There are many reasons why the Oregon Coast is one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, and we explore them all on this incredible, all-inclusive photography tour. We photograph dramatic seascapes, gorgeous vistas, beautiful beaches, stunning sea stacks, colorful tide pools, historic lighthouses, breathtaking sunsets, and some incredible waterfalls, too.
With only 4 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, neutral density and graduated 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, and travel comfortably in private transportation.
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is a basic understanding of your DSLR, SLR, or mirrorless camera.
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. Travelers should be aware that heat and humidity could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.
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 above the ocean before traveling to Hug Point. We'll photograph the stunning seascapes before heading to 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.
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 incredible hotel in Lincoln City.
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.
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.
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: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.