The Cascade Center of Photography was founded in 2010 by longtime residents and internationally respected travel photographers Christian & Regula Heeb.
We are proud to provide employment opportunities for many local photographers. People from all over the world have enjoyed guided tours and workshops with our team.
The center sees the ongoing growth of Bend as a challenge to the environment and therefore does not advertise to draw more people here. Our mission is to give local and visiting people the best possible experience without further damaging the delicate high desert environment.
We live what we preach. We do not call ourselves a green company because we believe there is no such thing. We do not offer helicopter tours and aerial sightseeing flights because we feel the noise and air pollution this creates has a negative impact on the larger community and wildlife in the region. While drones can deliver fantastic images we will not allow clients to fly them in wildlife areas, restricted areas and near people.
The Center emphasizes carpooling to minimize the amount of cars at shooting locations.
The Center does not work with any local tour company, or tourism organization since we believe their promotion of Central Oregon is part of the problem. The Cascade Center of Photography is privately owned and financed without any corporate brand sponsoring. We pledge to always give clients a straight honest answer with no bias hiding behind.
Our instructors working with the Cascade Center of Photography.
All tours are based on in depth knowledge of the best photo locations. See more: IMAGES
2660 NE Hwy 20 Suite 610 #212
Bend, OR 97701