Milky Way Double Play (2017)
When and Where
When: September 16, 2017 (5:00 pm - 10:30 pm)
Where: North Central Oregon

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $150
Safe and secure registration through Eventbrite

Once your registration is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Included with your tuition:
  • Hands-on photography instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera in the challenging environment after dark
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • Guidance and instruction on long exposures, camera settings and focusing at night
  • Photo critiques (post workshop)
  • How to manage noise associated with long exposure/high ISO images
  • Post processing help and suggestions (including noise reduction)
  • Written and digital copies of all presented materials

Itinerary (subject to change)

5:00-5:45: Workshop orientation
5:45-8:45: Travel to first Milky Way location (photography at location)
8:45-10:30: Travel to second Milky Way location (photography at location)

What to Bring

  • Camera with good high ISO capabilities
  • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will work too)


If you would like to stay overnight in The Dalles, here are some choices.
Motel 6
2500 W 6th St
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 296-1191
Celilo Inn
3550 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 769-0001
Cousin's Country Inn
2114 W 6th St
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 298-5161
The Dalles Inn
112 W 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 296-9107
Shilo Inn
3223 Bret Clodfelter Way
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 298-5502
Fairfield Inn
2014 W 7th St
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 769-0753
About the Workshop
The wonder and amazement of the Milky Way. Billions of stars stretching over the entire night sky. Take your photography to the next level and amaze your friends and family.
Certain equipment is required for this workshop. See "What to Bring".
For this workshop, I've selected two very special locations for shooting the Milky Way. One is near an abandoned house and the other is near an abandoned historic church.
Due to the remote nature of this workshop, participants should bring water and food.
Photography instruction and assistance will be provided in the field and tailored to individual needs with an emphasis on the many challenges faced when shooting at night.
This workshop requires nearly cloud free skies. In the event that weather conditions aren't favorable on 9/16, alternates date will be available.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements for this workshop is rated as EASY. We will drive to the photography venue and we will be only a few yards from our vehicles. It will be very dark so care will need to be taken when walking to and from your vehicle.

Personalized Experience

In order to provide each student tailored and individual attention, the workshop will be limited to 6 participants. A waiting list will be available.
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a vast knowledge of landscape photography. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and has led several outings and workshops throughout the Northwest. I am also an instructor in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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