This Milky Way Adventure will actually include some Landscape Photography! It is just too easy to enjoy a sunset at the beach in Bandon and those really up for it can do a sunrise as well! But you will want to save your energy and be prepared for more sleepless nights at Crater Lake! There we will be doing ALL-NIGHT Timelapses and will watch cameras for those interested but excited to go back to their campsites or hotels and get some sleep. I know Kirk, Brendon and I will be up all night the first Crater Lake night.
We will be camping or at hotels this adventure but that choice is entirely up to you.
For this adventure, we can't include the hotels as we will be adjusting to weather LAST MINUTE as well as the cost of the hotels is too much to put on everyone's shoulders. Many have already expressed a desire to camp out for this adventure, so we are not splitting the costs of hotel stays between all of us.
At Crater Lake Hotel options are around an hour away from the park, so plan accordingly if you need a rental car to get you between your AirBNB or Hotel.
In Bandon we have a VERY easy set of options for Hotels to stay at and some camping options. Look for an email from us about our location in Bandon to help make your decision on where you want to stay.
While we are not providing Van Transportation like our Utah Workshops, Brendon, Kirk and I WILL be renting a single 7-Passenger Van which means there will be space for four to join us. This will be first-come-first-serve on providing travel for anyone wanting to avoid the costs of rental and gas.
Anyone else will need to rent a vehicle or come in their own vehicle.
Those FOUR - if any - that join us in the van will need to meet up at the Portland Airport Tuesday morning by 10am. Otherwise, we meet as entire group in Bandon for dinner at 7pm, location to be discussed as a group before the workshop.
This workshop is an opportunity to do Milky Way Photography in two AWESOME locations with varied methods to the capture the Milky Way out over the ocean or out over a very very DARK sky at Crater Lake National Park.
Depending on weather, we will start typically at Bandon our first two nights of the workshop. In Bandon, we enjoy a sunset then get a few hours of sleep before getting out for the early morning Milky Way over the brilliant beach of Facerock State Scenic Viewpoint. Light painting the Sea Stacks is an amazing and brilliant view for the vertical June Milky Way. You will love it!
Then after two nights of Bandon Sunsets and Milky Way, we drive the 4 hours to Crater Lake National Park. There - if we are lucky - you will experience one of the BEST DARK SKIES that are to be had over such an amazing and unique foreground of a high altitude lake of blue water in the crater of an extinct volcano!
You WILL be adding Milky Way images to your Photography Portfolio on this trip! You will love it!
If you have any questions, please get in touch by email at aaron@PhotogAdventures.com.