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“Elowah Falls Photography Seminar with Jason Waicunas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours

Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours
6125 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97213
+1 503-705-6769
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Owner description: Outdoor Viewfinder offers a wide range of photography classes and adventure tours that make learning outdoor photography fun and rewarding. Jason's experience as a professional photographer and a licensed guide will ensure that you'll learn how to make better photographs during a tour. Whether you are a new camera user or a photographer stuck in creative rut, Outdoor Viewfinder will get you where you want to be with your photography and you'll have a great time getting there! Outdoor Viewfinder offers outdoor photography classes and tours at Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Desert, Pacific NW Vineyards, and the Cascade Range in Oregon in Washington. Outdoor Viewfinder is a registered and insured business and an Oregon-licensed guide service.
North Plains, Oregon
2 reviews
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“Elowah Falls Photography Seminar with Jason Waicunas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the photography session and hike at Elowah Falls. Your technical suggestions and thoughtful comments combined an enjoyable mix of the art and science. Your views on composition were both helpful and stimulating.

Visited October 2013
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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
I appreciate the comments Bill! It was great meeting and assisting you during the outings to Columbia Hills State Park and Elowah / Upper McCord Falls. I'm looking forward to having you along for another class tour in 2014!
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Portland, Oregon
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“Columbia Hills State Park Wildflower Workshop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Meeting Jason and attending one of his Outdoor Viewfinder workshops was a great experience
He is not only fun to be around and see in action while he was instructing, he is an incredible mix of talent, skill and natural awareness.
A unique combination. Considering his gifts with photography, engaging, energetic nature, combined with his impressive training, the fact that he is down to earth, easy to talk with, and also interested in expanding our awareness for appreciating the beauty of nature, is something you will find inspirational & most enjoyable... all while you will learn how to make much better photos while you are at it ! Experience the pleasure of meeting Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder, and see what a positive, motivating experience it is for yourselves !

Visited May 2013
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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thanks Lulu, it was great to have you along for the class and don't hesitate to reach out with questions about your camera.
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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“Excellent teacher and great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Jason is as approachable and attentive in the field as online. His post-outing critiques online are invaluable! I learned so much from his observations of our photos – my own as much as the other participants’ photos. I am excited by what I’m learning and feel energized with a whole new perspective to bring to my photography.

Visited September 2013
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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
It was great working with you during the past two class tours and I'm looking forward to working with you again in 2014.
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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“Enthusiastic, passionate guide - great to work with!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Jason, owner and operator of Outdoor Viewfinder, is wonderful to work with. As a guide, he is knowledgeable about his surroundings, experienced (having through-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail for months on end!), and passionate about giving back to the places he recreates in. He understand the meaning of being a good steward. Plus, as a photographer he's got an artful eye at seeing nature and sharing that. Also, I've enjoy his enthusiasm for finding creative ways to partner with Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

- Maegan Jossy, Outdoor Programs Coordinator
Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Visited January 2013
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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
It's been great to become a member of Friends of the Gorge and to have had the opportunity to lead photo classes and tours for it's members. Thanks again Maegan!
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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“The Perfect Guide to the Great Outdoors in Oregon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We were put in touch with Jason (Outdoor Viewfinder) by the "Friends of the Columbia Gorge" organisation when we were trying to find a hiking guide for the Hood River / Mount Hood region. Through email and phone correspondence with Jason prior to our trip, we were able to work out the perfect combination of "view finding", photography lessons and pure, out there hiking, for our 4 days in the region. Jason was not only the perfect guide - a mix of knowing the best the area had to show us, and asking us what we wanted from our trip, and really listening to us - he also turned out to be an A1 problem-solver (this guy got thrown some major curve balls during our time together and he just dealt with it all like water off a duck's back), he is also one of those rare people you find who can hold you captivated with stories of hiking the PCT and beyond and make you feel like, if only you had the time, you could do it too. We came away from our hiking and photography lessons with Outdoor Viewfinder with great photos, memories of alpine meadows, fresh air, mountain water pumped straight from source, and a feeling that sometime in the future, we could become great outdoor adventurers too. If you want or need a hiking guide in Oregon, this is the guy!

Visited August 2013
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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder Private Day Tours, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
It was great to meet you and Alex and sharing time in the Gorge and Mt. Hood was one of the most fun outings I had this year! I hope to see you again, whether in Bermuda or during one of the photo class tours here or abroad.
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