Join our special, five-day photography workshop in the amazing Palouse area of eastern Washington.
The landscape of the Palouse south of Spokane and very close to the Idaho border often reminds people of the Tuscan landscape in Italy.
With rolling hills that are actually ancient geological silt dunes, agricultural patterns of wheat, soy, and other crops meandering and criss-crossing as far as the eye can see, old farm houses and barns, 50s-era towns, farm machinery and abandoned trucks surrounded by grasses, this is a photographer's feast .... and instead of the more common endless sea of green, we will be photograhing a more subdued palette of chocolates, creams, golds, siennas, and browns punctuated by yelllows and yes, some greens.
The palette is gorgeous ... subtle and soothing and magnificent.
While The Palouse extends from parts of northern Idaho into eastern Oregon, we will be concentrating on the area around Pullman, home to Washington State University. From here, we can head off in different directions each day and take advantage of the different areas of this amazing part of the state.
You will be attracted to the different patterns of the fields that stretch to the horizon.
Different areas seem to produce different patterns, so you will find plenty of variety.
This is also a great workshop for "spousal units," our affectionate term for husbands, wifes, and significant others that often join us.
There is so much to photograph here, and you'll be able
to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills,
and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs. And don't forget our critique sessions!
For those who want more time with Margo and Arnie, we offer the opportunity to scout and shoot with them before most of our domestic workshops. We limit this to two people per day who ride in the car with the instructors. During these days while Arnie and Margo do their own photography and final scouting for the workshop, there is also lots of individual instruction and discussions about photography.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
One critical note: if you are contemplating buying a new camera, please make sure you have a basic working knowledge of it BEFORE you come to one of our workshops. There are so many variations amongst camera brands, and even within each brand, far too many for us to know and thus be able to help you.
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.
Cost: $1,280 w/ discounts available. See also Two-fer pricing when combined with Along the Oregon Coast.