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Digital Photography: Capture Oregon's Waterfalls, Flowers, Mountains & Coast

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Program #15918RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
One afternoon visiting Timberline Lodge at 5900 ft. and its surroundings

Equipment Requirements
Recommended digital camera with operating manual and TV connection Appropriate walking clothes, Need to bring rain gear.

Itinerary for May 12 — May 18, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 12 - Welcome to the charming City of Portland, getting...
Welcome to the charming City of Portland, getting to know your fellow photographers and learning about the upcoming week.

Note: While at our motel, we will get to know each other, learn about the upcoming week and learn how to use our camera to take better pictures.

Arrive To: Check in between 3:00 - 4:30 PM at Lodging

Afternoon: 3:30-4:40 pm Beginning photographers join instructor to learn how to use basic settings of your camera. Bring camera and instruction manual. 4:30-6:00 pm All participants meet to get to know each other and learn about how to operate your camera.

Dinner: Dinner will be at 6:15 PM at motel restaurant.

Evening: Evening orientation and introductions/discussion until 9:00 PM. Lecture on photo techniques of exposure and composition.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 13 - Hood River with fields of wildflowers. Columbia ...
Hood River with fields of wildflowers. Columbia River Gorge waterfalls.

Note: Short walks to find the best flowers and scenes to photograph.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at 7:15 AM in lodging restaurant.

Morning: Morning will be spent in Hood River area, seeing fields of wildflowers, views of Mt. Hood and windsurfing if the wind is blowing.

Lunch: On your free time, explore the quaint town of Hood River as you select your eatery for lunch.

Afternoon: We will drive the historic Columbia River highway and photograph the majestic Multnomah falls.

Dinner: Dinner will be at Multnomah Falls lodge restaurant, adjacent to Multnomah falls, the largest falls in Oregon at 542 ft.

Evening: Driving the Historic River Gorge highway with stop for sunset pictures at Crown point overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 14 - Explore and photograph Portland in bloom at Cryst...
Explore and photograph Portland in bloom at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens and along the city streets.

Note: Short walks on paved paths to explore Portland and gardens to find your special pictures.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at 7:15 AM in lodging restaurant.

Morning: Then we will walk and photograph Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens.

Lunch: Sack lunch will be eaten outside.

Afternoon: Lecture on photographic techniques will follow lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking and photographing downtown Portland.

Dinner: Enjoy your free time as you explore Portland and select your eatery to satisfy your taste buds.

Evening: Evening program will review your pictures taken during program with the instructor.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 15 - Visit and photograph the majestic northern Oregon...
Visit and photograph the majestic northern Oregon coast near Cannon City.

Note: Short walks (less than 1 mile) on hard packed sand and well maintained trails to the beaches and overlooks for our pictures.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:15 AM will be served in lodging restaurant.

Morning: We will drive to the majestic Oregon Coast and stop Ecola State park for a dramatic overview of the rugged Oregon Coast and Terrible Tilly lighhouse.

Lunch: Sack lunch will be eaten outside.

Afternoon: Visit Oswald West State park for a walk through an old growth Sitka forest to picturesque Short Sand beach. Free time to explore the quaint town of Cannon Beach and walk the beach for views of Haystack Rock.

Dinner: You will have free time to explore quaint Cannon Beach to find your eatery for dinner.

Evening: In the evening we will return to Portland.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 16 - Take pictures of Iris and Peony nurseries in bloo...
Take pictures of Iris and Peony nurseries in bloom in the Willamette Valley.

Note: Walk through the nurseries as you search for your pictures.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:15 AM will be served in lodging restaurant.

Morning: Visit and photograph the Portland Rose Garden.

Lunch: Sack lunch will be eaten at park.

Afternoon: Photograph Iris flowering nurseries in Willamette valley. Picture review session at motel.

Dinner: Dinner eaten at motel.

Evening: Review session of peoples pictures.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located in Portland within easy walking distance of Willamette River walkway, downtown Portland and local transportation

Contact info:
435 NE Wasco St.
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/PDXCL

Room amenities: Each room has cable TV, hairdryer, ironing board, refrigerator, in room coffee/tea maker

Facility amenities: Lodging has air conditioning, with cable TV, refrigerator, high speed internet access, indoor pool with hot tub/jacuzzi, fitness center, restaurant, walking distance to MAX (light rail) which provides access to airport and free parking during program.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100-175./room/night
Price dependent on room availability. Mention you are with Road Scholar program for possible discount.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, May 17 - Visit and Photograph an old growth forest and the...
Visit and Photograph an old growth forest and the historic Timberline Lodge.

Note: Visit Timberline lodge as we search for photos. Explore an Old Growth forest to find magnificient pictures.

Breakfast: Breakfast served at 7:15 AM in lodging restaurant

Morning: Visit historic Timberline Lodge and photograph its many photogenic subjects.

Lunch: Sack lunch will be eaten on trail.

Afternoon: Walk through an old growth forest along Camp Creek and photograph its beauty. Closing program slide show of our week.

Dinner: Dinner will be eaten at our motel.

Evening: Optional Portland City light night shoot.

Lodging: Courtyard at Marriott

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, May 18 - Memories of an enjoyable week.
Note: No activity scheduled as people pack up for their departure after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast at 7:15 AM will be served in lodging restaurant.

Morning: Program ends at 8:00 AM after breakfast with everyone checking out of lodging by 12:00 PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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