MAY 21-25, 2021
(5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS)
with Jeremy Woodhouse
Mid-May is the perfect time to photograph the rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington! The landscape is awash with vibrant colors, the canola crop is blooming yellow, wildflowers are abundant, waterfalls are flowing, and the weather is very pleasant.
The exact itinerary will be kept flexible to account for the weather and current conditions. We will optimize our time for the best possible photography. The itinerary below is just an example of what you can expect. If we shoot the night skies, we may skip sunrise the following morning.
If you are flying in, we recommend going through Spokane WA (GEG). From there, it is a 90-minute drive to Pullman where we will be meeting for the workshop. Please be in Pullman, WA no later than 5PM on Friday May 21 and meet us at the Coast Hilltop Inn.
Lodging is not included in the workshop fee so you have the option to stay wherever you like. The group will be based at the Coast Hilltop Inn. Please call them at 509-332-0928. You will be responsible for all of your meals.
Our goal is to maximize your photography while you are here. This will mean long days without much sleep. We will use the middle of the day for rest breaks and post-processing sessions.
You will be expected to have your own transportation during the workshop.
The workshop will conclude by 11AM on Sunday May 25th.
The best time to visit the Palouse is between May and August. In May and early June you will see a mix of green fields and freshly planted fields. By mid-May the canola fields will be bright yellow and May is also one of the best months to see wildflowers.
In May sunrise temperatures can be below 40° F, especially at the top of Steptoe Butte, so you will need warm layers. In mid-May and early June there will be a much better chance of having some clouds which is always better than bald blue skies..
Palouse Hot Spots
2 SPOTS OPEN
TOUR COST: $1,895
5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS
GROUP SIZE: ONLY 6
Tour Price Includes
- All Ground Transportation
- Park Entrance Fees
- In-Field Photography Instruction
- Post-processing and Image Critique
Tour Price Excludes
- Transportation to/from your home to Spokane or Pullman, WA
- Meals and snacks.
- Washington State Discover Pass (we will need one to visit Steptoe Butte)
We will stay in the town of Pullman at the Coast Hilltop Inn (509) 332-0928.
You should make your own booking. Rates are at the following link. Please contact them directly to make your reservation from 21-25 May (4 nights).
Dress for the Weather
Personal Gear List
- Sturdy hiking footwear, hiking socks, and long pants
- Warm jacket, hat, and gloves for cool mornings
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Hiking poles if you like having them
- Bug Spray
Photo Equipment 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 in the 100-600mm range. You will want a lens that is longer than 200mm for many of the locations we visit! A 100-400mm or 150-600mm will be perfect
- Circular polarizer filters and ND filters for your lenses. If you like shooting with grads, bring them along. A 6 or 10-stop ND filter will be useful for creating very long exposures.
- Backpack to carry your gear
- 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.
- 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.
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