The oregon coast & milky way
Cannon Beach, Newport, Bandon, Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
8 days & 7 nights • September 24th – October 1st, 2022
Single Room Supplement $585
** as of June 23, 2022 one spot just opened **
One Gorgeous Coastline
I will be leading another 8 day, 7 night intense workshop on September 24th – October 1st, 2022 to the incredibly photogenic & spectacular Oregon Coast. With spectacular Sea Stack rock formations, rugged & rocky coastline, caves, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, lighthouses and much more, this coastline is one of the best on the planet!
I have planned this workshop in mid September to also take advantage of the elusive Milky Way rising over the coastline each night. It is very special place and is a photographers paradise all along the coast and each day will give us tons of amazing photo opportunities
Photography ops are everywhere
I love each time I go to the coast of Oregon as it is never the same and I love marking down the absolute best spots daytime and after dark, using Photo Pills and Google Earth and GPS. The itinerary will be filled with long exposures of crashing waves using ND filters and polarizers to capture water movement like the pros do, hiking to remote beaches, shooting small sand dunes, tide pools, rainforests with moss-covered trees , huge Sea Stacks, low and high views of the coast and more.
Not only will we be photographing these in the best light of sunrise and sunset but then return to photograph the amazing night sky. We have timed this workshop perfectly to be during the new moon, when no moon is present, to get dark skies and also with some moonlight to get moonlight across the coastline and pacific ocean in our images. We will be up early and stay out late some nights to capture the right light and mood in our images.
We will photograph stars as points of light, star trails, painting with light and other special techniques for photographing at night including star stacking and shooting with a star tracker. It is an incredibly special place for photographing day and night and you will walk away with many new shooting skills as we will experiment with tons of different techniques!
Up and down the Oregon Coast is magical and this amazing location gives people the chance to expand their horizons with their photography and hang out with others that share their passion. From sunrise to sunset, in so many differnt areas on the coast, we will explore the beauty that this photogenic coast has to offer.
Being out after dark, learning how to capture the night sky and chilling out under the Milky Way is incredibly addicting and shooting it over this rugged coastline will be an unforgettable adventure! There won’t be a lot of sleep on this workshop as we will be out late most nights and up early some mornings and be totally immersed in trying to capture this pretty special part of the US.
IN THIS WORKSHOP — WE WILL COVER:
• How to scout out the best light & compositions along the coast
• Stepping out of your comfort zone to create powerful & timeless images
• How to scout and shoot the Milky Way & star trails with multiple exposures
• Lightpainting techniques and which gear works best
• Shooting Tide Pools
• Shooting tack sharp images and focus stacking
• Learn to use hyperfocal focusing & the right aperture for depth of field
• Different methods to capture water & cloud movement using ND filters
• How to shoot panoramas, HDR & also using a star tracker
• Weather forecasting and location scouting
• Exposure Blending techniques for different exposures & star stacking techniques
• Photoshop techniques including HDR , panoramas & converting to black & white
• Individualized instruction and critique in the field as well as in the classroom
• How to master your camera gear
• Using the best computer and phone apps for the night sky
• How to use Photo Pills, ND apps, Depth of Field apps, tide and weather apps
The workshop begins at 9 am on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 in Portland and ends mid morning Sunday, October 1st, 2022 in Ashland before we head off to the Medford Airport. This will allow people ample time to return home. All of the hotels are covered in the cost of the workshop except for the first night in Portland and the last night in Ashland. You can come the morning of the workshop and meet us at the Radisson if you do not want to fly in the day before but we all have to stay the last night in Ashland so we can all carpool to the Medford Airport the last morning.
Getting There & Logistics
Everyone will meet in the lobby at the Radisson Portland Airport at 9am on September 24th, 2022. Many of you will probably stay at the Radisson the night before if you cannot get a plane into Portland before our meetup time. I have a special group rate for this workshop under Scott Stulberg Photography Workshops for the night of September 23rd if you do come in a day early. The Radisson has an airport shuttle to take you to their hotel.
After a meet & greet in the lobby, we will head go over many aspects of the workshop that we will be covering, with many shooting tips and techniques covered. After the meeting, we will pick carpools to caravan during the workshop. If you want to drive during this workshop, please contact me and we will talk about this as I need two more people to drive during the workshop.
We will have 4 people in each car with their luggage and camera gear throughout the entire workshop. We will all share the rental car & gas costs to make things easy as most people will not have to rent a car for this workshop. But I do need at least two more drivers for this workshop so let me know if you can drive. As of now, it looks like we do have one driver so we might only need one more.
Although the workshop will start in Portland, we will be off to my favorite four cities on the coast, staying at 4 different hotels starting in Cannon Beach and end up in Brookings. After the last 2 days in Brookings, we will head on down to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park to shoot the redwoods for hours before heading off to the gorgeous town of Ashland, Oregon.
I have added this last day in Ashland so we can leave out of Medford Airport the following morning. Most flights out of Medford are mid morning to most cities, so I have added that last day after the redwoods in beautiful Ashland, Oregon where we can all have a fun last day together. I will need to talk to everyone individually before you make any flights. You will need to make the reservation for the last night at the Best Western Windsor Inn in Ashland and I will give you the contact info for my special group rate of approx. $149 plus tax.
The cost for the workshop is $2,150 which is a little more than my 2021 workshop but the hotel prices keep going up and are out of my control. The single room supplement to have your own room is $585. Items not included are: meals & and transportation. Also, the two nights of hotels not included are the first night at the Radisson in Portland and the last night at the Best Western Windsor Inn in Ashland. I have group rates at both hotels and I will give you the info of who to contact to reserve your rooms.
We will carpool to locations and eat as a group at restaurants for socializing, asking questions and continuing lecture discussions. As I said earlier, I will work on the logistics of who wants to drive & who will be in each car . You can arrive at the Portland airport, shuttle to the Radisson and I will assign carpools the first morning in the lobby the hotel.
The workshop is limited to 10 participants.
This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced photographer who is comfortable with their equipment and has a good grasp of photographic principles and a basic understanding of their camera operations including using f/stops and shutter speed. Basic Photoshop is also recommended but not required as we will be covering many ways to help your images look their best with some easy tips and techniques. There will also be a lot of hiking on rocks and some cliffs so you should be in good shape and be able to hike on a few rocky trails.
1. To register for The Oregon Coast Workshop 2022, fill out the registration form and mail to the address listed. For the reg form & more information contact me here
2. Next, if you cannot get to the hotel by 9am on September 24th, 2022, contact the Radisson Portland Airport and make your room reservations for the night of the 23rd as we will all be staying there the night before!
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
Rooms are reserved under Scott Stulberg Photo Workshops to get the group rate of approx. $149 plus tax. The group contact woman is Traci Gilges and plesae ask for her.