Monday, July 11, 2011

Oregon Coast Photo Exploration

Fair warning! Every day this week I'll be posting seven images from where I live here on the central Oregon coast to advertise my upcoming September "Oregon Coast Photo Exploration."

DATE: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, half-day Wednesday, September 18-21, 2011

We've chosen this time in September because we know it's when the weather is most likely to NOT be raining (although a bit of fog and drizzle is always good for photography) and it's not during the height of the tourist season when the coast highway is jammed with motorhomes. Summer has come to an end and the crabbers are getting their gear and their boats ready for crabbing season, which begins in November, with stacks of crab pots and piles of buoys beginning to show up. Superb, colorful photography.

We'll be shooting lighthouses, fishing boats, birds, animals, sea stacks, harbor vistas, and more -- all within an hour's drive of our house.

We shoot at sunrise every morning, each time at a different little close-by location, come by our house for breakfast, and then venture out for the rest of the day.

The closest major airport is Portland International (PDX). We are about 3.5 hours away from there, so please keep that in mind when making your travel plans. There's a small airport in Eugene, which is about 2 hours away. You'll want to rent a car, but we encourage carpooling once you get here. A list of close-by motels will be sent to you upon registration.

REGISTRATION FEE: $560 per person; you're welcome to bring a non-photographing friend or spouse for free (except for the group dinner and the admission fees). We provide you with instruction throughout, breakfast every morning, a group dinner, and all admission fees. We'll get together one evening here at the house to take a look at your photos and give you some quick feedback. Chris and I usually prepare a lot of hors d'oeuvres that evening, bringing them out, plate after plate, so you won't go back to your room hungry.

This photo workshop is limited to 8 photographers. You can sign up at my online store here. Questions? Give me a call at (541) 563-3834 or e-mail me at carol at ©Carol Leigh