Dramatic Coastline, Crashing Waves, and Sea Stacks

Oregon’s 363 miles of coastline include desolate beaches, soaring sand dunes, towering limestone sea stacks, and busy harbors rife with fishing history. While tourism dominates the region in the summertime, by autumn the coast is returned to the locals and the crashing waves. 

Join Muench Workshops pros Greg Vaughn and Tom Kirkendall as we capture the drama of the changing season along the southern Oregon coast! On this photo workshop, you will learn how to capture the movement of water in various settings, how to use neutral density filters to create dreamy long exposure images, and how to look for compelling compositions among coastal sand dunes. We will spend time exploring beaches  strewn with driftwood and eroded rocks, and crossed by streams. Be sure to pack your rubber boots, because you'll be getting very well acquainted with the shoreline! If the weather permits, we'll also rise early for sunrise, and stay out late for night skies. And as always, we’ve reserved plenty of time for our signature image reviews and post-processing instruction in Adobe Lightroom.






October 10–16, 2020

Fitness Level:

Easy to moderate
short walks to access most locations

Your Pros:

Greg Vaughn
Tom Kirkendall


Open for Registration
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?