Low Light Photography at the Portland Art Museum

Why We Love This

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Includes admission to the Portland Art Museum

Portland Photo Tour

Expand your mind and embrace the dramatic lighting without flash or a tripod. Low Light Photography at the Portland Art Museum is perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyists. This photo tour is a fun and educational experience, as well as the perfect way to take in Portland.

What You'll Do

What You'll Learn:

  • F-stops/Depth of Field
  • Shutter speeds
  • Aperture priority
  • Hand holding long shutter speeds
  • Center point focusing
  • Finding quality lighting
  • Lighting direction
  • White balance
  • Perspective
  • Composition 
  • ISO

  • Where We'll Go:
  • Japanese art
  • Korean art
  • Chinese art
  • American Art
  • English Silver
  • European Art
  • Center for Native American Art
  • Schnitzer Center For Northwest Art
  • Special Exhibitions

  • What to bring: 
  • DSLR or point and shoot camera (must have ISO 1000+ capability) 
  • Bring your fastest wide angle or standard lens
  • No tripods or flash
  • No backpacks or camera bags larger than 11x14. If you have them, they will need to be checked.
  • Fully charged battery and a backup, enough for 2 hours of shooting.
  • Enough memory cards for 200 images
  • Camera manual 

  • Preparing for your photo tour:
    Prior to your photo tour and with the aid of your manual, locate the below controls. The photo tour will not cover locating these controls on your camera, but you will be learning how to use them.  

  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Exposure Compensation
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Center point focusing

  • Insider Tips

    This 2-hour group photo tour is a unique, in-the-field photography learning experience. Groups are kept small for personalized attention. Participants receive hands-on instruction from a photography professional, with the sights of beautiful Portland serving as their classroom. Your guide has been a professional photographer since 2001, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits, as well as providing instruction to 2000+ photography students.

    Meeting Location

    Portland Art Museum (Main Building), 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205.

    When To Arrive

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.

    Cancellations & Refunds

    Can be canceled up to 7 days in advance. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    A maximum of 6 people per booking.
    Some walking is involved.
    Operates in all weather conditions.


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