On Assignment in the Dead of Winter on Oregon’s Mt. Hood

This past winter I had a fun shoot where we photographed a wide variety of subjects over several days including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, drinking in the bar, children sledding, fireworks over ski slopes, sleigh rides, and this dinner photo.

In this post: How I Shot The Snowshoeing Photography Assignment, I discussed the assignment and its criteria in regards to the client’s budget with respect their need for as many shots as we could do in a specific amount of days.

For this afternoon and evening shoot, the assignment was to photograph a private dinner that a company was throwing for a list of their clients.

What was fun and even exciting was that this dinner was no ordinary dinner in a restaurants private party room. It was taking place in Silcox Hut which is halfway up Oregon’s Mt. Hood…and in the dead of winter.

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If You Are Photographing and Camping in Bear Country, You Will Want to Have One of These

As winter begins to give way in many areas across North America, some outdoor photographers are preparing for adventure photo shoots in a variety of backcountry locations that will include bear country.

If you are planning to camp anywhere near known bear locations you may want to consider taking a UDAP Electric Bear Fence.

UDAP company founder, Mark Matheny is a survivor of a grizzly attack. In 1992 he was hunting near Yellowstone NP when he spotted 35 yards away, two small grizzly cubs nursing on their mother.

When she spotted Mark, she jumped and charged full speed at him. He began to run yelling for his hunting partner as he jumped behind a log. As he said:

“Running from the bear, I now admit, was a total mistake. Not only does running increase the likelihood of a full-blown attack, it doesn’t work. You can’t outrun them.”

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