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Wildwood Recreation Area Photography Class

Wildwood Recreation Area is a hidden gem for Photographers of every skill level.  The variety of flora and fuana is diverse, offering a wide selection of photographic options from extreme close-up practice to wide sweeping forest. The Salmon River flows within steps of the trail, offering a plethora of challenges and rewards for the patient photographer.  An underwater viewing window gives you a rare view of small fish and their micro ecosystem. The paths are predominately paved, giving photographers of every fitness level the ability to maximize their learning opportunities.  We will provide lunch in one of the many covered eating areas available at Wildwood. This is a great trip anytime of year, we will be offering several snowshoeing and cross-country ski trips here this winter.


Please bring your camera manuals. If you don’t have your manual, typically you can print it out from your manufacturer’s website.  Or bring it on your mobile device and save a tree or two.

COST: $125 per person. Discounts for larger groups.


  1. DSLR or digital point and shoot camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures required.
  2. Tripod required
  3. Fully charged batteries and backups, enough for 2.5 hours of shooting.
  4. Enough memory cards for 300 images
  5. Good walking shoes and proper attire for the weather- hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes, warm clothes as needed.
  6. Bring any extra lens you have. CRITICAL REMINDER please clean your lens and filter prior to class. Also bring a cleaning cloth if you have one.
  7. A small notebook and pen or smart phone with notebook or evernotes loaded.
  8. External flash for your DSLR if you own one. Please bring your flash manual if you are not completely comfortable using it.


Classes are rain or shine. Dog Star Adventure classes are only canceled under extreme weather conditions and according to the discretion of the instructor. Your instructor will contact you. On the rare occasion that a photo class is canceled, you will receive a credit to participate in another photo class or tour of your choice of equal or lesser value.

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