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Address: Downtown, Portland, OR 97204
Phone Number: 1 503.816.0937
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Description: Going on a trip and want to take more memorable photos? Want to take your...
Going on a trip and want to take more memorable photos? Want to take your camera off "Auto" and have more control over the final image? Portland Photo Tour is a unique, in-the-field, photography learning experience with hands on instruction from photography professional, Jennifer Costello. Photo Tours begin with a brief lesson. Following the lesson, participants are given assignments that receive immediate feedback from Jennifer and help to improve their skills. Photo Tours visit various downtown locations where participants have the opportunity to experiment with what they’ve learned. See the sites of downtown Portland, while you learn to take better photos!
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F-stop & shutter speeds photo tour-all the answers and more!

I have been looking for something like the The Portland Photo Tour but by the time I discovered it the last classes were over for this season; I decided to splurge on a private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2012
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Oakley, Utah
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Oakley, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have been looking for something like the The Portland Photo Tour but by the time I discovered it the last classes were over for this season; I decided to splurge on a private tour. Jennifer is an experienced professional. She is also an excellent educator with clear concise information delivered in an interesting and enthusiastic way. You can tell... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This was our first photo tour, we learned a lot. Class size was just about right, so you could ask questions and be able to get feedback on your photos. Class was good for all cameras, and worked for all the different levels of photographers. Jennifer was great, very helpful and informative! Can't wait to take another photo tour.

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Longview, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I have been on two photo tours, and both were fantastic. I think they would be great for locals or travellers; what a great way to get a flavor for the city. It is also good for all photography abilities and camera types. I was concerned I would feel weird with just a point and shoot, but it was great.... More 

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I have gone on several "tours" and have loved the experiences. Jennifer is a great instructor who gives just the right amount of basic information and review to get you dialed in to controlling your camera. Her direction, suggestions, assignments and feedback have helped me to shoot technically and aesthetically better images. She is very personable, patient and encouraging. I... More 

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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your photo tour! More 

Tigard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Whether you are just getting started, or someone that understands the workings of your camera, Portland Photo Tour is for you. It's a very hands on "tour" that not only helps you understand better use of your camera, but also will give you a heads up on taking photo's at angles and lighting that you never dared, or thought of.... More 

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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are pleased you had a great experience. Come shoot with us again soon! More 

Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Excellent tours from novice to experienced! I have attended two different tours and had a great experience with both!

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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review

We are glad you had a positive experience and hope you learned a lot! More 

oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I loved Jennifer's class. She gave us homework to study our manuals and cameras so more time could be spent in getting to the actual photo session and less time on finding those controls on different cameras. I've been taking pictures for awhile, but really need the repetition of instruction on f/stops, ISP, WB, etc. It's starting to stick with... More 

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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review

I'm so happy it's all coming together for you! Keep on shooting! More 

Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

My experience with Portland Photo Tour left me feeling accomplished! I have a new confidence taking photos using Manual mode which I had never even used prior to this class. Jennifer, my instructor, was very friendly and helpful. She was available to answer questions and offer advice while we actually got to practice applying newly learned concepts by taking photos... More 

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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review

Yeah for manual mode! I'm happy to hear your learned a lot and had fun too! More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Jennifer is a skilled instructor who gets right down to the nitty gritty of how to take excellent photos, and I left this two-hour workshop with a new-and-improved approach to using my camera. I have come away from the workshop with some fundamental rules-of-thumb that I know I will use for the rest of my life. I feel like every... More 

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