June 17th - 23rd, 2015
Rolling wheat fields, family farms, and photogenic pastoral panoramas will fill your viewfinders on this trip to the incredible landscape of the Palouse region of southeastern Washington and north central Idaho.
Join Daniel J. Cox and Wolfgang Kaehler for this weeklong workshop of photo shoots and digital sessions to experience and capture this disappearing region.
A leisurely drive along the gently curving Palouse Scenic Byway provides opportunities to photograph peculiar and picturesque silt dunes that characterize the Palouse Prairie, expansive farmlands, recreational sites, small towns, and world-class universities. This is an area rich in cultural history, small town charm, and spectacular scenic vistas.
2015 Palouse Landscape Photography Tour Travel Plans
This workshop represents an incredible opportunity to photograph a remarkable part of America, while learning to capture better images, manage and optimize those images, and share those images with others.
Wednesday, June 17 (D)
Take the transfer we provide from the Spokane airport at 1:00 pm, or meet at the Hilltop Hotel in Pullman, Washington. Our welcome dinner starts at 7:00 pm. You will meet the other travelers and guides, hear final details about the trip, and enjoy a lovely meal together.
Thursday, June 18 – Monday, June 22 (B, L, D)
Everyday is different in Palouse. While the area enjoys a mild climate, we will use the day’s weather to determine where we go and what we see. Part of the fun of photographing Palouse is you’re never sure what you’re going to see. Flexibility is key in getting the best light and the best shots.
Each day we’ll set out together in vans, visiting some of the best photographic subjects in the area. Usually we have a morning full of great photography, we’ll get lunch, and then return to the hotel for a digital classroom lesson. In the late afternoon, we’ll head out for more photography followed by a group dinner.
Along the we may have the opportunity to photograph rolling hills saturated with color. Brilliant yellow canola flowers contrast with the pale green hills of wheat and lentils.
Wildflowers dot the hillside adding pinks, purples, and blues to the mix. Silvered barns long abandoned to rough-legged hawks and their prey are interspersed with freshly painted and restored barns in manicured fields. We’ll photograph charming, old farm equipment in these iconic scenes.
We’ll drive to the top of Steptoe Butte, a quartzite butte, which provides aerial-like photo opportunities without ever leaving the ground. From the 3,618-foot summit, we’ll take in spectacular panoramic views of the miles and miles of the stunningly cultivated Palouse farmlands.
Eleven communities populate the Scenic Byway, each with its own distinct history and charm. The region also enjoys a variety of eating and shopping establishments and the amenities of a major university.
Wolfgang knows the area well and will make sure we find the best photography sights the area has to offer. Each day will be planned around weather and light. All guests have to be flexible with the schedule!
Tuesday, June 23 (B)
After breakfast, we say goodbye to each other and the rolling wheat fields that are the signature of this scenic area. A transfer to Spokane is provided after breakfast for those who need it.
Maximum 16 Guests
$2395 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $200
$500 Per person due at time of booking
Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, or check accepted
Deposits are non-refundable. If cancellations are necessary, we require this request in writing. We will do our best to resell your space. Only if we can resell your space, we will refund (minus deposit and discounts given to sell your space). No partial refunds are possible for unused services.
December 1, 2014 : $1000 First Installment
March 15, 2015: Final Payment
Check only for first installment and final payment. Please make check payable to Natural Exposures and mail to:
810 N. Wallace, Suite E
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Transportation Spokane, WA to/from Pullman, WA as noted in itinerary
- Hotel in Pullman, Washington
- Breakfasts in the field each morning and all other meals
- Digital classroom sessions and guidance in the field with Daniel J. Cox and Wolfgang Kaehler
- Transportation in Pullman for shoots in the field
- Transportation/flights to/from Spokane, WA
- Miscellaneous expenses including laundry, calls, alcohol, etc.
- Travel insurance
- Transfers Spokane, WA to/from Pullman on unscheduled itinerary dates and times
Flights to Book
June 17, 2015
Meet at the airport in Spokane, WA (GEG) by 1:00pm for transfers to Pullman, WA. There is also the option of flying directly into Pullman or making your own arrangements to get to Pullman via driving. Welcome dinner at 7:00pm this evening.
June 23, 2015
We’ll be finished after breakfast this day. Transfer back to Spokane, WA airport (GEG) will be provided.
Travel/emergency evacuation insurance is not required for this photo tour, but we always recommend purchasing it for any trip. We recommend one or more of the following, depending on your needs:
(use code natexp)
Allianz Global Assistance
(use travel agency ID F203564)
Terms & Conditions
Natural Exposures cannot control nor is responsible for abnormal weather, natural disasters, or any other disaster that might affect the trip. Travel insurance should be purchased to cover any missed flights or medical problems that may affect/delay your travel. National Parks have the right to change our itinerary.
By booking a trip with Natural Exposures, you agree to the following CANCELLATION AND LIABILITY POLICY
Accommodations for 2015 Palouse Landscape Photography Tour
June 17-22, 6 Nights
The Hilltop – Pullman, Washington
Experience “Hometown Hospitality” at this hotel which has panoramic views of Pullman and the Palouse region. Many amenities are available at the hotel including heated indoor swimming pool and spa, free wireless high speed Internet, on site bar and restaurant, hair dryers, microwave, mini fridge and cable TV.
Helpful Information for 2015 Palouse Landscape Photography Tour
Daniel will provide a list of camera gear to bring and phone each guest closer to trip time to discuss any camera questions you may have.
You do not have to have a certain skill level or camera to join this tour. You have to be okay with a flexible schedule so we can catch the good light and weather, and you must get along well with others!
Have a question?Have a question about this tour? We're happy to answer any queries you may have.
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Michelle Duggan, Massachusetts
"Tanya and Dan’s logistic skills provide a seamless photo tour where one can truly enjoy the experience. With unlimited photographic opportunities Dan’s instruction has taken my photography to a higher level."
Linda Henry, Oregon
"I just wanted to again thank you for a wonderful week of photography and relaxation away from the office. It was a really a good group."
Sue Wolfe, Texas
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To our next encounters with nature"
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