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Panther Creek Falls - Spirit Falls



Both Panther Creek Falls and Spirit Falls are located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA.

About 1.5 hours drive from Portland, OR 


Panther Creek Falls is a  130 feet beautiful waterfall, which consist of two falls, and the highest

one from this two is 102 foot. There is a short hike (walking) to see and capture this beautiful

waterfall. Also during the fall time just the driving roads within Gifford Pinchot National Forest

can be very beautiful, and we will stop from time to time to take some nice shots. 

Spirit Falls. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Unlike the Panther Creek Falls, the trail to get to this hidden gem is Not that easy. The distance is pretty short - less than 1 mile out and back. However, it's quite steep downhill till the waterfall. When it's dry, it's not that bad, but when it's wet and rainy, it can be pretty slippery. So for this particular hike a hiking sticks are absolutely recommended, I would say even a must, especially if we are going there at fall. 

Recommended gear and outfit for this workshop: 

  • Wide angle lens (at least 24mm, or even better 16mm). Generally speaking wide angle lenses are used a lot during nature and landscape photography, so it's recommended to get one if you are planning to get into nature photography. 

  • ND (grey) filters for long exposure photography. This is not a must as you are just starting, you can first learn what is that for and how it's used, but if you can get one, definitely do it, as you will need every time you shoot a long exposure at daylight. 

  • Tripod! In general, I would say that it's always better to have tripod with you wherever you can, especially if it's not long and very tough hike, take it with you. If you plan to do a long exposure, you can't get a great quality if you don't have a tripod and you will be very limited by putting camera on the rocks or some flat area which will get you like 5% of all possible great shots. 

  • Hiking sticks! This is a Must for this trip especially on fall season. 

  • Comfortable outdoor outfit and boots, and depending on weather, waterproof jacket. 

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Panther Creek Falls
Spirit Falls

As those are individual workshops, the dates are not specified and will be agreed with you considering your schedule and weather conditions. 

Pricing & Prepayment:

As those are individual workshops, it's intended for 1 person at a time.

However, if you have friend to join us, that is also possible., but the maximum size of the group should be no more than 2 person (+ the instructor).

The price of the workshop is  $375 in case of 1 person, 

and $275 per person in case of  2 people. 

If you live in Portland area, transpiration can be included for additional $35 per person. 

$125 prepayment needed when the workshop booked.

Acceptable payment methods: Zelle or Venmo transfers.

Full payment should be completed before the trip is started once the instructor and the client met.

What is included: 
  • Professional photography advises & instructions for Nature Photography

  • All the fees for parking in State Parks and National Forests

What is Not included: 
  • Food & beverages during the trip

  • Transportation  (can be included for additional $35 per person)

Cancellation policy:


If cancelled within 3 days of starting the workshop, the prepayment fee is Non-Refundable. 

If cancelled before 3 days of starting the workshop, the prepayment is fully refundable. 

If workshop is started as planned, the prepayment is subtracted from the initial payment and the client is due the rest. 

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