Date: Sunday, June 19th thru Thursday morning, June 23rd 2022

Cost: $1050.00 (includes Washington State Park Pass)

Minimum of 4 Participants Limit of 8 Participants
To register just email don@donrosenberger.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice

Description

The Palouse is located in the southeast corner of Washington and known for picturesque rolling hills of grain, old barns, farms and machinery. Landscape photographers flock to the Palouse early every summer to photograph the lush landscape. I have been photographing the Palouse since 2014 on an almost annual basis and know the area very well. While many photographers visit the area, we will seldom see other photographers due to the vastness of the area. The exception being Steptoe Butte State Park which is a favorite location for late afternoons and sunsets.

With the exception of state parks, the majority of our shooting locations will be from dirt roads that border private property. We will be respectful of landowners and private property at all times.

Typical Itinerary: We will have long days that are designed to maximize our photographic opportunities. During a typical tour in the Palouse you can expect to drive between 1200 and 1500 miles and be on the road 10 to 12 hours a day. With that in mind we will not be up for sunrise each day. The typical day in June starts with sunrise before 5:00am and clear blue skies. Let’s face it, you need a few clouds in order to make shooting sunrise worthwhile. I will be keeping a constant eye on weather conditions and if a good sunrise is likely, we will take advantage of the opportunity. Those famous puffy clouds don’t arrive until later in the morning. The average day will see us leaving the hotel around 8:00 am and often not returning until evening. I’m flexible to the needs of my clients and will adjust the shooting schedule as necessary.

Optional: If you have ever wanted to photograph the landscape from the air, the Palouse has to be hands down one of the best areas in the country for doing this type of photography. While not an official part of my tour, I can help you arrange time to fly with an experienced pilot, either solo, or with a small group of up to 3 people.

Prerequisites:

Each participant should have at least a basic understanding of their gear and exposure (f/stop and shutter speed). I’m always available to help my clients during workshops and tours, but you will gain maximum benefit from this trip if I’m filling in the missing pieces of your knowledge and not teaching the basics. If you are unsure of all of your camera functions, please bring your camera manual with you.

Recommended Equipment:

Main camera and backup camera if you have one. The Palouse is a very dusty environment, keeping lens changes to a minimum will help keep your sensor clean.

The Palouse is a wonderful location for Infrared Photography. If you have a converted camera I recommend you bring it, if not you should consider the Singh-Ray i-Ray 690 filter.
Tripod is recommended.
Lenses – Wide Angle thru Telephoto (up to 400mm)
Remote Shutter Release
Drone – With the exception of several small airfields, many areas in the Palouse are well suited for Drone Photography. Photographers who bring drone are expected to adhere to all regulations regarding the use of drones and respect the occasional landowner who may request that drones not be used over their property.

A laptop is optional. We will not have any scheduled time set aside for classroom sessions. But I will be available for any client that needs help or Photoshop, Lightroom or image critique.

Risks:

You will be in a rural area of the states of Washington and Idaho. Most of your shooting will be from the side of the road. The majority of roads will have very little traffic, however, it is the responsibility of the participant to maintain situational awareness and keep themselves safe at all times. In the event of an emergency, immediate medical care may not be readily available.

Each participant will be required to sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

Payment Policy: To register just email don@donrosenberger.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. If you would rather pay by check, just let me know and I’ll send you my mailing address. Payment is for guide and instruction services only. Transportation, Meals and Lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants may choose to make a deposit or full payment to secure your spot. Full payment is due no later than April 19th 2022.

Lodging: I have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western University Inn in Moscow, ID. The hotel offers a complementary breakfast buffet every morning. The hold on the rooms will expire 30 days before the start of the tour.

Weather: The Palouse is typically a very dry region but showers and storms are possible. High temperatures can be in the 80s or 90s and lows can be in the 50s. The climate is typically dry and dusty.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if the workshop is canceled. A participant may cancel up to 60 days prior for a full refund. Less than 60 days we reserve the right to withhold up to 50% of the workshop fee. It is recommended that participants do not book flights until we meet minimum attendance.

No Drama Workshop Policy: Please read the section on my website regarding my desire for a no drama environment.

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