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Outdoor Photography Classes

Outdoor Photography Classes in Portland

Tell stories through the lens of a camera. In our photography classes, you’ll develop the core principles of digital photography while exploring Portland: lighting, composition and more.

Learn how to shoot Oregon’s vast mountain landscapes and how to use high-speed photography to catch wildlife in action. Work with editing tools and managing media. Learn with all levels of cameras ranging from SLRs to camera phone photography. Explore what makes interesting subjects for a story. From landscapes to ladybugs, every part of nature has a tale to share.

The Darkroom (Class Details)

Prerequisite: none - Trackers' photography classes in Portland work as a hands-on lab, fostering individual attention to each participant. Our classes start at Trackers Earth in SE Portland, then move to one or more outdoor locations. We offer several course levels: Basics and Specialty. Outdoor Photography Basics class is a prerequisite for our specialty courses. — contact us for more information.

  • Introductory to manual settings - when and why.
  • Composition, vertical, horizontal and why each is important.
  • Aperture, shutter speeds, ISO.
  • Beginning to understand light.

Available Outdoor Photography Classes in Portland

Choose your own adventure. Different weekly themes:

Outdoor Photography Basics Single day (10 AM - 4 PM) and evening (6:30 PM - 8 PM) options.

Prerequisite: none - Develop your skills as a shutterbug. Train in in the basic techniques of operating a camera: lenses, shutter speeds, image composition, and more. Bring your own camera and fully-charged battery to class.