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Bandon Oregon 2024 Workshops - 4 sets of dates available

Updated: May 11

Investment - $1595

Group Size 3 people minimum, 6 people maximum

This includes 3 full days of photography. You'll get professional guided, infield instructions while on location (see the Why & What you will learn sections below for more) Full Payment secures your spot.


Bandon, Oregon 3 Days - May 7th - 9th 2024 - Completed!


(Arrive eve of the 6th for a meet and greet and additional Sunset shoot - Check out on the 10th)

This will be during a New Moon (No Moon) and Low Tides in the morning near sunrise

Milky Way Opportunity in the early morning hours around 4am if skies are clear

Sunrise 6am - Sunset 8:30pm


Bandon, Oregon 3 Days - June 6th - 8th 2024

4 Spots Left

(Arrive eve of 5th for meet and greet and additional sunset shoot - Check out on the 9th)

New Moon (No Moon) Milky Way will be up at Midnight for those who want to shoot

Low tides in the morning near Sunrise

Sunrise 5:40am - Sunset 8:53pm


Bandon, Oregon 3 Days - Oct 17th - 19th 2024

6 Spots Left

(Full Supermoon setting over the Ocean near sunrise)

Arrive eve of the 16th for meet and greet and additional sunset

Check out on the 20th

Lower Tides in the evenings

Sunrise 7:34am - Sunset 6:30pm



This workshop is intended for both beginner and intermediate photographers who want to take their coastal landscapes to the next level. This isn't a fair weather event. The Oregon Coast can be very moody and wet at times. Generally speaking the Central and Southern Oregon coast have less rain than the northern part of the state. Because there are many types of images to be had, we only don't shoot if it's just a massive storm or constant heavy rain. In that event we will spend some time working on images and answering questions.



Right outside the doors of most Bandon lodging on Beach Loop drive are breathtaking scenes like this. The rocky shoreline offers a chance to catch water as it crashes into the rocks. You will learn how to capture the best shot as the water is always moving. My tried and true technique will give you plenty of images to choose from and many memories to remember your trip.



My goal is to always put you in the best spots for best images based on the conditions we are working with. Because I personally shoot in all kinds of weather I can help guide you and show you potential images and compositions to help you out. I keep the group size small so that each person can have as much attention and help as needed. We generally work in areas where we can spread out and not be right on top of each other. This is one of the beautiful things about the Oregon Coast for landscape photography.


Who - Darren White - I have been photographing the Oregon Coast for over 30 years. I was born and raised on the North Oregon Coast in Tillamook and have a deep love and respect for the ocean. I've been leading workshops for over 15 years in various locations and while I do love the places I get to visit and teach, Oregon is my home and Oregon is where my heart is. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my knowledge and love for the Oregon Coast with you as we work together to create images that will last for lifetimes to come.


What - Oregon Coast guided photography workshop. Put yourself in the middle of the Oregon Coast and feel the waves pound against the sharp rocks as the sounds of seagulls fly overhead all while shooting beautiful images. Darren's knowledge of the area will make sure you are in the best spot at the best time. By keeping the group small Darren can focus his attention on you to make sure all your questions are answered and you get lots of great shots.


Where - Bandon, Oregon. We will meet at Sunset Lodging on Beach Loop Drive each morning and evening before we go out.



Why - To learn how to take more than just a snapshot. Learn how to create moving images that will spark a sense of emotion in the viewer. I will teach you how I capture the movement of the water at just the right time. How shutter speed can have a profound effect on the end result of your images. You will learn my post processing techniques via Zoom videos (pre recorded). Once you have taken a workshop with me you have unlimited access to my knowledge about anything related to photography. You will also get several ongoing videos as they are made.


What will you learn - Including but not limited to, proper exposure, shutter speeds, composition and why one is better than the other. You'll learn long exposures, how to shoot on manual mode, focus stacking (how do you focus stack with moving water) it can be done. Post processing via ongoing video tutorials and free zoom sessions (no limit)...If you have questions, I'll zoom with you and answer them and show you how. You'll learn how to blend, exposure blending, how to create realistic HDR images that don't look like HDR and much more.


Locations - Bandon has a lot to offer. It's host to one of the most expansive beaches on the coast. I like to say there is a north side and south side to the beach because it's so big and it's not logical to try and shoot sunset or sunrise in both locations on the same night. Besides Bandon Beach, we will also visit Port Orford beaches, Bandon Lighthouse and Devils Kitchen which is just south of Bandon Beach.


What's included - 3 full days of infield guiding and instruction. Unlimited and ongoing support from me when you need it via Zoom or email or phone calls. Why is this important? Most people get home from a workshop and they get back into their daily lives and don't retain all the info they learned. By offering continued support, ongoing training videos and unlimited Zoom sessions I have found that this works best for everyones schedules.


What's not included - Airfare, Lodging, Rental Car, Travel insurance, meals, spa treatments, camera gear, camera insurance (highly recommended).


How do I get there - You can fly into Portland International Airport (5 hr drive to Bandon) or Eugene Airport (3 hour drive to Bandon)





What do I need to bring?

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Wide angle lens in the 14mm-24mm range

  • Normal lens in the 35mm-50mm range

  • Telephoto lens in the 70mm-200/300mm range

  • 3-6 stop ND filter for your lenses - not required but recommended

  • Basic Cable release - not required but highly recommended

  • Sturdy Tripod

  • memory cards

  • extra batteries

  • laptop - not required but helpful if you want to edit and get help

  • positive attitude with a willingness to learn

  • smile - We love seeing people smile.

  • Rain gear - waterproof boots or waders

  • towel to help keep camera dry from rain or ocean mist

  • lens cloths to keep your lens free of mist and small water drops

What type of weather can I expect - nothing promised.

  • Sun

  • Rain

  • Storms

  • Rainbows

The Oregon Coast can always make us guess on the weather. I will watch closely to make sure we are in the best spots possible. We will shoot in most conditions unless it's just too wet. When this happens we like to meet back in the nice warm lobby and do some processing on images we have or I can teach you various processing techniques and answer questions.

The workshop isn't a bootcamp and it's intended to be fun and allow you some free time during the day to enjoy at your own pace. While we strive for sunrise and sunset there also may be some shooting during the day when the tide is at a good level.




Terms and Conditions


This workshop is intended and designed to help you create better photos, enjoy

nature and the beauty of the Oregon Coast. Due to the terrain we will be shooting from you agree that by attending this workshop that you are in good physical shape, can stand, walk and move quickly on uneven ground. You will never be forced to do anything you don't feel comfortable doing and while generally we are on good solid ground, you understand that ocean can be unpredictable and anything can happen at anytime. Darren White and Darren White Photography are not responsible for any losses you may incur while attending the workshop. Any place you decided to shoot from you do so at your own risk. Travel and Camera insurance highly recommended.


Cancellation Policy


All monies need to be paid 30 days before the start of the workshop. If you cancel 90 days before you will be granted a full refund or credit (your choice) 45-89 days before the workshop 75% refund or credit, 31-44 days before the workshop a 50% refund and 0-30 days before the workshop no refund will be given. I highly recommend you purchase Travel Insurance to help cover any losses that may occur if you cannot attend the workshop.


How do I sign up?

Simply click the "Request Invoice" button below and let me know which set of dates you'd like to sign up for.






Darren is a licensed guide/outfitter through the Oregon State Marine Board






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