Bandon, Oregon Photography Workshop Feb 20th-23rd 2020.

Oregon Islands Sunrise

What – Southern Oregon Coast Photography Workshop with professional landscape photographer Darren White. Shooting sunrise and sunsets each day with optional shooting during the day if weather is good. Because this workshop takes place on a New Moon, I also plan to shoot at night if the sky is clear and you’re welcome to join me. During this workshop Darren will be shooting alongside students to show them proper techniques, exposures and compositions. This give you a visual learning experience as well.

Where – Bandon, Oregon  –  I’ll be staying at the Sunset Oceanfront Lodging but there are many places along Beach Loop road to stay if you want something a little more upscale.                                                                       

When – Feb 20th-23rd, 2020  – 4 full days of photography in the Bandon area. 

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

Moon Phase – New Moon



Bandon Beach



Sunrise/Sunset Times

7:00am/5:45pm each day  

The Oregon Coast is a good location for both sunrise and sunset 


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 5 hour drive.  Eugene airport is smaller and just under 3 hours from Bandon




Do you want to visit the Southern 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 be an optional part of the workshop. Post Processing will be done in a very relaxed, casual manner probably at the hotel or Bandon Brewing over lunch. There are not many people in Bandon in Feb. 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 SLR Camera

Rain Gear

Sturdy Tripod

Comments and Questions for discussion

Positive Attitude

Optional Equipment

Cable Release, 3 or 6 stop ND filter is good for longer exposures or shooting during the day. Laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom installed if you want to do some post processing.


Locations we may visit 

Bandon’s extensive beaches

Port Orford Battle Rock Beach, Coquille Lighthouse, and the Bandon Harbor/Marina

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




What’s not included?



Airfare and Lodging

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.

Each day we will meet at 6am and walk or drive to our location for sunrise. We will have a break in the day before meeting up at 4:30pm to walk or drive to our location for sunset. I will be available 2 days in the middle of the day for those that want to work on post processing. Again this is very casual and informal as it’s really just me helping you edit your images and talking you though my processes and software I use. This will be on the 21st and 22nd.


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 Oct 31st 2019 you will be refunded your full amount.

Cancel between Nov 1st and Dec 20th 2019 you will be refunded 50% of your investment.

Cancel between Dec 20th and Feb 18th 2020 you will be refunded 25% of your investment.

No refunds will be given after Feb 18th 2020 or for no shows.


Million Dollar View, Bandon, Oregon


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 an 18 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.



One last thing – bonus bonus

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

As mentioned above, 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 not have any moonlight which can make for some great night photography



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.


Please note, I am a licensed Oregon Outfitter Guide with Insurance and First Aid/CPR training.

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