Oregon Coast Photography Workshop-Spring  2022

Join Steven Michael and Brian Chambers for three days of landscape photography on the spectacular northern  Oregon coast.  The workshop begins 5pm on Friday May 13th, 2022 and will end late morning on Sunday May 15th, 2022.   The cost of the workshop is only $895. This will be your chance to explore the amazing Oregon coast with Steven Michael. Steven has lived and photographed full time on the Oregon coast for over 20 years!  All participants will get plenty of one on one teaching time with Brian and Steven to help take your photography to the next level.       

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Itinerary- The workshop will be centered in beautiful Cannon Beach, OR and the exact itinerary will be decided depending on weather conditions and the interest of the students.  Steven has extensive experience with photographing every corner of the Oregon coast so will use his local knowledge to help us decide the optimal locations.  Generally we try to photograph sunrise and sunset every day and have a full day of photographic adventure and exploration.  The area has a amazing variety of photographic subjects including sea stacks,  crashing waves, ship wrecks, lighthouses, waterfalls and amazing vistas. We will decide the exact locations depending on the conditions to optimize our chance to get the best images.

Possible itinerary- Friday- meet at the Tolovana Inn to become acquainted, sign paper work, set up communication (group text).  After this we will head out to shoot the sea stacks and beach during golden and blue hour.  Saturday we will  get up early to shoot a ship wreck at sunrise with the full moon setting behind.  After a break and depending on conditions consider a drive to capture wave action and a light house or perhaps a water fall (or both).  Sunday morning get up early to shoot the haystacks at sunrise with the moon setting behind.  Depending on interest and weather Brian will be available to discuss post processing in Lightroom, advanced techniques such as focus stacking, night photography etc.  

What is included- The price of $895 includes all instruction and guiding to the locations only.   Class size will be limited to 8 students to allow for plenty of one on one time with the two photographer guides. Brian's wife Kelly will also be attending and helping in all aspects of logistics and organization. 

What is not included-  Lodging, Transportation, meals, drinks, any day use or parking passes.  Attendees are welcome to carpool and share rooms if they desire. 

Requirements-  Any level photographer is welcome to attend. We will not be doing any extended hikes, however you should be comfortable walking one or two miles a day.  The amount of hiking will be tailored to the group fitness and interest level.  Oregon coast terrain is variable including sand, uneven ground and unstable/slippery surfaces. The Oregon coast can be a dangerous place with sneaker waves, killer logs and cliffs and students are responsible for their own safety at all times.  Please contact Brian with any questions or concerns.

 

Hotel-  Cannon Beach has a huge variety of hotels, air B and Bs, and campgrounds.  Students will be responsible for finding accommodations that match their budget and priorities.  Rooms can fill quickly on the coast and you are advised to book early!  Brian and Steven will be staying at the Tolovona Inn and that will be our meeting location.  There is a discount available if you mention you are with our group.

Cancellation Policy-  Brian reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of extreme or unsafe conditions such as fire, pandemic, illness of instructors or with three or fewer registrations. In this event you will get a full refund. Attendees who cancel 45 days prior to the workshop may receive a 75% refund of their fees if we are able to fill their spot. 

About us-

 

Steven Michael: Steven has been a resident of the  Oregon coast since 1975 and has been a full time professional photographer since 1998. He has been featured on the OPB show, Oregon Field Guide, showcasing the Shore Acres Waves. He has been publish in various magazines, brochures and billboards. He is also a published children's book author and illustrator. When not out photographing, Steven is home painting mandala designs on rocks, or writing educational blogs centered around earth science and pioneer cemeteries. The rest of his time is spent outdoors exploring with his dog. Steven is among the most knowledgeable and experienced photographers on the Oregon Coast.

Brian Chambers:  Brian has been living  full time and photographing in the Columbia River Gorge since 1997.  He is a member of one of the premier art galleries in Hood River (301 gallery) and has been published in several magazines and has been teaching photography classes and workshops in the Columbia River Gorge for several years.  When not out photographing, he is a part time Veterinarian, home remodeler and spends as much time as possible outside in nature enjoying the beauty of Oregon.

Testimonials- 

"Wanna shout out and say a HUGE thank you for wonderful presentation.  The group absolutely loved, loved, loved it!!"  Noel

"I thought you were the best instructor ever." Lois

"I highly recommend any course run by Brian and Steve. I took their 2.5 day course in Bandon in 2021 and it was excellent. I had taken a 6 day course run by another company earlier in the year. In Brian and Steve's course they were there to teach you new techniques and help you resolve any problems you were having. In the other course the instructor was just a tour guide and did very little teaching. If you are looking for someone to be right there helping you improve your photographic skills, then any course taught by Brian and Steve is for you. The course I took with Brian and Steve was thoroughly enjoyable and I met some really nice people." Marvin

"The Bandon Coast Workshop was an awesome experience led by two very experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining photographers. Brian Chambers and Steven Michael took us to amazing sites and worked with each of the workshop participants so that we got the best shots. I appreciated their flexibility on selecting our sites and how long we stayed at each place. I never felt rushed throughout the weekend. I highly recommend any workshop these two offer. You will definitively come away with numerous photographs that you would be to frame and hang on your wall."  Pat

 "If you have a passion to become a better landscape photographer, enrolling in one of Brian Chambers photo workshops you won’t be disappointed. The personal attention one receives from his three person team is unparalleled! Brian also has over twenty years living in the Hood River Oregon area, so he knows all the good spots to go to get a great shot; even some secret locations not to disclose to maintain the natural beauty of the area. The level of caring and attention a student receives was amazing. Thanks Brian!" Marc