Oregon Coast Workshop, August 28-31, 2023

Oregon Coast Workshop, August 28-31, 2023

Regular price $900.00 Sale

Total fee: $1,995. A remaining balance invoice will be sent on request or ~90 days from start of workshop.

There’s nothing like a photo adventure on Oregon’s wild and scenic coast. This location has something for every photographic style and taste. In this workshop, we’ll spend time both in the classroom and in the field, honing your photographic skills and creative vision through training, shooting, editing and daily photo critiques.

Our home base will be in Newport, a classic harbor town right in the heart of Oregon’s spectacular coastline. From coastal landscapes and fishing fleet culture to wildlife and forest streams, this part of the Pacific Northwest’s coast is teeming with a diverse array of visual stories to tell. This workshop’s focus will be on developing your skills to better tell those stories. 

For this workshop, I’ll be joined with my friends Rick LePage and CJ Glynn, who will be helping me teach and lead participants during the workshop. Both are awesome photographers and instructors in their own right, and their presence gives us an ideal 4:1 student to instructor ratio.

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.

Planned Course Schedule

Each day we will have student image reviews/critiques of images taken the day before. In addition to field-based instruction, we’ll have scheduled classroom time in the middle of most days for post-processing demos, additional instruction and Q&A. 


Day 1: Monday, August 28 (NINE AM START TIME)

Meet and greet in the classroom.
Overview: “Newport as a location, and the week’s light & weather forecast”
Student portfolio reviews
Sunset shoot at Yaquina Head lighthouse.

Day 2: Tuesday, August 29
Sunrise at Yaquina Bay Bridge
Open editing session and Q&A
Drive and shoots at Cape Perpetua, Thor’s Well, and Heceta Head

Day 3: Wednesday, August 30
Sunrise at Newport fishing docks and sea lions
Open editing session and Q&A
Student day two image reviews
Evening shoot at nesting bird sanctuary near
Yaquina Head lighthouse

Day 4: Thursday, August 31

Sunrise shoot with the full moon setting over the ocean
Morning at the Newport Aquarium
Student day three image reviews
Explore Newport as a town
Evening shoot with supermoon rising, with longlens view of lighthouse, followed by closing dinner 

What to Bring

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.


There are two airports that will get you close to Newport and the coast. Portland International(PDX) is the largest, and is approximately 2.5 hours from Newport by car. Eugene Airport(EUG), home of the University of Oregon, is closer to Newport: about two hours by car. It will be easiest if you can rent a car to get to the workshop, but we will be happy to work with the group to see if there are carpooling opportunities for small groups of participants. (We’ll be on the coast scouting well in advance of the workshop, and won’t be able to transport folks from Portland.)

During the workshop, we will utilize my 12-passenger Sprinter van, El Jefe, and an additional van to access photo locations along the coast.

Our Classroom and Lodging

Newport is a relatively small town, with quite a few hotels and short-term rental properties. Our classroom will be in a short-term rental close to the center of town; as the workshop gets closer, we’ll provide the address.

There are plenty of hotels in the town with a wide range of prices (PDF) 

Payment Terms 

The Oregon Coast workshop is priced at $1995, which includes four days of field and classroom instruction. Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 90 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.

All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you cancel anywhere from 59 to 30 days prior to the workshop, we will make every effort to find a replacement. If we can fill your spot, 90% of your workshop fee will be refunded; if we cannot find a replacement, we will refund 50% of your workshop fee. Any cancellation within 30 days is non-refundable. Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.