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The Gearboat Chronicles

You took that? Photo workshop in Hells Canyon

Huddle up, friends. We need to talk about taking good pictures.

Before the invention of Steve Jobs and digital photography, taking pictures used to be a tiring process where you had to thread little film canisters inside trapdoors of your camera, then move a lever or rotate a dial to advance to the next frame, THEN after you were done taking photos of your wagon train or tyrannosaur or whatever, you had to take your film to a store to get developed. Then wait. And finally you got back a packet of 3×5 sheets that had your crappy pictures on them. It was a long way around.

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Point and shoot prototype.
Carrying case and pack string of mules not included.

It’s a wonder we bothered taking pictures at all back in those medieval times before the digital age.

Technology has leapfrogged over all that old bother, but you still need to know how to run that fancy-pants camera of yours. Which bring us to Hells Canyon June 16th to the 20th for 5 days inside the deepest gorge in these here lower 48, rafting and cameraizing during a photo workshop during the spring bloom and wildlife jamboree that nature puts on each year.

Kendrick Moholt is the instructor. Aside from being a globetrotting photographer, he’s known as a field zoologist, botanist, and perhaps I should mention that Kendrick and I are both members of a secret society. It’s called the Oddfellows and we meet the first Monday of every month at 6 pm next to the public library in Enterprise. But shhhhhhhh. It’s secret.

What? You want to see some photos speaking louder than words? All right then, KABAM –

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There’s that pack train we were talking about. Photo: Kendrick Moholt

What now? You want to see some kind of electric bird? Okey-doke. And I should mention that the added bonus of Kendrick’s zoologist and botanist superpowers are that he knows an awful lot about creatures. Especially feathered creatures. For instance, this probably isn’t called an electric bird. But I’m not sure about that, because I’m not Kendrick.

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Photo: Kendrick Moholt



Photo: Kendrick Moholt

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Photo: Kendrick Moholt

I’m looking forward to this trip. There’s been some talk about me getting to row the boat with the photographers and Kendrick has plans to visit and photograph parts of the canyon not often seen. I’m all for that.

So act now, because this trip is on the horizon.

Mosey over to kendrickmoholtphotography.com for more info and to see more of his work.

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