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)

Fitness Level

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.

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

Colorado Fall Colors Workshop 2017

David & Jennifer, your 2017 Ridgway Colorado workshop was exceptional. You exceeded all of my expectations and I could not have had a better time! Your knowledge of the area and willingness to chase the best scenes for your clients was commendable. In a challenging Autumn color year you still provided us with exceptional sites to shoot. Your teaching styles and personalities are complimentary and both of you were patient, exceptionally knowledgeable and also accommodating to the various personalities of the group. It was very nice to see how you made beginner and advanced photographers comfortable. I can’t thank enough and I’m looking forward to attending future workshops.


Private Night Workshop Rocky Mountain National Park

Anyone can host a class to talk about photography skills, but only a few can actually teach. David does both very well. His extensive knowledge allowed him to handle just about any question I threw at him. I really appreciated being able to explore a little while we were on location instead of it being like a tour not deviating from the purpose.

The best part about David’s class is that he is very patient and in no way arrogant. No matter how insignificant my question seemed to me he was always courteous and helpful in his responses. His scouting was top notch. Every stop was amazing.

One last thing that really stood out was that even after the class was done, days after, he still would help me with little items on processing. He could have simply ignored me, but he took his time to drop tidbits of info here and there. Very much appreciated.

I would definitely do another class to learn more.


Death Valley 2015

This is the second workshop that I attend under David’s leadership and it was a fantastic experience. I highly recommend taking another class with David as an alum because the perspective is completely different. David’s went above and beyond his duties when he climbed down a steep hill in the dark to retrieve my Canon 70-200 2.8 IS Lens when it rolled down the hill. He retrieved the lens and lucky, it was not damaged. Thank you very much, David I am very grateful.


This was my third workshop with David and Jennifer but my first time to Death Valley National Park. I have attended workshops by other photographers and I feel that you will not find a better environment for learning than David and Jennifer are able to create. They make every effort to accommodate a wide range of experience levels. If you need basic instruction or want space to create on your own they are very sensitive to those needs. I have not found a student on any of the workshops who did not have a very positive experience and a high opinion of their workshops. Along with being very accomplished professionals, David and Jennifer are both genuinely thoughtful, interesting and fun people to spend time with!


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.