Oregon Coast Workshop

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.

October 14-18, 2024

Availability: Sold Out - Get on the Waiting List

Group Size



Initial Payment – $995


Yachats, OR

Fly To

Portland, OR (PDX)

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Workshop Overview

Embark on a photographic journey to the breathtaking Central Oregon Coast with Exploring Exposure. This 5-day workshop, led by renowned nature photographers David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick, is designed to immerse you in the wild coastal landscapes that inspire creativity and captivate the senses.

What You'll Experience:
  • Intimate Landscapes: Get up close with the rugged coastal cliffs, tide pools, and lush forests that define this unique region. Our specialized expertise in intimate landscapes will guide you in capturing the subtle details and textures that others often overlook.
  • Black & White Mastery: Dive into the timeless beauty of black and white photography. Learn how to harness the interplay of light and shadow to create visually stunning monochrome images.
  • Personalized Guidance: Our workshops focus on helping photographers find their vision. Benefit from one-on-one attention and tailored critiques that enable you to grow and refine your artistic voice.


  • Day 1 - Welcome and Introduction:
    • 5:00 pm: Meet at the Yachats Inn at the Tea House (the front desk will provide directions) for an engaging introduction and preparatory presentation for the workshop.
    • Evening: Savor a group dinner, fostering camaraderie, followed by a restful night to recharge for the adventure ahead.
  • Day 2 - Sunrise and Unique Techniques:
    • Morning: Rise early for a captivating sunrise shoot, followed by a delightful breakfast and a restful break.
    • Afternoon: Engage in a classroom session exploring our unique Lightroom techniques to enhance your creative workflow.
    • Evening: Head out for a mesmerizing sunset shoot before returning to the hotel.
  • Day 3 - Advanced Techniques and Exploration:
    • Morning: Embrace another beautiful sunrise, followed by breakfast and a brief nap to rejuvenate.
    • Afternoon: Dive into advanced Lightroom techniques with an introduction to Photoshop to expand your editing prowess.
    • Evening: Capture the magical sunset and return to the hotel for relaxation.
  • Day 4 - Mastering Photoshop:
    • Morning: Rise for sunrise, relish breakfast, and allow time for a restorative nap.
    • Afternoon: Unleash your creativity with a session on advanced Photoshop techniques to elevate your images.
    • Evening: Explore another breathtaking sunset location and return to the hotel.
  • Day 5 - Reflection and Farewell:
    • Morning: Experience the final sunrise shoot, followed by a nourishing breakfast.
    • Late Morning: Gather for a meaningful image critique session, sharing insights and celebrating growth.
    • Noon: The workshop concludes, leaving you enriched, inspired, and free to embark on your next journey.

Slot Canyons Workshop 2016

The Slot Canyon workshop I attended was well planned, communicated and executed from start-to-finish. The site locations provided for many opportunities to capture some great images. David’s personal attention to the group was excellent. I would attend another workshop and also recommend it to others who are looking for a great experience.


Great course. David is a laid back guy. Easy to talk to and approach. He is very helpful and will show you things about your camera if you do not know. Knows his subject very well. Would not hesitate to take another course from him and I hope to do this soon.


Attending a workshop hosted by David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick is one of the best things an aspiring Photographer can do to raise their skills. The best part is, you come away with an increased passion and desire to spend more time with your camera. It's not learning how to expose properly or use the right focal length but the emotions they teach you, how to see the landscape or become intimate with a leaf. You can tell there is a burning desire that they both want you to succeed and even more, the sincerity that they want you to leave with a total outlook that photography is not just about pressing the shutter to capture a moment.
This is my third workshop with D and J, and I can tell you without a doubt it’s not my last. I have taken the time to observe them and listen to their mindset towards photography and each time I can see the difference in making a picture.
To that Photographer who is debating on attending a workshop with David and Jennifer, you will be rewarded with a renewed excitement to caress your camera, both emotionally and technically, creating priceless images.
Thank you, David and Jennifer, you have a passionate photographer who enjoys spending time with you.

Mozzam Hosein

If you are a fanboy/girl of a famous photographer and want to be in a large workshop group with other fanboys/girls of said photographer, then move along; Exploring Exposure is not for you. If you are looking for a small group experience where you the client is the raison d'être for the workshop, then you will be delighted. David and Jennifer are intimately familiar with each workshop location and work hard to provide you with every opportunity to accomplish the stated goals of the workshop and most importantly, the goals that you may have set for yourself. They eagerly want to know how they can help you, and what you are interested in learning how to do. With other big groups, there can be a loss of accountability, with David and Jennifer no client ever gets left behind, literally. I have seen how they assure that everyone gets a good experience even if a client has to moderate what they are able to do. You will always be accompanied by an instructor. Every individual is valued. It "don't get no betta dan dis"! It occurs to me as I am writing this that I may have become a fanboy/girl of Exploring Exposure, but that's a good thing.

Ellen Golodner

A workshop with David and Jennifer is like having a personal trainer for intense three-a-day workouts four days in a row. Wake up early for the sunrise photo, spend mid-morning through mid-afternoon learning the ins and outs of post-processing, then close the day with a sunset shoot. Just like a good trainer guides you through a personalized routine, David and Jennifer tailor their instruction to the individual. The beginner as well as the seasoned photographer can learn from this dynamic duo. Their knowledge of the landscape alone is worth the investment. Each shooting location was paired with forecasted weather conditions. Storm clouds or clear skies, dramatic light or flat, David and Jennifer guided us to just the right grand landscape and to the perfect small scene. And when the weather changed unexpectedly, they pivoted expertly. As a result, I captured more portfolio-worthy images in four days than I have in the last four years. To boot, David and Jennifer are personable. They were my teachers and my trainers, but they've also become my friends. I can't wait to book another workshop!

Justin Goodson

Why Choose Exploring Exposure?

As experienced educators in the western US, we are deeply passionate about empowering photographers to discover their own creative paths. This workshop promises expert guidance and a supportive community that nurtures your passion for nature photography.

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
  • 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

Safe, Legal, Responsible.

We are proud members of Nature First Photography. This movement is dedicated to responsible nature photography. At its core are seven principles that we abide by and promote to our clients. We hope you will join the movement!

We are proud members of Nature First Photography. This movement is dedicated to responsible nature photography. At its core are seven principles that we abide by and promote to our clients. We hope you will join the movement!


We always run our workshops on the up and up. For this workshop, Exploring Exposure has permits for all locations we will visit. We are also an equal opportunity service provider.

Our Philosophy

We encourage you to find your unique style of creativity with focused training based on your style and skill level. You will experience a rigorous learning experience in the field and the classroom to take your photography to the next level.

Our passion is seeing you grow in your photographic journey. We put your interests ahead of our own. Early on in the workshop, we will not photograph at all. Our focus is your learning experience, and we will not run off to chase the light and leave you behind. As the workshop progresses, we will take a few photos in a limited manner. This is so you can see how we approach a scene, demonstrate techniques, and create comradery with the group. Our focus will always remain with YOU.

We understand everyone comes to workshops at different points in their photography journeys. We will be there to guide and help you, whether you are a beginner or advanced shooter. There is always something to learn about photography, and we will do our best to help you find your creative vision.

Above all, we want this to be a fun experience for you. With our small group size, we get to know our clients very well, and we feel like they are part of our extended family. We do this for the love of photography, and there is nothing that gives us greater joy than seeing our clients grow and find their artistic vision.

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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. If you have any doubts, please contact us before signing up to discuss further.


Please do not hesitate to send us any questions you may have, we would be happy to help.