Oregon Coast Photography MasterClass 2

     Come chase the Milky Way and incredible light along the majestic Oregon Coast and through the enchanted Redwood Forests. This year, we’ve listened to the feedback from you all and decided to extend our workshop an extra day. This allows us to visit more places and go even more in depth in our classroom sessions. Our mission is to teach you advanced night photography techniques with not only Blue Hour Composites/Blending and Stacking but unlocking your potential to master award-winning Single Exposures as well! We've additionally added 2 Zoom Sessions to make sure everyone is up to speed on what to expect leading into our days together.  Our Zoom call for our MasterClass will allow us to introduce each other as a group, outline gear needed, answer questions & what to expect. Our post workshop Zoom Session will include showcasing your favorite image with the class and asking any follow-up questions & troubleshooting.

The 3 photos below are true single exposures (not stacked).
Composition is such a HUGE factor in setting yourself up to take award winning photographs and there is no better place than the Oregon Coast and Redwoods to do JUST that.
Single Exposure Images of the Milky Way on an Oregon Workshop with KRL PHOTO
This breathtaking coastline is untouched and unlocks some of the most magical landscapes the PNW possesses under the Milky Way. These mystical scenes provide ever-changing conditions that can be moody with the fog rolling in to fiery coastal sunsets to brilliant night skies. Learn how to take advantage of any condition and go home with not only a memorable adventure, but unique images you will be proud to share.
A milky Way photo and a sunset photo taken on the Oregon Coast during a workshop with Kenneth LeRose
Foggy morning in Redwood National Forest with light rays and Kenneth LeRose modeling
PNW moody morning in the Redwood Forest on a Photo Workshop with KRL PHOTO
June 21 - June 25, 2023
Exploding Milky Way stars at Natural Bridges on the Oregon Coast during a workshop with KRL PHOTO
Incredible vibrant sunset photo taken at secret beach during a photography workshop with KRL Photo

Day Zero
Pre-Workshop Zoom Call
Roughly 30 days before our scheduled workshop we will be holding a Zoom Call to introduce ourselves and all of you. You'll get detailed information from us on what to expect, what you'll need & answer any questions you may have for the MasterClass.
Day 1
Our workshop begins at 4:00pm with a meet and greet at our AirBnB. After we go over the agenda and get to know one another, we will grab our gear and head out to explore the incredible coastline of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, taking in all the magical and enchanting views while photographing the sunset, blue hour and Milky Way.
Day 2
Classroom session begins directly after an early lunch. You will learn how to stack stars and edit your Milky Way shots. After class, we will pack our camera gear and adventure out to some of the magnificent rock formations along the coast for some sunset, blue hour and Milky Way fun.
Day 3
After a couple of days exploring the Samuel H. Boardman area, the Redwoods are next on our list! There is nothing better than catching the morning fog rolling through the magnificent giant Redwoods. Another classroom session will follow after a morning of chasing sun rays through the ancient forest. We will have a quick break before heading back out for sunset, blue hour and Milky Way.
Day 4
Our last full day will start with a late morning classroom session.  This classroom session will be dedicated to you editing your favorite images, practicing and implementing the new editing techniques you’ve learned.  I will be walking around & spending time with each student answering questions. Afterwards, we pack up our gear for one last night under the stars together.
Day 5
Wrapping up our amazing week with a working breakfast to go over any final questions about techniques or critiques on your photos.
***We will be chasing conditions and constantly monitoring the weather. The itinerary may change based on what conditions are during the workshop.

Day 6
Cruise up the 101 with us to capture the iconic sea stacks of Bandon, OR for sunset.  Before sunset we'll be checking into our hotel that is only steps from the beach, allowing us the convenience of a short stroll out of our rooms to capture Sunrise the following morning.
Day 7
You already know we've got an amazing sunrise location setup for you in Bandon.  Next, we'll cruise north on the 101 to one of my favorite "holes in the ocean" - Thors Well! The tide will be perfect to get some long exposures of this epic monster of the sea for sunset and blue hour.

Post Workshop Zoom Meetup
After giving you time to settle back at home, watch the screen recordings from our editing sessions and go through the plethora of incredible images you captured on the coast, we'll be scheduling a group Zoom Session. We can't wait to see which photo you'll choose to showcase to the class and open the floor up to anyone that has any questions following our MasterClass together.
Oregon Coast Night photo of star trails and Bioluminescence by Kenneth LeRose
Long Exposure photo of swirling water at Harris Beach, Oregon by Kenneth LeRose
Planning your shoots
Scouting and evaluating conditions
Composing an image to grab the viewer’s attention
Composing an image with a person in frame to show scale and tell a story
Utilizing apps, such as PhotoPills, for more efficient planning
Choosing the right lens and filters for the job
How to shoot with a plan and vision for editing your image
Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images
Exposure control - how to use ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in different scenarios
Bracketing, Perspective Blending and Focus Stacking
Focusing at night to capture pin sharp stars and foreground
Long Exposure - how to capture blue hour & Milky Way
Stacking Stars for Noise Reduction - how to shoot the proper frames to stack  
Lightroom and Photoshop - learn our post-processing workflow
Luminosity Masks
Dodging and Burning
Understanding layers and masks
Finishing touches using clone stamp and removing distractions
Creating Orton glows and painting with light 
Build Social Media Presence - how to maximize engagement
Oregon coast masterclass astro photos and the redwoods by Kenneth LeRose KRL Photo
A photo of a student on a KRL PHOTO workshop on the Oregon Coast Masterclass
All Lodging Accommodations
We have reserved lodging for the duration of the workshop and each person has 3 options:
-Share a room (Cost Advertised - $2295)
- Single Occupancy (your own room - $2695)
- You provide your own lodging - $1895
***Optional Additional 2 Night Add-On (Day 6 & 7 - DBL Occupancy - $949)
All Photo Instruction
From the field to the computer, we will cover it all.  You will learn techniques on how to capture better images and our unique work flow in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Social Media Insights
Instagram and growing your social media has been a huge interest for many.  We will be touching on the ever changing algorithm of Instagram and how to successfully grow your presence as a photographer in the world of social media.
Moody BTS of students photographing the Oregon Coast on a KRL PHOTO workshop
     Our goal is to leave you feeling confident, motivated and passionate about your photography with a new set of ideas and perspective! We will teach simple and actionable techniques to scout out incredible compositions and the process of how to approach and execute unique photos in any environment or conditions. The classroom portion of this adventure will teach you a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and methods that will allow you to create some powerful images. We decided to keep the group small and intimate, thus allowing us to focus and give you much more access to the instructors and 1-on-1 attention. We will always be with the group providing thoughts and real time critique as the light changes from sunset to the enchanting night skies.
THe redwoods and secret beach milky way taken by Kenneth LeRose
Flowers and a beautiful light photographed at Indian Sands on the Oregon Coast during a KRL PHOTO workshop
Flights and car transportation are not included.
Meals will often be on the go as we chase light, you will be responsible for your own food.
Travel Insurance
With any trip/adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.

Milky Way blue hour blend photographed at Secret Beach during a KRL PHOTO workshop with Kenneth LeRose

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come, first serve basis.  

Join Our Tribe and Invest in Your Passion!


* Please read the workshop F.A.Q. section to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.