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Grateful Vineyard Sunset and MilkyWay
Saturday August 20th and 27th, 2022

Aug 20th sold out!
Just added second class Aug 27th!!

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Come spend a wonderful evening/night at Grateful Vineyard in Parkdale, Oregon. We will watch and photograph the both the sunset and the MilkyWay over Mt Hood. We have been granted exclusive access after closing time to relax and enjoy this beautiful location.  What could be better than sipping your favorite adult beverage created by Grateful Vineyard and relaxing as the stars slowly appear in the night sky?  Brian (and Kelly) will be available all evening for pointers and tips to help you capture your own photographic masterpiece. Hopefully, if the weather cooperates, we will have sunflowers in the foreground. 

Class will be held August 20th from 7:30pm - 10:30pm (sold out) or Aug 27th 7:00-10:15..  Class size will be limited to 8 people and costs only $150. The price includes access and instruction. Drinks are extra and can be purchased from Grateful Vineyard upon arrival. This workshop is designed to be relaxed, casual and fun for any level.  It will NOT be an instructionally intensive evening but there will be lots of time for one on one instruction from Brian. If you are interested in learning the basics of night photography, I suggest signing up for my MilkyWay boot camp.

This class will be for any skill or physical ability level.  The shooting area is flat and level and very near the cars. We will have access to a bathroom and/or port-a-potty.  There will be chairs and tables available. Wine, beer, cider and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Grateful Vineyard when you first arrive. Any camera (including newer phones) can be used to capture sunset and even the stars in the night sky. Attendees will have a more enjoyable time and get better images, if they are familiar with their camera controls (shutter speed, ISO, aperture, noise reduction, manual focus) and have a tripod.  Please email Brian with any questions. Attendees are welcome to arrive early and enjoy dinner at the vineyard but there will be no food available during the workshop. Please check Grateful Vineyard's website for dinner reservations and prices. Click Register Now button below to register for this workshop.


Brian reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the class and offer a full refund in the event of severe weather, smoke, illness or if less than 3 participants, etc.  Otherwise the class will be held rain or shine.   

The view from Grateful vineyard of Mt Hood.  The foreground is full of sunflowers the image at the top was taken this year on Aug 16th.

Below is an image from the PhotoPils app that shows the alignment of the mountain and the Milkyway on the night of the workshop!!  It should be perfect.  

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