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  • Experience Level

    Beginner to Advanced 

    This workshop is designed for photographers of all skill levels. You'll receive personalized guidance to build on your strengths and overcome weaknesses. Expect to be challenged and grow, regardless of your starting point.

  • Fitness Level

    Easy to Moderate

    Short hikes to down to the ocean with some elevation gain. Very uneven terrain navigating the rocky shores and potential to get wet.

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  • Curriculum

    Field Sessions & Classroom Instruction

    Our days will be split between sunrise and sunset field sessions, with classroom time and breaks in between. You'll learn techniques like: contemplative photography, focus stacking, unique Lightroom methodologies, and developing projects to take your photography to the next level!

  • Group Size

    Limited to 8 Guests

    We keep our group sizes small to ensure the individual attention you deserve.

  • Location

    Yachats, Oregon

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    Portland, Oregon (PDX)

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Join us on a journey of exploration and creativity along the stunning Central Oregon Coast! The picturesque coastline, with its dramatic cliffs, tide pools, and iconic sea stacks, offers endless opportunities to create breathtaking photographs. If you have a passion for capturing the raw essence of nature and want to refine your skills, this workshop is tailored just for you.

  • David Kingham

    David is an accomplished professional photographer renowned for his evocative nature imagery. His work showcases intimate landscapes, stunning nightscapes, and masterful black-and-white photography. As the founder of Exploring Exposure, David is dedicated to mentoring aspiring photographers, helping them refine their skills and develop their artistic vision.

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  • Jennifer Renwick

    Jennifer is a professional photographer renowned for her captivating abstract and small scene imagery. With a keen eye for detail, she uncovers the hidden stories within grand landscapes. Jennifer is passionate about helping fellow photographers discover their unique style and guiding them to express their vision through meaningful projects.

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Preparation: Upon registration, a comprehensive itinerary will be sent to you, ensuring all the details are at your fingertips to help you plan your travel arrangements seamlessly.

Day 1: Kickoff and Immersion

  • 5:00 pm: Meet at the hotel for introductions and a warm welcome.
  • Evening Session: Engage in captivating presentations at the hotel, setting the stage for the art of photographing the rugged and dramatic landscapes of the Oregon Coast. We'll discuss composition techniques, lighting, and the unique challenges and opportunities of capturing the ever-changing coastal environment, such as working with the tides, the weather, and the interplay of land and sea.
  • Dinner break: Enjoy a delightful meal together, fostering connections and camaraderie among the group.

Days 2-4: In-depth Exploration and Learning

  • Early Morning (pre-sunrise until mid-morning): Venture out to the iconic locations along the Oregon Coast to capture the ethereal beauty of the misty mornings and soft, golden light. We'll focus on creating compelling compositions that showcase the unique features of the coast, such as the towering sea stacks, the rugged cliffs, and the expansive sandy beaches, while harnessing the power of light to evoke emotion in your images.
  • Brunch & Rest: Return to the hotel for a well-deserved meal and a brief rest to recharge for the afternoon sessions.
  • Afternoon: Gather for an engaging image share, where everyone will present their favorite images from the previous outings. This is an opportunity to learn from each other and celebrate the group's achievements.
  • Classroom Session: Dive into our exclusive Lightroom techniques designed to streamline your creative workflow without compromising the impact of your final images. We'll explore new tools and techniques each day, building upon the previous day's learnings, with a focus on enhancing the unique qualities of the Oregon Coast's landscapes, such as bringing out the rich, cool tones of the coastal fog and creating drama in the high-contrast scenes of the crashing waves against the rocks. You'll have ample time to work on your own images under our guidance.
  • Evening: Embark on a mesmerizing sunset shoot, applying the techniques and insights gained throughout the day. We'll focus on creating dynamic, emotive seascapes that showcase the Oregon Coast's unique beauty, such as capturing the warm glow of the setting sun on the sea stacks and experimenting with long exposures to create silky, ethereal renditions of the moving water.

Day 5: Reflection and Farewell

  • Early Morning (pre-sunrise until mid-morning): Embark on a final sunrise shoot, putting into practice all the skills and techniques acquired throughout the workshop, such as using foreground elements to create depth and scale in the scene and capturing the delicate hues of the morning sky reflected in the tide pools and wet sand.
  • Brunch & Rest: Savor a final meal together, reflecting on the experiences and growth achieved during the workshop.
  • Midday: Gather for a concluding image critique session, where you'll receive valuable feedback and insights on your work. We'll celebrate the progress made and discuss strategies for continuing your photographic journey beyond the workshop, with an emphasis on refining your unique vision for coastal photography along the Oregon Coast and beyond.
  • 1:00 pm: The workshop concludes, leaving you inspired, enriched, and equipped with new skills, fresh perspectives, and lasting friendships forged through a shared passion for nature photography amidst the breathtaking and ever-changing landscapes of the Oregon Coast.

What You'll Experience

Rugged Coastal Beauty: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Oregon Coast, where the Pacific Ocean meets the rugged, rocky shoreline. Capture the essence of this dynamic and awe-inspiring environment through your lens, from the dramatic sea stacks to the expansive sandy beaches.

Diverse Photography Opportunities: Discover a wide array of photographic subjects, including tide pools teeming with marine life, and misty coves that make the Oregon Coast so special. Explore the winding trails along the coastal bluffs, the charming seaside towns that dot the coastline, and the ever-changing moods of the ocean.

Classroom Instruction: Benefit from comprehensive classroom sessions covering composition techniques, long exposure photography, and post-processing specific to the unique challenges of photographing the coastal landscape. We'll help you refine your skills and create captivating images that showcase the raw beauty of the Oregon Coast.

