Southern Oregon Coast (2017)
When and Where
When: September 22 (5:00 pm) - 26 (10:00 am), 2017
Where: Based out of Port Orford and Bandon, OR

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $795
Safe and secure registration through Eventbrite


Once your registration is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Included with your tuition:
  • Daily guided tours to all photography venues
  • Hands-on photography instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera in changing light conditions
  • Guidance and instruction on composition and depth of field
  • Guidance and instruction on exposure and focus
  • Post processing help and instruction
  • Written and digital copies of all presented materials

Itinerary (subject to change)

Friday, September 22
Workshop orientation - Port Orford (5:00 pm) and sunset photography
## Driving distance: less than 10 mi ##
Saturday, September 23
Lone Ranch Beach, Natural Bridges, Secret Beach, Myer's Beach, Otter Point, sunset photography, Milky Way photography
## Driving distance: 100 mi ##
Sunday, September 24
Battle Rock SP, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Blacklock Point, post processing session, Milky Way photography
## Driving distance: 50 mi ##
Monday, September 25
Devil's Kitchen, Cape Arago SP, Shore Acres SP, Sunset Cove, sunset photography, Milky Way photography
## Driving distance: 70 mi ##
Tuesday, September 26
Sunrise photography, workshop wrap-up (workshop ends at 10:00 am)
## Driving distance during workshop: 0 mi ##

Accommodations in Port Orford

(Sept 22, 23)

Battle Rock Motel
136 6th St.
Port Orford, OR 97465
(541) 332-7331
Castaway By The Sea
545 W. 5th St.
Port Orford, OR 97465
(541) 332-4502
Sea Crest Motel
44 Hwy 101 S.
Port Orford, OR 97465
(541) 332-3040

Accommodations in Bandon

(Sept 24, 25)

* Sunset Motel
1865 Beach Loop Rd
Bandon, OR 97498
(541) 347-2453

* Where Gregg will be staying
In Port Orford, the Battle Rock motel is clean, inexpensive and a great location for the workshop venues in Port Orford. Those looking for something a little more upscale might prefer Castaway By The Sea. The Sunset Motel in Bandon has many rooms to choose from. The original oceanfront rooms offer easy access to the beach.
About the Workshop
A very special workshop in a very spacial place. The southern Oregon coast features an abundance of amazing sea stacks from Brookings to Bandon.
In addition to sea stacks, this workshop will also visit some amazing venues for photography including Blacklock Point, Cape Blanco (the second farthest point west in the continental US), Cape Arago, Shore Acres, and Sunset Cove.
As an added bonus, I've planned this workshop during moonless nights when the Milky Way will be shining bright (sky conditions permitting). I will provide detailed instructions (written and in the field) on how to successfully photograph the stars.
You will learn to see more creatively through your camera, and how to use the camera as a tool. You will be given opportunities to experiment with composition, how to choose the right lens, and the importance how shutter speed and aperture affect an image and are used for creative effects. Most importantly, you will discover the different properties of natural light and how it affects your photographs.
NOTE: The hike to Blacklock point is tentative. It will require favorable weather trail and conditions (as of early July, the trail was dry). The hike to Secret beach is also tentative.

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of at least f/2.8 (required for astro photography)
  • Medium telephoto lens
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Circular polarizing filter
  • Headlamp or flashlight with red light option (required for astro photography)
  • Graduated neutral density filter(s) (1 and/or 2 stops)
  • Extra batteries and charger
  • Wet weather gear (rain coat and pants)
  • Rubber boots and trekking poles (for hike to Blacklock Point)
  • Plastic garbage bag to store muddy boots in
  • Wet weather protection for your camera/lens
  • Knee pads
  • Plastic trash bag to protect gear on the ground from sand, dirt, etc.
  • Food and drink (some meals will be in the field)
  • Lock for your gear (when left in car)
Physical Requirements
Overall physical requirements for this workshop is rated as MODERATE (depending on location). Access to Bandon Beach involves about 150 steps down to the beach. The hike to Blacklock Point is flat and fairly short (about 2 miles each way). The hike to Secret Beach is 3/4 mile each way and is steep and muddy in places. All other venues involve walking on flat beaches with some rocks and drift wood in places.

Personalized Experience

In order to provide each student tailored and individual attention, the workshop will be limited to 6 participants. A waiting list will be available.
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

About Port Orford and Bandon, OR

Port Orford is the oldest town on the Oregon Coast and the most westerly in the 48 states. It is a working fishing port, with an active - and talented - art community, and a great place for anyone who want to enjoy spectacular natural beauty without the crowds.
Bandon is a sleepy little town on the southern Oregon Coast. It is well known for its sea stacks and the world renown Bandon Dunes Golf Course. Most importantly, it is the ideal place for discovery and photography.

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a vast knowledge of landscape photography. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and has led several outings and workshops throughout the Northwest. I am also an instructor in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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