Washington Coast October 11-17, 2022


Tuition: $1895
Deposit: $300
Dates: October 11-17, 2022
Type of Excursion: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Duration: 7 days
Group Size Min: 8 Max: 12

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

  • Instruction, image review & feedback
  • Accommodation
  • On-site transportation
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Admission to sites on itinerary
  • Mike’s Book: The Ecology of Photography: Senses &

  • Transportation to/from home and gateway city
    of Seattle, Washington (Forks, WA, 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 coast of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest is the longest undeveloped coastline in the United States. The rugged, rocky shore exposes the remnants of the ancient North American coastline as ragged sea stacks that have withstood millennia of the relentless pounding of storms thrown at it from the Pacific Ocean. One of the largest and last remaining temperate rainforests in the world, with its lush green canopy of giant Sitka spruce and Western hemlock, takes you back in time with a bit of a Primordial essence.

Join your workshop leaders, Mike Shipman and Lalit Deshmukh, for five full days exploring the area, including Sol Duc Falls, Hoh Rainforest, and the beaches; Second, Rialto, Ruby, etc. There will be plenty of time at each location to fully explore and experiment. Our workshops are conducted at a ‘photographer’s pace’ to allow for as much immersion into the environment as possible, using our senses and perception along with camera technique to make better photographs and to both experience as well as photograph amazing landscapes, abstracts, and intimate nature imagery. At most locations we’ll have plenty of time to explore and find hidden gems and hopefully capture some brilliant sunsets. Some trails to the beaches and within the rainforest are moderately steep to steep and footing is uneven, sandy, and/or slick both on trails and beaches (rocks). You should be able to negotiate this type of terrain to get the most from this trip.

The nearest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA), a roughly four-hour drive to our base in Forks, WA.

If you have questions, please contact me prior to registering for this trip.

There is a minimum of 8 for this workshop and a maximum of 12.