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Outdoor Photography

  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Are you an avid photographer? Or just looking to catch that next great outdoor shot on your iPhone? This seminar has something for you! You'll go outside with photographer Nikki Smith ( to begin to learn how to see the world differently. What makes a great photo? What types of angles and vantage points lead to that coveted shot? From camera phones to DSLR's, she will teach the basics of composition, tips, and tricks to strengthen and improve your photos and how to make your friends look like heroes. The seminar will take place at an outdoor location in the Portland Metro area, rain or shine. Nikki's photo seminar is open to everyone regardless of their camera. 

Required Equipment: Some type of camera (phone cameras are fine)

Instructor: Nikki Smith

Max Participants: 10

Tuition: $55

About the Instructor: Nikki Smith


For nearly two decades, Nikki Smith’s photography has appeared in Climbing, Rock and Ice, and Alpinist; as well as in ads, catalogs, and websites for many climbing companies.

She’s written five guidebooks, established more than 150 roped first ascents on rock and ice throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, and traveled from Mongolia to Madagascar. Nikki's an ambassador for Grivel, Mountain Hardwear, REI, Beal Ropes, Bronwen Jewelry and Cypher Climbing.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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