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Crater Lake & Oregon Coast Workshop
With Alyn Wallace as Second Instructor!!!
Crater Lake &
Oregon Coast
With Second Instructor
Alyn Wallace!!
WHEN: JUNE 27th through JULY 1st SOLD OUT
WHERE: Crater Lake National Park & Oregon Coast

FITNESS LEVEL: Ability to walk on a steep dirt trail.
Very minimal walking at Crater Lake, while at Bandon we walk down to the beach is all. But at Secret Beach we have a steep downhill dirt trail. If you can avoid tripping on tree roots, willing to walk patiently at slippery points these trails will offer you ZERO challenge!

If you are concerned at all please check with Aaron before reserving!
BONUS! Alyn Wallace as Second Instructor!
ADVANCED! Star Tracker Lessons & at Camera Assistance
Snacks & Drinks while on-site doing Photography
Personal instruction at the camera, critique sessions
Post-processing sessions during the day

Transportation In Oregon
Hotel Accommodation
Travel insurance and personal equipment
Alcohol and soft drinks, laundry
    Reserve your spot today with a deposit of $950. The remaining Tuition must be paid by May 27th. An invoice will be sent to you from Aaron through PayPal to cover the remaining $850.
Listen to the Podcasts above to hear stories about Bandon, Thor's Well & our first ever trip to Crater Lake.
Four Nights of Milky Way Photography
NOTE: If clouds cause any problems we will move locations or add Landscape Photography to the plans to make the best use of our time.
Devil's Garden
Night 1: Crater Lake
Night 2: Crater Lake 
Night 3: Secret Beach
Night 4: Bandon
  • Day 1: Everyone makes their way to Oregon and Crater Lake.
  • 6pm-8pm Group Dinner and set goals for the workshop.
  • 8pm Sunset Photography setup at Watchman Overlook for an 8:51pm Sunset from the rim.
  • 11:10pm Milky Way starts
  • Day 2: Sleep in at Crater Lake Resort. Breakfast on your own.
  • 1pm - 4pm Lunch then Post-Processing & Instruction at Crater Lake Resort.
  • 8pm Sunset Photography setup at Watchman Overlook for an 8:52pm Sunset from the rim.
  • 11:14pm Milky Way starts
  • Day 3: Sleep until Noon then head out to Brookings, Oregon.
  • ​~4-Hour Drive to Brookings
  • 6pm Dinner in Brookings at Pacific Sushi & Grill
  • 7:30pm Head to Secret Beach
  • 8:57pm Sunset
    11:10pm Milky Way starts
    11:59pm Moonset
  • Day 4: Sleep until Noon then head north to Bandon, Oregon.
  • ​~2-Hour Drive to Bandon
  • ​5pm-7:30pm Dinner and Post-Processing in Bandon.
  • 8pm Sunset on the Beach
  • 9:01pm Sunset
    11:20pm Milky Way starts
    12:35am Moonset 
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you bring?
Milky Way Photography is awesome but it can be VERY COLD depending on the location, so come ready for it!

This is what we recommend to take with you:
  • Camera with manual mode 
  • Lenses you need are anything from 8mm-50mm and with the largest aperture possible! f1.2 to f3.5 are great options! Bring your 50mm, and anything else you would like. Telephoto lens gigapanos can be great! Just don't forget your widest and largest aperture lenses at home!
  • Sturdy Tripod (REQUIRED!) make sure it is STURDY enough
  • L-Bracket (Optional) - Best for Panorama and switching orientation 
  • Focusing Aid (Carson Lumiloupe:
  • Batteries – Fully charged and at least 2 per night!
  • Memory Cards – minimum 2 cards of 32GB each
  • Head lamp (red lamps are not required anymore)
  • Really Warm outdoor clothing for staying warm during the coldest hours of night and standing in the wind!
  • Gloves
  • ​Water Proof jacket & Pants
  • Laptop (OPTIONAL) for post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop)
Flying, Driving & Hotels?
Flying in?
If you plan to fly in, and are great sites for Flight Deals. Flying in to Portland is easiest. You MAY find an option for Eugene, Oregon. If you do that location is closer. But go with Portland is definitely easiest to find deals for.
Everyone takes care of getting themselves to and from this entire workshop. Renting a car at the airport or driving in from out of state is really easy. We definitely have some long drives through Oregon's wooded and mountainous regions to get to Crater Lake. Once you leave the I-5 you are usually in areas without cell signal and it is a curvy road all the way to the coast. But once on the coast, driving the 101 is really easy, scenic and honestly one of my favorite drives in the world!
At Crater Lake a really affordable option for all of us to be able to stick together is Crater Lake Resort! That place has options for campers, trailers, stand alone Cabins with some equipped even with full kitchens and glamping teepees! So Crater Lake Resort is easily my favorite option Crater Lake. Out in Brookings and Bandon there are many options for Hotels, Camping and AirBNBs.
This Milky Way Adventure actually includes a LOT of Landscape Photography as well! We have sunsets from the Rim up at Crater Lake! Then amazing and beautiful locations out on the Oregon Coast in Bandon and Secret Beach! I just LOVE these places! If we get too many clouds, then Landscape is our PLAN A and we go out for sunrise too! But if the skies are clear as they can be! We will have amazing nights of Milky Way Photography at these three locations! 

Crater Lake this year we start at Crater Lake. Two nights to give us two terrific chances at getting what is my absolute FAVORITE Milky Way Panorama! The views from the Rim at Crater Lake are crazy impressive. I just love this place! If you are energetic enough, which I won't be, you should try and see sunrise from up at the rim at least one of the mornings we are there. We start each night focused on PANORAMA and ONLY PANORAMA. We keep shooting different compositions of Panos from the Watchman Overlook and then once the Milky Way gets high enough in sky that the pano is tough to capture, we move north along the Rim clockwise to a few other favorite places to capture at Crater Lake. Depending on the group's fatigue, we will hit up to 5 locations on the Rim.   

Secret Beach is a little bit of a drive from Crater Lake, but I don't hesitate at all to say it is worth it! The Oregon Coast is a beautiful location for both Landscape and Milky Way Photography. Secret Beach is amazing especially with the moon that we have this year! We can use the Moon to light up the sea-stacks and trees! This could be the chance for my best ever image from Secret Beach! We are going to love having our foreground landscape lit up by the moon!

Bandon is a location I have gone to twice a year since 2017! I love lining up the Milky Way with the shape of the Wizard's Hat and the Guardians of the Wizard! These sea-stacks are much more different than the sea-stacks at Secret Beach and we get a completely different feel being out literally IN THE WATER with the sea-stacks and lining up the Milky Way over them. I absolutely love this place. It almost is redundant for me to say that I love the place, but I wouldn't do workshops here if I didn't love going to these places! I can't wait for you to fall in love with them too!

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4-Night Crater Lake & Oregon Coast Workshop
You are buying a FOUR-NIGHT Photog Adventures Crater Lake & Oregon Coast Workshop that includes:
  • Snacks & Drinks while on-site doing Photography
  • Personal instruction at the camera, critique sessions and post processing sessions during the day while we wait for night to do Milky Way Photography
  • Four Nights Accommodation
  • Flights to and from workshop
  • Transportation In Oregon
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