Portland and The Northern Coast of Oregon
The Trip: Explore the spectacular Oregon Coast with Image
Quest. We'll photograph the stretch of coast from the Columbia River
on the north, to the picturesque town of Newport on the south. In
between we will photograph some of the famous Oregon "sea stacks," little
fishing towns, a cheese factory, and the rural landscape, all of it a wonderful sampler of the
Pacific Northwest. And on either end of the trip, we'll spend time in the beautiful city of Portland.
Dates: Tuesday through Sunday, June 5-10, 2012
Transportation: Comfortable van for our group (plus second vehicle depending on group size).
Accommodations: We will stay in comfortable motels in two towns along the coast, and our first and last nights we will be ensconced in Portland.
Trip difficulty: None, conducted at a photographer's pace.
The Cost: $1650.
Meals: Two group meals during the trip, snacks and water.
Dave Wyman has conducted photography workshops and natural history outings since 1984. He originated and directed the travel photography program at the University of Southern California, and conducted the program's trips throughout California and the Southwest. His articles and photographs have been published in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Backpacker; his pictorial guidebooks include Backroads of Northern California, Backroads of Southern California, and Yosemite in Photographs. He brings unbridled passion and commitment to his photography and his travels, whether he's peering at a sea anemone in a tide pool, or summiting a mountain.
What Image Quest Photography Will Provide:
What You Need To Bring:
Camera Equipment: If the truth be told, a basic
35mm camera point-and-shoot camera will work well for most of the
locations on this outing. But if you have more equipment, this is the
trip to bring it along - super wide angle lenses, telephotos,
filters, a medium format camera, etc. However, remember that you have
to carry this with you, at least from our accommodations to the van
(Dave is something of a minimalist, at least
when it comes to what he carries in the field. While he may bring the
kitchen sink on a trip, he usually chooes to carry one or two lenses at
any field location.)
Tripod: Very helpful for early morning and early evening photography, as well as photographing in deep shade. If you need advice about renting or purchasing a tripod, please call or e-mail Dave.
Basic itinerary: Arrive on Tuesday in Portland.
Group dinner and early evening photography around Portland; clear skies
may give us a chance to photograph Mt. Hood and view more distant Mt.
St. (and it stays light for a long time in June in Oregon). On Wednesday we'll make an early
start and travel to Astoria, the town at the northwest
corner of Oregon, separated from the state of Washington by
the Columbia River. We'll end the day at beautiful Cannon
Beach and Ecola State Park, where we will find splendid
views of the "haystacks," massive rock domes rising out of
the sea. On Thursday we will head south towards Depoe
Bay, to photograph picturesque fishing harbors,
pasturelands and dairys, the Tillamook Cheese Factory, and
travel the scenic Three Capes Route along the way. On Friday we will explore the town of Newport, visit
the amazing aquarium there, and the wonderful Otter Crest tide pools. On Saturday we
will make a leisurely return to Portland by dinner time, with a visit
to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, to end the trip that
evening. Sunday we will all return to our homes.
Accommodations: Based on two persons to a room. Single supplement is available, check with Dave.
Cancellations: $100.00 cancellation fee. No refunds if cancellation comes less than two weeks before the departure date for the trip, unless another person takes the spot.
The Van: We'll have room for our luggage, which needs to be, however, on the light side, including one carry-on size suitcase, a day pack and/or purse, and a camera bag, plus a tripod. Everyone will have a window seat (except, perhaps, Dave).
If you have more questions, call Dave at 323 377-7565, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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