Breakfast buffet in hotel.Morning: After breakfast, there will be an engaging lecture on the fundamentals of photography with an emphasis on digital photography. Following the casual lecture, there will be a short photo walk along the boardwalk in Astoria.Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.Afternoon: After lunch, it will be time to fire up the computers for a hands-on workshop on digital workflow. Your instructor will guide you through the process of importing your images from your camera into your computer and using software to organize and adjust your photographs. Participants should bring their computers or tablets and any cords or card readers necessary to import photos.
After the digital workflow workshop, the group will travel to Fort Stevens, the historic home of a U.S. Army artillery unit. We will explore the abandoned concrete bunkers where shadows, textures and shapes abound and creativity flourishes. As with all field excursions, your instructor will be on hand to help you and your grandchild make the best photographs possible.Dinner: Dinner is a local restaurant.Evening: Just south of the mouth of the Columbia River rests the rusting hull of the sailing ship Peter Iredale. This famous shipwreck will be the subject of the evening sunset shoot. Bring warm clothing and a tripod.Lodging: Holiday Inn ExpressMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast buffet at the hotel.Morning: After breakfast we will travel to the highest point in Astoria to photograph the Astoria Column. This wonderful spire offers sweeping views of the lower Columbia River, the northern Oregon Coast, and the Washington State side of the Columbia.
Following our time at the Column, we will head down to Fort Clatsop, part of Lewis & Clark National Park, where a replica of the Corps of Discovery's winter fort will be our muse. The fort sits in a lovely forest with plenty of opportunities for photos of all kinds.Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon: After lunch, we will cross the Columbia on the 4 mile-long Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington State. There we will visit the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and North Point Lighthouse. Two lighthouses in one place!Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.Evening: After dinner, the group will gather for a friendly critique. Your instructor will review projected images from everyone in the group and provide gentle tips and honest accolades.
For those ready to stay up later, we will venture out under the Astoria-Megler Bridge for a sunset shoot.Lodging: Holiday Inn ExpressMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast buffet in the hotel.Morning: After breakfast the group will travel down the Oregon Coast to Ecola State Park. There opportunities for seascapes, nature and possibly even wildlife photography will keep everyone busy. Ecola is a favorite location for Hollywood movie producers who have used the rugged headland in several notable films including Kindergarten Cop.Lunch: Lunch in Cannon Beach at a local restaurant.Afternoon: After lunch we will continue down the coast to Oswald West State Park, where a 1-mile stroll through an ancient rainforest will bring us to one of the most scenic beaches on the west coast. It's a popular spot for surfers, so keep your eyes open for action photo opportunities.Dinner: Dinner in Cannon Beach at a local restaurant.Evening: After dinner, it's a long walk down lovely Cannon Beach to iconic Haystack Rock where the sunset will dazzle you. Be ready to make the best sunset shots of the trip here. This location is amazing! We'll stay well after sunset to catch the changing light, so be prepared with warm clothing.Lodging: Holiday Inn ExpressMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast buffet in the hotel.Morning: After breakfast we'll break out the laptops and tablets for a final workshop on digital workflow. With the instructor's help you will work on images from the week in preparation for the final critique.Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon: After lunch, sit back and enjoy the final critique of the trip as the instructor once again provides gentle feedback to help you and your grandchild improve.
Following the critique we'll travel to Seaside for a casual photo walk along the town's historic promenade. It's the perfect chance to capture fun people photos and the unique flavor of Seaside.Dinner: We'll celebrate a great week with a wrap up dinner at a great local restaurant.Evening: Finish strong with a final sunset shoot. We'll see what the evening holds, so the location will be determined that day. Expect something truly special.Lodging: Holiday Inn ExpressMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Independent departures. Check out deadline is 11 am.Meals Included: Breakfast