Photo Safari Workshop at Bandon, Oregon

Duration:       6 days, May 31st through June 6th, 2020. We will meet on May 31st afternoon/evening at Bandon Inn.

Participants:        8 (eight) 

Skill Level:           All Levels 

Comfort:           Very Good

Getting there:  From Portland, OR, will be a 4 to 5 hour drive. From Eugene, OR, will be 3 to 3.5 hour drive. 

What is Included: 

Group and One-on-one coaching focusing on capturing the beauty of the area and post-processing in Lightroom. I have booked a suite where we can gather to download images, post processing, helping each other in producing wonderful images and critiquing. Lodging at the wonderful Bandon Inn with breakfast included. *The welcome dinner in Bandon and a lunch or dinner at Port Orford are included.

What is NOT included: 

Airfare to Oregon, auto rental to Bandon from Portland or Eugene or other means of transportation to Bandon. *Lunch and dinner will be on your own.

Brief description of Photo Safari: 

We will capture images of the amazing Oregon Coast, the rock formations/stacks at Bandon Beach, Face Rock Beach and a day trip to Cape Blanco Lighthouse. There are sea stars, anemones, sand patterns and tide pools at low tide. Another day trip towards Yachats to Thor’s Well and Cape Perpetua. It may be bright and sunny, grey and overcast or foggy due to the marine layer, no matter the weather, there will be plenty to photograph and see. Depending on the tides we may see a local labyrinth artist work on the beach. It is called “Circles in the Sand”.

Cost of attending Photo Safari Workshop Bandon, Oregon: 

US$2,900 per person as a single participant. US$2,650 per person sharing a room with another workshop participant. Introduce and bring a friend to this workshop to receive a discount. Early bird discount will apply if pay in full till January 3rd, 2020. US$1,000 to hold your spot. 

Information for the week of the workshop:

Here are my thoughts on what I hope for you during and after this workshop. Exploring a new way to look at things in your everyday lives, be it a warm and sunny day or a grey and cloudy day, you can get inspired to capture images that will fill your hearts with pride. Here is a typical daily schedule.

 ·       Sunrise shoots at Bandon Beach (2.5 miles from hotel), capturing tide pools, stacks, sea stars, anemones and more. Using ND filters for long exposures, polarizers to cut glare or not, shooting in color or black and white. If it is cloudy, we will shoot what the beach offers, using the same techniques. The “Circles in the Sand” artist may have an event at the beach, coinciding with the low tide.

·       Back to hotel for breakfast, coffee, tea about 8:30 to 9 am. Breakfast to go is also available (pre-order).

·       A break till 11 to noon to download your images from the morning, charge batteries etc.

·       Lunch (at the nearest town or pick up sandwiches along the hwy).

·       Head out to parks and surrounding areas, beaches, looking for patterns, sea life, Coquille River Lighthouse.

·       Back to hotel about 5-6pm. Dinner in Bandon at your choice of restaurants.

·       Sunset shoot at Bandon Beach and Face Rock Beach. Sun sets 8:50pm approximately. 

There are many areas to capture images, a day trip to Cape Blanco Lighthouse (south of Bandon), Umpqua River Lighthouse (north of Bandon), towards Yachats (north) for Thor’s Well and Cape Perpetua Overlook etc. The coast has endless possibilities. Lunches and dinners can be had at restaurants along the highway or in the towns that we visit or pass. For instance, The Crazy Norwegians or Griff’s on the Dock in Port Orford (google them).

Exact times to get out to capture images will only apply to sunrises and sunsets and will be decided on a daily basis. Other outing times will be flexible depending on our daily adventures.

The average temps in Bandon during June are 54F to 65F. Therefore, dress in layers for clothing, including water shoes/water sandals and/or wellies (water boots, its cumbersome). A hat and gloves may be helpful too.

We will be doing long exposures at sunrises and sunsets, thus ND filters and graded ND filters will be used. They can be used in other situations also, for example in the middle of the day capturing clouds streaming. A tripod will be necessary, keeping in mind that it will be in salt water and sandy beaches. May be smart not to bring your best tripod but a used one that you do not mind getting gritty sand in the legs. A cable release or a wireless remote will help. I will have all the necessary cords and things to be able to project on an HDTV to view your daily images. I will also have a 2TB external drive to store your files in case you need storage.

Please Contact me with questions.