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Photography in the Wild

intimate outdoor photography weekends in 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, spend two 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 food, wine, 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. 


Saturday begins with a scenic drive and hike to an alpine lake for outrageous views, wildlife, and a hands-on crash course on nature photography. After lunch at the lake head back for a quick break (or optional historic tour and urban photography lesson) before diving into two specific topics at new locations. Dinner is time to take a breath and dump your SD card. After a post-dinner social hour and presentation on editing, gear up for your astro-photography lesson at one of the darkest places in the west. 


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. Enjoy a mid-day activity and short break before a special workshop indoors and one more outdoor session. 
At lunch share your best photos from the weekend with your fellow adventures- by now friends- and take home a custom reference guide. 

Activity Level:

Photography weekends inevitably include a fair amount of walking and hiking, sometime on rough terrain and up hills. 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. 

Pre/Post Activities

Basics of Action Photography & All-levels Mountain Bike Adventure

In-depth Astro and Gourmet Campout

  • Cancellations: All multi day tours will be charged a 50% deposit per person at the time of booking, $100 of which will be non-refundable. Cancellations 30-15 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price. Cancellations within 14 days: No refund.

  • 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.

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Photography Weekend Inclusions:

  • Hands-on instruction by professional photographer, Clay Berthelsen

  • Expert guiding & logistics by Go Wild

  • Pre-weekend Planning & Logistics 

  • All "Go Wild Gourmet" Meals
         -yes, including coffee

  • 2 nights accommodations in a private ranch lodge or historic hotel

  • RT transportation to photo locations

  • Daily special events & activities

  • Nightly "just for fun" social hours

  • Safety & emergency equipment
    -our guides are Wilderness First Aid Certified

  • All Area Fees


Held during the darkest nights of the month for phenomenal astro-photography

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

All-inclusive: just show up!


Email us to check availability


2020 Dates: May 22-24  
                       October 16-18
Group Size: 9 spots
Departure / Return:
      Baker City, OR

     Private Shared Lodge /           Historic Hotel
Excluded: Transportation to Baker City from home city, Personal Photography Gear, Guide Gratuity

A weekend of 

photographing the wild
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+1 541.403.1692

Baker City, Oregon

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Go Wild: American Adventures LLC operates under a special use permit granted by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and is a registered Oregon Outfitter/Guide, licensed by the Oregon State Marine Board. Go Wild: American Adventures is an equal opportunity recreation service provider and employer.