LOCATION           Oregon, USA

DATE                  August  2017

INVESTMENT       $1,799.00

LIMIT                   FULL    Email for Waiting List


DURATION            6 days




This workshop will last 6 days and 5 nights, filled with insane landscapes, seascapes, rain forests, deserts, mountains and stunning views of the Milky Way surrounded by thousands of stars. This is one diverse and exciting portfolio building workshop for anyone, beginner or advanced. The eclipse will be the first of its kind in a long time, and it will also be the last American Total Eclipse in this location in our lifetime. We will photograph the Great American Total Solar Eclipse in all of it's Glory near the town of Mitchell in Central Oregon.  The days around the eclipse may be difficult if large crowds are in the area. This final days we will all need to be flexible with the weather and with the situation around the eclipse path. 

We have two driving days, Day 3 and Day 4. Day 3 will take us from Cannon Beach, OR,  to The Dalles, OR, which about a 3 hour drive east. Two hours into the drive we will encounter Multnomah Falls before our arrival in The Dalles. The Following morning, (Day 4,) we have a 2.5 hour drive south where we will see Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson. We will spend the remaining days with landscapes near Prineville and Mitchell, Oregon.




Travel to, from and during the workshop is not included. Portland, Oregon is where you will find your closest airport. It's a short drive west to Cannon Beach where we will start our adventure. After 3 days and 2 nights on the Oregon coast we will travel east through Portland and down the Columbia River Gorge towards Mount Hood, The Dalles then south towards the Painted Hills area.



Weather is typically at it's best this time of year in the pacific northwest. The coastlines can always be tricky with the marine layer, but inland, it's typically warm and dry with clear sunny skies which will be great for our eclipse viewing and night sky shots.




  • Commercial Permits & Special Use Permit Fees                        ($500.00 Value) 
  • Solar Viewing Glasses for the Total Eclipse Viewing session       ($  10.00 Value)  
  • Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park
  • Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, Arch Cape and Hug Point. We will also vitis some excellent spots to look for Bioluminescent Plankton
  • Multnomah Falls , Mt. Hood Viewing, Maryhill Stonehenge and Milky Way
  • Night Sky, Landscapes and Total Solar Eclipse near the Painted Hills
  • Total Solar Eclipse Observations and Photography
  • Milky Way Photography 
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing and Photography
  • Sunrise and Sunset Photo Shoots
  • Campfire at Haystack Rock on the Cannon Beach with the Milky Way
  • Timelapse Photography
  • Post Processing in Adobe CC/CS,  Adobe Lightroom and Nikon Capture NX/DX
  • How to promote your work / We also edit and promote our eclipse image on the final day
  • Weather Guards for your camera's                                           ($10.00 Value)
  • Maps of the area we will see
  • How to locate the Milky Way all year long
  • Post processing help even after the workshop is over



Lodging is included for only the first (2) two nights in Cannon Beach, Oregon, if booked before 11/1/2017.  The remaining nights are not included. The third night will be spend in The Dalles and the last 2 nights near the Painted Hills. Mitchell is the closest town to the Painted Hills but does not offer many hotel accommodations at all, the other option is Prineville, OR about 45 minutes west of Mitchell and hotels are already sold out for the night of August 20th. If you love to camp like me. Mitchell should have numerous campgrounds nearby, they may also open up a campground specifically for the eclipse adjacent to the Painted Hills. I will most likely find a campsite to stay in for the night of the 19th. The night of the 19th and 20th will be either car camping and tent camping if you have not already booked a room.



Portland, Oregon is the closest airport, but you may also fly into Seattle if you find better fares for flights and rentals.



A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera, wide angle lens, a tripod and a cable release.You can also see the recommended equipment of most workshop on the Workshop Overview Page.  

** You will also need to purchase a Solar Filter for your camera to safely capture the eclipse . Please email me for help finding the correct filter for your lens. I also suggest bringing a 2 way radio so we can communicate when cell phone reception is not available. 



A non refundable deposit of ($1,000.00) must be paid to secure your spot on the tour. If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price. If for some reason you need to cancel, you will be credited that amount towards a future workshop with us. Due to the nature of this workshop, once a payment has been made, we can not offer you a refund, but you will receive workshop credit in the full amount paid. The remaining balance must be paid by May 20th, 2017.



Oregon Eclipse Tour 2017



Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for unplanned events, lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense, consider travel insurance as well. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop.  Some nights we will be up to midnight or later photographing the milky way and up early for sunrise. While in some of these locations we may be able to car pool and have less impacts. The eclipse may bring uncertainty if crowds fill the area's. We may be be to access certain area and back up plans will need to be made. These things are uncontrollable and can sometimes happen.



For more information, questions or to register please contacts us here at [email protected]