Oregon Desert

Oregon Desert

Often described as the “high desert”, this dry region is in the rainshadow east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. The elevation is between 2500 and 3000 feet, with numerous cinder cones and ridges of basalt rimrock rising higher. The area is host to many unique features that include lava flows, buttes and mesas, ice caves, and even wetlands. We’ll photograph the warm-toned welded tuff of Smith Rock, Fort Rock (once surrounded by a gigantic inland lake), the Painted Hills, and sand dunes at Fossil Lake. Late March is also a good time to visit the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and other birds are migrating through.

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April 29 – May 1, 2016. Cost $525. Call 360.738-4966 Or email alanjayk@comcast.net

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About The Workshops

photographersunset_sAlan Kearney is a professional photographer who strives for hands-on experience with people on location. He knows the environment intimately having photographed the locations in every season and range of weather. The participants will learn how to utilize their cameras to obtain outstanding photographs from ideal vantage points, during the best time of year. And we will have fun.

Workshop fees do not include lodging, meals, or travel. After we receive your registration and payment, we’ll send you an information packet about your workshop, what to bring, course itinerary, hotel, and rendezvous information.

If you find it necessary to cancel 60 days or more prior to the workshop, we will issue a refund. Within 60 days, we cannot issue a refund, but will make every effort to find you space in a future workshop.

We recommend you purchase travel insurance, in case you do need to cancel, and cannot find space in another workshop. We will carpool during the workshops, and a typical day has a morning and afternoon shooting session, with a mid-day break. We’ll do more photographing in the evening, and during times when the light is not the best, review and comment on your digital images. The workshop ends at 5 p.m. on the last day scheduled.

 

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