Oregon & Washington Coast Photo Workshop
Oregon & Washington Coast Photo Workshop
July 13-16, 2023
Join Lerro Photography as we travel along the coasts of northern Oregon and southern Washington to photograph some of the most beautiful landscapes and lighthouses in the United States. The rugged cliffs with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean create the backdrop to these incredible scenes.
During this workshop, participants will learn how to photograph these scenes under different lighting situations, including sunrise, sunset, and at night. We have been granted special access and permits to restricted areas so we may photograph these lighthouses at nighttime.
— Heceta Head Lighthouse in the Afternoon —
Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and for good reason. With several viewing vantage points, the photographers will be able to capture pictures of this dramatic scene both day and night.
— Thor’s Well at Sunset —
Thor’s Well is an old sea cave that has collapsed, creating the illusion of a hole in the ocean. As high tide approached, water can be photographed splashing in and out. During our workshop, we will set up so we can photograph the well at sunset.
— Heceta Head Lighthouse at night —
— Sea Lions in a cave in the morning —
The Sea Lion Caves north of Florence is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary (since 1932) centrally located just 11 miles north of Florence on the beautiful and rugged Oregon Coast. It’s America’s largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion. It also offers a large overlook for viewing and photography.
— Cannon Beach in the afternoon and at sunset —
Cannon Beach gets its name from a naval cannon that washed up after a shipwreck in the 1840s. Just offshore the site is the world-famous Haystack Rock which is a massive towering rock formation off the coast, with adjacent stone “needles”, vibrant tidepools, and flocks of seabirds adorning the landmark. Nearby Ecola State Park is north on the edge of a headland and offers panoramic coastal views of the beach.
— Cannon Beach sunrise —
— Cape Disappointment in the afternoon, evening, and at night —
Cape Disappointment is a headland located in southern Washington state and features beautiful cliffs, wildlife, and two lighthouses. During our photo workshop, we will photograph the lighthouse and surrounding landscape both day and night.
—Cape Disappointment at sunrise —
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate
Most of our shooting will take place on the beach or along paths. When shooting at Thor’s Well, the rocks can be very slippery. Our shooting times will range from before sunrise through mid-morning, and mid-afternoon through sunset as well as the first couple hours at night. Getting rest during the day or whenever possible will be vital as we are up early and late to bed.
- Park Entrance Fees
- In-Field Photography Instruction
- Post-processing and Image Critique via Zoom
- A great time, and good memories
In Field Instruction
- Creating compelling compositions and storytelling through images
- Controlling your camera in manual settings
- Understanding and using the histogram
- Finding foregrounds
- Proper filters usage
- How lens selection affects the scene
- Technical tricks: Bracketing, Focus Stacking, Perspective Blending
- Understanding and using light
- Capturing difficult scenes
- Lightroom and Photoshop Techniques
- Importing and organizing
- Using the clone tool, warping, stretching, and eliminating distractions
- Blending images in Photoshop
- Dodging and burning
- Using layers and masks
- Image critique
Recommended Camera Gear
- DSLR or mirrorless camera (full-frame or cropped sensor)
- Lenses ranging from wide angle (16-35), mid-range (24-105), and a long telephoto (100-400)
- Memory cards
- Sturdy tripod
- Remote or cable shutter release
- Circular polarizer and ND filters
- Lens cloths
- Extra batteries
- Cleaning supplies
- Dust blower
- Protection for your camera gear & backpack
- Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera body
- Laptop if you wish to back up your photos
Recommended Personal Gear/Clothing
- Quick-dry, lightweight long pants, and shirts
- Warm/water-resistant hiking boots/shoes
- Warm jacket for cool mornings
- Fleece underlayers
- Refillable water bottle
- Hat, gloves, hand warmers
- Raincoat and/or wind shell
- Insect repellent
- Sturdy hiking footwear and hiking socks
The Trip Does NOT Include:
- Vehicle Transportation
- Meals, beverages, and snacks
What You’ll See
Sign Up Information
|Oregon Washington Coast 2023||$995.00||6 Tickets Left|
Ground transportation, food and hotel accommodations are not included in the ticket price. Email us for more details.
Bank checks or money orders made payable to:
PO Box 497
Glenolden, PA 19036
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Our latest go/no go date is June 20th. If by June 20th, there are not enough tickets sold, the charter will be canceled. All tickets are non refundable after our go/no go date is set. If a patron can’t make the event after our go/ no go date is set, the patron must find someone else to purchase their ticket or the ticket charge gets credited to a future event. Lerro Productions does reserve the right to cancel a photo charter at their discretion. If the charter is canceled, Lerro Productions will refund the photo charter ticket price. All refunds will be issued by check only. The Credit Card Convenience fee in non-refundable regardless of patron or charter cancellation. Lerro Productions is not responsible for loss of additional expenses. Lerro Productions reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates and or lighthouses if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancelations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and to the direction of Lerro Productions can and will result in your expulsion from the charter without refund. Lerro Productions reserves the right to expel a patron if needed.