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Fundamentals of Photojournalism at the Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market- meet in front of Oregon Duck's Store
Portland, OR
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Fundamentals of Photojournalism at the Saturday Market
Shoot. Learn. Enjoy Portland.

Do you want to tell compelling stories with your images? Learn the basic fundamentals of photojournalism while photographing street performers, vendors, details and wide angle street scenes at the Portland Saturday Market. Perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyist.

Participants discover how to chose a moment and capture the height of an action. You will learn how to tell a story with your photos through facial expressions, posture, movement, emotion, layers, composition and light.

F-stops and shutter speeds, as well as other photography basics, are briefly reviewed. There will be a 20 min lesson before heading out to practice what you've learned.

Any DSLR or digital point and shoot camera required. Bring any lenses you have, especially any telephoto, as well as, any wide angle. No tripods.

$50 per person. Please bring quarters for tipping street performers you photograph.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid and registered adult.

Meet in front of the Ducks Store, 70 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Please bring your camera manuals. If you don't have your manual, typically you can print it out from your manufacturer's website (or bring it on your mobile
phone or kindle, if it's too long to print.)

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. We will be learning how to use them. Please note: your camera may not have all these controls.


Shutter Speed

Camera Modes - manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, portrait, landscape, sports, macro

Exposure Lock

Exposure Compensation

White Balance

Auto Focusing Point Controls (on your camera, not on your lens)


Digital camera - point and shoot or DSLR

Fully charged batteries and backups, enough for 2 hours of shooting.

Enough memory cards for 300 images

Quarters for tipping the street performers you photograph!

Good walking shoes and proper attire for the weather- hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes, wind breaker, etc.

Any lenses or lens hoods you may have - wide, standard, or telephoto. Bring a lens cloth if you have it.

Camera manual (if you cannot identify the above listed controls)

Pocket size notepad and pen for taking notes (your phone works too!. Handouts will not be given out.

Mini tripod, such as a gorilla pod might come in handy at times, but it is not required. No full tripods or additional equipment that is not listed.

External flash for your DSLR if you have it, but it is not required.

An open mind that is ready to learn!

If you purchased your ticket via Brown Paper Tickets, our online ordering system, refunds are available for 12 hours
from the time of purchase or until the ticket sales end, whichever comes first. Please see the order confirmation
email sent to you by Brown Paper Tickets for details.

After 12 hours, there are no refunds, cancellations,
rescheduling or exchanging. Because spots are limited, canceling and/or rescheduling leaves open spots that
could have been filled by others. Thank you for your understanding. Portland Photo Tour operates under a similar canceling and/or rescheduling policy as other ticketing agencies with limited space available. Thank you for your understanding.

Photo Tours are rain or shine. You will be given tips for shooting in the rain should it occur. Photo Tours are only canceled under extreme weather conditions and according to the discretion of the instructor. Photo Tours are not canceled in advance, so please arrive as scheduled. On the rare occasion that a photo tour is canceled, you will receive a credit to participate in another photo tour of your choice of equal or lesser value.

All Portland Photo Tour participants are required to sign a waiver/release of liability prior to attending, stating that Portland Photo Tour is not responsible for any injury (or loss of property) while attending.

If you need to reach Jennifer on the day of your photo tour, please call 503.816.0937. Jennifer will not be answering the phone 20 minutes after the meeting time (5 minutes after the start time), since she will be teaching by then. If you are lost or late, please call within 20 minutes of the scheduled meeting time.



Portland Saturday Market- meet in front of Oregon Duck's Store (View)
70 Northwest Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
United States

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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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