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Come to stargaze,

come to fish, come for the west's wildest mountains

Photography in the Wild

a digital photography workshop in wild Eastern Oregon

Hosted by Go Wild and professional nature photographer, Clay Berthelsen, Photography in the Wild is an all-inclusive weekend of photographic exploration in the great outdoors of Eastern Oregon. From Friday evening through Sunday, we feature jam-packed days practicing nature-specific photography skills in the wild. Subject matter includes but is not limited to: astro, wildlife, macro, landscape, composition, and editing. 



Friday starts at 5PM with check-in and time to get settled. At 7PM join the whole crew for a special opening night of local hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and an opportunity to get to know your guides, photographer, and fellow adventurers. Talk shop, hang out, and settle in for two days packed with photography and outdoor pursuits.

Dinner: on your own. We'll suggest a location!


Start your day with a presentation on photography basics to set you up for success. It's a day in the field. Follow your guides and pro photographer on a scenic drive to views, wildlife, and a hands-on crash course on nature photography. After an included lunch head back to town for a quick break (or optional historic tour and urban photography lesson) before diving into the an awesome session on astro-photography. Dump your SD card and head back out for a fun outdoor dinner and your astro-photography field session at one of the darkest places in the west. 

Lunch & Dinner included.

Breakfast on your own. 


Sunday starts slightly later due to the astro-lesson, but don't expect to sleep in. Today, visit two more outstanding natural areas for topic-specific lessons and ample time to put your new tools into practice.

Party at the Winery!


End your weekend at Eastern Oregon's only winery surrounded by new friends. Enjoy a 1 on 1 lesson on editing as you sip wine, share photos, swap info, and enjoy a catered late lunch at Copperbelt Wines.

Late Lunch included. 

Breakfast on your own. 

Activity Level:

Photography weekends inevitably include a fair amount of walking and slingin' gear. We don't want to turn anyone away, so if you have concerns, please give us a call and we'll be happy to talk through options. 

  • $100 deposit due at time of booking. Refundable (-$150 service charge) by April. 1, 2021. Final payment due May 1, 2021. Cancellations 30+ to 15 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price. Cancellations within 14 days: No refund. For 2021, cancelation and deposit policy may be flexible due to COVID-19.

    Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme conditions, tours are refunded on a case by case basis.

  • Contact us: 541.403.1692 //



· Hands-on Instruction with Professional Photographer Clay Berthelsen

· Expert Guiding & Interpretation by Go Wild

· Gourmet Meal Prep & Service (see below)

· Private "Meet & Greet" Cocktail Hour

· After Party Dinner at Copperbelt Winery

· Exclusive Swag!

· Pre-tour Planning & Logistics

· 20+ Professional Workshop Photographs

· Gear Discounts

· New Photography Friends!


Inquire for pre and post workshop outdoor adventures with Go Wild- fly fishing, glamping, star gazing & more.


Hands-on / Outdoor focused, gain actual experience in the field.


Themed talks (class room time) cover a variety of photography topics throughout the day

Work in a small group with a professional photographer and gain individualized help and feedback

Explore the best of Eastern Oregon with a guide- outdoors, food, & drink 


$389 / Person


2021 Dates: May 14-16

Departure / Return:
      Baker City, OR

Closet Airport:
   Boise, ID or Pendleton OR
     Contact us for discounts at our partner hotels!

· Transportation & Accommodation

· Sturdy Hiking Boots / Shoes

· Personal Photo Gear- contact us for gear list and rentals

· Guide Gratuity (appreciated, but not required)

About Clay

Clay was almost born with a camera in his hand. Pursuing photography from a young age, he has now made a career of professional photography and video. He grew up at the base of the Wallowas so he'll be leading your photography workshop in his back yard. See more his work at:


A weekend of 

photographing the wild
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