Palouse Photo Tour - Spring 2017 With The palouse guy (gary hamburgh) and Scott Bourne

Announcing The 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!

What -- Workshop with Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne. Limit 12 participants - two instructors (Minimum five participants.)

Where -- The Palouse Region, SE Washington State

When -- Spring Workshop — Wednesday through Sunday, May 31, thru June 4, 2017

Focus — Spring/Early Summer Colors, World Class Cowboy Training Facility, Old trucks, Barns, Palouse Waterfall, etc.

Cost — $1299 per person. (Does not include lodging or food, except pizza opening night; we provide details when you register.)

Early Bird Special = $999 (EXPIRED - but contact to learn how you can still save $200 by May 10, 2017)

Explore the Palouse

Our workshops run from Wednesday at 5:00 PM until Sunday at Noon. 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 $129 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.

Over the next four days & three nights we will schedule 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 will tour rolling farmland, waterfalls, buttes, covered bridges, 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 May 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.


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 10 attendees. Other workshop companies will cram 16-20 people into a tour. The Palouse Guy workshops are affordable. For as little as $999*, our workshops cost significantly less than other tours. (*Earlybird price)

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.

We are offering this tour/workshop at $1299 per person. All seats must be pre-paid in full. Sorry no refunds. We highly recommend trip insurance. If you would like more information, including how to register, please email

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!


Photos Copyright Gary Hamburgh & Scott Bourne

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