June 2021, TBD
Tucked away in the southeast corner of Washington State, the Palouse region is one of the most unique destinations for landscape photographers in the northwestern U.S. With its gentle rolling hills and pastel colors reminiscent of Tuscany, the opportunities for unique and abstract landscapes seem endless. The iconic barns and images of western Americana also make the Palouse a must stop for photographers come spring. On this workshop we will spend our time visiting classic locations such as Steptoe Butte, Palouse Falls, and exploring the historic barns around the region. Just an hours drive south of Spokane makes the Palouse an easy location to access. This workshop is for all levels of ability and with a small group it will allow one-on-one instruction giving me the opportunity to focus on your specific needs.
Right in my backyard from western Montana, the Palouse is an area that continues to amaze me from season to season. As a landscape photographer, this is an area where I can continuously wander discovering new scenes as the light shapes the land here in beautiful contoured arrangements. As with most who visit this area, I am drawn back year after year.
- Wednesday, June 10
Arrive for our meet-and-greet and orientation in Colfax, WA at the Best Western Wheatland Inn. There will be a presentation and introduction to creating images in the Palouse before heading out for the evening shoot.
- Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14
Our schedule for each day is relatively the same. We will depart early before sunrise to our destination, spending the morning photographing different locations around the region. We will have a scheduled break and reconvene in the afternoon for different lessons in composition, techniques, post processing, and image critiquing. Afterwards we head out for our evening shoot wrapping up after sunset.
In nature photography light and weather is our guide and the order of locations we visit will vary based on these factors. We try to keep the itinerary as flexible as possible in order to get the best possible images on our trips. Upon registration a detailed itinerary with times and locations along with other information will be provided.
As we venture into the Palouse, we will certainly be spending some time at the popular locations and classic views that photographer’s from all over the world come to visit. Some of these will include Steptoe Butte, Kamiak State Park, and Palouse Falls. We will also spend time exploring the scenic byway that takes us through the heart of the area, revealing epic landscapes and rustic Americana. The Palouse is also known for it’s collection of amazing and beautiful Barns that encompass this portion of state. We will visit a lot of the well known and photographed ones, but we will also get off the beaten path to some lesser known locations and some of my personal favorites.
On this trip there will be both in the field instruction and classroom presentations. The workshop is kept small to allow one-on-one instruction with everyone, allowing both beginning and seasoned photographers a place to develop new skill sets and inspire creativity. Here is just some of the instruction that will be offered:
In the field Instruction
- Improving how we see, instruction on composition
- Lessons in light, developing new awareness to outdoor lighting
- Working with optimal focal lengths for landscapes
- Technical instruction on the camera
- Learning new professional techniques and tricks
- Adobe Lightroom, learning workflow from capture to print
- Advanced landscape techniques in Adobe Photoshop
- Improving color management for post processing and print
- Composition and lighting lessons
- Digital file management
Travel and Accommodations:
This workshop will run Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon and will be based out of Colfax, Washington. Food, transportation, and lodging are not included in workshop registration fee, however, we have rooms available at discounted rates at the Best Western Wheatland Inn, our meeting location for this workshop. We will also provide limited transportation to and from workshop locations as well as snacks and beverages.
Registration Fee & Cancellation/Refund Policy:
You are welcome to pay in full or the specified deposit to secure your spot on the workshop. If paying the deposit, the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the workshop start date. We will send out a reminder email shortly before. Refund Policy: Up to 60 days before the workshop start date, your deposit and registration fee are fully refundable. If canceling 60 days or sooner to the workshop date, your deposit becomes non-refundable and 50% of your remaining registration fee will be refunded. If canceling 30 days or sooner to the workshop start date, your deposit and full registration fee become non-refundable. However, in the event that we can fill your spot, we will fully refund your deposit and registration fee, regardless of cancellation date.
Cancellation: Jason Savage Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum participant enrollment is not met. In the event the workshop is cancelled, participants will be given the option to reschedule for a later date or receive a full refund. Jason Savage Photography is not liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, for this reason we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
Group Size: 6
Price: $1195 Deposit: $300
Location: Colfax, WA
Lodging Recommendations: Best Western Wheatland Inn