PALOUSE WORKSHOP FOR 2016
June 1st -5th 2016
If you have never heard of the breathtaking Palouse region of Eastern Washington, it might be because it is one of the best kept secrets. If you have imagined driving through the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany in Italy, this is almost the next best thing. Home to the second largest wheat fields in the world, next to Russia, the Palouse region is filled with the most gorgeous shades of green, yellow and even red rolling hills in every direction. These fields are a photographers paradise and we will be shooting them from every angle possible during June, the most colorful month of the year. Farm houses, grain elevators, old weathered barns, bridges, tractors and classic scenes of rural America are scattered all around the countryside. The patterns from these wheat fields are addicting and the cloud formations at this time of year in the Palouse can be dazzling in photos. Summer is the best time to capture this one of a kind landscape as the lush green fields are stunning! Our last workshops were such a success as we had great clouds and weather and the energy from everyone was incredible and added to a perfect workshop experience.
I have used my GPS all over the Palouse to map out many of my favorite spots so that we don’t miss anything. We will also be photographing at night and we will try and see how we can capture barns, old pick up trucks and other things after dark. We will also try and do light painting if possible as the Palouse region has so much to offer. New windmills were put in about a year ago and we will visit them and capture images right underneath them as they are incredible to photograph in between all the greenery. There will be a lot shooting including very early mornings with not a ton of sleep and we will all carpool to the locations to have less cars on the road.These workshop are fun and the photo ops are amazing. The Palouse is one of my favorite places on earth to shoot and this workshop will show you some very special places all over the region to capture powerful images. To see images from the last workshops, check them out here: The Palouse Workshop 2014
We will also have instruction in the meeting room at the hotel and go over everything from camera techniques to the digital workflow. Many aspects of Photoshop will be covered that will help push your images of the Palouse to different levels including mastering layer masks and exploring the best Photoshop plugins. Photoshop is a photographers best friend and we will see how it can help almost any image.
IN THIS WORKSHOP – WE WILL COVER:
• How to create more dynamic images
• How to scout out the best light & compositions
• Finding great locations for your images
• How to shoot panoramas & HDR
•Photoshop techniques including HDR , panoramas & converting to black & white
• How to master your camera gear
• How to improve your travel photography
The cost for the workshop is $975 per person. Items not included are: lodging, meals, and transportation. We will carpool to locations and eat as a group at restaurants for socializing, asking questions and continuing lecture discussions.
To read more about the Palouse workshops for 2016 workshop on my blog, which also has more photos and more info on the workshop, click on this link.
This workshop is already half full so please email me asap if you might want to join. You can also plan to arrive around the same time as someone else and share the car to town. We will also be carpooling during the workshop and we will pick the carpools on the first day. Please email me here if you want to save a space for this workshop. I cannot say enough about how gorgeous Acadia National Park and the town of Bar Harbor is. To see more of my images from past trips, click on this link, images from Acadia National Park on my website.