Dramatic Coastline, Crashing Waves, and Sea Stacks 

Capture the drama of the changing seasons of the southern Oregon coast during a time of year with few tourists and wild weather. On this photo workshop you will learn how to capture the movement of the crashing waves in various forms, how to use neutral density filters to compose dreamy long exposure photography, and compose within rolling coastal sand dunes. We will spend time exploring the fascinating beaches with drift wood, eroded rocks, and streams. If the weather permits we'll rise early and teach those willing the art of night photography, and how to use your cameras to capture pin point stars. We have reserved space for image reviews, where you will learn the craft and art of cropping, processing and editing in Adobe Lightroom. Pack your rubber boots, because you'll be spending some time out near the moving water over the large Oregon beaches. 






October 13–19, 2017

Fitness Level:

Easy to moderate
short walks to access most locations


Sold Out

Greg Vaughn is a terrific photographer, an outstanding teacher and a superlative guide. He ‘knows the territory’. It doesn’t matter if he ‘wrote the book’ for an area, as he did for both Oregon and Washington, or if he is going to a location for the first time. In either case, you can rest assured that he will be totally prepared in every way. He will know where to go and when to be there and have the light figured out. When I’m with Greg, I always have a great time, I always learn a lot about the craft of getting a great image—and I always come away with images I treasure. He is the quintessential pro.
— Steve Wood, Iceland '15, Death Valley '15, Alaska Yacht '16, Italy '16, Antarctica '17, Patagonia '17

Itinerary and General Information

October 13, 2017: Meet at our hotel in Eugene Oregon for dinner and discussion.

October 14, 2017: Depart early for Coos Bay. You will visit the dramatic Cape Areago for both sunset as well as possible sunrise the following morning. 

October 15–16, 2017: There are multiple locations to explore near Bandon, including the Oregon Dunes and the Coquille River Light. Sunrises at Bandon Beach, breakfast then image review with post processing lessons will be offered with the times flexible since we have our own space reserved. This gives us maximum flexibility to take advantage of the conditions.  

October 17–18, 2017: The Oregon coast near Brookings is one of the more stunning regions in all of the West coast. You 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 large sandy beaches. 

October 19, 2017: Checkout and early morning visit to the giant Redwoods just across the border in California. Drive back to Eugene for flights departing as early as 5:00 pm. 

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
  • All transportation during workshop 
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction
  • Fun, inspiration and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and from Eugene, Oregon. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Travel and trip cancelation insurance. Anything specifically not listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,000 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $2,500 will be due not later than July 1, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

This workshop is strictly limited to 8 guests, and sells out fast each year. If you have interest, don't delay, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Oregon! Got questions?