Portland Photo Tour
Portland Photo Tour
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Going on a trip and want to take more memorable photos? Looking to improve your photography skills with a unique workshop? Are you from out of town and wanting instruction in some of the best Portland area photo spots? Hello! I'm Jennifer Costello. I have been a professional photographer since 2001, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits. Portland Photo Tour began in 2011 as a different way to learn photography than was traditionally being offered. Since then, I have had the pleasure of instructing 2000+ photography enthusiasts and still counting! Portland Photo Tour is a unique, in-the-field, photography learning experience. Participants receive hands-on instruction from a professional photographer with the streets of Portland and iconic locations of beautiful Oregon serving as their classroom. The atmosphere is creative, enthusiastic and non-intimating. Portland Photo Tours are perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyists.
Portland, Oregon

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Barbara E
Austin, TX313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
And a good way to get tips on photo composition. I was not interested in learning about camera settings. I was, however, interested in learning about Portland and learning about how to take interesting photos. Jennifer was great at both of those things. (On the other hand, she did impart some good technical info to my boyfriend who, like Jennifer, is a skilled photographer. We had an enjoyable morning walking around central Portland. I hated to see our session end. I felt like I made a new friend.
Written October 15, 2018
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Glad you learned some helpful tips and enjoyed our time together. It was a lovely morning!
Written October 16, 2018
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Susan W
Oakley, Utah4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
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.
Written August 2, 2012
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Peggy J
Portland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Business
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 of spectacular sites in Portland. I had taken a lecture class previously and could not remember the information by the time I got home. With Portland Photo Tour and Jennifer's help, I feel like I have taken the next step in my growth as an aspiring photographer!
Written April 16, 2012
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Yeah for manual mode! I'm happy to hear your learned a lot and had fun too!
Written April 28, 2012
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Susan A
Portland, Oregon, United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 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 minute of instruction and practice during the workshop was valuable, and as a bonus I got to see some iconic places in Portland on a beautiful fall day.
Written November 8, 2011
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Srdjan Tintor
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Night photography is third tour I did with Jennifer and it just keeps getting better. Learned a lot about long shutter speeds, exposing for different elements in the frame, and few little tricks for night photography. Overall great experience. I am looking forward to the next one.
Written September 21, 2019
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Paul Ehrlich
Portland, OR7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Jennifer is a terrific teacher. Wonderfully knowledgeable, providing information with humor and patience. I took the course having never used a camera except on automatic everything, which was photographing by luck and mostly bad luck results. The course taught me how to use aperture, shutter speeds and ISO. But also about framing a picture. My skills significantly improved. I highly recommend her classes.
Written August 8, 2019
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Wonderful! Great to hear. Happy Shooting!
Written August 9, 2019
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Srdjan
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Jennifer is great instructor who knows how to convey her message to students. Tour is well structured. I got great theoretical knowledge and also practical experience from it. Jennifer provides honest feedback to photos that students take and highlights area for improvement. It was very interesting Saturday morning that was so worth the money. I cannot wait the next tour.
Written August 7, 2019
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Yay! That makes me smile 😊 See you soon!
Written August 8, 2019
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bachman49
San Luis Obispo, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Jennifer was great, very informative but casual enough to make it fun. Learned about long exposure shots and working with a tri pod.
Written July 31, 2019
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That’s awesome! Glad you had a good experience.
Written August 1, 2019
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Lisa V
Benicia, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
My husband and I had a private photo tour of the Portland waterfront during the evening. Learned so much about night photography. Jennifer was super knowledgeable about all cameras, and gave thorough instruction on how to get great night shots. Highly recommend spending time learning from Jennifer.
Written October 26, 2018
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Fantastic! That's great to hear. Glad you enjoyed the experience. Happy Shooting!
Written November 6, 2018
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ekgorman
Portland, OR6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
I’ve taken three photo tours with Jennifer and learned something new each time. Her tours always take place in interesting locations with lots of great photo opportunities. She’s an awesome teacher and takes the time to work with each individual in the group. I'll definitely be signing up for more in the future!
Written July 22, 2018
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