May 26 – 31, 2020

Location: California & Oregon

Leader(s): Adam Jones & William Manning

Pricing: $1,695

Deposit : $250

Participants: Maximum 12


California’s Redwood Forests are an inspiring site to behold and photograph. Northern California’s Redwood National and State Parks are home to the tallest trees on earth. Standing beneath these giants is special and to photograph them is a memorable experience. Our photo journey puts us on location during the rhododendron blooms and likely mother nature will throw in a little fog adding for a little extra mood!
The region most people call Redwood Forests is actually a group of state and national park lands. It encompasses forests, meadows and beaches. It is difficult to say exactly where we will explore each day at the time of this posting as most location timing depends on the light, weather and rhododendron blooms. We will get you to the best locations in the region in the best light. In past photo shoots some of our best photography came from Redwood National Park’s Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park along with many others.

The second half of this tour, we explore the stunning Oregon coast. We consider the Oregon Coast to be the most beautiful coastline in all of North America. Adding this incredible coastal region in with the California Redwoods will allow us a wide variety of subjects and situations to explore and learn. We will base ourselves out of Bandon Beach for this portion of the photo tour. Bandon beach is perhaps the best known and most scenic grouping of seastacks along the coast. South of Bandon is Cape Sebastian another stunning section of the Oregon coastline. This will be a rewarding photo journey. We can explore some very long exposures along the coast with neutral density filters for dramatic effect on moving waves at sunset. Join us and stand beneath the giant redwoods and feel the salty breeze come off the pacific surf along the southern Oregon Coast.



Our daily schedule may vary depending on location and weather. Light is the most important ingredient to a rewarding photo shoot. Photo tours allow us the flexibility to respond to the light and weather conditions as needed. We won’t miss any of the highlights, we simply adjust schedules on the fly to photograph them on the day best suited for the best images possible. You can expect to be on location early each morning and photograph throughout the good morning light. Whenever the weather conditions are favorable for photography you can bet we’ll take advantage of it. When light is harsh we’ll offer a critique session and/or talk processing and expanding your art beyond the camera. For those in need of an afternoon break, this time is set aside for you as well. Late afternoon and into early evening we’ll be back in the field for more hands on photography instruction and photo opportunities.



  • Photographer / Guide, we get you to the best locations at the right time.
  • Photo Critiques and on site instruction
  • Small Group Size


  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Meals


You can expect to be the focus of attention. Your photography is paramount and it’s our job to provide the answers that allow you to grow as a photographer. Participants receive an abundance of one on one instruction in the field along with group discussions. You’ll discover the artist within and build on your skills. Mastering your tools in the field and knowing what they can do for you is the foundation to a successful photo journey. We know photographers want to be behind their camera therefore we make every effort to maximize our time in the field and teach with a hands-on approach. Learning to see and knowing what to do once you identify your subject is the stepping stone to building a work of art.


• Bandon Beach
• Cape Arago
• Cape Sebastian
• Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor
• Cape Blanco Lighthouse



Suggested Airport:  Rogue Valley International Airport, Medford, Oregon


More information coming soon.


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