Dramatic Coastline, Crashing Waves, and Sea Stacks

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 Tom Kirkendall to capture the magic and mystery of this diverse and very photogenic landscape. Our October workshop is scheduled to take advantage of the dramatic skies, spectacular sunsets, and crashing waves brought by the changing autumn weather.

On this photo workshop, you will learn how to capture the movement of ocean waves in various forms, how to 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 or NEOS overshoes 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.






October 10–16, 2020

Fitness Level:

Two hikes, each is 1.5 miles total, on uneven ground with 250' of elevation change. One way is in the dark.

Your Pros:

Greg Vaughn
Tom Kirkendall


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Limited to 8 Guests

Greg Vaughn was the best workshop leader in all of the Workshops that I have attended. He was so help and knowledgeable. My battery in my mouse went dead, there he was with a new battery. He even had an extra SD card in his pocket.
— Wendy Seagren, Redwoods In The Fog '17

Itinerary and General Information

October 10, 2020: Meet at our hotel in Eugene, Oregon for dinner and discussion.

October 11, 2020: We’ll depart early today for Coos Bay, with the goal of visiting dramatic Cape Areago for sunset.

October 12–13, 2020: There are multiple locations to photograph and explore near Bandon, including the Oregon Dunes and the Coquille River Lighthouse, and we’ll be sure to take in sunrise at Bandon Beach. Afternoons are reserved for image reviews.

October 14–15, 2020: The Oregon coast near Brookings is one of the more stunning regions along the US western seaboard. You will have ample time to explore some of Greg's favorite locations, with visits planned to coincide with best light. Highlights will include sea stacks and vast sandy beaches. 

October 16, 2020: This morning we’ll make an early visit to the giant Redwoods, just across the border in California. By afternoon, we’ll make our way back to Eugene. You may schedule your departing flights for any time today after 5:00 PM. 

What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop

Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)

  • All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop

  • All transportation during the workshop 

  • Photographic guiding and instruction from Greg Vaughn and Tom Kirkendall

  • Image reviews, post-processing sessions

  • 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 (recommended). Anything specifically not listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,500 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $2,495 will be due not later than July 1, 2020. 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 limited to 8 guests, and always sells out fast! Click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Oregon! Got questions?