Photographing the Oregon Coast with The Image Doctors

Join The Image Doctors, Jason Odell & Rick Walker for a five day photo safari shooting the Oregon coast and Columbia River Gorge.
Subjects include waterfalls, seascapes, lighthouses, flowers, forests, and harbors.

Dates: Sunday, May 1- Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuition: $1299 per person*
Location: Portland and Newport, Oregon

This is our premier photo safari event, and participation is limited to 10 photographers so that you will get maximum instruction time. We have booked blocks of rooms at a discounted rate for our students in both Portland and Newport; you will receive details upon registering.

*Register before Feb 18, 2011 and save $150 off the regular tuition price of $1299.

Tentative Itinerary

 


  • Sunday, May 1: Orientation session at 1pm in hotel lobby followed by flower photography at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.

     

     

  • Monday, May 2: Shoot waterfalls and landscapes in the Columbia Gorge. Drive to Newport, OR for the remainder of the safari. Check-in to hotel and then shoot sunset along the coast in Newport.

     

     

  • Tuesday, May 3: Coastal shooting in the Newport area (morning-sunset)

     

     

  • Wednesday, May 4: Coastal and forest shooting in the Newport area (morning-sunset)

     

     

  • Thursday, May 5th: Morning shoot in the Newport area, class adjourns at 11am for return to Portland and departure.

 

Tentative List of Shooting Locations
Portland Area

  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
  • Columbia River Gorge

     

    Newport Area


    • Agate Beach
    • Devil's Punchbowl State Park
    • Yaquina Head Light
    • Newport Bridge and Harbor
    • Seal Rock State Park
    • Drift Creek Wilderness
    • Depoe Bay

     

    What you should bring
    DSLR body
    Wide-angle zoom
    Standard zoom
    Telephoto zoom
    Macro lens or close-up equipment
    Tripod
    Camera rain cover

    See our list of recommended gear ideas for landscape photography.

    Other information
    The tuition for this workshop covers instruction only. We will arrange for blocks of rooms at local hotels; participants will then be able to book their rooms individually at a discounted rate. Transportation to the field locations is the responsibility of the participants; we'll work with the group to arrange carpools as much as possible.

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    • Diane K.

      Even though the wildflowers were late this year, it was great to shoot in Oregon and we got a nice mix of waterfalls and coastal vistas.

      May 10, 2011

    • Bill K.

      Great trip and wonderful learning experience! I look forward to participating in future photo safari opportunities with Jason, Rick and the Image Doctors.

      May 8, 2011

    • Leroy S.

      Rick, thanks to both you and Jason for a great workshop. Now that the fun is over it's on to the wonderful world of post processing...

      May 7, 2011

    • Tim J.

      This was a great trip. Jason and Rick set up our itinerary with the right priorities to get a good mix of things. Great image locations, great seafood, great beer, great Tillamook Cheese and ice cream. I hope to attend future workshops, and it was great for all levels of photographers. A novice would leave one of those workshops quite a bit more knowledgable, as long as they ask the questions. Rick and Jason were more than happy to stop what they were doing and answer any questions anyone had.

      May 6, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Rick, Jason, and everyone else on the trip, I throughly enjoyed this photo safari. I was able to get out of a comfort zone with my photography, and really enjoy myself. I look forward to meeting up with everyone on future safari's.

      May 6, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Thanks for attending, everyone!

      May 5, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Jason and I will see all of you at 1pm. We're finishing some preparatory work this morning and checking some trail conditions. Should be a great workshop!

      May 1, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Anyone up and want to grab breakfast.... I' m in room 167

      May 1, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Can't wait to be there... never been to that part of the US...

      April 27, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Thanks, Jeff. Jason and I have been monitoring the forecasts, and it looks like a bit of an improvement over what it has been. Should be fun!

      April 27, 2011

    • Jeff H.

      For those of you coming from far away, we're having our typical Spring weather in Oregon, which means that it can rain at any time (and usually is). Actually, the extended forecast is calling for rain showers on Monday, with partly sunny conditions on the other days. Hopefully this means dramatic skies and clouds. Highs in Portland will be in the 60's (Farenheit) but in Newport highs are forecast in the 50's, so dress accordingly!

      April 27, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Leroy, That going to be my reading material on my flight from MD to Oregon...

      April 25, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Believe me, I didn't buy it until I checked my SD card reader and my SD cards with it. There aren't programs that read NEF's yet for Android, so RAW + JPG basic should work for now.

      April 25, 2011

    • Jason O.

      Test it out first, Tim.

      April 25, 2011

    • Tim J.

      I'm all set now... Bringing a new toy with me to see how well it will help in the field. Got an Acer iconica a500 tablet today. Has a full USB port on it so I can review shots on site. Or at least I hope I can...

      April 25, 2011

    • Leroy S.

      I for one am hyped about this workshop with you guys. I think I have my kit together and have figured out how to pack it to get it there and back safely. Just waiting for Saturday to roll around... Will re-read Jason's "The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes" in the meantime.

      April 25, 2011

    • Rick W.

      We hope everyone is excited for the workshop. We have a great itinerary planned!

      April 25, 2011

    • Jason O.

      Leroy-
      Your email must've slipped through. I've resent it to you.

