Workshop: Oregon Coast Treasures
October 7, 2021 - October 12, 2021
Our journey begins with photographing the magnificent fall color at the Portland Japanese Garden the first session, and then Multnomah Falls the following morning. The rest of the trip is exploring the glorious Oregon coastline riding in two luxury SUVs. The beaches are home to bonsai-like trees on sea stacks with reflective sandy beaches, geologic wonders, and working lighthouses—places that enliven your soul as you craft each new composition.
Thursday, October 7. Our workshop starts with an afternoon meet and greet at the hotel in Portland. Our first photo session is planned for the afternoon, and we load into luxury SUVs for a short drive to the Portland Japanese Garden. Here, a riot of fall color harmonizes perfectly with the Zen stillness. Gently moving water and reflections in the large pools set your mind free, inviting you to be creative. Sunset captures Portland city lights with Mount Hood on the horizon. Dinner at a famous craft brewery ends our day.
Friday, October 8. Rise and shine for a journey out to the majestic Multnomah Falls. It’s the tallest falls in Oregon. Visualize a ribbon of water cascading to an elevated pool. There sits a graceful little footbridge. Then, another plunge of falling water splashes into a lower pool. Autumn colors drape the cliffs, while slow shutter speeds make the falls look magical.
We drive to the coast to photograph the vast ocean meeting the shoreline. Our afternoon session sets up on sandy bluffs and overlooks. Then, the sunset session finds us walking the shoreline catching reflections of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach.
Saturday, October 9. Welcome to a day of variety and excitement. A trip to the coast wouldn’t be complete with finding a glass float along the beach OR making your own. We’ll stop at Lincoln City Glass Center where each student can blow glass and make their own float. We’ll enjoy a seafood lunch. Then, head for our sunset shoot at the Heceta Lighthouse. En route, you’ll photograph more lighthouses and a geologic wonder tucked into the surf called Thor’s Well.
Monday, October 11. A short hike at the break of dawn takes us down to a hidden beach for sunrise. The surf cascades through a tunnel in the rocks on one end of the beach. An overlook on the other end showcases sandy beaches with large breaking waves curving northward. A mid-day Lightroom/Photoshop session is followed by another spectacular sunset session on the coast.
Tuesday, October 12. Our final sunrise photo shoot of the trip! Here’s the chance to utilize everything you’ve been learning. You’ll be in-tune with your creativity and equipment cumulating from all our daily photo sessions. On our drive back to Portland, we will stop to photograph a nostalgic covered bridge. Our farewell dinner in Portland will end the workshop with clinking glasses and cheers for next year.
Limited to 8 participants
Deposit payment can be made on the registration form with PayPal or you can send a personal check via US Mail. Deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot.
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- Price covers:
- All accommodations throughout the workshop
- All transportation in two large luxury SUVs
- All entrance fees and permits
- Breakfasts are included
- Accommodations: All rooms are shared and include two queen beds. For a single-occupancy room add $375.
- Cancellations: We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Payment is only refundable from us under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
- Full payment:
- Due by August 15, 2021.
Larry Lindahl is a professional photographer who grew up in the Seattle area, the heart of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Arizona, working with magazines and book publishers for over 30 years. For the past eight years, he has led photo workshops at Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, Monument Valley, and Sedona. He has completed six photography books and his work is published by international magazines. Client list: Condé Nast Traveler, Der Spiegel, Outdoor Photographer, Arizona Highways, and Los Angeles Magazine. Larry is based in Sedona, his home for over 25 years.
Nicole Robinson is an award-winning fine art photographer from picturesque Charleston, South Carolina. She is a self-taught photographer working with film in the late eighties to transitioning to digital in 2008. Her recent practice has been to capture in camera, light, and motion with slow shutter speed, long exposures and intentional blur in everyday elements. She creates expressive images of the enduring beauty in ordinary places. Nicole works with a local charity to bring photography to local children and has hosted classes and workshops in the Carolinas in years past.
Larry is a certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).