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Seeing the Light at the Grotto

Seeing the Light at the Grotto
Tours & Sightseeing > Photography Tours > Photography Tours
$79
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

What makes a great image? It's all about the lighting! But what is good light? Take advantage of the peace and solitude of mornings at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother as you learn how to make your photos stand out with beautiful light and composition. 

This 2-hour group photo tour is a unique, in-the-field photography learning experience. Groups are kept small for personalized attention. Participants receive hands-on instruction from a photography professional, with the sights of beautiful Portland serving as their classroom. Your guide has been a professional photographer since 2001, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits, as well as providing instruction to 2000+ students.

Perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyists. This photo tour is a fun and educational experience as well as the perfect way to take in one of Portland's most popular attractions. 

What You'll Learn:

  • F-stops/Depth of field
  • Shutter speeds
  • Aperture priority
  • Lens selection
  • Finding quality lighting
  • Lighting direction
  • Exposing for the highlights
  • Center point focusing
  • Spot metering
  • White balance
  • Perspective
  • Exposure compensation
  • Composition 
  • ISO
Where We'll Go:
  • The Grotto (Cave & Plaza)
  • Stations of the Cross
  • The Chapel of Mary
  • Meditation Chapel
  • The Peace Garden
  • Saint Anne's Chapel
  • Labyrinth
  • Mysteries of the Rosary
  • The Monastery 
What to bring: 
  • DSLR, point and shoot or smartphone camera 
  • Fully charged battery and a backup, enough for 2 hours of shooting.
  • Enough memory cards for 200 images
  • Any lenses or lens hoods you may have - wide, standard, or telephoto. Bring a lens cloth if you have it.
  • Camera manual 
  • Good walking shoes and proper attire for the weather- hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes, windbreaker, etc.

Preparing for your photo tour:
Prior to your photo tour and with the aid of your manual, locate the below controls. The photo tour will not cover locating these controls on your camera, but you will be learning how to use them.  

  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Exposure Compensation
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Center point focusing

What makes a great image? It's all about the lighting! But what is good light? Take advantage of the peace and solitude of mornings at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother as you learn how to make your photos stand out with beautiful light and composition. 

This 2-hour group photo tour is a unique, in-the-field photography learning experience. Groups are kept small for personalized attention. Participants receive hands-on instruction from a photography professional, with the sights of beautiful Portland serving as their classroom. Your guide has been a professional photographer since 2001, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits, as well as providing instruction to 2000+ students.

Perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyists. This photo tour is a fun and educational experience as well as the perfect way to take in one of Portland's most popular attractions.