Oregon Coast & Willamette Valley

October 17-24, 2023 *Cancelled*
Colorful autumn maples along Humbug Creek in Clatsop County, Oregon, USA

Oregon Coast & Willamette Valley

Oregon Coast & Willamette Valley

Dates: *Cancelled*

Price: $3600.00 single, ($6400.00 couples/ 2 sharing a room) Workshop price includes 8 days of instruction, guiding, a wine tasting and 7 nights of lodging. Transportation and meals are students’ responsibility. We will carpool. Limited to 8 students. 

Cancellation Policy:If you cancel and the workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

  • Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
  •  Less than 90 days: no refund
  • Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

We highly recommend purchasing “Travel Insurance” at time of registration. Required on any international trip.  AAA or Allianz offer policies

Fly into Portland, Oregon 


Tuesday October 17 – 5pm “Meet and greet” in the lobby at the very cool McMenamins Hotel in downtown McMinnville 310 NE Evans St, 503-472-8427 

Please bring some examples of your previous work to share. 

McMenamins Hotel 

Wednesday October 18 – we will have full access to one of the premier vineyards in the Willamette Valley at Yamhill Valley Vineyards. Unique photo opportunities as the rolling hills in the vineyards turn golden in autumn. Wine-tasting the excellent Pinot Noir later in the day is a plus! . 

McMenamins Hotel 

Thursday October 19– promises to be an exciting day as we will explore beautiful Silver Falls State Park at peak fall color and then visit several covered bridges in the area. The Main Street in McMinnville is lit up and highly photogenic as well the funky historic charms of our hotel. 

McMenamins Hotel 

Friday October 20- am- more scenic covered bridges and the lighthouse at Yaquina Head on our transition drive over through the Coastal Range to the famed Oregon Coast in Pacific City. Our lodging is just a short walk to cool sandstone formations at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. We stay right on the ocean! Inn at Cape Kiwanda 33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive  888- 965-7001

Saturday October 21 – am More beach at Cape Kiwanda, then on our drive north there is a great waterfall at Munson Creek as we head to our final stay at another seaside lodging in quaint Cannon Beach. Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Hallmark Resort & Spa. 855-392-3279 

1400 South Hemlock St

Sunday October 22- Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park and then inland in the Coastal Range for amazing fall color.   Hallmark Resort & Spa

Monday October 23– Nehalem River, salmon spawning upstream, Fishhawk Falls. Stunning day!  Hallmark Resort & Spa

Tuesday October 24- am  Cannon Beach, Hug Point, with its cool little waterfall if the low tide permits. The workshop concludes after the morning session.


This workshop is a home run! I’m so happy to be able to host this diverse and amazing week of photography and adventure again. Over my years of traveling and photography, I have found the state of Oregon to be one of the absolute best states for diversity of subject matter and stunning landscapes. This weeklong photo tour encompasses that diversity as will stretch our skills by capturing  one of the finest vineyards in Oregon in autumn hues. Bonus, we’ll complete the day with a wine tasting. While in the Willamette Valley we will also visit towering forests with waterfalls and a variety of covered bridges that make this such a special valley. 

The second half of the trip takes in the famed Oregon Coastline. Our lodging will be oceanfront meaning just a short walk to Cape Kiwanda and Cannon Beach. There will also be hidden forest trails and quaint smaller beaches such as Ecola State Park and Hug Point. Since, we will be visiting in off-season, the crowds should be thinned out making for a truly relaxing and fun week of photography, dining and exploring. After our successful tours in 2021, I added an extra day to this workshop as the autumn color in the nearby Coastal Range is as good as anywhere I have traveled. I have a spot where chinook salmon are spawning upstream and leap out of the waters for us. Also an abundance of beautiful rivers, creeks and waterfalls will mean you come back a series of unforgettable images. 

EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS: A sturdy tripod is a necessity for good landscapes. Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment (know which button does what!) before the workshop. I suggest an SLR camera with a wide-angle lens (17-35mm range) and  a telephoto lens up in the  300-500mm range 



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