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Photographing Oregon's Public Coast
Published: 05/05/2017  Updated: 05/12/2017
Roosevelt Elk at Ecola State Park
Roosevelt Elk at Ecola State Park
Photo by Rick Schafer

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop celebrates 50 years of Oregon's landmark beach bill with the next In Their Footsteps: speaker series event on Sunday, May 21.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop presents Photographing Oregon's Public Coast, Celebrating 50 Years of Access by Rick Schafer, May 21, 2017. This free speaker series event starts at 1pm in the Netul River Room at Fort Clatsop's Visitors Center.

Photographer Rick Schafer is a fifth-generation Oregonian who apprenticed 12 years with his step-father, photographer Ray Atkeson. For over 30 years, Schafer's stunning landscape photography of the Pacific Northwest has illustrated billboards, advertising, calendars and many books including Magnificent Places: Oregon Coast. His current project titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other with text by Jack and Jan McGowan will be released in July for the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. Schafer's career involves "chasing" light and transitional weather to capture remarkable photographs. His presentation includes photographs of the Oregon Coast, which has the lowest angles of evening sunlight and the last light of every day. He will also share some insights about how Oregon's beaches became public.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471, on-line at or check out Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.

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