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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Photos Copyright Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne