The oregon coast & milky way


Cannon Beach, Newport, Bandon, Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park  

  8 days & 7 nights  •  September 14th – September 21st, 2023 


Cost  $2,650   * workshop full *   

Single Room Supplement  $685 



Coffee Bean

stunning coastline

Coffee Bean

Amazing lighthouses

Coffee Bean

Milky way & after dark

One Gorgeous Coastline  

I will be leading another 8 day, 7 night intense workshop on September 14th – September 21st, 2023 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 for the month of 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 

Sunset at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach

Sunset at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach

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.




• 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



Workshop Time

The workshop begins at 9 am on Thursday, September 14th, 2023 in Portland and ends mid morning Thursday, September 21st, 2023 in Medford 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 Medford.  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 Medford 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 14th, 2023. 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 will have a special group rate for this workshop under Scott Stulberg Photography Workshops for the night of September 13th, 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 3-4 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 Courtyard Marriott in Medford.

I have added this last day in Medford 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 and we can also go to the super hip town of Ashland for dinner which is 20 minutes away. 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 Courtyard Marriott in Medford and I will give you the contact info for my special group.



My secret spot above the waves


The cost for the workshop is $2,650  and the single room supplement to have your own room is $685. 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 Courtyard Marriott in Medford. I will 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, take the free shuttle to the Radisson and I will assign carpools the first morning in the lobby the hotel.

Shooting Merlins Hat after dark on Bandon Beach

Workshop Limit

The workshop is limited to 9-10 participants.

Skill Level

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 2023, 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 14th, 2023,  contact the Radisson Portland Airport and make your room reservations for the night of September 13th as we will all be staying there the night before!

Radisson Hotel Portland Airport

Portland International Airport
6233 NE 78th Court
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 251-2000

Rooms will be reserved under Scott Stulberg Photo Workshops to get the group rate.  The group contact woman is Traci Gilges and please ask for her.

Intermediate to Advanced


Light hiking to moderate
Rough Terrain at times

10  people