Best of the Pacific Northwest - sold out
Best of the Pacific Northwest - sold out
Come join this light chasing adventure in photography paradise
Best of the Pacific Northwest
(7 days chasing light in the beautiful Pacific Northwest)
A photographer’s paradise
I have often said “We are spoiled here in the Pacific Northwest”. One day you can be shooting seascapes, then later that same day photographing rain-forests and deserts. The Pacific Northwest is an immensely diverse and photogenic part the world, and in this workshop we are going to leverage that fact to come away with the best images possible in a 7 day span.
This will be a light chasing adventure where we go where the light takes us. We be photographing the iconic Oregon Coast, as well as the waterfalls further inland. We will also be heading further east to capture the beautiful alpine lakes and impressive rock formations in central Oregon. This is going to be an epic, mile filled adventure.
7 Days (June 15th - 21st)
Important note: To make the most of this workshop we will be closely monitoring and evaluating weather patterns. The weather will dictate where we go, and what we shoot. Unlike other workshops with a more fixed itinerary, we will be flying by the seat of our pants and making last minute calls on our route based on weather. For that reason, there might be a night or two of car camping if hotel lodging is not available. Be aware this will be an adventure, but well worth the effort.
Waterfalls of Washington and Oregon
Day 1 & 2
We will be basing our operations in the Columbia River Gorge area for the first days of the trip. Conveniently close to Portland, OR for those that need to fly in. Our adventure will start off with some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the PNW all while at the peak of the green season. These first couple days will involve a fair bit of hiking, so bring your hiking shoes!
Depending on weather we will either head south for areas such as the beautiful Painted Hills, Smith Rock, Proxy Falls and Sparks Lake, or we may decide to head straight to the coast to start our seascape leg of the workshop
We will remain flexible during the entire workshop. During this stretch we may find ourselves finally heading west towards the coast, or we might have already been on the coast for a couple days. Regardless during the workshop we will have found ourselves traveling along the coast, photographing the iconic beaches of Bandon Oregon, as well as the rugged shorelines of the Samuel H Boardman corridor..
The best of the PNW (7 days) - $1599
The cost of this workshop includes your guiding fees only (All prices in US Dollars. Reserve your spot at this link.) payment of $500 is a non-refundable initial payment toward the total of $1599. The payment is to reserve your spot in the workshop. The balance is due 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop, May 1st 2020. If you need to cancel your attendance to the workshop, we will advertise the opening to others. If someone else signs up to fill your spot, we will refund you your deposit, but only if the spot sells to another participant. Inside of 30 days of the workshop, the deposit will not be refunded.
What is included:
Guiding to locations, local knowledge of weather patterns, favorable tides and surf, and best locations based on those conditions
One on one instruction both in the field and post processing sessions during our down time.
Post processing sessions. (we will have multiple sessions where we sit down together go over our own workflows, and work on improving your own)
Drinks and snacks while we are on location (snacks will be simple, but are a nice energy boost when we are out shooting at odd hours)
What is NOT included:
Lodging: To remain as flexible as possible, I do not recommend booking rooms in advance. We need to follow the weather, so we may move to a different area of coast depending on weather patterns. We will provide suggestions for hotels in the proximity of areas we are staying. More info on lodging will be sent out prior to the workshop.
Transportation: Transportation will not be provided. We will help connect participants after sign-ups and you may choose to coordinate with other participants for sharing rooms and vehicles.
Meals: Besides light snacks, meals are the responsibility of the participant.
Travel to and from the workshop.
Group size - 8
To keep our group small and nimble I will only be taking 8 participants on this workshop. For that reason I expect this trip to fill quickly.
What the trip is like?
The “light chasing” aspect of this workshop will likely throw us some lodging curve balls. We might find that lodging that is nearby is not available. For this reason I highly encourage everyone to have a “camping” option. For some this might mean a tent, for other is might mean sleeping in the car. For those flying to the Pacific Northwest, I can provide Tents and Sleeping bags to those that dont want to bring their own. This time of year last minute accommodations are not always available, we might have to choose between driving further pre-dawn but sleeping in a bed, or crashing in the car or tent closer to our shooting location.
Before the workshop begins, we’ll start a new Facebook group just for attendees. You’ll meet everyone in the group (virtually) before we leave and be able to ask questions and prepare. This will be where you can find someone to split a car/room with, etc.
This is not a lazy vacation. This is serious, sleep-when-you’re-dead style photography. Expect the alarm clock to go off EARLY.
Physical abilities/Skill Level/Equipment
There will be some fairly decent hikes on this trip, a couple with elevation gains around 800 feet. For this reason those with knee, leg or heart problems should pass on this workshop. If any location is out of your comfort zone, you’re more than welcome to shoot another location, stay at the hotel and rest, or wait until we get to another more comfortable location for you. We will do our best to group photographers of the same physical abilities together.
From a photography skill level point of view, everyone is welcome. There is no need to be an advanced photographer by any means. We usually have a good mix of mostly intermediate photographers, a few advanced, and a few beginners.
Important Legal Information
By attending this workshop, you agree to hold Nick Page of Nick Page Photography and its employees and owners harmless for all personal injury or loss that may occur during or in connection with this trip.This is a self-led travel trip. You are responsible for your safety in the car you choose to travel in, with the roommate you select, and as you move about the Oregon Coast. Do not push your physical abilities past what you are healthy enough to do. You are in charge of deciding if a location is safe for you to travel to.
Should the Instructor (Nick Page) become ill, injured, or otherwise unable to perform his duties at the workshop, a replacement will brought into to lead the workshop.
Travel insurance as well as insurance for your photo gear are both highly recommended. All it takes is one rouge wave to ruin your day or even trip, so insurance while shooting the coast is highly recommended.
Nick Page of Nick Page Photography's role in this workshop is to teach photography along the Oregon Coast and guide you to great locations. You are responsible for your safety as you travel. Nick Page of Nick Page Photography makes no effort to vet the other attendees of the trip and you need to make sure you are safe in their companionship.
In the event of extraordinary events, governmental instability, extreme weather, or other condition, Nick Page of Nick Page Photography reserves the right to cancel this trip and return all workshop fees to participants.