Photography Workshop, Metolius Preserve

Come join Deschutes Land Trust and professional photographer Christian Murillo for an early morning photography workshop at the Metolius Preserve. During this 3-hour class, we will walk through the beautiful ponderosa pine forest in search of wildflowers, wildlife, and great light. Throughout the workshop, Christian will provide both technical and creative instruction, to help you not only find the right image, but also to learn how to make your images stand out. All skill and experience levels are welcome. The goal is to meet you where you are in your photography journey, and help you take your images to the next level. Whether you shoot with a cell phone or professional DSLR, this workshop offers learning opportunities for you.

All participants are welcome to submit their images from this workshop to the Deschutes Land Trust for a chance to have their photography make a real difference in conserving and caring for the lands and waters of Central Oregon. There is a $100 registration fee for this workshop. Registration is required and opens June 10, 2022.

Face masks: Per Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines, face masks are no longer required indoors or outside. Individuals who wish to wear a face mask may do so.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~2-3 mile hike on Metolius Preserve hiking trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the South Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and follow Preserve trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Camera equipment (tripod optional), charged batteries, memory cards, snacks, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.