Bend Tours
Private Half-Day Photo Tours

Private Half-Day Photo Tours

By Cascade Center of Photography
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 18-80
Duration: 4h 15m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Private tour
  • Local photographer
  • Local taxes
  • Bring a companion along for free!
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up from Hotels within Bend city limits.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16533P1

        • Bring a companion along for free!
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16533P1

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        • Cascade Center of Photography
          Bend, Oregon
          Joined in October 2011
        • JaredF760
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best of the Best
          For me and most of our group this was my 4th phototrip led by Christian and Regula Heeb and David Cobb. This speaks volumes as to how great these phototours are. I have toured New Zealand, Patagonia, Kauai and Yellowstone National Park, totaling about 6 weeks travel with these leaders in total. All of the tours I have been on were very well organized, friendly, fun, and educational. They keep you busy photgraphing amazing landscapes and emersing yourself in the outdoors. A five-star experience I recommend for lovers of photography and small group travel.
          Written March 26, 2024
        • colleenhR288UD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fall color and Eclipse
          A quick weekend workshop of Fall color in Central Oregon with the Cascade Center of Photography with an annular eclipse thrown in. The locations were classic central Oregon. Zach made sure that we were at locations with the best color. Zach was an awesome workshop leader with great tips for all levels of photographers.
          Written October 17, 2023
        • baljit759
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Much more than a photographer-guide
          Here’s a guy who can take you to scenic locations that are not listed anywhere. He also happens to be a brilliant photographer, writer and raconteur. Meet Christian Heeb, with whom I spent two delightful days touring Oregon. Not only that, he also made me a detailed 7-day itinerary when I told him I wanted to see America’s famous canyons, but didn’t know where to start. That was the plum on the pudding! Thank you Christian!
          Written August 22, 2023
        • annew402
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          1000% recommend
          I am 1000% happy I signed up for this. Barb was extremely helpful with setting my camera up and patient with all of my questions. I can’t believe the amazing photos I got thanks to her help. I highly recommend signing up. You will not regret it.
          Written July 31, 2023
        • Lavenderladyblue
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night Sky at Fort Rock Photo Workshop
          I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop recently with professionals Christian Heeb and Zack Schnept and it was exceptional! I have taken several photography classes and workshops from other organizations over the past few years and this one truly was one of the most enjoyable and informative. The instructors were enthusiastic, patient, knowledgeable, and fun! I was undoubtedly one of the most novice in the group and they were both so generous of their time and expertise. I look forward to taking a future workshop or tour with them and my only regret is that I don't live in Oregon.
          Written August 16, 2021
        • pskoong
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We are beginners in photography and this tour was educational. instructions were clear and easy to follow along, and Christian was very pleasant and easy going, allowing us plenty of opportunity to practice and giving us feedback.
          Written June 6, 2021
        • ddoggin
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth every penny
          Doug was great and made the night perfect! Learned a lot, tool killer photos and saw a lot of satellites! Well worth it!
          Written September 6, 2020
        • LisaHAB2
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding Photography Tours & Leaders
          I toured the high mountains of Switzerland for ten days in 2019 and a weekend of astro photography in Bend, Oregon with Christian and Regula. Both were amazing experiences with their photo expertise and amazing hospitality, as well as extremely well planned itineraries. I highly recommend tours with Cascade Center of Photography and will tour with them again.
          Written August 20, 2020
        • O7927NAroyw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great leaning and fun experiences.
          I have done three tours with Christian and Zack. They were great experiences. Last weekend, myself and two friends attended the Milky Way and Shaniko Ghost Town Tours. Again, Christian,Zack,and Doug were outstanding. Always helpful and wonderful light painting was had by all of us. Great leaning and fun experiences. I will back again.
          Written August 18, 2020
        • 72allen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Two week photo tour of Scotland
          I highly recommend this photo tour of Scotland with Christian and Regula. Scotland is a beautiful country and the tour was well organized. Scotland was the third photo tour with Christian to different parts of the world and I have already signed up for two more tours. Need I say more.
          Written September 16, 2019
        • Daydream766249
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The stars were fantastic
          Our guide, Doug, took us to the desert spot that had a pond. The spot was stupendous! I was shooting with a Canon 5D and my son had a Sony RX100. Doug helped him figure out how to do long exposures, and some of his were better than mine. Very wonderful guided experience.Worth every cent it cost.
          Written September 5, 2019
        • Chris_Handley_ATL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First time photographing the Milky Way
          Douglas Bowser picked me up at my hotel and took me to a couple awesome locations at Sparks Lake. Doug has a lot of experience and was very helpful in guiding me on night photography best practices. I hope to be back in the future and I'll be sure to book another tour.
          Written September 10, 2018
        • Elizabeth T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night Photography of the Milky Way and Sparks Lake
          Christian and Zack were the instructors for this exceptional class. The range of participant’s skills were varied but Zack and Christian were able to handle all questions expertly. Regardless of your photography background, these classes will teach you photographic and processing procedures which will significantly elevate your experience and competency. Great fun! I plan on attending future classes with this group
          Written July 17, 2018
        • CarolfromthePNW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Photography experience from professional photographer Christian Heeb
          I had the privilege of a photo tour with Christian. I must admit I was intimidated after seeing his incredible photography. However, shortly after meeting him, I felt most comfortable. It's a great gift to share your expertise with another; and I certainly appreciate that from Christian. I absorbed a great deal of tips and techniques in just a few short hours. He gave helpful advice; showing what settings worked best for the scene. It was as those I was a sponge absorbing as much as I can. Definitely suggest the tour to anyone wanting to grow in their knowledge of photography. I definitely will sign up if every they offer a class in my area. Thanks Christian!
          Written October 5, 2017
        • robertfoxmd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Photography in Bend Oregon with Adam Schindlet
          I can't say enough good things about my afternoon photography trip with Adam Schindler I can only say that it is an experience that I would highly recommend to others with a very high level of enthusiasm I told Adam that I was not even going to bring a camera but I just wanted to see how he took in the Horizon and the light in a complex settings of great natural beauty The basic point was how to appreciate a complex landscape in a beautiful region by "breaking it down" to its simplest elements of color and texture. This experience was not just a lesson in photography but an important lesson in life
          Written August 23, 2017
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Douglas B
        Oregon15 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018 • Couples
        The photographer gave us lots of locations to choose from (waterfalls, Smith Rock, Cascade Lakes). We chose the Sparks Lake Sunrise for the reflected mountain views. It was spectacular! Wife loved it and all she had was her phone. Great to learn about the instructors favorite landscape f-stops and low light techniques. He also suggested some processing techniques ( I enjoy HDR) and great phone app for the wife who downloaded it right there. Will do this again next time with my daughter who loves photography!
        Written July 24, 2018
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