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Portland Photo Tour

Portland, OR, USA
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About Portland Photo Tour
Going on a trip and want to take more memorable photos? Would you love to take your camera off "Auto" and have more control over the final image? Are you from out of town and want to know the best spots to capture this one-of-a-kind city? Hello! I'm Jennifer Costello. I have been a professional photographer for 18 years, 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 and iconic attractions of beautiful Portland serving as their classroom. The atmosphere is creative, enthusiastic and non-intimating. Portland Photo Tours are perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyists.
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds 101 - Downtown
Learn how to really use your camera during this photography workshop. A professional photographer teaches you and a small group about your camera settings, basic composition, white balance, shutter speeds, and F-stops. Then put your newfound knowledge to use as you visit two nearby locations and get feedback from your host.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $99.00
Columbia River Gorge Photo Tour
Learn the tips and tricks of mastering the light, composition and exposure of landscape photography in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
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3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Photo Tour - Portland Photo Hotspots
In town for the day and want to visit the Portland photo hotspots? Are you local but want to learn all the best angles of Instagram-ready Portland locations? Take a scroll around Portland hitting some of the prime spots for photography in Portland. If you like, your professional photographer guide can snap a few pics of you with your camera in local hotspots!

This can be a non-technical or technical photo tour. Technical tours cover camera settings, composition and lighting. Non-technical photo tours do not deep dive into camera settings and therefore even a cell phone can be used. Lighting and composition are still discussed. If you like, your professional photographer guide can snap a few pics of you with your camera in local hotspots!

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2 hours
from $229.00
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

This was a great class for beginners and really showed you how to use your camera without being overwhelmed. I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nicole G
PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Awesome! You did great, happy shooting!

Reviewed September 21, 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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

This class was great! Jennifer started with the basics, teaching about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. She was great at explaining the differences and when to adjust cameras accordingly. She then helped set up my camera, which was great because cameras now a days are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Good to know, thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed September 3, 2019

Jennifer was incredible, super friendly and very informative! I had recently bought a new camera for an upcoming trip and took the tour to get my feet wet. Not only did she provide great information on F-stops, shutter speeds and ISO, she took the time...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Awesome, thanks for the feedback! Happy Shooting!

Reviewed August 30, 2019

My daughter and I had a great time on a two-hour private lesson with Jennifer; she was kind and knowledgeable, helped us work from where we were at skill-wise, and learning while we took photos along the Portland waterfront was both interesting and effective. I'd...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andrea H
PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2019

Glad to hear you had a great time! Happy Shooting!

Reviewed August 8, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Wonderful! Great to hear. Happy Shooting!

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Yay! That makes me smile 😊 See you soon!

Reviewed July 31, 2019

Jennifer was great, very informative but casual enough to make it fun. Learned about long exposure shots and working with a tri pod.

Date of experience: July 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

That’s awesome! Glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

Jennifer Costello of Portland Photo Tour is an engaging and knowledgeable instructor. She has a relaxed approach to a technical subject that she tailors to each person's level of experience (maximum of 3 on any tour), so there's ample opportunity for individual instruction, but also...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Wendy S
PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

I'm so glad you walked away with some useful new tips and a good experience. Happy Shooting!

Reviewed June 4, 2019

This tour helped solidify the basic understanding I had about photography and challenged me to move out of my comfort zone. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her tours. She does a wonderful job of meeting each member where they are in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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PortlandPhotoTour, Owner at Portland Photo Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

So glad to hear you had a great experience! It was my pleasure. Happy shooting!

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Response from PortlandPhotoTour | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your interest in Portland Photo Tour! I Offer both photography education and photo shoots. Photo Shoots - $450, 50 images, 60-90 min, up to 6 people Group Tours- $79-$89 Private Tours (instruction... More
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