Palouse Photo Tour - Spring 2019 With The palouse guy (gary hamburgh) and Scott Bourne

Announcing The 2019 Palouse Guy Photo Tour "Spring Palouse."

The Palouse…the most beautiful place you’ve never heard of!

Photograph an Americana landscape that is simply awe-inspiring and unlike any landscape you've ever seen. Hurry and register. This tour will sell out quickly!

A lone red barn on the Palouse - Photo by Gary Hamburgh

What -- Photo Tour with Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne

Where -- The Palouse Region, SE Washington State/Northwestern Idaho

When -- Spring Workshop — May 27 through June 1, 2019

Focus — Spring/Early Summer Colors, World Class Cowboy Training Facility, Horses, Old trucks, Barns, Crop Patterns, etc.

Meet Keith the real cowboy. We'll be photographing Keith and other cowboys at his working ranch in eastern Washington for our special Cowboys/Horses shoot. Model releases provided. Photo by Scott Bourne.

Cost — $1600 per person. Does not include lodging or food, except pizza on our first night; we provide details when you register. If you can get yourself from nearby airports to the hotel and back, we provide all transportation during the actual workshop, though most participants prefer to rent or bring their own car for exploring during down times.

Early Bird Special — $1400 through Feb 28, 2019. After Feb 28, seats cost $1600. All fees are non-refundable. Since this is a space-limited tour, non-shooting spouses must still pay for a seat. Also, all participants are required to purchase trip insurance. Contact us if you need a vendor. Through Feb 28, you can hold your place on the tour with a non-refundable deposit of $700. All final fees must be paid by April 30, 2019. If there are any seats left after April 30, you will need to prepay in full to attend. All first come - first served.

Rolling Palouse hills from Steptoe Butte - Photo by Gary Hamburgh

Explore the Palouse

Our tour begins on Monday night at 5:00 PM and ends on Saturday morning. The fees you pay include access, property releases, instruction, critiques, car pooling, free pizza party on orientation night and guide service. Attendees are responsible for hotel, transportation to and from the venue and all other food. Participants must bring their own cameras. You are expected to know how to operate your camera and all brands are welcome.

We will carpool to each shooting location. For planning purposes, you will need to fly to Spokane, WA and then rent a car for the 90 minute drive to our tour hotel. If you prefer to fly into Seattle (so you can visit Olympic or Mt. Rainier National Parks) before or after our tour, you'll have a four hour 45 minute drive to our workshop location from Sea-Tac Airport. Our hotel charges around $130 per night, but you are free to stay someplace less expensive if you prefer. You'll get the most out of the tour if you stay with the group. We have blocked off rooms and a classroom at the hotel to make your experience more convenient. Exact details will be provided in our tour packet after we have received your payment.

On the first evening, we'll have an orientation meeting, pizza dinner (free) and we will show instructor photos during a short series of slide shows. We'll share our itinerary and get ready for an early start the next day so we can capture sunrise on the Palouse.

Windmills from the Palouse - Photo by Gary Hamburgh

Over the remaining days, we will schedule at least seven shooting sessions (weather conditions may cause us to have more or less in the way of actual shooting opportunities and if we do suffer inclement weather we will retreat to our classroom to offer instruction while we wait out storms. We also allow time each day for our groups to download cards, recharge batteries etc., but during these down times you are of course free to go out on your own to make images.) We will tour rolling farmland, buttes, barns, rivers, windmills, grain silos, crop duster airplanes and ranches. We'll photograph people, places, old trucks & farm equipment. (Again - weather permitting.) We will also give attendees a chance to show their work and take part in group or private critique sessions as well as training sessions on post processing software (time permitting.)

The spring session in June offers attendees the chance to photograph freshly planted fields. We have scheduled these particular dates because they offer the best chances of good weather and will help us avoid the crowds (and bad storms) that typically come weeks later.

We will also photograph a working horse ranch which includes beautiful scenery, horses and yes - cowboys. Real ones!

We know where all the best barns are located and we do have some pretty good luck on Steptoe Butte - People on past tours have enjoyed photographing everything from super rainbows to hang-gliders. Photos by Gary Hamburgh and Scott Bourne


If you tour the Palouse with Gary Hamburgh (The Palouse Guy,) and Scott Bourne, you will enjoy a workshop experience not available anywhere else. Both men have significant experience in the area and are adept at not only making great photographs, but can teach you how to do the same. All workshops are limited to 12 attendees. Other workshop companies will cram 16-20 people into a tour. The Palouse Guy workshops are affordable. Our tours cost significantly less than other tours. (Based on early-bird price...)

"Chocolate and Carmel Mounds" From Steptoe Butte - Photo by Gary Hamburgh

When you tour the Palouse with Gary and Scott, you're touring with Washington residents, not strangers from out of town flying in to make a quick buck. Gary has lived most of his life in the Palouse country. Scott Bourne has owned a home in Washington state since 1999 and knows the area well, having led more than a dozen Palouse photo tours.

Gary & Scott's local connections will offer you up-close and personal access to farms, farmers, fields, equipment, cowboys, horses, old trucks, grain silos and barns. While other workshops will be confined to the highway, we have arranged exclusive access to private property to ensure that you get a once-in-a-lifetime photo experience. Oh yes and one more thing, in some cases, we have pre-arranged for key property owners in the area to provide you with property releases so you can profit (legally) from images made while traveling with us. As far as we know, no other workshop company offers this service.

"Evening Glow On The Palouse" by Gary Hamburgh No place in North America can produce the exciting combination of incredible skies with rolling landscapes like the Palouse.

Hurry because this workshop typically sells out and is available strictly on a first-come, first served basis. We hope to see you in the Palouse!

For information on how to register, email scott@scottbourne.com today.



Photos Copyright Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne

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