• Day 1 (Monday, 5/27)

    • Arrive and meet up at the Portland airport in the morning

    • Drive to Nehalem Bay, where we will set up camp for the night

    • Explore Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach in the evening

  • Day 2 (Tuesday, 5/28)

    • Pack up camp and drive to Cape Lookout State Park

    • Hike along the cliffs on the southern side of the park

    • Drive around the surrounding coastline in the afternoon

    • Set up camp at the Cape Lookout Campground

  • Day 3 (Wednesday, 5/29)

    • Pack up camp and drive to the Lincoln City beach

    • Hike God's Thumb

    • Drive to Cape Kiwanda for sunset

    • Set up camp at Webb County Campground

  • Day 4 (Thursday, 5/30)

    • Pack up and begin driving south

    • Spend the day stopping at various points along the coastline

    • Stop at Thor's Well in the evening

    • Set up camp at Tillicum Beach campground

  • Day 5 (Friday, 5/31)

    • Pack up camp and head towards Bandon

    • Stop at various locations along the way

    • Spend the evening at Bandon Beach

    • Set up camp at Bullards Beach State Park

  • Day 6 (Saturday, 6/1)

    • Early morning shoot on Bandon Beach

    • Drive from Bandon to Champoeg State Park, just outside Portland

    • Set up camp, review photos from the trip

  • Day 7 (Sunday, 6/2)

    • Head to PDX for departure

The Milky Way from Cape Lookout Campground

The Milky Way from Cape Lookout Campground

Thor's Well during a stormy afternoon

Thor's Well during a stormy afternoon

To sign up for the workshop, please submit an initial deposit of $500 USD via the PayPal button below. The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 29th. The remaining balance of $1,150 USD is due on Monday, May 20th. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email at and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: This workshop is not designed to be a luxurious vacation. We will be cooking most of our own meals, cleaning our own dishes, and sleeping in tents at campsites that may or may not have showers. My goal as trip leader is not to provide a relaxing getaway, but to help you be in the right place at the right time as often as possible to get the best shot. That said, the trip is not intended to be physically strenuous - most of our shooting locations will be reached via car, with a few short hikes interspersed here and there. If you have any questions regarding the style of the workshop, feel free to send me an email at

Cancellation Policy: 

  • Initial deposit is fully refundable up until April 29th, after which it is only 50% refundable

  • Payment of the remaining balance is fully refundable until May 20th, after which it is only 50% refundable

  • No refunds of any kind can be made after the start of the trip (May 27th)

  • If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by April 29th, the trip will be cancelled. A full refund and 10% credit toward a future workshop will be awarded to those already signed up

What to pack: You are responsible for bringing your own camera gear, clothes, toiletries, and any other personal necessities. Food and water, cooking utensils, tents*, sleeping bags*, sleeping pads,* first aid materials, transportation, and accommodations from Monday night through Saturday night will be provided. A more detailed packing list will be sent out upon registration.

*You are welcome to bring your own; please let me know if you plan on doing so

About Garret:

Garret Weintrob is a 19 year old landscape and sports photographer from Washington, DC. He began working professionally 5 years ago when he created Chairlift Productions, a video production company that focused on creating promotional films for small businesses and young athletes. He has since expanded his creative scope and developed a strong still photography repertoire, having spent much of the last few years traveling around the western portion of the United States. After spending a year at college in Connecticut, he decided to take a leave of absence from school and is currently traveling all around North America, leading workshops and continuing to expand his photography and filmmaking portfolio. Garret has a Wilderness First Aid certification. His work has been featured on Canon and Outside Magazine’s websites.