All skill levels are welcome.
Users of all types of cameras may attend. However, digital SLR cameras are preferred for their ability to provide immediate feedback and instant access to the images. Without one, you will not be able to take full advantage of this workshop.
You are new to photography and have so many questions you're not even sure where to start. You are not comfortable with your camera. You're not sure what makes some photographs look great and others not so great. You're looking to the instructor to help bring some order to the confusion and set you on a path.
You can find your way around the camera, but there are features you don't understand or know how to use. You don't feel that you can adequately capture what you see. You're hoping that the instructor can give you guidance on the when and how of using specific camera features, while also helping you to understand how to compose a good photograph.
You feel pretty comfortable with most of your camera features, although you may have questions about some of the details. You've taken some photos that you're quite pleased with. You are mostly looking to the instructor for new ideas and constructive help with your compositions.
You know how and when to use your camera features. You are pleased with many of your images. You might be looking to work in some new locations. Or maybe you’d like to tap the energy of a group of talented people to add to your creative toolbox.
A basic understanding of digital workflow and some working knowledge of Lightroom, Photoshop or other RAW processing software will be helpful.
Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible — most near roads or within a short walk — some moderate hiking may be required. Participants must be in good physical shape and able to climb and descend moderate inclines. The coastlines and creek beds are often uneven, with slippery rocks. We’ll avoid dangerous terrain, but as with all outdoor pursuits, some risk is inherent; all participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop.
10 participants max.
$1295 tuition only.
Tuition includes guiding and instruction only. Lodging, meals, travel arrangements and expenses, park entrance fees, and any other expenses are all the responsibility of the participants.
Deposit of $250 required at time of registration. Deadline for early registration discount is February 21. Click here for information on any other discounts that may be available.Click here to register online
The workshop begins Sunday, May 21st at 5pm in Gold Beach, Oregon and ends Friday, May 26th at noon at the Table Rock Motel in Bandon, Oregon.
Meet in the lobby of the Gold Beach Inn in Gold Beach, Oregon on Sunday, May 21st at 5pm.
The Gold Beach Inn is located at 29346 Ellensburg Ave in Gold
Beach, Oregon. For driving directions go to Google Maps.
The Table Rock Motel is located at 840 Beach Loop Drive in Bandon, Oregon. For driving directions go to Google Maps.
Meals are the responsibility of the participant and their cost is not included in the registration fee. Your leaders will work with the group to organize meal times and locations.
Lodging is the responsibility of the participant and is not
included in the registration fee.
Our workshop will be based out of two locations: the Gold Beach Inn in Gold Beach, Oregon and the Table Rock Motel in Bandon, Oregon. Participants may seek lodging elsewhere, but these lodgings will be our "base of operations” for the two areas. As they are popular, we recommend making lodging reservations as soon as you register. Make lodging reservations for Gold Beach for the nights of May 21st and 22nd, and for Bandon for the nights of May 23rd, 24th and 25th. Be sure to mention you’re with the Adirondack Photography Institute workshop. The Table Rock Motel is offering discount pricing for this event.
Contact info for the Gold Beach Inn:
Gold Beach Inn, 29346 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444, (541) 247-7091, www.goldbeachinn.com
Other lodging options in Gold Beach:
Pacific Reef Hotel, 29362 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444, (541) 247-6658, www.pacificreefhotel.com
Gold Beach Resort, 29232 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444, (541) 247-7066, www.gbresort.com
Azalea Lodge, 29481 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444, (541) 247-4455, www.azalealodge.biz
Contact info for the Table Rock Motel:
Table Rock Motel, 840 Beach Loop Drive, Bandon, Oregon 97411, (800) 457-9141, www.tablerockmotel.com
Other lodging options in Bandon:
Sunset Oceanfront Lodging - 1865 Beach Loop Drive, Bandon, Oregon 9741, 800-842-2407, www.sunsetmotel.com
Bandon Inn - 355 Highway 101, Bandon OR 97411, 541-347-4417, bandoninn.com
A Google search will provide more lodging options for each town.
Feel free to contact Mark or Joe with travel or other logistical questions:
Mark Bowie – (413) 442-9125, email@example.com
Joe LeFevre – (315) 343-8408, firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation to and from the workshop is the responsibility of the participant and the cost is not included in the registration fee. Rental cars are available at the airport. During the workshop, we will encourage carpooling when possible.
Note that the instructors are not allowed to provide transportation for participants during the event.
The adventure begins the very first day. After a welcoming
session covering the itinerary and a brief presentation on
photographing the Oregon coast, we’ll head out for a sunset,
twilight and night shoot. Depending on the weather, we plan to
photograph at sunrise, sunset, twilight and at night each day. If we
stay out late at night, sunrise shoots will be optional. Between
times we’ll have meals in town, do informal indoor sessions on field
and digital processing techniques, and critique participant images.
It’s a power-packed schedule, but we’ll be sure to allow time for
rest and relaxation so that everyone can get re-energized for
Sunrise is at about 5:45am, sunset at about 8:40pm. Moonrise varies between about 3:30am and 6am. Moonset varies between about 3:50pm and 8:45pm.
Here’s a general itinerary for our trip:
Day 1 – May 21st
•Participants gather at the Gold Beach Inn in Gold Beach, Oregon
•Introductory session on the region by Mark and Joe. Dinner together. Sunset, twilight, night field trip.
Day 2 – May 22nd
•Morning coastal shoot followed by breakfast.
•Field trip along the southern Oregon coast. Trips along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway may include the following state parks: Samuel Boardman, Port Orford Heads, Humbug Mt, Sisters Rock, Cape Sebastian, Pistol River and Harris Beach.
•Sunset, twilight, and night shoot along the coast.
Days 3, 4 & 5 – May 23rd, 24th, 25th
•Morning shoot at a coastal location followed by breakfast.
•Drive north to Bandon, with photographic excursions along the way. Bandon area trips may include visits to: Cape Blanco, Sunset and Shore Acres State Parks, Cape Arago and of course, Bandon Beach.
•Sunset, twilight, and night shoot along the coast.
Day 6 – May 26th
•Morning field trip followed by breakfast.
•Group critique and participant slideshow, workshop wrap-up. Finish in Bandon about 11am.
Note - The actual itinerary may vary considerably from this due to weather and other conditions that cannot be anticipated.
The program leader has provided additional information regarding your needs for this program. Click here to view or download that information. Please contact the leader directly with questions.