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Outdoor Viewfinder

6125 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97213-4233
+1 503-705-6769
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Great Introduction To The World Of Photography!

My friend and I joined Jason for 4-hour photography class at the Japanese Garden in Portland... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
Debbie A
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YONCALLA, United States
Japanese Garden Photography Class

After a lot of trying to schedule the class, today we finally got to have our class. Jason is... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
Thelma H
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Elkton
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Outdoor Viewfinder leads tours at some of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike what “big box” businesses offer, you will receive one-on-one attention and feel like you aren’t being pushed toward your goal in improving your photography. Jason's 20+ years of experience as a professional photographer and an official Oregon-licensed guide will ensure that you will learn how to make better photographs and learn about the tour location. 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 during one of OV’s awesome tours! 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 an Oregon-registered and insured business, CPR & First Aid Certified, and is a licensed guide service authorized under permit by the United State Forest Service and the Oregon State Marine Board.
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6125 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97213-4233
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

My friend and I joined Jason for 4-hour photography class at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Jason is a total pro... a no-nonsense instructor schooled in the pure art form of photography. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table yet...More

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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

I appreciate the review Debbie, we had the perfect day for the photo class! It was great to help you get you on your way to understanding the camera and improving your photography, reach out anytime with questions about gear or to setup another class.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

After a lot of trying to schedule the class, today we finally got to have our class. Jason is wonderful! He takes the time to not only talk but to listen. He has totally changed how I look at things before I snap a picture....More

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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Right on Thelma, it was great to work with you and Deborah! Please reach out anytime with questions or to schedule another class!

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Took a one-week workshop on landscape photography with Jason at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine in late July. The class was small which allowed for lots of one-on-one time time with Jason who is an approachable and engaging teacher with a playful sense...More

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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

I appreciate the review and your participation in the workshop, we had a great class and I'm hoping to teach at MMW again next year. Keep in touch, as will I, and hope to see you in 2017!

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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Oregon and I wanted to brush up on the basics of photography. Jason is such an awesome teacher/tour guide and really knows a lot about what Portland has to offer.he taught me how to keep an eye out for balancing my pictures...More

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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Thank you Alexandria! Glad to have had the opportunity to help out with improving your photography! Keep shooting!

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Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were fortunate to have connected with Jason and Outdoor Viewfinder during our recent trip to Portland. We did a day trip to the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood. Jason was very easy to work with during the planning process and clearly cared deeply...More

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OViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

It was a perfect summer day and we were able to see a lot, thanks again for making it a fun trip...I'm looking forward to seeing your photos (send via email for a critique!)

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I recently contacted Jason looking for advice about hiking in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. He is unbelievably knowledgeable about the trails, what might be needed on the trek, where to buy the best maps, and which areas might give us difficulty. Perhaps more...More

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OViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

I enjoyed meeting you both and helping set up your hike. I hope that you get a chance to return to the area for another outing, reach out anytime!

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

Our guide was extremely knowledge about the area and made most efficient use of our time. He was also very personable and accommodating. We felt like we saw everything of interest around the Portland area, including Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge , Hood River and the...More

1  Thank dewers2016
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OViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

It's always great to share the region with people that haven't seen it before, thanks for the review and hope all is well in Tennessee!

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Reviewed June 7, 2016

I had a private photography session with Jason who took me on a guided tour of a beautiful gorge in the Columbia River Gorge area. I was staying in Skamania Lodge and we met 15 minutes from there at the trail head. He is not...More

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OViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Glad I was able to make the class a good experience and a memorable day, reach out anytime and I'll be glad to carry your tripod!

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Reviewed June 5, 2016

This class was educational and fun! We learned about the features on our camera, how to take a great picture, and many interesting facts about Oregon wildlife. Jason is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher/guide. This is definitely something we would do again!

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OutdoorViewfinder, Owner at Outdoor Viewfinder, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2016

Many thanks again for making the class an enjoyable experience and for taking time to submit the review. Please keep in touch about the coastal photo class, I hope to see you later this year!

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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Jason provided the perfect experience if you are looking for a day trip out of Portland. His understanding of the local area was exactly what we were looking for. Everything from the nature knowledge provided to us to the photographic wisdom shared, Jason gave us...More

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George M
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Sorry, but photo class / tour participants must be able to negotiate terrain that wouldn't be suitable for a scooter. Thank you for your inquiry and have a great summer!
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