ALL SKILL LEVELS & EQUIPMENT WELCOME
This wildlife photography safari is all about witnessing the amazing animals of Oregon’s coast and documenting our encounters with our cameras. Whether you just bought your first DSLR or are a seasoned photographer, you’ll head home with photographs you’re excited to share with others. Thanks to the small-group setting, photography instruction throughout the day is tailored to your needs, skill level and interests.
With this Wildlife safari, you’ll:
- Capture images of wildlife large and small
- Boost your skills in predicting animal behavior to capture story-telling images
- Learn about local ecology and native animal species
- Expand your understanding of which camera settings to use in different scenarios
- Learn how techniques such as pan blur and back-lighting add drama to your wildlife images
- Small group setting ideal for one-on-one instruction and learning
- Crafted for the wildlife photography enthusiast whether you’re focused on wishlist species, or just want to capture the biodiversity of the coast’s varied ecosystems.
- ALL skill levels welcome!
We visit wildlife hotspots that provide the highest likelihood of opportunities for portraits and behavior shots.
We’ll meet at the first location and caravan to subsequent locations. Locations may range anywhere from Tillamook to Florence, but most often range from Cascade Head to Cape Perpetua.
For full-day tours, we’ll break for lunch mid-day at a favorite local eatery. After we’re refreshed and ready for more, we’ll head to additional locations. For sunrise & sunset sessions, we’ll break after a 6-hour session in the morning, and meet again for a 6-hour session in the late afternoon.
The specific itinerary for the day will be customized around your goals, and around recent wildlife sightings and behaviors.
Remember: Wildlife is wild and there are no guarantees for what we will photograph while out. But drawing from years of experience as a wildlife photographer and daily scouting, I work diligently to maximize the opportunities you’ll have for both sightings and shots.
After your workshop date is confirmed, you’ll receive a link to an online intake survey where you can fill me in on you current skill level, interests, what you’d like to learn and see, and more. These details help me customize the day’s itinerary around your needs.
You’ll also receive details on what to wear, what equipment to bring, and other travel details. If you would like suggestions on where to lodge on the coast, please let me know.
If you have questions before registering, please feel free to ask me!
Included: Healthful snacks that hit the spot for sweet or salty cravings throughout the day. Hot coffee and a variety of teas, along with cream and sugar options. And of course plenty of fresh water to keep you hydrated.
Not Included: Meals and transportation to and from shooting locations.
Payment for the workshop is due in full once your date is confirmed.
Please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions for details on cancellations, refunds, and other important information.
You never know what you’ll get to see during our outings, and some encounters are almost too good to be true — like standing a couple dozen feet away from a migrating gray whale as it leisurely feeds!
Though wildlife encounters are famously unpredictable, we can maximize our odds of seeing target species and behaviors. If you’d like to schedule your outing during a certain season, such as when whales are migrating or sea birds are nesting, please feel free to contact me for suggested timeframes.