A true bucket-list item for so many photographers, the coast of Oregon is simply stunning. With coastal mountains, silky sand dunes, rough and rocky shorelines, hidden tide pools, prominent light houses, cascading rivers and majestic sea stacks dotting the coastal landscape, this part of the country is a photographer's dream. Very few places impart such a sense of place like the Oregon coast.
Join Natural Connections for five days in a coastal photography paradise. Basing ourselves in Florence and Bandon, the workshop will cover the Newport area to Bandon. Your photos will represent an astonishing cross section of what the coast has to offer.
This workshop begins at 3pm Tues, Sept 26th and ends around 9am on Sunday, Oct 1st.
Cancellation: No refunds for cancellation will be issued after April 1, 2023 unless we have someone on the waitlist able to take your spot. (For this reason we STRONGLY suggest you consider obtaining travel insurance for the non-refundable portions of this trip.)
Additional Fee Notice: Some of the Oregon state parks charge a small entry fee per car. We will do some carpooling, but please be aware of these potential fees.
There are TWO hotels you will need to register for:
1) **Driftwood Shores Resort
88416 11st Ave.
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: (541) 902-6443
RATE $ 184/nite
Checking in Sept 26, 27 & 28, checking out the 29th (we start around 4 pm on the 26th, so if you want to come in the day prior, be sure to book the hotel for the 25th as well. It is part of the block. (If you wish for a less expensive room without the kitchenette, you can reserve something else without the codes below)
Group Code: 381636
(put in the above info and click 'check availability' and it will change the dates to the appropriate dates for the workshop)
Phone Reservations: 541-902-6443
Mention “Natural Connections Photo Group"
If you book by phone, be sure to tell the hotel you are with Natural Connections Photo Workshops to get the group rate. Cutoff for this rate is August 26, 2023.
2) **Best Western - Inn at Face Rock
3225 Beach Loop Drive
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: (541) 347-9441
GROUP RATE $238 per night
Book this hotel for Sept 29 & 30, checking out the 1st. Be sure to tell them you are with NATURAL CONNECTIONS PHOTO WORKSHOPS to get the discounted rate. NOTE: the workshop ends around 9am on the 1st. Please make your flight plans accordingly.
These rates are good if you book by August 25, 2023. After this date the rooms will be released to make room for other guests and future reservations will be subject to availability at the prevailing rates. NOTE: BE SURE TO TELL THEM YOU WANT A GROUND FLOOR ROOM.....THERE ARE NO ELEVATORS IN THIS HOTEL.
Portland International Airport (PDX)
7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218
Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG)
28801 Douglas Drive
Eugene, OR 97402
Major car rental companies are available at or near both airports. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop. We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles. We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and we must require participants to carpool to these locations anyway.
FOR THIS WORKSHOP:
Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography. If you are not familiar with this filter, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop. Also, a 3-stop or variable neutral density filter may be of use on the workshop as well.
Climate - Oregon's coastal temperature is fairly stable. The temperatures will generally range from 50-60 degrees on this workshop. Pack layers and wind/rain restistant outerwear for this trip. It can get REALLY windy.
Weather – This workshop could involve different shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera and good sturdy footwear.
The last date to cancel for this workshop is May 1, 2023 to receive a refund unless we can find someone to fill your spot.
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