Workshops & Tours

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The Art of Photographing Birds
Oregon Coast Sea & Shore Birds

June 2019

The Oregon coast is an amazing landscape, and thousands of sea and shore birds nest each year. This workshop is part classroom learning of techniques, and a lot of photographing birds. We will meet on the coast in Newport, spend 2 to 3 hours in a classroom learning the basics, then head out into the field. The usual visitors include common murre, commerants, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and more. June is the perfect time to see the birds in their nesting colonies.

The Oregon Coast in Black & White

August 2019

The moods of the Oregon coast lends itself to amazing and dynamic black and white photography.



The Art of Photographing Birds
Snow Geese & Swans

January 2019

More Information Coming Soon



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Salish Sea Bird Photographic Tours

Spring and Fall are great times to see migrating birds along the shore of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound, Desolation Sound, Strait of Juan DeFuca, and the Inside Passage). This session will be exploring the shores of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, or the Pacific Ocean. We will photograph all the different species of birds found in the area. These areas are stop-over points for migrating birds. It is a quiet time on the shoreline, and we will be taking advantage of the early morning light. Tours are 4 to 6 hours. All the details will be provided upon registration, including location, date, and meet time. Limit 6 per tour, unless otherwise arranged. Cost is per person.




Digital Darkroom

The Digital Darkroom gives photographers the opportunity to correct exposure, color, contrast, and other items in their photographs. In the days of film, these functions were completed for the photographer by their print lab. Modern technology changed this process, and how we work with our images. This class will go into the different software available for processing your photos, techniques to use, what to look for, and how to sort/file/store your photographic images. Lessons/classes are 1.5 to 2 hours.  All the details will be provided upon registration. This can be a private or semi-private lesson. Cost is per person.




3 Comments on “Workshops & Tours

  1. Hi Karen, Are you planning another B&W workshop at the Oregon Coast? I can’t make the June 2018 dates but am very interested. Thank you!

    • Hi Michele,
      What dates or time of the year are you thinking about? I will not be offering it again through Sitka Center, but am open to teaching one outside the school.
      Thank you & have a great day. . .Karen

  2. Hi Karen, Do you have dates for your June and August courses on the Oregon Coast? Also, what location will the August course be? I am hoping I can join one of these. Thank you, Michele

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