Oregon Coast

Join Kevin McNeal and Cody Wilson as they photograph their favorite locations along the Central and Southern Oregon Coast
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Along the Pacific Coast with

KEVIN MCNEAL & CODY WILSON

  • Price: $995

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Maximum Guests: 8

  • Dates: April 12 to April 17, 2019

  • Location: Central and Southern Oregon Coast

ABOUT

The Oregon Coast is one of the most spectacular coastline seascapes. Home to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon coast is a stretch of endless beaches and photogenic haystacks. Each beach along the coast is unique in its elements and shape. It has a mystery and power about it that is hard to describe and can only be captured through the lens of a camera. With historical lighthouses and places of interest along the coast, the sites are endless. On this six-day photo tour we will explore some of the most unique seascapes on this planet. We will begin our journey in the town of Bandon, Oregon where we will be within walking distance of the iconic Bandon Beach State Park. Throughout the next six days we will photograph a variety of subjects and elements along the southern Oregon coast where will learn to convey mood in the scenes and capture the power of the ocean.

Instructor

Kevin McNeal

Kevin McNeal is a Washington St. photographer focusing on grand colorful landscapes that reflect the most unique places on earth. Capturing moments of magic light and transferring this to print, images behold a combination of perseverance, patience, and dedication to capture the images in ways unseen before. The stories of how these images are rendered come across in the feelings the images convey. Traveling all over North America with his wife by his side, shooting diverse landscapes and finding remote places to bring the message to the public that this Earth is worth saving.

Kevin's award-winning images can be seen in galleries and showings across the United States.  Kevin was recently selected to the Art Wolfe Art Gallery for the Environmental Photography Invitational.  Additionally, Kevin was the grand winner of the Landscape category for the Natures Best Magazine and was selected for the Smithsonian National Museum of History in Washington D.C..

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Instructor

Cody Wilson

Cody is a published photographer, travel author and guide for multiple workshop companies.  His love for photography has taken him on journeys across the world. Cody shares a love for the artistic side of photography and isn't afraid to spend hours post-processing to achieve a desired final result.

Cody actively contributes to various photographic communities, makes videos and interacts with anyone willing to inquire on Instagram. Cody purchased his first drone in 2015.

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Join Now

SIgn up now to reserve your spot on the tour!

Additional information including transportation, clothing recommendations, insurance, etc. will be provided upon signup. Your deposit is 97% refundable until December 31, 2018 at which time full payment is due. Total price is $995.

LOGISTICS

The workshop will start on a Friday afternoon where we will meet in the afternoon for a presentation of what one can expect to see in the upcoming days in the workshop. We will then go for dinner at a restaurant in close proximity to the accommodations.

For the next six days we will be shooting sunrise and sunset from a variety of locations including lighthouses, haystack beaches, and lesser-known beaches along the Southern Oregon Coast. During the day we will be going over post processing as well as critique sessions. There will also be a few hours during the day to rest and download your images.

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TRANSPORTATION

Most people flying to Oregon for this workshop will find flying into Portland to be the best choice, others will find flying to Eugene to be preferable. Please investigate the various options to arrive at one that best suits your needs. Do consider that at the beginning of the workshop under normal driving conditions the drive from Portland to Bandon is about 4.75 hours while the drive from Eugene to Bandon is about 2.75 hours, Manzanita to Portland is about 2 hours, Manzanita to Eugene is about 3.25 hours.

Driving Conditions: Driving conditions will consist of paved roads. When possible during the workshop we prefer that participant’s car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Shooting Destinations

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    Rocky Shorelines

    Great for long exposures and creative shooters

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    Lovely Lighthouses

    Southern Oregon is home to beautiful, well-kept light houses. We'll visit at least three.

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    Blow Holes

    Carved features demonstrating the power of the Pacific.

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    Secret Beaches

    Tucked behind beautiful forests, we'll be in remote beaches away from crowds.

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    Towering Sea Stacks

    Capture eroding coastline jutting out of the ocean's depths.

