Bandon and the Oregon Coast

March 18 - 22, 2021

Craig McCord and Jane Palmer will together lead  this special  photography workshop focusing on one of the most beautiful parts of the Oregon Pacific coast.  This workshop will offer dramatic photographic opportunities of pacific sea stacks, lighthouses, coves, tide pools, and harbors for which the area is well know.  This area of Oregon's coast where we will explore and photograph together is of the most favored among those photographers in pursuit of majestic images.
The workshop is open to all levels of photographers but will be limited in size to ensure the highest quality personal instruction tailored to the experience level and needs of each individual workshop participant.  Instruction will focus on assuring all gain the most from the photographic experience and come away with not only some memorable images but with refined techniques and tips to help take your photographic skills to the next level. Discussions and in-field assistance will focus on dynamic composition techniques, how to work a scene, histograms and exposure, metering, making panoramas, long exposure techniques and more.


During down time there will be at least one image review and critique session, as well as some opportunity to gain assistance in the post process workflow in Light Room and Photoshop CC. The latter is geared toward introducing the less experienced to a more disciplined post capture workflow process.
We will begin with our arrival on March 18th, basing out of the Bandon Inn overlooking Old Town Bandon.  We will conduct an intensive shooting schedule during the workshop focusing in part on the Wizard Hat, the Howling Dog, Face Rock, The Kittens, Elephant Rock, the Coquille River Lighthouse, the Bandon Marina and more.  On March 20th, we will travel north to relocate and spend our last two nights in Newport.  Along the way we will have an opportunity to photograph Haceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua Cook's Chasm and Thor's Well, and Strawberry Hill tide pools. During our time in Newport we will also shoot Yacheta Head Lighthouse and the Newport Marina. .  We will Lodge the evening of March 20th and 21st at the Newport Ramada Inn.  The workshop will officially end after the morning shoot on March 22nd.
When: March 18 - 22, 2021
Workshop participants should travel to arrive in Bandon, Oregon on afternoon of April 2nd.  After checking into lodging we will gather at 2:00pm at the motel office area to get acquainted and discuss any last minute details regarding our shooting schedule, safety, and other administrative items, and still have opportunity for an afternoon and evening sunset shoot over Bandon Beach.  
Fee:  $1375
The cost of this workshop workshop does not include lodging or travel to/from the workshop.  Blocks of rooms, however,  have been reserved at the Bandon Inn  for the workshop.   You are responsible for making your own reservations at both the Bandon Inn and for our last 2 nights at the Newport Ramada Inn.
Lodging contact information:
Bandon Inn.
Phone:      1-800-526-0209
When making your reservations at the Bandon Inn, you must mention you are with the Creative Light Photography group. 

Newport Roadway Inn, 206 North Coast Highway, Newport, OR  97365.  Phone: 1-541-265-5321 

Transportation and meals:
Meals are not included, but our groups generally enjoy eating together, as it provides yet another opportunity to exchange ideas, tips and general discussion of our love of the photographic arts.   Transportation to/from workshop location is the responsibility of workshop participants.  Participants will rideshare/caravan  to and from shooting locations.
Those flying in initially will either fly into Portland or Eugene, Oregon. Airfare is usually less expensive into Portland but Eugene is closer. Most opt for Portland but choice is yours based on your needs. Portland is about 4 1/2 hr drive to Bandon, but it is a beautiful drive along Hwy 101. Eugene is about 2 3/4 hrs. 
Registration Deadline: When full. This workshop will strictly limited to a a maximum of 8.  This ensures instructors provide maximum attention to workshop participants.  The workshop will fill quickly so be sure to register early.   
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