How to shoot Rocks & Weeds

  • 09/16/2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • 09/17/2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • Newport Oregon - Meet @ Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport Oregon 97365
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"How to shoot Rocks & Weeds"


Vern Bartley

Professional Aerial Photographers Association Master

OPPA 2014 Photographer of the Year

and OPPA 2015 Member of the Year

Sept 16, Noon to 9pm .............. Sept 17, 6am to Noon

Day 1:   At noon Friday (Sept 16th) Vern will kick off our OPPA Landscape Photography Workshop, How to Shoot Rocks & Weeds, with his introduction to the "Seven Core Components of his Landscape Workflow"

 From there the students will move to one of the Central Oregon Coasts most beautiful locations, Yaquina Head & Lighthouse.  Yaquina Head offers lots of different shooting opportunities including the Headland, Cobble Beach, Tide Pools, Flowers, Shore Birds not to mention the opportunities for that Grand Landscape or Intimate Landscape capture, where one can get up close and personal.  

After an early dinner the students will find themselves on a fantastic beach with crashing waves, sea stacks enough for everyone, shore birds, and the perfect spot to capture the setting sun. (pray for a great sunset)  After the sun is down and for those that are not ready to "call it a day" That last hour will be spent working in the "Blue Light" period at the very end of the Golden Hour.(students are always amazed at what can be captured and/or created during that transition from day into night.)

Day 2:   Will begin early........... 6am !!  Vern picked this specific morning, for his workshop, because there will be a great Sunrise & Moonset at nearly the same time on that date.  The students can choose between the famous Newport Bay Bridge, Jetties, Sand Dunes AND .... both, or either a sunrise and/or moonset.  IE:( the moon setting over the dunes and surf or, the sun rising behind the bridge)

Mid morning the students will move to the Commercial Boat Docks for that true nautical experience complete with tons of Commercial Fishing Boats, Sea Lions, Birds & Reflections everywhere

At the end of the workshop the entire group will  gathering to share, experiences, ask any remembered questions or to just brag a little.   And, remember the group will be in close contact again shortly after the workshop to share, discuss and critique images via a proprietary FaceBook Page........ you won't want to miss that part. 

If you have ever thought about including Landscapes to your skill set then you won't want to miss this opportunity.  The class will be limited to the first 15 photographers to register.  Vern feels strongly that keeping the workshop to 15 or less allows him more personal time with each student, as needed.  Vern will be available through out both days to personally assist and guide the students through the tricks of the trade in capturing those great scenes. 

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Friday (Sept 16, 2016)

Sunset :  7:24 pm

12:00 pm        Meet & Greet : house keeping, FB share & critique      

12:30 pm        The Secret Sauce !

                     7 Core Ingredients for shooting Rocks & Weeds        

2:30 pm          Yaquina Headland / Waves / Cobble Beach, LH YHLH

4:30-5:15 pm   Izzy's (no host dinner)  Near Lighthouse

5:30-8:00 pm   Sea Stacks / Sunset / Tide pools

                      (Sunset 7:24pm)   (Low Tide .8'  6:48pm) "Seal Rock"

8:00-9:00 pm   Blue Light landscapes                                                 

9:00 pm          Refreshments                                                            

Saturday (Sept 17, 2016)

Sunrise : 6:58 am

Moonset : 7:57 am

6:00 am            Moonset & Sunrise Bridge, Dunes, 

Grass Yaquina B.L.H. S.P.

8:00-9:30am     Boat Basin, Docks, Commercial Boats, Sea Lions 

Comm. Boat Basin

10:00am          Closing session / Q&A / Critique 

11:00am          Home - End of Class

OUR MEETING PLACE; to kick off the event we will come together in the Newport Public Library.  (35 NW Nye Street, Newport  (on the corner of Nye and Olive) The library's classroom is a great facility and will work really well for my initial hour long presentation on the 5 key ingredients of a good Landscape workflow !!

LODGING:  There are a ton of lodging options here on the coast. One tid bit is that the hotels/motels on Hwy 101 are a little cheaper (in some cases significantly) than those closer or on the beach.  You do pay for the view in this part of the state.  

To view lodging options go to: discovernewport.com/stay

Vern Bartley, Professional Aerial Photographers Master.

Vern was honored in 2014 as the OPPA Photographer of the Year, with over 50 years of experience, who spends a lot of his time teaching, coaching, guiding, judging, critiquing, competing and mentoring aspiring photographers; lecturing photographic groups and audiences in a variety of photographic disciplines including unique area like B&W Infrared photography, Pin Point Star photography, how to envision and shoot "Rocks & Weeds" (Landscape photography), not to mention teaching "Judges Training Workshops" for the more advanced photographers that want to take their work to the next level, while giving something back to our trade.

This workshop is PPA-accredited; PPA attendees who attend the entire session will receive one PPA merit.

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