Oregon Coast, Bandon Oregon 2019 - Craig McCord Photography

Arch Rock Point, Oregon Coast

Incoming tide pushing throuhg the sea stacks, Bandon Oregon.

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Oregon Coast Photography Bandon, Oregon

End of day on the Bandon, Oregon coast.

Craig McCord Photography Workshops Presents

Bandon and the Oregon Coast

June 20-24, 2019

Craig McCord, along with famed co-instructor Jane Palmer, will host this special  photography workshop focusing on one of the most beautiful parts of the Oregon Pacific coast.  This workshop will offer dramatic photographic opportunities of pacific sea stacks, lighthouses, coves, tide pools, and harbors for which the area is well know.  The area of Oregon's coast we will explore and photograph together is of the most favored among those photographers in pursuit of majestic images.

The workshop is open to all levels of photographers but will be limited in size to ensure highest quality personal instruction tailored to the experience level and needs of workshop participants.

Instruction will focus on assisting all gain the most from the photographic experience and come away with not only some memorable images but with refined techniques and tips to help take your photographic skills to the next level. Discussions and assistance will focus on dynamic composition techniques, how to work a scene, histograms and exposure, metering, making panoramas, long exposure techniques and more.

During down time there will be at least two image review and critique sessions, as well as some opportunity to gain assistance in the post process workflow in Light Room and Photoshop CC. The latter is geared toward introducing the less experienced to a more disciplined post capture workflow process.


We will begin with our arrival on June 20th, basing out of the Bandon Inn overlooking Old Town Bandon.  We will conduct an intensive shooting schedule during the workshop focusing in part on  the Wizard Hat, the Howling Dog, Face Rock, The Kittens, Elephant Rock, the Coquille River Lighthouse, the Bandon Marina and more.  We also will have options to jump up to Thor's Well or Cape Blanco.

When:  June 20 -24, 2018

Workshop participants should travel to arrive in Bandon, Oregon on afternoon of June 20th.  After checking into lodging we will gather at 3:00pm at the motel office area to get acquainted and discuss any last minute details regarding our shooting schedule, safety, and other administrative items, and still have opportunity to shoot the evening sunset over Bandon Beach.   

The workshop will officially end after the morning shoot on June 24th.

Fee:  $975

The cost of this workshop workshop does not include lodging or travel to/from the workshop.  Blocks of rooms, however,  have been reserved at the Bandon Inn for the workshop.   You are responsible for making your own reservations. 

Lodging contact information:

Bandon Inn

When making your reservations at the Bandon Inn, you must mention you are with the Craig McCord Photography group. 

Transportation and meals:

Meals are not included, but my groups generally enjoy eating together, as it provides yet another opportunity to exchange ideas, tips and general discussion of our love of the photographic arts.   Transportation to/from workshop location is the responsibility of workshop participants.  Participants will rideshare/caravan  to and from shooting locations.

Those flying in initially will either fly into Portland or Eugene, Oregon. Airfare is usually less expensive into Portland but Eugene is closer. Most opt for Portland but choice is yours based on your needs. Portland is about 4 1/2 hr drive to Bandon, but it is a beautiful drive along Hwy 101. Eugene is about 2 3/4 hrs. Again, we will be carpooling as necessary during the workshop.

Registration Deadline: When full. Reserve your spot soon because the number of participants will be strictly limited.


Payment : PayPal using the Pay Now button on this page.

Personal Check : Send a $250 deposit now, and pay the balance with a personal check at least 60 days before the start of the workshop.  Send check to: Craig McCord Photography, 395 NW 1851st Rd, Kingsville, MO  64061.  Email or call me when you put your deposit check in the mail, and I will hold your space.

Cancellation Policy:  Please review   Click Here for Cancellation Policy.

A difficult composition to include the lower area of the rocks with the incoming surf. In order to get both this action and the lighthouse I had to resort to a 12mm fisheye and then to some corrections for perspective distortion in post processing. Coquille River Lighthouse, Bandon, Oregon