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Best of the Oregon Coast

Tour Leaders: Ryan & Candace Dyar 
Dates: November 2nd - November 6th, 2022


Location: Central and Southern Oregon Coast
Available seats: 
 8 Spots
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate


Price/Tuition: $2995.00 Includes all lodging, transportation, field & processing instruction     
Registration deposit: 

**Sign up a friend/partner with you and receive a special discount. Contact me for details**

*A Deposit of $750 is a non-refundable initial payment toward the total tuition.

This payment is to reserve your spot in the workshop.

The balance is due September 1st, 2022.

If you wish to cancel after full payment has been made, the refund policy is:


60+ days or greater - 100%

Refundable Between 59-31 Days: 50% Refund (minus the initial deposit)

Less than 30 Days or no show: 0% Refund

Highlights Include


Bandon, Gold Beach, Secret Beach, Seal Rocks, Yachats area, Strawberry Hill

Possible waterfall and forest/ fall color shooting, depending on weather conditions.

Orientation & Overview

We will meet for dinner in Newport, Oregon on Wednesday evening and have an early dinner and group Meet n’ Greet. This will allow everyone to have a chance to get to know one another and discuss the itinerary. 

We will send further details as the workshop date approaches.

Daily Itinerary

Wednesday 11/2

We will begin the workshop immediately following the dinner / orientation

with scouting and a sunset shoot at Bandon.  

Thursday 11/3

Sunrise shoot at Seal Rocks

Afternoon scout/shoot at Yachats/Strawberry Hill

Scout/shoot at Seal Rocks from different vantage points

Friday 11/4

Sunrise shoot at Yaquina Head/Lighthouse

Checking out from Newport Hotel - Heading to Southern Oregon Coast / Bandon

Afternoon checking in to our Bandon Hotel

Late Afternoon post processing session 

Scout/ sunset shoot at Meyers Creek Beach

Saturday 11/5

Sunrise shoot at Bandon

Afternoon post-processing session

Scout/ shoot sunset at Bandon with possible Milky Way late into the night

Sunday 11/6

The final morning will be optional for workshop participants to shoot a final sunrise at Bandon,

Or join for a group brunch and image critique if we are out late shooting the Milky Way Saturday eve.

** Should we encounter any days with steady rain, we will plan on shooting waterfalls/ forest scenes

and focus more on processing.

The workshop will conclude on Sunday late morning.

We will be flexible during these dates regarding locations, going where the weather looks optimal. **

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Included Lodging  

Price/Tuition includes lodging for the entire workshop - 4 nights

2 nights single occupancy stay at:

Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

3019 N Coast Highway

Newport, OR 97365

(541) 265-9411      

And 2 nights single occupancy stay at:

Best Western Inn at Face Rock

 3225 Beach Loop Drive SW

Bandon, Oregon 97411

(541) 347-9441

** All rooms are single occupancy with a King size bed 

Please let me know if you would prefer to upgrade and I will arrange special accommodations (an extra fee will apply). If you would like to stay elsewhere, please let me know ASAP and we can make other arrangements regarding tuition.**


Included in Cost

  • One-on-one instruction both in the field and with regards to post-processing

  • Post processing sessions - We will both make it a point to spend 2 sessions where we sit down together go over our own workflows, and work on improving your own workflow.

  • Guiding, our local knowledge of weather patterns, favorable conditions & the best locations based on whatever situations we are in

  • All single occupancy lodging included

  • Snacks and Drinks provided on location 

  • Meet N’ Greet Dinner cost and Group Lunch on the final day will be included in tuition 

(alcohol not included in cost)


* This workshop will be limited to a small group. Our goal is to try and be as hands-on and attentive as possible and to ensure that everyone feels that they are getting the proper amount of attention. *

Not Included in Cost

  • All other meals and drinks (we will have some snacks on location)

  • Transportation and travel to and from areas (We will help coordinate carpool groups among workshop members for those wishing to carpool)

  • Incidentals and Travel Insurance


Level of Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

The locations on the workshop itinerary are within the physical abilities for most people.

Minimal hiking is necessary in order to reach certain locations, but is not difficult by any means.

We will include registration form and liability waiver when booking.


Gear Recommendations

  •  Camera Gear - Digital SLR, full-frame recommended, but not necessary

  •  Lenses, covering a 35mm equivalent focal length of 18-200mm, especially the widest end of that range. 200mm+ telephoto recommended for any intimate/close-up shooting

  •  Sturdy tripod (but not too heavy) & remote shutter release

  •  Circular polarizing filter & solid ND filters should ideally total 10 stops of density

  • Graduated Neutral Density filters if you do NOT prefer to blend images digitally

  •   Waders are strongly recommended and waterproof boots/ shoes for water immersion.

  •  A Gore-Tex /waterproof rain jacket, base layer & insulated jacket, water repellant pants     *The evenings and early mornings can be chilly/windy and we could encounter heavy rain*

  • Multiple camera batteries & memory cards.

*Shooting may continue through the day and into the night and it may not be possible to recharge batteries for extended periods*

  •  Headlamp with backup batteries  

  •  Water bottle / bladder & any personal gear

  •  Backpack suitable for carrying all camera gear, including tripod if possible

  •  Sunglasses, sunscreen and 1 warm hat, 1 lighter baseball cap or sunhat if available

About Candace  &  Hillary

Candace Dyar is a local Pacific Northwest resident, professional nature photographer and wilderness advocate. She is passionate about teaching and conservation, knowledgeable about the coastal areas we will be traveling to and experienced in researching the various weather patterns, tides and the best spots based on the conditions.

Hillary Younger is a professional landscape and conservation photographer from Tasmania.

She is well-known for her rich portfolio of coastal images, researching weather patterns/ tides, and level of talent both teaching in the field and with post-processing.


"I have only participated in a few workshops but this was by far the best.

My main goal was to just get exposure to the thought process, approaches, composition styles, and interactions of leaders who I admire and respect.

Candace and Hillary's Oregon Coast workshop exceeded my expectations in this regard.

The workshop was everything I thought it would be and more.  If someone asks for a recommendation, Candace Dyar/ Hillary Younger Workshops will be the first I recommend."

~ Erwin Buske   

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

We hope to see you in May 2019!

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