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 six days in a coastal photography paradise. Basing ourselves in Florence and Bandon, the workshop will cover the Newport area to about an hour south of Bandon. Your photos will represent an astonishing cross section of what the coast has to offer.
This workshop begins at 5pm Saturday, Sept 18th and ends around noon on Thursday, Sept 23rd.
There are two hotels you will need to register for:
1) **Driftwood Shores Resort
88416 11st Ave.
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: (541) 902-6443
Checking in Sept, 18, 19, 20 checking out the 21st (we start around 5 pm on the 18th, so if you want to come in the day prior, be sure to book the hotel for the 17th as well.
Group Code: 330049
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 17, 2021.
2) **Best Western - Inn at Face Rock
3225 Beach Loop Drive
Bandon, OR 97411
Phone: (541) 347-9441
GROUP RATE TBD
Book this hotel for Tuesday (9/21) through Thursday (9/23) 3 nights (checking out Friday the 24th). NOTE: the workshop ends around noon on the 23rd. If you would like to fly out later that day you will not need to book the 3rd night.
These rates are good if you book by August 15, 2021. 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. Be SURE to contact the hotel at the number listed above and ask for the Natural Connections Photo Workshops group block. Also, be sure to tell them that you prefer 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 August 1st to receive a refund unless we can find someone to fill your spot.