PALOUSE EASTERN WASHINGTON DEADLINE: MAY 21, 2024

Central Oregon Coast Photo Tour

Thor's Well, Oregon

There are several reasons why the Oregon Coast is one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, and we explore them all on this incredible photography tour. We photograph dramatic seascapes, gorgeous vistas, beautiful beaches, stunning sea stacks, colorful tide pools, historic lighthouses, breathtaking sunsets, and some fantastic waterfalls, too. 

With only 6 spots available, you will improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography instruction, and enhance your digital workflow and editing skills with one-on-one post processing instruction. You will use various exposure techniques and filters and learn ways to improve your compositions. You will also do some focus stacking, Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), HDR processing, and image reviews, as well. Aside from the technical stuff, you will rest well in award-winning hotels, enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine, travel comfortably in private transportation, and have a ton of fun!

Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is a basic understanding of your DSLR, SLR, or mirrorless camera.

Physical Requirements
Participation requires that travelers be able to walk unassisted for two miles over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, and stairs and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.


ITINERARY  


Day 1 - Arrive in Portland / Ecola State Park / Hug Point / Cannon Beach / Seaside
We set out by private transfer from Portland, Oregon and travel to Seaside where we'll check into our first incredible hotel and have lunch.  Afterwards we head to Ecola State Park and capture the gorgeous vista high above the Pacific Ocean before traveling to Hug Point.  We'll photograph the stunning seascapes, then travel to Cannon Beach and spectacular Haystack Rock for sunset.  After shooting, we'll have a fantastic late dinner and return to our hotel.

Note: Please schedule flight arrival at Portland International Airport (PDX) no later than 12P.

Cannon Beach, Hug Point, Ecola State Park, Oregon

Day 2 - Neskowin / Proposal Rock / Lincoln City
After a casual breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer to Neskowin where we will have a late lunch / early dinner and explore the beach and scout best locations for sunset at Proposal Rock.  After shooting we'll travel to our next beautiful hotel in Lincoln City.

Proposal Rock, Oregon


Day 3 - 
Thor's Well / Heceta Head Lighthouse / Florence
After breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer down the coast to Heceta Head Lighthouse.  We'll shoot the historic lighthouse from multiple locations before traveling to world-famous Thor's Well where we'll explore and shoot throughout sunset.  After shooting, we'll check into our next hotel in Florence and have another great dinner.

Thor's Well, Heceta Head, Oregon

Day 4 - Sweet Creek Falls / Florence
After breakfast, editing images, and image reviews, we travel by private transfer to Sweet Creek Falls where we'll spend the afternoon photographing a series of beautiful waterfalls.  Along the way, we'll stop and photograph a rusty train bridge that spans the Siuslaw River.  After shooting, we'll travel to our hotel and have another great dinner.

Train Bridge, Sweet Creek Falls, Oregon

Day 5 - Depart Portland International Airport
After breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Portland International Airport (PDX) where you will catch your flight home.  

Note: P
lease schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.

Portland International Airport