With Don Smith and Gary Hart

Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Mountain Lakes

April 18-21, 2021


Columbia River Gorge Overlook

Columbia River Gorge Overlook

Columbia River Gorge Overlook at dawn, Vista House Overlook, Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, Oregon, United States.

Join Don Smith and Gary Hart as they share the springtime beauty of the Oregon/Washington Columbia River Gorge. This workshop is timed to highlight the beauty of the Gorge's colorful wildflowers, pounding waterfalls, rushing creeks, reflective lakes, and lush green forests - all this in the shadow of towering volcanoes.


Picturesque Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams will be the backdrop for the workshop's sunrises and sunsets. During the day we'll enjoy colorful wildflowers carpeting the surrounding hillsides and explore the area's spectacular waterfalls (with over 75 to chose from, Don and Gary will share their favorites). You'll appreciate the Gorge's indirect (and often overcast) morning and late-afternoon light that's perfect for photography. We'll also find time in the middle of the day to improve your photography and workflow with image review and classroom training.

This workshop will be based in Hood River, Oregon, just 60 miles east of Portland and right in the heart of the Gorge. Also included in your workshop fee are three nights of private lodging and a delicious full breakfast each morning.

Cost: $2050.00 - Includes (3) nights lodging and breakfasts.

NOTE: Workshop Begins at 2pm on first day and ends after sunset on last day.

Price includes 3 nights lodging at the beautiful Best Western Plus Hood River Inn located on the bank of the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. Additional nights can be added at a discounted rate.

Deadline: Limited to 12 students - when workshop fills

Frequently Asked Questions: Columbia River Gorge FAQ's

Lodging/Meals: The workshop will be headquartered at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn located in Hood River Oregon along the bank of the Columbia River, where you'll enjoy a private, river view room.

Transportation: We will carpool to shooting locations. Participants must find their own transportation to and from the workshop.

Permits and Insurances: Don Smith Photography LLC and Gary Hart Photography are fully permitted for all location shoots and carry full-coverage insurance for all workshops.

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