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Oregon’s Dream Coast

May 8-12, 2018

Plus May 13-14 at the Columbia River Gorge!

Only 1 Spot Left!



Cannon Beach, Cape Perpetua, Thors Well, Bandon Beach, Heceta Head, the landmarks on the Oregon Coast read like a litany of life-list locations.  The emerald coast is a landscape photographers paradise and we will soak upSunset Near Bandon as much of it as possible. Getting great landscape photographs requires careful planning and my preparation for the Dream Coast workshop required studying tide charts, sunrise/sunset times, and moonrise charts. Our visits to specific locations will be timed to get the most out of each location and be in the right place on the right day. Most days will begin prior to sunrise and end after sunset. There will be ample breaks for rest and image review but our primary focus will be to be in prime locations during prime light.

From lush green landscapes and shoreline, to grand vista sunsets and tide pools there is an endless supply of subjects and locations on the Oregon Dream Coast. Join me for a trip of a lifetime!


Working with participants individually in the field is the hallmark of our workshops and this workshop will be no different. Instruction will include: camera metering technique, composition, filtering for feeling and texture, how to select vantage points for vista landscapes, creating the intimate landscape, and much more.

Location:tidepool with coast

Our base of operations for the first night will be Coos Bay, Oregon. From here we will be conveniently located to explore Bandon Beach, Cape Sebastian, Otter Point, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Then we will move to Florence for two Nights where we are based for Heceta Head Lighthouse Cape Perpetua, and Thors Well, and several other spectacular locations.  After we have explored the southern and central coast we will move north for the remainder of our visit and base from the Rockaway area. From this location we will visit Fort Stevens State Park, Sunset Beach, Cannon Beach,  and Seal Rock.


This schedule is subject to change. Each day we will rise early and work late, there will be plenty of opportunity for breaks, naps, and rest. There will also be plenty of opportunity to capture stunning photographs. Specific locations and times are not given because each day’s itinerary will be determined by weather, light, and subject opportunity. We will do our best to time our visit to Thors Well at prime time–that is one hour prior to or just after high tide and at sunset.

We are committed to guiding photographers to awe-inspiring places, where they can create masterful photos.



(Includes the Columbia River Gorge two days after this workshop.)Shipwreck

Accommodations, meals, and transportation are not included in the workshop cost. Upon registration you will receive information about where you can make your hotel accommodations.

Class Size:

Maximum of 8

Please read our cancellation policy before registering.

Oregon Registration:


Balance is due 60 days prior to the workshop.
If you have any questions about your travel arrangements please feel free to contact us. If you are flying to this location I’d recommend flying into Portland Oregon as it will be more convenient to the Columbia River Gorge.

For more information call (218) 830-0767 or email

The Palouse; Mastering The Landscape:

Palouse sunriseThe above Oregon workshop is immediately followed by the Palouse workshop, it is designed to coincide with the Oregon Dream Coast Workshop: 4 days of incredible lush and rich rolling landscape. The Palouse; Mastering The Landscape Workshop runs May 15-18  with two days of travel prior to arriving at the Palouse. The two travel days will be spent stopping along the Columbia River Gorge to photograph numerous falls along that route. For more information about this workshop go to: The Palouse; Mastering The Landscape! You can sign up for either or both of these great trips.