Silver Falls

Silver Falls

This two day autumn workshop visits ten waterfalls in the Oregon Cascade foothills near Silverton and Stayton. Twice in its life the State Park has been nominated for a National Park, and its no wonder, as the waterfalls are in an idyllic setting of crystal clear water flowing over a basalt cap rock. The softer sandstone from an ancient seabed beneath the basalt has been eroded away by water action. The precipitous waterfalls are accessed by short easy trails, some of which are routed behing the cascading water. Fall is the perfect time to photograph this area when Bigleaf Maples turn a rich saffron, and vibrant red Vine Maples grace the byways. Sturdy tripods are a must for those long exposures, as is a reliable digital SLR. We can even experiment overlaying waterfalls in camera with multiple exposures.

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Oct. 15 & 16, 2016. Cost $350. Call 360.738.4966 or email

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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