A Forest & SeaScape Workshop Itinerary
~The Jurassic Coast~
A Three Night, 4 Day Adventure Along the Southern Oregon Coast and California's Coastal Redwood Groves
Mission & Agenda
Since first offering this workshop in 2017 I have returned each year to behold, to capture, and to share with others the incredible ancient Redwood forests and the rugged Oregon Coast. Each year I have revised this trip to try and improve it in order to maximize time spent in the field and in the classroom rather than endless driving from location to location. The southern tip of Oregon yields the entirety of the coastal offerings into one, 50 mile stretch of shoreline. And believe me, youre going to see it! You'll spend time peering over the edge of sea cliffs, strolling through fields of rolling hills and wild flowers and being humbled by the massive, otherworldly Redwood groves.
The group will be based out of a spacious and luxurious rented Condo where we will also hold our Classroom sessions. I find this to be a great way to promote camaraderie, friendship and foster inspiration while on these tireless trips!
Where: This workshop will be based out of Brookings, Oregon
When: June 11th-14th, 2024 (3 nights)
Limited to only 6 Students
Total Cost: $2399.99
Deposit: $900.00 @ Time of Booking
Vision & Focus
Capturing the Thunderous Power of the Sea and also it's Tranquility and Exploring the Enchanted Forest of Ancient Giants.
This workshop is aimed at capturing the Oregon Coast and its many Sea Stacks while the Sea crashes below and the misty morning glow in the Redwood forests of old by Day and Night!
Our focus will be:
Discovering Composition, Learning how to master visual flow when there is so much visual chaos
Creating and crafting a visual narrative, Telling a story with your image
Choosing the most engaging and thought provoking compositions to enhance that story
Learning what technique or process best captures those elements
Capturing Blue Hour images for Blending, for the BEST Astro Results
Stacking images for focus, How, When, and Why!
Focal Length Blending, Creative, Innovative, and Restorative techniques using wide angle lenses
When and How to Properly Bracket and Exposure Blend
How to put it all together in Adobe Lightroom, Helicon Focus, Starry landscape Stacker and Adobe Photoshop
Various Techniques for Dodging & Burning, and Shaping the Light
Color theory and its Immense power in Post Processing
~In-depth post processing
Entirely Screen recorded
~One-on-One image critiques
Group, Terrain & Weather
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•1 Week ahead of the event we will have a "Pre-Workshop" Zoom class to discuss finalities, concepts, techniques and to get you familiar with the type of images we will be working on!
•Evening Day 1: We will begin this trip on Thursday June 11th, at 4pm at our Lodging. From there you will check-in to your respective rooms and we will gather again for a briefing, chat a bit and strategize for the first evenings shooting. This crash course approach lets me gauge your varying skill and level of understanding of photography principals and fundamentals. We will capture sunset and maybe even a few stars.
•Morning Day 2: The Following morning, we will rise bright and early for that mornings sunrise location. Which could be decided that morning based on weather, clouds, conditions in general. After capturing Sunrise we will make our way back into town. Students are welcome to lag behind and explore until the classroom session.
•Classroom Session from 1-4pm
-Late Lunch/Early Dinner
•Evening Day 2: Reconvene at 5pm, Briefing, Head out for Sunset Location, again TBD.
•Day 3: Will follow the above Itinerary
•Morning Day 4: The Final Sunrise, will follow the above Itinerary, followed by a group Breakfast!
-End - Checkout Time (10/11am)