OLYMPIC PENINSULA PHOTO WORKSHOP
9-20 MAY, 2021
with Jeremy Woodhouse & Kevin McNeal
Rising Tide, Second Beach
Journey deep into Olympic National Park and photograph coastlines, waterfalls, rain forests, and glaciated peaks! You will walk away with a diverse collection of images and learn many new in-field and post-processing techniques to elevate your photography to the next level.
This workshop is rated Moderate for physical intensity with 2-4 miles of hiking per day.
Enjoy convenient access to the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport while staying at this full-service Seattle, WA hotel.
The Olympic Suites Inn offers unique accommodations. Located within the city of Forks along the Calawah River where you might see deer in the parking lot or bald eagles in the trees, the Olympic Suites has spacious one and two bedroom suites ideal for families or those seeking the comfort of extra space and privacy.
This Neah Bay Resort is one of two Tribal Enterprise Businesses that hosts accommodations for guests visiting Neah Bay, Washington on the Makah Reservation. We are centrally located downtown, close to shopping, restaurants, the Makah Marina and many other journeys here at the beginning of the world.
Our hotel is near downtown Port Angeles offers many handy amenities, and our friendly front desk team is at your service 24 hours a day.
You'll enjoy well-appointed accommodations, exceptional service, and an array of amenities to make your visit a most pleasurable and memorable one. An ideal location provides easy access to a Beach; jogging and biking trails, shopping and dining options, and the Port Townsend Historic Down-Town and Ferry Terminal.
Everyone on this trip should be in reasonably good physical condition. We aren't planning any long hikes but you should be comfortable walking 2-4 miles per day while carrying your photo gear.
Food is not included as part of the workshop. You are free to bring your own food or eat at restaurants in town. We will make food stops when we are driving between photo stops.
Since we are photographing so much along the coast, each participant will need to bring a pair of chest waders. Without waders, you will get very wet trying to photograph close to the water. A sturdy tripod is a must for photographing along the coast!
The temperatures in March are pretty temperate. The average high-temperature, in March, in Olympic National Park, Washington, is 50.4°F (10.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C).
Due to the elevation, it will be cold up on Hurricane Ridge, so make sure you bring some warm layers and a jacket.
It can rain a lot in the Olympics, so make sure you bring a rain jacket and backpack rain cover. An umbrella can come in handy, especially if we are shooting in light rain. Please see the gear list further down.
TOUR COST: $4,800
Group size 6
Tour Price Includes
- Ground transportation during the workshop starting from the Best Western Seattle Airport hotel in Seattle
- Park entrance fees
- In-Field photography instruction from 2 professional photographers
- Post-processing and image critique
Tour Price Excludes
- Transportation to/from your home to Seattle on 5 March
- Alcoholic beverages
- Meals: We will be careful when eating meals with social distance of paramount importance. All meals are the responsibility of the participant.
- 11 nights single-occupancy hotel lodging
Hotels for Olympic Peninsula Workshop
You are responsible for booking your own hotel room. The links to each hotel, along with the dates are below. The process is quick and easy.
The prices quoted are from the hotel websites. Each room can accommodate 2 people so if you would like to share a room, please make arrangements with your roommate.
Best Western Seattle Airport
9 May (1 night)
From $79.00 + taxes per night
10 May (1 night)
From $207 + taxes per night
11-14 May (3 nights)
From $100 + taxes per night
Cape Resort, Neah Bay*
14-16 May, 2020 (2 nights)
From $104 + taxes per night
*12/21/2020 – In response to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic the Makah Tribal leaders have decided that tourism is still not ready to open. The Cape Resort remains closed and we do not have an estimated date of re-opening. The reservation is also closed to all non-residents. We will let you know what the alternate plans are closer to the time.
Super 8, Port Angeles
16-18 May (2 nights)
From $84 + taxes per night
Aladdin Inn, Port Townsend
18-19 Mar (1 night)
From $90 + taxes per night
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Seattle*
19 May (1 night)
From $134 + taxes per night
*If you are following on to the Palouse for the extension, you will have to book the night of 20 May as we will depart on the morning of 21 May.
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Dress for the Weather
- Important note on weather and clothing: Although the climate is temperate the weather can be chilly and wet. Conditions on Hurricane Ridge may be very cold
- Bring waterproof clothing
- We recommend you bring rubber boots so that you can photograph in the surf without getting your feet too wet.
Camera Gear Checklist
- Sturdy tripod and ballhead
- Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera Body
- Wide angle lens in the 16-35mm range
- Mid-range zoom lens in the range of 24-100mm
- Long telephoto lenses will come in handy for wildlife encounters. A 100-400mm will be perfect
- Circular polarizer filters and ND filters for your lenses. If you like shooting with grads, bring them along. A 9- or 10-stop ND filter will be useful for creating very long exposures
- Backpack to carry your gear along with a rain cover for the pack
- Extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies
- Remote cord for your camera
- Laptop if you wish to backup your photos or follow along during the post-processing instruction.
- Sturdy hiking footwear, hiking socks, and long pants
- A rain jacket and several warm layers
- Hip waders, chest waders or Wellington boots for working in the surf
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, and Gloves
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Hiking poles if you like having them.
Instructors will wear masks while teaching at close range
Clients are encouraged to wear masks whenever they are at close range
Where possible, we will practice social distancing. Tripods 6ft apart.
You are encouraged to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitiser. Bring a cloth to wipe down your tripod each day. This will serve 2 purposes. Get rid of any nasty bacteria and remove salt from the ocean spray.
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