Photography Classes and Workshops

Classes with Portland Community College


PCC Spring Term, 2017

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

An eight week class devoted to image making. The class covers both the technical aspects of digital photography as well as an overview of the photographic creative process: composition, review, classroom experimentation. Image review and discussion using weekly student submissions is an essential aspect of this class.

Two Saturday morning field trips to the Japanese Gardens and Portland Saturday Market will also be planned.

PCC Spring Term, 2017. Eight Tuesday Evening Classes and two field trips, Tuesday Evening, 6:30p to 8:50p, April 11th - May 30th, 2017

Classes will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center


PCC Summer Term, 2017

Creating a Book in Adobe Lightroom

A full day class in preparing a collection and creating a book in the Book Module. We will review book sizes, layout of pages, fonts, the use of templates and creating custom templates.

PCC Summer Term, 2017. One Saturday Class, July 15th, 9:30a to 4:20p.

Class will be held at PCC Southeast Center. Tabor Hall, Rm. 138

Online Registration begins May 31st.



2017 Byron Will Photography Classes and Workshops

Registration for these workshops and classes are open. They fill up quickly, so please ask to be put on a waiting list for a class or workshop you are interested in taking, but is currently full. Contact Here>>


Working with Exposure and Depth of Field (DOF)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 10a – 3p

A one day intensive class to get a good working idea of your camera's dynamic range, setting exposure, interpeting histograms, ISO and it's effects on image quality, Exposing to the Right (ETTR) and other digital exposure mysteries.

In the afternoon we will discuss Depth of Field, developing a workable approach you can use in your work regarding the variables of focal length and aperture. Handouts will be provided.

Rating: Intermediate to Advanced

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Exposure: 10a - 12p
Lunch: 12p - 1p
DOF: 1p - 3p

Six participants

$59.00/person

This workshop is completed. Thank you, participants!


Abobe Lightroom Techniques

Three Classes, Monday evenings, March 27 - April 10th, 2017
6:30p - 9p

We will explore more advanced processing techniques and use of tools in the Develop Module in Lightroom. We will work on a few examples and techniques as well as spending time with your own images and processing challenges. We will also do some printing in class.

Three, 2 1/2 hour sessions, Intermediate to Advanced

Six participants. Sessions will be held at the Hollywood Senior Center Computer Room

$95.00/person

This workshop is completed. Thank you!

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Portland Evening Cityscape Workshop

Friday Evening, April 7th, 6:30p-8:30p
Saturday morning, April 8th, from 10a- 2p, Review and Lightroom 6 or CC Panorama and HDR Processing

Back by popular demand, this workshop will concentrate on the changing light and lights of downtown Portland from the East Esplanade, including some of Portland’s bridges. We will concentrate on how to create high quality panoramas as well as longer time exposures and HDR. Tripods are a necessity . Umbrellas are also handy. Sunset is at 7:50p

Saturday morning we will review stiching photos as well as using HDR. Bring a lunch/snacks

Rating: Intermediate to Advanced

Six participants in this group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

$75.00/person

This workshop is completed. Thank you!

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Spring in the Columbia Gorge-Columbia Hills State Park
Two Day Workshop

All Day Thursday, April 20th, 8:00a- Sunset
Friday Morning, April 21st, 10a -2p, Lightroom Processing and Review

It’s Spring and the Gorge is alive with color. From macros of flowers to landscapes, there are endless possibilities. As the water and flowers can vary from year to year, we will visit the areas that are the most promising photographically. We will shoot all day until dusk.

Beginning at 10a Friday we will have an extended editing workshop on laptops in Lightroom with feedback and suggestions. Bring a lunch/snacks.

All levels. Adobe Lightroom experience helpful.

Four participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

$175.00/person

This workshop is completed. Thank you!

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Vistas and Waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge

Friday, June 9th, 8a to Twilight

We will return to some favorite falls, weather and water permitting. There will be some moderate hiking involved. Lunch at Skamania Lodge or in Stevenson, WA.

Late afternoon will be spent exploring the Beacon Rock area, with Oak Trees and evening light.

So I can give each partipant individual time, there will be no more than four participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

All levels

$140.00/person

Please see Registration Instruction, Policy and Payment Below. Thank You

This workshop is currently full.


North Oregon Coast Two Day Workshop

Thursday Evening, September 7th - Friday Evening, September 8th, near Cannon Beach

We will meet for dinner, and then photograph evening light at Indian Beach at Ecola State Park with a low tide at sunset. Full moon lighting the beach and sea stacks at 10p.

On Friday, we will start early in the morning with a minus tide at the beautiful sea stacks and beach at Cape Falcon Beach or Arch Cape Beach. After a break and lunch we will have a 4 hour Lightroom editing session. After dinner, as the tide recedes, we will hike to Silver Point and Arcadia Beach. A busy 24 hours! Some modest hiking.

So I can give each partipant individual time, there will be no more than four participants in our group. Full details, an itinerary and a list of suggested gear will be e-mailed to you.

All levels

$190.00/person

Please see Registration Instruction, Policy and Payment Below. Thank You

This workshop is currently full.


Payment and Registration

Payment is due to confirm your place. Check only, Thank You! Please send check to:

Byron Will Photography
3334 NE 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212

Full Refunds are available four weeks before the workshop. With less than four weeks before the workshop, your payment is not refundable, unless another participant to take your place is found. If no one is found, you will receive full credit towards another workshop.

You will also receive a full refund or, if you choose, a full credit, if the workshop is cancelled.


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Customized Individual Instruction, Custom Lectures and Workshops for Clubs and Organizations

Individual instruction has also been useful to clients, and is available by arrangement. $50 first hour/$35 subsequent hours. $35/hr. for former students and workshop participants.

I have also given lectures and workshops on photography and Adobe Lightroom for clubs and organizations. These talks are customized for your Organization's needs and interests.

Please inquire>


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