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“F-stop & shutter speeds photo tour-all the answers and more!” 5 of 5 stars
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Portland Photo Tour
Downtown, Portland, OR 97204
1 503.816.0937
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Owner description: 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!
Oakley, Utah
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“F-stop & shutter speeds photo tour-all the answers and more!”
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 she loves what she does and is good with all levels of expertise and equipment. I learned so much about my camera, composition and some very useful tips. Can't wait to go on one of the other tours.

Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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“F-stop & shutter speeds walking photo tour”
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.

Visited May 2012
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Longview, WA
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“Fun & Fabulous Photos!”
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. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed being part of a group of shutterbugs.

Visited April 2012
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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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“Portland Photo Tour-Excellent experience”
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 would highly recommend taking a "tour” with her to anyone interested in having a fantastic experience taking pictures!

Visited November 2011
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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
So glad you enjoyed your photo tour!
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“Portland Photo Tour”
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.
Excellent instruction, and very hands on with small groups. Actual experience - not a classroom setting where you just end up more confused than ever. I highly recommend any of the great tours that Jennifer offers.

Visited April 2012
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portlandphotosafari, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are pleased you had a great experience. Come shoot with us again soon!
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