Dramatic Coastlines, Sea Stacks, and Sand Dunes
May 9–15, 2022
Oregon boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world with rugged headlands, sandy beaches, hidden coves, majestic sea stacks, and rolling sand dunes. On the southern Oregon coast, forest meets the sea, and small harbor towns with histories of logging and fishing now offer accommodation for visitors without giving up their local charm.
Join Muench Workshops pros Greg Vaughn and Talor Stone to capture the magic and mystery of this diverse and very photogenic landscape. Our May workshop is scheduled for prime conditions on the sandy beaches and the best time of year for spectacular sunsets.
You will learn how to capture the movement of ocean waves in various forms, use neutral density filters to compose dreamy long exposure photography, and how to make compelling compositions. We will spend time exploring driftwood-strewn beaches, rocky shores, picturesque lighthouses, and little-known coves with dramatic sea stacks. Pack your rubber boots for crossing creeks, standing in the swirling surf, and capturing the beautiful marine life in tide pools.
As always, we’ve reserved plenty of time for our signature image reviews and post-processing instruction. You’ll learn new methods of improving the images you capture and how to express your personal vision better.
No matter your expertise in photography, this workshop will take your photography to the next level. Connect with nature and have a great time with leaders that are dedicated to giving you an outstanding experience.
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
May 9, 2022: Meet at our hotel in Eugene, Oregon, for dinner and discussion.
May 10, 2022: Depart early for Coos Bay. You will visit the dramatic Cape Arago for sunset and sunrise the following morning.
May 11–12, 2022: After sunrise at Cape Arago, we’ll drive to Bandon Beach. There are multiple locations to photograph and explore near Bandon, including the Coquille River Light. After a sunrise photography session on Bandon Beach, breakfast, then image review in our private meeting space. This gives us maximum flexibility to take advantage of the conditions.
May 13–14, 2022: The Oregon coast near Brookings is one of the more stunning regions in all of the West coast. We will have ample time to explore some of Greg’s favorite locations and at the best times. Plan on spending time near the sea stacks and extensive sandy beaches.
May 15, 2022: Following another incredible sunrise on the Oregon Coast near Brookings, we’ll have our last breakfast together before heading back to Eugene.
Moderate: You can handle two hikes, each 1.5 miles total, on uneven ground with 250′ of elevation change.
Arrive Eugene Airport (EUG), Eugene, Oregon before 4:00 PM on May 9, 2022. Flights out can be made after 5:00 PM on May 15, 2022.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $900 supplement.
- All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop
- All transportation during the workshop
- Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides
- Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction
- Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!
- Travel to and from Eugene, Oregon.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $900 supplement.
“Talor is an excellent photographer, there to help us learn in any way needed. She is attentive, supportive and also clearly cares about the people she's there to help. She's a real joy to have as a professional and a workshop mate throughout the days there. ”