Walk the block, PDX Photo Session Adventure
NW 11th, Portland, between Deschutes and Powells, Voodoo and Tom McCall Waterfront Park
April 10th, 2019
3pm to sunset
Cost & Reception:
$60 for 3 full resolution, digital images of your choice
$15 per additional digital image
Lifestyle, Headshot, Any
I will be in motion and at times in and out of buildings. A number will be provided to ascertain my exact location upon your arrival. You are more than welcome to join me to multiple backdrops the area has to offer.
So, what exactly is a field trip session?
Simply put, a field trip is an event type session with a very low base price that takes place at a specific location, on a specific date throughout a certain time frame.
In many respects, It’s the same as a traditional photo session. The only differences are that it’s less expensive, shorter, and the location is predetermined.
Okay, so let’s jump into the details.
A field trip can take place anywhere. While typically outdoors, I might decide to set up in a forested area, a local park, up a mountain, on the coast… or in the city, at a coffee shop or just in front of some brick wall. There are so many locations to choose from. All the details about upcoming locations can be found right below.
Pricing will vary for each session, but the base cost will always remain low. Let’s say we’re shooting in… well, let’s call it Fern Forest and on this particular field trip the base cost is $30 and includes 3 digital images. The base cost is required for the session to take place. If 3 images are all you need, all that is required is $30 and you’ll receive exactly that. Or, perhaps in the time that we shoot, we get 15 awesome images and you really want seven of them. You can then add additional images to your order. Say, on this day, additional images are only $10. 4 extra images at $10 is $40, bringing the grand total to $70. Aside from digital copies, I offer prints. Prints are entirely optional, but print purchases are greatly appreciated.
How does it work?
Some days may require signing up for a time slot, but in most cases, you just show up and we shoot. Anyone is welcome, from individuals to small groups. Some restrictions may apply, depending on the location, especially if you want to bring a pet. Sadly, you can't bring a great Dane into a coffee shop. Field trip sessions are typically quick. It’s best to plan for about 30-40 minutes of leisure time and shooting, but if I’m not already working with somebody else that showed up prior, it’s very possible you’ll be done in under 15 minutes. If I’m not crazy busy, you’re more than welcome to keep shooting with me or even just stay and chat. After the session, I edit all attendees images and release them on my website as soon as possible. From there, you can choose your base package images for delivery, choose additional images and even order prints. Pretty simple!
So why am I doing this?
I designed this session type for a number of reasons, but the most important reasons are for potential clients who are on a budget or just don’t need very many images, and just as important, for clients who like to consistently share new content without booking a huge photo session all the time. I’m hoping to do field trips often and I would absolutely love to see repeat clients grow as we build a community together. This is also the perfect opportunity to sample my services if you’re considering booking a larger session or a wedding.
I hope to see you at the next one.
Michael R Ballard
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Upcoming locations include:
Forest Park, Cathedral Park, Old Tillamook Railroad Bridge, Portland, Pioneer Square,
Tryon Creek, Rood Bridge Park, Pittock Mansion, Columbia River Gorge & More.
A day under the bridge (PDX)
Cathedral Park, Portland, OR
Cost & Reception:
$60 for 4 full resolution, digital images of your choice
$15 per additional image
Lifestyle, Headshot, Family, Any
Trek to Witch's Castle II (PDX)
Witch's Castle, Lower Macleay Trail, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Cost & Reception:
$50 for 3 full resolution, digital images of your choice
$12 per additional image
I will be in motion, moving up and down the trail. A number will be provided to ascertain my exact location upon your arrival. You are more than welcome to join me to multiple backdrops the are has to offer.