Central Oregon Coast March 21-28


Tuition: $1725
Deposit: $300
Dates: April 2-9, 2023
Type of Excursion: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Duration: 8 days
Group Size Min: 4 Max: 6

  • Landscape
  • Composition
  • Exploration, Personal Style, Vision & Awareness
  • Camera Operation
  • Exposure, Working with light
  • Workflow
  • Filters, Time Lapse, & Long Exposure

  • Instruction, image review & feedback
  • One-hour pre-workshop Zoom meet-n-greet & prep
  • Accommodation
  • On-site transportation
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Admission to sites on itinerary and necessary permits
  • Mike’s Book: The Ecology of Photography: Senses &

  • Transportation to/from home and gateway city
    of Depoe Bay, OR (final location TBA) (pickup at Portland airport by arrangement)
  • Alcoholic beverages and personal snacks
  • Personal items & expenses
  • Fees for activities not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)


Gift Card

The Oregon Coast is magnificent with its rocky coastline, brilliant sunrises and sunsets, lighthouses, tidepools, harbor boats, bridges, and coastal rainforest; the variety is nearly endless.

The workshop will be based in Newport or Depoe Bay, OR. Nearest airports are Portland and Eugene. Our accommodation will be a home rental with shared meals. From our base we will photograph in and around Depoe Bay, Yaquina Head and lighthouse, Yaquina harbor and bridge, Seal Rock, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua and Heceta Head lighthouse, among others. I’ll work with you to explore using your senses and perception along with camera technique to expand and improve technique and awareness to make better photographs. I’ll help you with composition, understanding the Exposure Equation, the best way to use the histogram, understanding white balance, using filters, as well as creative techniques like long exposure, time lapse, off-camera flash, and in-camera manipulations. The goal is for you to become more familiar with, and more skilled at, your own shooting preference, and to help you discover what that may be.

Transportation is available from Portland during mid-day on the 21st, if arrival schedules can be coordinated, otherwise participants will need to provide their own transportation to the workshop location. We’ll meet in the afternoon of March 21 for an afternoon and evening shoot. We’ll end in the early afternoon on the 28th for departures back to Portland or elsewhere.

Daily reviews of images in the field and assistance with camera operation, composition, and exposure as you work will be commonplace, as well as practice with long exposure, filter use (polarizer, neutral density, graduated neutral density, etc.), astrophotography – weather permitting, and all sorts of discussions about photography and art and stuff.

To get the most from this workshop you should be capable of hiking over uneven and sandy ground for distances of up to 2 miles round trip on easy to moderately-steep trails. We will be photographing in the mornings and evenings, but may occur all day depending on conditions.

A release form, gear list and other information will be mailed to you upon registration.