2021 Oregon Southern Coast

Black-and-White Infrared Intensive Workshop

Join us October 17 – 21, 2021 for a four-and-one-half day workshop combing the southern Oregon beaches which boast some of the most dramatic scenery on the west coast. Ancient formations of towering rocks just past the tide line create interesting subjects at any time of the day.

We will be shooting a variety of landscapes at many state parks from Sunset Bay State Park to the Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor, including a stop to watch and listen to a colony of sea lions lounging on rocks offshore. This workshop has been timed to coincidence with low tide at sunrise and sunset, and the full moon setting in the west over the Pacific Ocean in the morning. We will be sure to get out ahead of sunrise to take advantage of the infrared light, stars, and full moon.

From using the right gear to capture and processing, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to create amazing black-and-white images.

At this workshop,

  • You will be placed in the best locations to maximize the infrared light under existing conditions.
  • You will receive individual help in the field to ensure a successful capture. Every day there will be hands-on experience in the classroom for processing your images while learning how to manage workflow.
  • Finally, you will have the opportunity to use a “loaner” external lens filter to make infrared images at no charge to you! 720nm and 850nm infrared Kolari Vision external lens filters for visible-light (“color only”) cameras will be available if you do not have your own.

Fee: $1250/person (hotel, meals, and travel not included)
Location: Sunset Oceanfront Lodging, Bandon, Oregon
Start: Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 9:00am
End: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12 noon

Included in fee: location instruction, minimum of two 4-hour processing sessions in hotel meeting room

Not included in fee: all transportation, all meals, and lodging

Skills Required: Thorough working knowledge of your camera from capture histogram to using Live-View if you have a mirrored camera; confident beginner using Adobe ACR/LR and layers in Adobe Photoshop; must bring your laptop to the classroom.

A detailed information package with hotel room reservation instructions, airport, gear suggestions, software requirements, itinerary, expected seasonal weather conditions, payment and cancellation policies, and signature required waiver of liability will be sent upon registration.

Non-photographer spouses/partners are welcome at no extra charge; however, classroom time is reserved only for participants.

While we work in the field close to the parked cars, some walking on uneven terrain (gravel paths, sand beaches) will be required.

It is your responsibility to read and thoroughly understand the policies regarding payment and cancellation as stated here.

Maximum of six workshop participants. Reserve your spot now!

To request a detailed information package for this workshop, please complete the form below.
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