learning to “see” and putting composition technique into practice


Exactly when and at what destinations we’ll be shooting is based on many factors unknown until the actual week of the workshop. However, the Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood area teems with incredible photography opportunities. Potential shooting locations could include the following: Trillium Lake, Bridal Veil Falls, Vista House at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge, Wahkeena Falls, and Lost Lake with vistas of Mt. Hood.

Bridal Veil Falls – From a parking lot on the highway, a winding footpath and bridges lead to a vantage point for this spectacular falls. The falls consists of two cascades in quick succession along angling rockfaces, so when there is a good amount of water the falls looks very much like its namesake. This is one of many, many scenic waterfalls in the area that are game for visiting.
Vista House at Crown Point – Millions of visitors driving from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge don’t realize the full impact of its beauty until they come around the bend near Corbett and see the famous building on the top of the cliff to the right, 733 feet above the Columbia River. This is Crown Point and the building is the Vista House.
Multnomah Falls – Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon. Visiting a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water, lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close.
Trillium Lake – Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest point.
Oneonta Gorge – This spot has been designated as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there, a wide variety of ferns, mosses, hepatics and lichens of which many grow only in the Columbia River Gorge. There are four major waterfalls on the Oneonta Creek as it runs through the Gorge, which has been described as “one of the true dramatic chasms in the state.”
Lost Lake – You can find the heart of Mount Hood’s beauty and wildlife at Lost Lake. Photographers praise Lost Lake’s unrivaled vistas, birdwatchers flock to see riparian and high elevation birds, and natural history-lovers bask in old-growth forests and abundant wildflowers.
Vistas along the Columbia Gorge – Up to 4,000 feet deep, this canyon stretches for over 80 miles as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. The Gorge is a place of spectacular natural beauty. The steep canyon walls rise in places to more than 4,000 feet above the river. It is a place of waterfalls, deep forests, near-desert bluffs and unusual geography and climate.


  • Transportation to/from the workshop is not provided.
  • Airport runs to/from Portland International airport are available upon prearranged agreement.
    Be considerate of the dates and times your flights are scheduled to arrive and depart. Wednesday and Sunday afternoons are the best times to schedule your flight. Please submit your requests for airport runs to James Staddon at [email protected]


  • Lodging is provided at the workshop location from Wednesday through Saturday nights.
  • You are free to secure lodging at a different, nearby location if desired.


  • We will stop for meals on a brunch schedule a mid morning breakfast and a late afternoon dinner.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own meals.
  • Brining snacks to bring in the field are recommended.


  • Bring clothing for cool temperatures. Dress in layers.
  • Average July temperatures in this part of the country are High 83, Low 57, which may feel pretty cool sometimes.
    We will be out before sunrise in the mornings which is the coldest part of the day, so please dress accordingly.
  • Bring stuff to keep you and your gear dry in the field in case it rains.
  • Modest attire is always in style.

More Details

  • The CAPTURE Details page provides overall information regarding specific topics covered, generic schedule of each day, suggested items to bring, and more details on what is and is not included with your tuition.
  • We will visit a local church on the Sunday morning after the workshop for anyone who would like to come.


Don’t hesitation to drop questions on the Workshops Q&A forum! To contact James directly, visit the Contact page or call 304-370-4846.


September 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am
September 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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James Staddon


CAPTURE Oregon workshop location
Mt. Hood Village area, OR 97011 United States

Who's Attending

One person is attending CAPTURE Oregon

  • Steve Miller


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CAPTURE Oregon Photographer
GROUP DISCOUNT: Groups of 2 or more receive $100 off per photographer!
$ 795.00

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