Oregon Coast Fall Photography Workshop



What – Oregon Coast Fall Photography Workshop with professional landscape photographer Darren White.

Where – Yachats, Oregon – Overleaf Lodge and Spa

When – October 4th-7th

Weather – Unpredictable. Chance of sun and storms or both.


Sunrise/Sunset Times

7:15am/7pm each day  

The Oregon Coast is a good location for both sunrise and sunset times of the day


Who should sign up?

Anyone who wants to expand their photographic skills both in the field and on the post processing side for landscapes. 


How do I get there – If you are flying in, Portland will be your closest international airport and then it’s only a 3 hour drive to the Overleaf Lodge and SpaEugene is just under two hours from Overleaf, if you can find a direct flight into Eugene. The drive is spectacular and shorter.


How many people?  6 students and Darren as instructor. This allows personalized attention so that all your questions get answered. 


Do you want to visit the Oregon Coast and learn how to take your beach images to the next level?  Then this is the workshop for you. 

During the workshop we will discuss proper exposure, shutter speeds for various effects, depth of field, composition, and much more. 

Post processing instruction will also be included as part of the workshop. Combining in field instruction with post processing will bring this workshop full circle. 

Darren’s goal is to make sure all your questions are answered and your learning experience is fun. As part of the processing instruction Darren will share with you his simple workflow as well as other ways to process your images.

Bring home more than just snapshots. Bring home images you will want to hang in your home. 

Darren has been photographing the Oregon Coast for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge that will bring your images to life. 


Equipment required –

Digital Camera – SLR, Point and Shoot, Mirrorless

Laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom installed

Rain Gear

Sturdy Tripod

Comments and Questions for discussion

Positive Attitude


Locations we may visit 

Thor’s Well

Cape Perpetua scenic overlook

Cape Perpetua

Yachats Beaches

Seal Rock

Neptune Beach

Depending on weather we may travel north or south to find better shooting conditions.

Thors Rush



What’s included? Cost $1599 Per Person or $2599 for couples if both people are taking the workshop and sharing a room

3 full days of in field photography instruction (see below for schedule) 

3 nights lodging in an oceanfront room at the luxurious Overleaf Lodge and Spa  Oct 4th, 5th and 6th

3 Breakfasts provided by the Overleaf. http://www.overleaflodge.com/breakfast/

2 days classroom training – Post Processing instruction. – optional 

Friday & Saturday Evening Wine Tasting Receptions back at the lodge presented by local Oregon winemakers. (Specific wineries TBA) – Optional due to the time of the sunsets in October. 

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What’s not included?


Lunches and Dinners


Spa treatments

Travel/Camera Gear Insurance!!                                                                                                    I can not recommend this enough. We are working in and close to the Pacific Ocean.  While I care about you and will do everything to keep you safe, the ocean does not care. You will thank yourself and have peace of mind if you know your camera gear is insured. If you are just a hobbyist then something as simple as a rider on your home owners policy may be enough. If you are a photographer who has a business then you may want to take out a separate policy. Check with your insurance agent to be sure.


What does the schedule look like – all times are aprox and subject to change.

Friday Oct 4th,  informal meet and greet in the lobby at 2pm with hotel check in at 3pm and a sunset shoot from 5pm until after sunset

Saturday Oct 5th meet at 5:45am and drive to our location for sunrise.  2hrs classroom training around noon before meeting for our sunset shoot at 5pm

Sunday Oct 6th same as Saturday

Monday Oct 7th meet at 5:45am for a sunrise shoot, quick group discussion and then back to the hotel for breakfast and to check out by 11am..


What happens if it rains the entire time?

Generally speaking the weather along the central and southern Oregon coast is much better than the north coast.

I also like to be flexible as often times the weather will come and go and I like to take advantage of those times when we can shoot.

If the weather just will not let us shoot, we will have more classroom training that can be covered on post processing to help fill some time.


Cancelation policy –

If you cancel by Aug 4th 2019 you will be refunded your full amount less PayPal fees

Cancel between Aug 5th and Sept 5th you will be refunded 50% of your investment.

Cancel between Sept 6th and Oct 3rd you will be refunded 25% of your investment.

No refunds will be given after Oct 3rd or for no shows.



Where is the added value?

What a great question. In addition to getting 3 full days of photography and instruction along the scenic Oregon Coast this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a wonderful vacation as well.

With lodging included, you can bring your significant other and enjoy quality time from your ocean view balcony when you’re not shooting. The Overleaf Spa has a variety of therapeutic treatments that one can indulge in, steam rooms, sauna and two hot soaking pools that has windows looking out to the sea. The town has some neat shops and eateries to enjoy as well.

The Overleaf lodge is the perfect place to spoil yourself without the extra cost of lodging…I am covering that! Another benefit to visiting the Oregon coast in the Fall and Winter is less people. In recent years I have seen the number of people skyrocket in the summertime, making it almost too crowded for these small coastal towns… Fall and Winter is the perfect time to get away and not have to feel crowded both in town and on the beaches.

The learning doesn’t stop after the workshop. I will always be available to answer questions via email or phone. So if you have questions when you get home or get stuck in a process, just ask.


Each person in the workshop will also get a 24 inch fine art print of their favorite image taken during the workshop. I will also do a full evaluation of the image file before going to print so that if there are any issues they will be fixed before printing.

Sunrises, Sunsets, or Coastal Storms, this can be a great opportunity to learn, meet new people, and have a lot of fun.

Cygnus over Neptune


One last thing – bonus bonus

If you know me you also know I am a night photography instructor as well.

If the weather is clear I will be going out at night to photograph the coastline and if you are so inclined you are more than welcome to join me and learn about night photography too.

I have some neat tips and tricks I like to teach to really help bring those night images to life… During this workshop we will have a setting moon over the ocean at night. 


If you would like to sign up or would like more information please use the contact form below and I will be in touch as soon as possible. This workshop is limited to only 6 people.


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