AUG 21-25 | IN-PERSON INTENSIVE TRIP: Exploring the Palouse: A Landscape Photography Intensive Trip
Exploring the Palouse: A Landscape Photography Intensive Trip
Faculty: Daniel Gregory
August 21 – 25, 2022 | Sunday – Thursday
In-person / on-location in Eastern Washington
$1,800 (excludes lodging) | Note: Due to the nature of this workshop, it is not eligible for discounts
Join PCNW core-faculty and noted landscape photographer Daniel Gregory for this very special photographic field trip to the Palouse, a magical land (the American Tuscany) located in Southeast Washington and part of Idaho. Limited to no more than six participants, this promises to be a truly fantastic week of photography, learning, and adventures. No matter what time you go to the Palouse, something is always happening to amaze the camera. In late summer, the harvest has started and the fields are a striking contrast of gold and yellow against the deep blue sky. Along the backroads and by-ways, we will find fields of mustard seed and other crops spraying bits of yellow. Other sites of note will be old barns, silos, cars, tractors, buildings, and trees dotting the landscape. There is never a shortage of subject matter.
The group will depart the PCNW parking lot on Sunday, August 21st at 9am and return on Thursday, August 25 by 5pm. Participants will travel together by magic 12 person van for this adventure, allowing us to maximize our time in the field. A block of discounted rooms for the group have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Suites in Pullman, WA in the heart of the Palouse; more information with regards to accommodations will be shared once registered (tuition does not include lodging). We will set out each day for sunrise and sunset shoots and spend some time wandering the backroads seeing what we can find. There is so much to see and photographic, and nothing beats exploring the dirt and two-lane roads that criss-cross the landscape.
Get up early for sunrise (early, like 5:00am). The sun comes up around 6:00am this time of year. After the morning shoot and some exploring, we have breakfast around 9:30-10:00am.
Work our way back to the hotel to relax, nap, or process images for a few hours, depending on weather and evening shooting locations.
Early dinner around 4:00-4:30pm and then off for sunset work. Back to the hotel around 8:30-9:00pm.
Depending on interest, we could do some astrophotography for one evening for a short period.
The small group means we can focus on in-the-field learning. How to best approach the photographs composition, subject, vision, and intention.
Hands-on help and conversations both in the field and driving around. Much of the learning happens in the car, which is one of the key reasons we all travel in one car.
We will be flexible and adapt to changes in what we want to photograph based on locations, weather, and other conditions.
This workshop is a shooting, discovering, and exploring workshop. We will absolutely hit some of the big highlights that the Palouse is known for, and this won’t be our sole focus. There is nowhere we won’t find something amazing and unique.
Focus on Composition, Light, and Weather. Big landscapes here don’t just mean wide-angle. There’s also a place for using your telephoto lenses (150mm+) to compress and isolate parts of the landscape.
For two days, we have a meeting room reserved where we can process and review images as needed. While this isn’t a processing workshop, previewing images and getting feedback can help make sure you are getting the best images possible in the field.
We will also have an additional 2 hour zoom meeting to cover some processing and sharing of images a few weeks after the workshop.