September 8 - 14, 2018
Leader: William Manning
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 on this beautiful coastal photo tour.
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'll spend 2 overnights in Lincoln City, 2 overnights in Florence and 2 in Bandon. The will give us the advantage of exploring and photographing many more locations which are all uniquely different. 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 is some hiking involved, most are easy but there will be a day spent on the sand dunes which may be challenging but anyone in moderately good health should have no problem if you take your time. There may be a couple locations some may deem to be steep but if this is the case there are usually plenty of views along the road or trail 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. I have designed the daily schedule to allow some down time during the bad light during mid day. 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 three different overnight accommodations. Our first two nights will be spent in Lincoln City, Oregon giving us the opportunity to photograph the northern locations along the coast. Our third and fourth overnight will take place in Florence and fifth and sixth nights in Bandon. William Manning Photography/Photovian tours reserve the right to change hotel locations for any unforeseen reasons beyond our control.
Sand Dunes, Seastacks and Sunsets
September 8 - 14, 2018
Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrange arrival at Portland International Airport no later than 1 pm and departure no earlier than 1 pm
Participants: Min 4 - Max 8
Single Room Supplement add: $700.
• Lodging (Price is based on shared room)
• Airport pickup and drop off
• Transportation during tour
• Photographer / Guide
• Photo Critiques and Instruction
• Small Group Size
• Single Room Supplement
• Air transportation
- Tour and Workshop Policies
NOTE: I have had several requests from participants who would like to provide their own transportation. If you want to drive yourself during the tour you are welcome. Please call or email with this request and I will discount the transportation cost from the tour price.
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William Manning Photography
6396 Birchdale CT
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Photography Tour Policies
A deposit and a completed Travel Enrollment form will reserve a place for you on a William Manning Photo Tour. Payment can be made by via PayPal or check in US dollars. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure date unless otherwise noted.
II. Payment / Refund Policies
a. Photo tour fee includes airport pick-up, ground transportation during tour, lodging, instructor/guide fee and entry fees. All other expenses including meals and and unscheduled entry fees are the responsibilty of participant. Special fees may apply on certain tours, when this applies it will be listed with the tour information.
b. A $500 deposit is required at time of registration for domestic tours. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior photo tour date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of tour date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on tours: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $100 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to tour date. No refunds can be made if cancellation is made less than 29 days before tour date. William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance to cover your investment in case of emergencies or other unforeseen need to cancel within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before departure…full refund minus $100
• 59 days to 30 days before departure… 50% of trip
• 29 days or fewer before departure …no refund can be made
Photography Workshop Policies
Participants should know how laugh, ask questions and simply have fun. We don’t discriminate against beginners, just bring a camera along with it’s manual and the desire to learn in a fun and creative environment. If you wish to follow along on classroom techniques bring a laptop with RAW processing and image editing software. Laptops are not mandatory but will allow participants the opportunity to edit, prepare images to share and allow feedback from workshop leader. Film shooters are welcome but photo labs may be difficult to find. If film shooters would like feedback on your photography please bring transparencies or prints from a past project or photo shoot.
II. Workshop Itinerary
The following is a general itinerary but may vary from day to day and from workshop to workshop. Our first day is typically a meet and greet time along with a short introduction, Second day and thereafter – Photograph on location in early morning light and shoot throughout the morning hours. Break for brunch or lunch as a group and depending on time of year we may take a brief afternoon break. We’ll meet for classroom discussion (could be a meeting room or an outdoor location) on issues pertaining to our theme for the workshop and/or creative techniques. Group feedback is a wonderful way to learn and share. I strongly encourage participants to get involved in the group feedback session. Growth as a photographer and artist comes from listening to opinions from various points of view. The last morning we’ll end our workshop with a group breakfast and make our way back to airport and arrive around 12 noon unless other arrangements have been made. Lots of hands on instruction in the field with short group discussions of various topics dealing with situations, subjects, equipment, etc…
III. Payment / Refund Policies
a. The workshop fee includes workshop only. All other expenses including but not limited to meals, transportation, lodging and special entry fees are the responsibilty of participant.
b. A $300 deposit is required at time of registration for workshops. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior to workshop date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of workshop date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on workshops: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $50 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to workshop date. No refunds can be made if cancelllation is made less than 59 days before workshop date. Photovian and William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance if you feel there is any of a chance of cancellation within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before workshop date … full refund minus $50
• 59 days before workshop date … no refund can be made
We recommend you purchase travel insurance in case you must cancel due to illness, injury, accident, family or work related issues, etc. The company we recommend is Travel Guard (www.travelguard.com).
Please read and sign the Liability form enclosed with registration at link below.
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