Deposit for Bandon, Oregon May 4th-6th

Deposit for Bandon, Oregon May 4th-6th

Regular price $300.00 Sale

This workshop is currently waitlisted. You are encouraged to email to get on the waitlist as we work to open a few more spots. We’ll take waitlisters in the order received. Thanks! 


I'm excited to announce this 3-day May workshop on Oregon's wild southern coast. In this small, 10-person photo adventure we'll split time between the classroom and field honing your photographic skills and creative vision through training, shooting, editing and critiques.

Bandon has it all. A small historic coast town with good food and lodging and, most importantly, a dazzling array of interesting sea stacks and rock formations jutting out of the surf right in the heart of the town. It’s a true compositional playground. Two historic lighthouses are within easy range: one right in Bandon at the mouth of the Coquille River and the other just to the south at Cape Blanco. On the north edge of town, the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge provides ample opportunity to photograph birds and wildlife. 

Our base of operations and classroom will be the Inn at Face Rock. Price does not include travel, food or lodging. We have many great options for affordable lodging, but as always, the earlier you book the better.

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, lodging options and more. 



Planned Course Schedule:

Friday May 4th (9am start time is the default)

Meet n' greet

Course “Bandon as a Location, Light and Weather Forecast”

Course “The Scene: Things to Think About Without a Camera”


Student portfolio reviews/critique

Cape Blanco and Secret Beach

Scouting & evening shoot in Bandon


Saturday Day 2:

Sunrise at Face Rock

Course “The Exposure: Working with Your Gear to Get it Right”

Course “RAW Processing” Demo and Interactive


Student day one image reviews

Coquille Head and Wildlife Refuge

Scouting & sunset shoot in Bandon

Stars and Light-painting


Sunday Day 3:

Sunrise at class location choice

Course “The Image: Combining Vision, Composition, and Exposure to Tell Stories”

Course "Finish Editing: Demo and Interactive”

Course “Developing Your Own Creative Vision”


Student day two image reviews

Evening shoot at class location choice

Stars and Light Painting

Additional Details 

  • Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60-days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.

  • All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 30-days prior to the first day of the workshop (April 4th). Workshop payments are 50% refundable from 14-29 days prior to the first day of the workshop (April 5th- April 20th). Any cancellation within 14-days is non-refundable.

  • Transportation:

    • Bandon is 35 minutes from The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend which has daily flights from Denver and San Francisco. It is 2.5 hours from Eugene (EUG), 3 hours from Medford (MFR) and 4.5 hours from Portland (PDX).

    • Those interested in carpooling to Bandon should email me.

    • You are responsible for getting to the Inn at Face Rock in Bandon each day, but I will be driving my 12 Passenger Mercedes Sprinter van from our classroom to locations and all participants are encouraged to ride along.


Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, lodging options and more.