This was my first "big adventure" into the field of photography travel, but I truly believe it will NOT be my last. I had no idea what to expect, didn't know anyone and felt totally out of my element and in over my head. The minute I went through the doors of the class room, things immediately improved. The instructors (Mark Alberhasky & Wolfgang Kaehler) were absolutely amazing and they added much comfort to the class. They showed us what they could do with a camera and actually had me convinced I could do that too, in due time of course. Our first stop on Day 1 was Multnomah Falls, a 611 foot tall roaring cascade of beauty, and my first 20 images looked like "garbage." I realized then and there I needed help if this was going to be a FUN and productive trip. I walked up to Mark and showed him what I had and he told me to make one adjustment and POW, everything changed. The image was beautiful, my attitude and confidence improved and from then on it was fun and I started learning something new everyday. It was amazing what I also learned from my fellow photographers by just watching and listening to what they were doing.