A Discovery Series Workshop
June 3 - 8, 2020
$2,450 USD - Limited to 4 Participants
This is an agricultural wonderland, a sea of wind dunes, of humps and hollows, that catch the first rays of dawn and last glimmer of twilight, ever so subtly. 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".
Springtime, in this part of the northwest, brings a verdant explosion of color as wheat, lentil, barley, and canola push their leaves and stalks toward the cerulean sky. The variable weather this time of year can bring dramatic clouds, and the occasional stormy downpour, both make for dramatic photographic contrast.
Join us as we explore the by-ways and back roads of the Palouse.
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 six students 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.
With James Neihouse as your instructor you will receive the benefit of his many years of experience as a professional image maker, with ample one-on-one instruction time in the field, as well as spirited critiques and post processing training.
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 base 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.
Lodging in Pullman, WA:
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.
Spokane International, about a one and a half hour drive, is the closest large airport to Pullman. Flights from Spokane to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport are frequent.
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.
June 3rd - Meet & Greet and Orientation, late afternoon at our workshop hotel in the city of Pullman, WA.
June 4th to 6th - Early morning and afternoon location shooting sessions. We will have discussions over lunch and explore some of the turn of the century farm towns, and abandoned structures during the middle of the day.
June 7th - Early morning shooting session followed by afternoon critique and print session sponsored by Canon. Farewell dinner in the evening.
June 8th - 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.
June 3 - 8, 2020
Please be sure to READ and UNDERSTAND our Policy on Payments, Deposits, Cancellations, and Refunds
Until March 5, 2020 you may choose to place a $500.00 deposit to hold your place in the workshop, after that date all workshops must be paid in full when registering.
You are encouraged to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment in case of an unforeseen situation or emergency that requires 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.