      April 19, 2011

    • Leroy S.

      Rick, I have not received a newsletter.

      April 19, 2011

    • Rick W.

      You should have received another newsletter yesterday with a few updates. Let us know if you didn't see it. Thanks!

      April 19, 2011

    • Rick W.

      We'll have another newsletter going out soon with a few updates. If anyone has any questions that we could answer in this newsletter (especially those you think the group would like to hear), please e-mail us, and we'll incorporate them. Thanks!

      April 7, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Believe me, I can see how nice the vari-n-duo is. I was going that path until I found someone selling a Z-pro holder and 77mm adapter ring. Remembering from your last podcast, a Polarizer and a ND filter is prefered for slowing down the water. Was just trying to see how well the Z-pro might work with the slim polarizer. Don't want to risk dropping my filters in the water.. :)

      March 8, 2011

    • Rick W.

      BTW, I'm not trying to talk people out of the Vari-n-Duo as they're wonderful devices, but they're the kind of item you'll want to purchase only if you plan to use them a lot. I like mine, and I know Jason likes his. :)

      March 8, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Tim, I would just hold the square filter in front of the polarizer. It's pretty easy to do if your camera is on a tripod.

      March 7, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Hmm.... Maybe Vari-n-duo is the way to go for ND, and go with the square filters for GND.

      March 7, 2011

    • Jason O.

      Tim-
      When you start stacking filters like that, you quickly run into vignetting problems.

      -Jason

      March 7, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Oh believe me, my credit card is getting some good usage for equipment. Been spending time trying to figure out how to get the best bang for the buck with filters. Have you used a square filter holder on the end of a polarizer? I've got a thin frame polarizer with some threads. Wanted to use the square ND filters with it instead of the $440 for the Vari-n-duo. Whatcha think?

      March 7, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Also, a good guideline is to make any new equipment purchases at least a month in advance of the workshop. That will give you time to learn how to use them, as well as exchange anything that's not working correctly. If you follow this guideline, you'll want to make those purchases in the next few weeks - the workshop will be here before you know it!

      March 7, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Another item you might find helpful, especially when we're shooting in the Gorge, is some form of grey card. This doesn't need to be exotic, but if you think you'd like one for more than just this shoot, two of my favorites are the Whibal and the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport. The latter is particularly nice for LR/ACR users as you can also use it to create custom profiles.

      March 7, 2011

    • Jason O.

      The waiting list is open for this workshop. Please note that you do NOT need to pay to be on the wait list, despite what it says on the RSVP page. To add yourself to the wait list, just click OK and then "cancel" the payment option. You'll be notified automatically should a spot open up.

      -Jason

      March 2, 2011

    • Jason O.

      Please make sure you email us your arrival/departure information so we can coordinate everything.

      March 1, 2011

    • Rick W.

      All of you should have received a copy of our initial newsletter today. If you didn't, just let us know. :) Thanks!

      February 23, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Image Doctors Podcast #135, which will be released this Thursday, contains a long segment on photographing water. It's good preparation for this trip and covers creative ideas, techniques and equipment. :)

      February 20, 2011

    • Rick W.

      Thanks, Tim. When we send out the newsletter, we'll solicit flight numbers, etc. from everyone so that we have detailed arrival info.

      February 12, 2011

    • Tim J.

      8:30pm that is.

      February 12, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Got my tickets. Flying into Portland on the 30th at 1:03PM and leaving on the 5th at 8:30.

      February 12, 2011

    • Rick W.

      We'll get some additional info out soon, including our first newsletter. That will contain additional information about shooting conditions, what to bring, etc. We'll also do some quick checks to see who would like to carpool on the longer drives. Welcome everyone!

      February 8, 2011

    • Jason O.

      This trip is now full. You can add your name to the wait list and you'll be notified via email if a spot opens up.

      February 8, 2011

    • Rick W.

      This should be a great trip. Both Jason and I are really looking forward to it. :)

      February 7, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Awesome. Time to buy my tickets then.

      February 4, 2011

    • Jason O.

      Tim- We are absolutely going.

      February 4, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Jason, Is this Meetup 100% going to happen, or are we waiting on 2 more photographers to sign up? I've been pricing out airfare, and would like to get it as soon as I can.
      Thanks,
      Tim

      February 4, 2011

    • Tim J.

      Woohoo. Cant wait for the trip...

      January 8, 2011

    • Dave C.

      Jason:

      I'm looking forward to it. See you then.

      Dave Currey

      January 4, 2011

    • Jason O.

      John-
      If the person in question is not photographing with the group and obtaining instructor time, then it's fine. We've had people bring their spouses on trips, but usually they would go off during the day while we were out shooting. We keep this class size small (10 people and two instructors) to maximize the participant's time with us. As long as your guest respects the group, then we're OK with it.

      January 4, 2011

    • John B.

      Can a non-photographer tag along?

      January 4, 2011

    • Carl J.

      I'll be attending a class in Texas during this time. Sounds fun though.

      January 3, 2011

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    Additional notes: Workshop tuition is non-refundable. If you need to cancel your reservation, we will open up your spot to members of the waiting list. If we are able to fill your slot from the waiting list by March 30, 2011, we will refund you the workshop price less 10%

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