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
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
Please see our What to Bring page now for guidelines on packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.
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!