Oregon’s Dream Coast 2023 - ColdSnap Photography

Oregon’s Dream Coast 2023

Northern California and the Oregon Coast

June 18-24, 2023

Oregon Dream Coast Guided Photography Workshop by John Gregor

Cannon Beach, Cape Perpetua, Thors Well, Bandon Beach, Heceta Head, and the landmarks on the Oregon Coast read like a litany of life-list locations.  The emerald coast is a landscape photographer’s paradise and we will soak up as much of it as possible. Getting great landscape photographs requires careful planning and my preparation for the Dream Coast workshop required studying tide charts, sunrise/sunset times, and moonrise charts. Our visits to specific locations will be timed to get the most out of each location and be in the right place on the right day. Most days will begin prior to sunrise and end after sunset. There will be ample breaks for rest and image review but our primary focus will be to be in prime locations during prime light.

From lush green landscapes and shorelines to grand vista sunsets and tide pools there is an endless supply of subjects and locations on the Oregon Dream Coast. Join me for a trip of a lifetime!


Working with participants individually in the field is the hallmark of our workshops and this workshop will be no different. Instruction will include camera metering technique, composition, filtering for feeling and texture, how to select vantage points for vista landscapes, creating the intimate landscape, and much more.


Our base of operations for the first two nights will be in Cresent City, California for the Redwoods and coastal locations. From there we will move north to Bandon, Oregon for two nights where we are based for Face Rock and Bandon Beach, finally, we will go to Yachats for Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua, Thors Well, and several other spectacular locations.  

The central and northern portions of the Oregon Coast have spectacular tide pools with a plethora of subjects and critters to be found.


This schedule is subject to change. Each day we will rise early and work late, there will be plenty of opportunity for breaks, naps, and rest. There will also be plenty of opportunities to capture stunning photographs. Specific locations and times are not given because each day’s itinerary will be determined by weather, light, and subject opportunity. We will do our best to time our visit to Thors Well at prime time–that is one hour prior to or just after high tide and at sunset.


Workshop cost: $1,495

Included in cost: directed instruction and guiding. Not included: transportation, lodging, or meals.

A nonRefundable Deposit of $200 holds your registration until 60 days prior to the workshop when the balance is due. Upon registration, you will receive information about where you can make your hotel accommodations.

Please read our cancellation policy before registering.

For more information call (218) 830-0767 or email john@coldsnapphotography.com

We are committed to guiding photographers to awe-inspiring places, where they can create masterful photos.

This is a past workshop

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