Personalized Guidance: Receive one-on-one support from experienced photographers who know the coast intimately, ensuring you make the most of your time in the field and develop your unique creative vision.

Why the Oregon Coast?

Spectacular Landscapes: The Oregon Coast is renowned for its spectacular landscapes, from the towering sea stacks to the rugged cliffs and expansive beaches. This diverse and dynamic environment offers endless opportunities for creative and compelling photography, whether you're capturing the power of the crashing waves or the tranquility of a misty morning.

Ideal Conditions: The Oregon Coast's mild climate and frequent fog create ideal conditions for landscape photography. The soft, diffused light and moody atmosphere add depth and emotion to your images, while the long hours of daylight in the summer months provide ample time to explore and photograph this stunning region.

Accessible Beauty: The Oregon Coast is easily accessible, with numerous state parks, scenic viewpoints, and hiking trails that offer breathtaking vistas and intimate encounters with nature. This accessibility allows you to make the most of your time in the field and capture a wide range of images that showcase the coast's diverse beauty.

Important Details

Lodging: We have secured a block of rooms at the Yachats Inn, located in the charming coastal town of Yachats. The special group rate is $105/night, providing a comfortable and affordable base for our photography adventures along the Oregon Coast. The inn offers easy access to the coast's most photogenic locations, making it the perfect choice for this workshop. More details will be provided upon registration.

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What is Included

  • Small class size of 8 maximum to ensure proper attention to each client
  • Two attentive instructors for a client to instructor ratio of 4:1
  • Water and snacks
  • Image Critiques
  • Tailored post processing instruction in Lightroom and Photoshop

What is Not Included

  • Transportation - Everyone will carpool together
  • Lodging - we have a block of rooms held for you
  • Meals - we will be eating some meals together as a group

Safety First

Your safety is our utmost priority, especially when exploring remote locations. As certified Wilderness First Responders, David and Jennifer are prepared to handle any situation, big or small. We also carry satellite communication devices to ensure we can request rescue assistance if needed in areas without cellular coverage.


As proud members of Nature First Photography, we are committed to responsible nature photography practices. We abide by and promote the seven principles of this movement to our clients, encouraging them to join us in preserving the natural world we capture through our lenses.

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Legal Compliance

At Exploring Exposure, we operate with the highest level of integrity. We obtain all necessary permits, carry comprehensive liability insurance, and acquire any required certifications to ensure our workshops are conducted legally and ethically.

Our Teaching Philosophy

At our workshops, we are dedicated to helping you discover and develop your unique creative style through personalized training tailored to your skill level and photographic interests. Our goal is to provide you with a rigorous learning experience, both in the field and the classroom, to elevate your photography to new heights.

Your growth and satisfaction are our top priorities. We put your interests first, focusing solely on your learning experience. Throughout the workshop, we will take photographs alongside you to demonstrate how we approach a scene, share techniques, and foster a sense of camaraderie within the group. However, we will never leave you to pursue our own photographic endeavors. Our attention will always remain on you and your progress.

We regularly check in with each participant to provide helpful feedback and advice on your work, without being overbearing. Our biggest goal is to see you succeed and learn, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

We recognize that each participant joins our workshops at different stages of their photographic development. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, we are here to guide and assist you. We firmly believe that there is always room for growth and improvement in photography, and we are committed to helping you refine your skills and find your unique creative vision.

Above all, we strive to create a fun, engaging, and rewarding experience for you. Our small group sizes allow us to build strong connections with our clients, fostering a sense of community and belonging. We are driven by our love for photography and find immense joy in witnessing our participants' growth and artistic development.

Join us on this exciting journey of photographic discovery, and let us help you unlock your full creative potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are spouses/partners welcome?

We're sorry, but partners may only come on field excursions if they pay full price for a seat on the workshop. Parking is very limited at some of our locations, and we cannot have additional cars.

Will I have cell service during the workshop?

Cell signal is extremely intermittent in most of the locations we will visit, you should not expect to be connected constantly. At certain locations, you may be offline for long periods; enjoy the silence. There is cell service and wifi available in Yachats.

Will weather cancel the workshop?

Dramatic weather is when the best photographs are created! Unless there are very dangerous conditions the weather will not stop us, in fact it will encourage us! No rain checks will be given for any weather related circumstances.

Will the instructors take photos during the workhop?

The instructors will take a few photos in a limited manner, this is so you can see how we approach a scene, create comradery with the group, and show you the same type of images you will be taking for our processing session. Our focus will always remain with you.

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Fitness Level

This workshop will involve short hikes of 2-3 miles total daily. Some hikes to the beach a little steep, but short. Most people will be okay if you take your time. The footing is very uneven on the rocky beaches. If you have any doubts, please contact us before signing up to discuss further.

How to Get There

  • We recommend flying to Portland (PDX), from there it is a 3 hour drive to Yachats.
  • We recommend using Google Flights to find the best option for where you are coming from.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 90 days prior to the workshop we will refund your initial payment minus a $100 fee.
  • 90 days before the start of the workshop, we will refund your initial payment only if we can fill your spot.
  • The full balance is due 60 days before the workshop. There will be no refunds on the full amount owed. We will attempt to fill your spot, if filled there will be a $100 administrative fee charged and the rest of your payment will be refunded.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY, even for medical emergencies. All cancellation requests must be in writing and received either by US mail or E-mail. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and trip cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect you in the event of an unexpected situation that prevents you from attending the workshop. We recommend Travelguard or World Nomads.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event we cancel a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. we are not, however, liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, and for this reason we also recommend the purchase of trip insurance.

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