This is a 3 day workshop scheduled for the end of November from the 9th-11th in 2018. We may also extend into Monday as well if you are interested in chasing the weather patterns and finding some additional images to make! The Oregon Coast is filled with wonderful spots to photograph. The iconic ones like Cannon Beach, Thor's Well, Heceta Head Lighthouse, and so much more making for no shortage of incredible locations to visit during the best light. Also, there are some less known spots with beautiful compositions to photograph minus the crowds I will be bringing you to. We will also likely be extending into Washington a little bit as there are some stunning spots there as well!
This scheduled 3 day in the field workshop will be held at the start of November based on my experience photographing the coast during the stormy season. Even in less than monumental years or when the season comes earlier than expected, there is still an astounding amount of breathtaking photographic opportunities on the coast and in the coast range.
The Oregon Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It runs generally north–south along the Pacific Ocean, forming the western border of the state; the region is bounded to the east by the Oregon Coast Range. The Oregon Coast stretches approximately 363 miles from the Columbia River in the north to the California state border in the south. The Oregon Coast is not a specific geological, environmental, or political entity, but instead includes the entire coastline of Oregon.
This workshop will cover both photographing landscape in the field as well as the post-processing at home. Also, I will be teaching you how to location scout in advance of a trip in order to plan for success on any adventure regardless of the conditions. Instruction in skills like focus stacking, focal length blending, and more are included. Any level of photographer from novice to advanced amateur will find great value in this opportunity. Activities will be including some hikes, but most of this workshop will be at locations very close to where you can park your car. You should be in good enough shape to handle 2-4 miles of walking each day as well as some terrain that is more strenuous for short times only. We will not be going on any extreme or back country hikes on this workshop.
We will meet up early in the morning of the first day of the workshop to capture sunrise, and the workshop will come to an end on the last day of the workshop shortly after sunset. Portland's airport is the closest location to fly in to from out of town.
Transportation to and from the park, hotel accommodations, entrance fees and travel during the workshop are not included in the registration fee for this workshop. Those interested can email me directly for my food/lodging and travel recommendations. Once registered, you will receive a greater detail of information about the workshop, the places we will be visiting, the expected conditions and all of my gear recommendations specifically tailored to this workshop.
Each workshop is limited to 3 people. This will give us elbow room at our locations, and give anyone that wants 1 on 1 help in the field more time with me. It will be my first year hosting this workshop, but I expect it to be especially popular given the size of the groups and location. So, do not wait if you wish to be joining me on this adventure!