A Discovery Series Workshop
August 6 - 12, 2020
$3,350 USD - Limited to 4 participants
Come harvest time, the Palouse takes on a whole new personality. The verdant tones of spring are replaced with the amber hues of the ripened grain. The sidehill combines are busy in the fields as the farmers waist no time in gathering their crops. The smell of sun dried hay permeates the air, and dust turns the sunset to molten gold.
The 4,000 square miles of southeast Washington and southwest Idaho that make up the Palouse region is rich with photographic opportunities, so much so it has become known as "Picture Perfect Palouse". Join us as we explore the beauty and bounty of the Palouse Harvest.
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Abundant locations are situated near parking areas; in some cases a short hike may be necessary to reach prime locations.
What You Can Expect:
Professional, one on one photographic instruction on par with your level of experience.
Minimum of 8 hours per day of in-field shooting and instruction
Class sizes limited to insure personal attention
Positive, interactive and fun learning environment
Water and snacks while in the field
What You'll Learn:
Among the things we'll talk about are - How to "see the light" and the way it affects the image. Lens options for landscape composition and subject isolation. High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques for landscape. Determining your point(s) of interest and how best to capture what you want your image to convey. How to use filters to control exposure and enhance your photograph. Smartphone apps that can help you plan your photo session and maximize your time in the field.
Field Photography Sessions, Class Session on Digital Image Processing, Critiques, and Image Print Session sponsored by Canon.
We will provide airport pickup and dropoff at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and transportation from the workshop hotel to and from photo locations. Box lunches and assorted drinks will be provided on days we are in the field.
What's Not Included:
Lodging, airfare, and meals, other than those mentioned above, are NOT included in the workshop fee.
Once you have completed your workshop registration you will receive information on the base hotel and booking codes. We strive to pick quality, comfortable lodging that fits with the logistics of the workshop. Most of time the hotels will be 3 star or better when available.
Plan to fly into Spokane International, transportation from there will be provided on the afternoon of the 6th. You may choose to arrange your own transportation to the workshop hotel.
Group size is limited not only for a more favorable instructor to student ratio, but also to help minimize the human impact on the natural environments we will be photographing. At James Neihouse Photography Workshops we strive to uphold the Leave No Trace code for outdoor ethics.*
About Camera Gear & Equipment:
Basic requirements are:
DSLR or Mirrorless camera that is capable of shooting in manual mode
Remote Shutter Release
Fast Wide Angle or Wide Zoom Lens (f/2.8 or faster)
Medium length telephoto lens (200-400mm)
Suitable clothing. A windbreaker is recommended. Temps can range from mid 40s to low 70s during the day.
Aug. 6 - Meet and Greet at Workshop hotel.
Aug. 7 - Sunrise and morning field session, break for lunch, late afternoon and sunset field session.
Aug. 8 - Sunrise field session, break before lunch, Palouse Falls afternoon with possible night sky session at the falls.
Aug. 9 - Sunrise and morning field session, break for lunch, afternoon at Dahmen Barn, sunset field session.
Aug. 10 - Sunrise and morning field session, break for lunch in town of Palouse, late afternoon and sunset field session
Aug. 11 - Sunrise and morning field session, lunch, post-processing session, print session with Canon. Farewell dinner.
Aug 12 - Return flights
You may choose to pay in full for your workshop, or place a $500 deposit to hold your spot. When you choose the deposit option the balance of the workshop fee will be due 90 days prior to the beginning of the workshop.
August 6 - 12, 2020
Until May 8, 2020 you may place a $500 deposit to hold your spot in the workshop. After that date full workshop fee is required when registering. Please be sure to READ and UNDERSTAND our Policy on Payments, Deposits, Cancellations, and Refunds
You are encouraged to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment in case of an unforeseen situation or emergency that might require you to cancel your workshop. Here is a review of travel insurance companies - Travel Insurance Reviews
Payments are handled through Stripe.com and you should receive a payment confirmation from them as well.
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*Everyone at James Neihouse Photography Workshops is certified through the national Leave No Trace program.