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    Lively Tide-Pools

    Whether in the reflection or a star fish hidden in the depths, Oregon tide pools are photogenic gold mines

Gear

DRONE

A drone capable of reaching heights of 400 feet

DSLR

DSLR or other Interchangeable Lens Camera (Mirrorless) 

LENSES

As many as you feel comfortable carrying.  We will have potential for wide, mid and telephoto lenses.

TRIPOD

A tall sturdy tripod for low-light photography.

FILTERS

Polarizing and neutral density filters recommended!

LAPTOP

Bring a laptop if you'd like to backup photos and take notes during processing sessions.

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Skill Level

This workshop is ideal of all types of photographers from beginners to advanced levels and everything in between. Throughout the workshop the instructors will be able to identify each participants skill level and work with the individual based on their needs and level. The Oregon Coast offers so much in terms of scenery and landscape that everyone no matter what level you are as a photographer will enjoy

Fitness Level

This workshop is ideal of all types of photographers from beginners to advanced levels and everything in between. Throughout the workshop the instructors will be able to identify each participants skill level and work with the individual based on their needs and level. The Oregon Coast offers so much in terms of scenery and landscape that everyone no matter what level you are as a photographer will enjoy

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Clothing

When it comes to clothing, bring lots of layers. The Oregon Coast can be very cold in the morning and then get warm later in the day. Our best advice is to layer so that one can adjust to the changing temperature. 

Gloves – Thin layer gloves that allow you to still control your camera will they are on. Look for the gloves that have the tip adhesives that make mobility easy for fine tune camera movements

Extra Shoes and Socks – You will definitely need these as it can be very uncomfortable to go somewhere after in wet socks (bring them with you in the car)

Rain Gear – it rains a lot on the Oregon Coast so don’t skip on this one. Also Rain Pants is important.

Camera Rain Gear – Make sure your camera bg has some outside rain gear you can slip on just in case

Hiking Boots Or Waders (Can Pick Them Up At Costco or Cabellas)

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How much is the trip?

The total cost is $995 with no lodging or transportation. For an additional $600, we will reserve a room for you for the duration of the workshop.

Is my deposit refundable?

An initial deposit of $250 will reserve your spot for the trip in April. The remaining balance will be collected by the end of February 2019.

If you cancel your reservation before February 28, 2019, we will release 97% of your initial deposit.  We would refund 100% but 3% is lost to credit card processing.

After February 28, 2019, any cancellation will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.  After March 15, 2019, we cannot offer a refund unless we fill your spot on the tour.

What is included?

  • All photographic instruction, including in-field compositional instruction and post-processing
  • A small group setting where you'll always have access to the professional leader.
  • All park fees and required permits
  • Terrible jokes
  • Instagram likes
  • Group and/or one-on-one image critique sessions.
  • Classroom discussion and critique sessions

What is not included?

  • While there are some great meals to be had in these small towns, and we’ll be happy to eat together as a group, food is not included in the price of the tour.  You absolutely do not have to feel like you must eat with us.
  • Gear
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Flights or transportation to our starting location 

“Cody is a fantastic photographer who is very knowledgeable, easy-going, enthusiastic and lots of fun to be with. I enjoyed my time with him a lot. He knew where to be positioned to get the best shots given the light and he gave me some wonderful advice about creating some interesting compositions.”

Bob Sacramento

“Thanks again for the session. Your work is excellent and your teaching style is awesome as well - usually talented people aren't so humble and laid back - I really learned a lot.”

Richard Taylor

“A workshop of this duration isn’t easy to coordinate, let alone make everyone happy all the time. But, I think they did just that even having a range of skill levels in the group. Each of us came back with new skills, many stories and personal experiences and made new friends in the process. The locations and timing were perfect even accounting for the real-time juggling of the schedule, weather, moonrise, to make parameters the best for optimum shooting conditions. This workshop went non-stop and I feel a very good value and excellent experience.”

Kevin Mitchell

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