Wallowa Wanderlust 2022
When and Where
June 13 - June 17, 2022 (Halfway and Joseph Oregon)

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $1250
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Once your registration and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Included with your tuition

  • Hands-on photography instruction and assistance
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • Guidance and instruction on exposure and camera settings
  • How to achieve tack sharp images
  • How to use depth of field to your advantage
  • Guidance on lens choices
  • Post processing help and suggestions

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations made more than 35 days prior to the workshop are eligible for a refund less a $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made 22 to 35 days prior to the workshop are eligible for a 75% refund.
  • Cancellations made 8 to 21 days prior to the workshop are eligible for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made 0 to 7 days prior to the workshop are eligible for a 25% refund.

General Itinerary (subject to change)

Monday, June 13 (stay in Halfway)
Welcome reception (5:30 pm), sunset photography
Tuesday, June 14 (stay in Halfway)
Sunrise photography, old mining town, post processing session, sunset photography
Wednesday, June 15 (stay in Joseph)
Sunrise photogtaphy, Hell's Canyon, travel to Joseph, photography in Joseph
Thursday, June 16 (stay in Joseph)
Sunrise, barn tour, Mt Howard tram (if open), sunset
Friday, June 17
Workshop wrap-up (workshop ends at 8:30 am)

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Wide angle lens
  • Medium telephoto lens
  • Long telephoto lens (there are birds prey and wildlife in this area)
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will also work)
  • Circular polarizing filter
  • Graduated neutral density filter(s) (1 and/or 2 stops)
  • Extra batteries and charger
  • Wet weather gear (just in case)
  • Cold weather gear (it can get chilly when the sun goes down)
  • Knee pads
  • Food and drink (for meals in the field)


Participants are responsible for their own lodging.
Early booking is recommended.
Accommodations in Halfway (June 13 and 14)
Pine Valley Lodge
(where I'll be staying)

163 N. Main Street
Halfway, OR
(541) 742-2027
Halfway Motel & RV Park
Halfway, OR
(541) 742-5722
Accommodations in the Joseph area (June 15 and 16)
Indian Lodge
(where I'll be staying)

201 S Main St
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2651
The Jennings Hotel
100 Main St (2nd floor)
Joseph, OR 97846
Click website for hotel contact informtion
East St Cottages
001 East St
Joseph, OR 97846
Eagle Cap Chalets
59879 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-4704
Flying Arrow Resort
59782 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2951
Wallowa Lake Lodge
60060 Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-9821
Wilderness Inn
301 W North St
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-4535
Ponderosa Motel
102 E Greenwood St
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-3186
Eagle's View Lodge
1200 Highland Ave
Enterprise, OR 97848
(541) 426-2700
About the Workshop
NE Oregon offer some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the Northwest. Amazing granite mountains (nicknamed the Alps of America), the deepest canyon in North America, Oregon's largest grass land, wildlife (eagles, birds of prey, mountain goats), historic barns galore, ghost towns, abandoned mining towns, scenes vistas, the list goes on and on. A true paradise for photographers.
You will learn to see more creatively through your camera, and how to use the camera as a tool. You will be given opportunities to experiment with composition, how to choose the right lens, and the importance how shutter speed and aperture affects an image and are used for creative effects. Most importantly, you will discover the different properties of natural light and how it affects your photographs.
Due to the remote nature of this workshop, participants should bring water and food.
I have been going to the Wallowas since the mid 1970's and have been leading workshops in the area since 2008. The Wallowas are a unique and beautiful place that I believe everyone should experience at least once in their life.

Meals and food

Participants are responsible for all meals and food.


Participants are responsible for all transportation to, from and during the workshop.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements for this workshop is rated as EASY. We will drive to every photography venue during the workshop and shoot from those locations. You can walk as much or little as you like. Mt Howard has trails (mostly flat) that offer striking vistas of the Wallowa mountains.

Personalized Experience

In order to provide each student tailored and individual attention, the workshop will be limited to 5 participants. A waiting list will be available.
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

About the Workshop Area

Joseph, the best little town in Oregon. Just ask the locals! Often referred to as the "Little Switzerland of America", Joseph is a one-of-a-kind place rich in agriculture and history, nestled among some of the most outstanding geography you'll ever see, topped off by the breathtaking Wallowa mountain range of northeast Oregon.
The Wallowa Mountains (one of the 7 wonders of Oregon and known as "the Alps of America") are uplifted granite peaks rising as high as 10,000 feet.
The name Imnaha means "land ruled over by Imna"; Imna was a local Native American sub-chief. The post office in Imnaha opened January 4, 1885, but the town-site was not established until 1901; it was platted in 1902. Imnaha is the easternmost settlement in the state of Oregon.
Halfway, population 337 (which officially changed it's name to Half.com during the dot-com boom of the late 90's) is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. The town is located "halfway" between the communities of Pine and Cornucopia.
Gold was discovered in Cornucopia in 1884. It is said its gold ore was so rich nuggets would literally fall out the rock. Cornucopia has a meaning denoting wealth and plenty and the town was given its name by early miners who came from Cornucopia, Nevada. By contrast to other mining towns of the 80s and 90s, Cornucopia was somewhat orderly as it had few shootings and killings during its brief history. Many of its original buildings still stand despite the severe winters.
Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge, encompasses a vast and remote region with dramatic changes in elevation, terrain, climate and vegetation. Carved by the great Snake River, Hells Canyon plunges more than a mile below Oregon's west rim, and 8,000 feet below snow-capped He Devil Peak of Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains.

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with an extensive 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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