Photography in the Aspens

Photographic Workshop at Black Butte Ranch
Friday Evening, October 18th, 5pm – Sunday, October 20th, 2019, 1pm

Photography in the Aspens is a photography workshop that was created and inspired by the natural beauty of Black Butte Ranch and the surrounding area of  Central Oregon.

Nestled at the base of the eastern side of the Cascade Range in the Deschutes National Forest, Black Butte Ranch offers amazing photographic opportunities with vistas of snow-capped peaks, lakes, streams, Aspen groves, and wildlife.

INSTRUCTOR: Rick Schafer

Rick has over 35 years of experience has a professional photographer, spending his time capturing the beauty of our natural world, as well as working with a wide variety of commercial clients. He has been leading workshops for over 20 years and the student’s testimonials regarding Rick’s teaching speak for themselves. Rick is also certified in CPR and First Aid.


$425.00 Includes all workshop activities and meals for the weekend. You will be responsible for your own libations.


Our goal for this weekend of photography is for you to come away with a new-found or renewed sense of understanding, appreciation and passion for using your camera as a tool to capture subject matter and light the way that you envision them.

Please be aware that the schedule for this weekend is subject to change at a moments notice, which is the nature of scenic photography. Hopefully, we have a weekend with great weather conditions and lighting opportunities.

Through a series of classroom and field sessions, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of using the mechanical features of your camera, and post-production techniques so that you may use your camera to interpret the world around you in a more creative way.



  • DSLR camera with tripod.
  • Computer with photo editing software.


  • The terrain that we will encounter is considered easy to moderate in terms of hiking difficulty, so lightweight hiking shoes will be adequate for the weekend.
  • This is late October, temperatures can range from below freezing to mid 70’ Please be prepared with the appropriate clothing required to stay comfortable in these temperatures for 2-3 hours.


With the early mornings and late nights, it is very convenient to stay on the Ranch during the workshop.  The BBR Rental Program is extending a 25% discount* to all PIA participants – call 1.866.901.2961 to secure a reservation with the discount-be sure to mention Photography in the Aspens.

*Subject to availability;  Taxes, access fees and cleaning fees are not included.


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$425.00 Includes all workshop activities and meals for the weekend. (Friday evening through Sunday noon)  You will be responsible for your own libations.

Registration has 2 steps.

1.  Payment:  click “add to cart” to pay securely at our online store.

2.  Fill out the registration form and click submit.


 Welcome to the Workshop email 10/15/19