Oregon Coast Photography Workshop, July 2016

July 21-25, 2016
Workshop Leaders: Andy Biggs and Laurence Norton
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The southern coast of Oregon is, by many standards, the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the United States for photography. The photographic compositions are whatever you want to make, whether you are interested in wide panoramic vista shots, intimate macro shots, black and white or tight compositions with seastacks, ocean and sand. We will be shooting when the light is best, so early sunrises and dramatic sunsets. We can easily be out all day if the fog rolls in. Dramatic light, misty sunsets and wet, sandy beaches are on tap for this workshop. If you are interested in learning more about 6 and 10-stop neutral density filters and long exposures, this is a great opportunity! I recommend using split neutral density filters, polarizers and an combination of all of them to produce our craft.

The workshop will begin on the afternoon of July 21, 2016 in Bandon, Oregon. We will be staying at the same hotel in Bandon for 4 straight nights, which are included in the tuition. This means we will never feel rushed and will have ample time to explore and photograph the entire southern coast of Oregon. This workshop will not require any rigorous hikes, however we will need you to be comfortable with walking on wet sand for many hours at a time.

This workshop is a field workshop, however we will have opportunities to discuss and work on post processing tips and techniques with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Capture One as well as some of the Nik Software plugins. We will be in the field early in the morning and early in the evening to catch the dawn and dusk light with a little bit of down time in between. We will have discussion and assistance while out in the field each day. Advanced techniques will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and experience. We will have mid-day indoor sessions with a projector and screen, and we will share and process our images along the way. Any techniques that I have up my sleeve will be discussed and shared.

The workshop will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, July 21 at 5pm, and will finish after sunrise on Monday, July 25.



The price for the workshop is $1995. All instruction, guiding and lodging is included (single accommodations). Transportation and meals are not included. We will be caravaning to the locations each day, and we will all participate in using our vehicles at some point. The deposit for the workshop is 50% of the total fee, which is $1000, with the remaining balance to be due by May 21, 2016. If you need to cancel, your deposit can be transferred to another trip if I am able to fill your spot on the workshop. Please email me at info@andybiggs.com for registration / deposit instructions.


The workshop will be based out of Bandon, Oregon.  We are staying at a hotel on the Bandon beach area from the evening of July 21 until the morning of July 25 (4 nights included). If you would like to arrive early or stay late, those extra nights will be on your own accord. Workshop participants are encouraged to stay at the same location, however it is not necessary. There are several accommodation options in town and we can refund the portion of the workshop related to those expenses at our hotel.

Getting there

There are several ways of getting to Bandon. You can fly into Portland and rent a car, you can fly into Eugene and rent a car or consider flying into North Bend.

I am extremely excited to offer this workshop, as it has been at the top of the list for requested locations from past particpants. If you have any questions or thoughts about this workshop or about traveling to this location, please contact us at info@andybiggs.com Hope to see you there!

To be placed on a waiting list or to be notified of alternative dates if there is enough demand, please email me at info@andybiggs.com so I can register your interest.