Photography in the Aspens

Photo Tour with Rick Schafer

June 16-18, 2023

503-319-1200   |

About the Workshop

Our 2023 Inaugural Spring Photography in the Aspens at Black Butte Ranch! Springtime at the Ranch is a beautiful time of year. The mountains of the Cascade Range are  still covered in their winter cloaks of snow and the Aspen leaves are lush and green.  We will explore the McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass Scenic Byway, including waterfalls and rivers filled with early fresh spring snowmelt from the Cascade Range. We will meet as a group at 6:00 pm Friday afternoon for orientation and the workshop will conclude at 11:00 am on Sunday.

Get ready for a great weekend of  learning and exploration in one of the most beautiful regions in the Pacific Northwest. For those returning students, we look forward to seeing you again, and for the first time students, welcome.

Instructor Rick Schafer has over 35 years of experience as 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.

If you have any other questions prior to the weekend, please feel free to contact Rick directly via e-mail at or call 503-319-1200.

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