Columbia River Gorge Wildflowers May 1st thru 3rd, 2015 Fee $265.00, Deposit $100.00---> Register Workshop Origination Point- The Dalles, Oregon Rating- Easy to Moderate; Limit 10 People Nearest Airport- Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon Rising up from the Columbia River the hillsides during the month of May begin to come alive with a dazzling display of wildflowers. At first the arrowleaf balsam root blooms which is a flower that is a member of the Asteraceae (Sunflower). The herb has notably large arrow leafs and big yellow flowers. WIld purple lupine also grows along these hillsides but blooms after the arrowleaf balsam root. We will be photographing these hillsides at sunrise and sunset. During the month of May is also prime time to be photographing the numerous waterfalls and creeks found within the Columbia River Gorge. It is during this time that the gorge is at its best. During this workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We will focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful landscape images, such as 1) Working with dramatic light, including sunrise and sunset; 2) The fundamentals of powerful compositions; and 3) Proper exposure control.