Oregon Coast

The Beautiful and Wild Oregon Coast: Think Creatively

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The Oregon coast stretches 363 miles and runs from the Columbia River to the California border. It is considered by many to be the most scenic seashore in the lower 48 states. This coastline is an inspiring landscape abundant with wild and beautiful subjects from ancient old growth forests, sand dunes, tide pools, lighthouses, roaring wave action and graphic landscapes. There is no shortage of places to explore. Natural and made-made communities along this Pacific coast need the sea for survival and both offer a colorful and ever changing environment for us to enjoy.

It is difficult to select a handful of locations from the many that are worthy of photographing. This is why our tour gives participants the opportunity to explore many more locations than what a limited two or three day workshop would provide. We will spend a few days in the northern and central regions of the coast where names like Devils Punch Bowl and Cape Foulweather give you some indication of the uncompromising environment we’ll photograph. We will relocate our lodging mid week giving us the advantage of exploring many more locations which are all uniquely different. The remaining days will be spent in the south where isolated beaches, rugged cliffs and breathtaking views fill our last days of this photo journey. If you’re traveling a long distance to Oregon, you want to take in as much as possible and this is why our photo tour is designed in this manner.

This tour is designed to accommodate all skill levels. There are short hikes involved, most are easy and many are paved. There may be a couple that are some may deem to be steep but if this is the case there are usually plenty of views along the route to photograph. Join us on this fun and rewarding photo journey.

Our photo tour begins on Saturday afternoon after everyone is picked up from the Portland airport. Each day, carefully selected locations will be determined depending on the weather forecast. We rise early for sunrise or simply to catch the warm morning spreading its rays across the landscape. Depending on the afternoon light we may be on location photographing or in a classroom environment critiquing our work, learning new editing and processing techniques or simply talking about equipment and other tools of the trade.

Itinerary. Our daily schedule will vary depending on location and weather. Light is the most important ingredient to a rewarding photo shoot. You can expect early mornings and photograph throughout the good morning light. If the weather conditions are favorable for photography throughout the day you can bet we’ll take advantage of it. When afternoon light works against us we’ll take in a critique session and some informal classroom instruction. Late afternoon and into early evening we’ll be back out in the field for more hands on photography instruction and shooting opportunities.

Tour schedule. The Oregon coast is a long stretch of coastline, at 363 miles it would be impossible to photograph the diversity found along this awesome stretch of the Pacific coast by positioning ourselves at one hotel location. For this reason, our photo tour is designed around two different overnight accommodations. Our first three nights will be spent in Newport, Oregon giving us the opportunity to photograph the northern locations along the coast and the Oregon Dunes region. Our second half of the tour will provide three overnight accommodations in Bandon Beach providing easier travel to the southern stretches of the Oregon Coast.

Participants should arrange their airport arrival by 1 p.m. at Portland International Airport, Oregon. From here we will make our way to our hotel in Newport. Depending on the number of stops we make en route to Newport we should have time evening photo session on the coast. The next several days begin with early morning light, sunrise in most cases, on location and enjoy the solitude and beauty before our cameras. I will provide one on one instruction. I’ll make my rounds to each photographer and work with the specific needs of that photographer. One on one instruction is something every participant can be assured of at every location, every day, and anytime one feels the need to discuss technical and/or creative issues at hand. The last morning of photo tour, if time permits we’ll take in a last morning photo shoot, or pack up before breakfast and head our way back to the airport. Plan on your flight departure no earlier than 1 pm.

September 9-15, 2017

Tour Cost: $2400.
Deposit: $500.
Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrange arrival at Portland International Airport (Portland, OR) no later than 1 pm and departure no earlier than 12 noon
Participants: Min 4 – Max 8
Single Room Supplement add: $640.

What’s Included:

Price is based on shared room • Airport pickup and drop off • Transportation during tour • Lodging • Photographer / Guide • Park Entry Fees • Photo Walks • Photo Critiques and Instruction • Small Group Size

Not Included:

• Single Room Supplement • Air transportation • Meals

Please fill out registration form at the link below and make payment below. If you are sending a check or money order for payment please indicate it on registration form. 

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2017 Oregon Coast Photo Tour