Palouse Photo Tour - Spring 2018 With The palouse guy (gary hamburgh) and Scott Bourne

Announcing The 2018 Palouse Guy Workshop/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 -- Workshop with Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne. Limit 12 participants - two instructors (Currently more than half sold out.)

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

When -- Spring Workshop — Wednesday through Sunday, June 6, thru June 10, 2018 (Plus add-on day - see below.)

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.

Add On Day - Tuesday June 5, 2018 - special Cowboys/Horses one-day shoot at a working ranch in the Palouse - limit 15 photographers plus instructors - $250. You can register for just the cowboy/horse day if you like - full, non-refundable payment in advance required to hold that cowboy/horse day only. Email scott@scottbourne.com about registering for the add-on day.

Cost — $1300 per person (landscape portion only) Does not include lodging or food, except pizza on Wednesday 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 = $1100 through Feb 15, 2018. After Feb 16 - you must pay the full price of $1300 (in advance.) All fees are non-refundable. All participants required to purchase trip insurance. Contact us if you need a vendor. Through Feb 15, you can hold your place in the workshop with a non-refundable deposit of $500. All final fees must be paid by April 16, 2018. If there are any seats left after April 15, 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 landscape workshops run from Wednesday at 5:00 PM until Sunday morning. The workshop fee includes access, property releases, instruction, critiques, and guide service. Attendees are responsible for hotel, transportation and food and must bring their own cameras. 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 one hour 25 minute drive to our workshop location. If you prefer to fly into Seattle early so you can visit Olympic or Mt. Rainier National Parks before our workshop, 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 workshop if you stay with the group. We have blocked off a group of 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 next four days & three nights we will schedule at least six 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 critique sessions as well as training sessions on post processing software.

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 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. For as little as $1000*, our workshops cost significantly less than other tours. (*Earlybird 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, 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, 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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