Palouse Washington Photography Workshop June 2021 | SOLD OUT

LIFE IN THE PALOUSE - June 4th - 6th, 2021 - INVESTMENT $1095

This workshop is now Sold Out.

Life In The Palouse is a 3 day on location hands on nature photography workshop with host Aaron Reed held in the dreamlike hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington State. This workshop is held during the peak growing season and features the lush rolling hills of the region drawing parallels to Tuscany in their breathtaking beauty. This workshop focuses on the hills, valleys, abandoned buildings and forgotten towns of the Paoluse region between Steptoe Butte and Palouse Falls. This workshop will be based out of Colfax, Washington and will generally span a distance of 80 miles between the two parks.

The closest airport to the workshop is the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport; however this is a small airport with only 1 airstrip. There is an airport in Wenatchee, the Pangborn Memorial Airport. Spokane International is 60 miles south of Colfax, WA. After Spokane, the next closest major airports would be (PDX) Portland, Oregon and (SEA) in Seattle Washington. Each of these airports is approx 4.5 hours driving time to Colfax, Washington.

The two closest hotels are the Best Western and the Siesta, with many other options 15 minutes away in Pullman, WA. I encourage you to book your hotels as far in advance as possible. Hotels in this area, during this time of year fill up extremely quickly. I have set aside a block of rooms at the Marriott in Pullman, with a group rate especially for our workshop. These are single king beds.

We will begin this workshop at the very top of Steptoe Butte State Park at 4:45am. Steptoe Butte State Park is a 150 acre, 3,612 foot tall natural monument that looms over the rolling hills in the area. The window with the best quality of light lasts for approximately 2 hours just after sunrise and again just before sunset. During the rest of the day we will be exploring all of the abandoned buildings and old machinery that the area has to offer and much more! Because of the length of daylight during this time of the year, we will be taking a 2-3 hour break on the first two days of the workshop so that people can go back to their hotels to rest or take an extended lunch.

We will be photographing at least 2 sunrises and 1 sunset from Steptoe Butte and 2 sunsets and 1 sunrise from Palouse Falls to ensure everyone is able to create stunning photographs of these two areas without feeling rushed and to have the best chance of capturing beautiful light. During at least one of the mid-day breaks I will be hosting a post processing session where I will edit your images taken during the workshop, showing my general workflow and editing techniques and tips. As with most of my workshops, personal 1:1 workshop additions are available as add-ons to either end of the event for an additional fee. This allows for a more personal and intense 1:1 photography, post processing or portfolio reviews and business guidance can be obtained for those who would rather have more personal instruction outside of the group setting.

Registration for this workshop requires a 50% Deposit, with the remaining balance due by March 1st, 2021



How To Pre-Visualize And Capture Compelling Compositions That Grab AND Maintain The Attention Of Your Audience

100% Manual Operation Of Your Camera And Creative Exposure Control For Best Results

Reading, Understanding and Using Your Histogram To Capture The Best Possible Exposure In The Field

How To "Fill The Frame" using Dynamic Compositions While Eliminating Negative Or Empty Space

How To Identify Your Main Subject And Supporting Subjects With One Easy Trick

How To Choose The Best Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance And ISO For The Image You Are Creating

Tips N Tricks For Low Light, Backlit Scenes And Other Difficult Lighting Situations In The Field

How To Tell A Story With Your Imagery

How To Use Filters As A Creative Tool And As A Way To Balance Light Or Capture Deep, Rich Imagery In Any Situation

Ways To Reduce Your Setup Time And How To Stay Fast On Your Feet While Shooting

Tips For Planning And Scheduling Your Photo Expeditions Including Planning, Preparation And Finding Inspiration

How To Use Balance, Depth, A Sense Of Motion And Light To Create Visually Stunning Images

Learning When To Go Big And When To Find The Little Things In Your Images For Deeper Meaning And Connection With Your Audience

Maximizing Depth Of Field And How To Maintain Maximum Sharpness In Your Images


Simple, Clean Post Processing Tips Using Luminosity Masks And Selections That Free You Up To Spend More Time In The Field And Less At Your Computer

Tips And Tricks For Enhancing Color & Contrast In Your Images Without Overdoing It Or Degrading Image Quality

Simple but Powerful Ways To Balance Exposure And Enhance Your Images Without Blending Multiple Exposures

Creating Panoramic Images and General Exposure Blending

Increasing Resolution And Sharpening To Create Large Prints And Post Processing Adjustments To Make Depending On Print Size And Medium

Creating And Maintaining Your Visual Style During The Editing Process

Isolating And Fine Tuning Images By Color, Luminosity, Style Or Creative Vision


Aaron Reed Photography, LLC is a licensed, fully insured business and a responsible member of the photographic community. I operate all of my workshops under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services. I am certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Responder Trained and Follow Leave No Trace Principals. I have operated on location photography workshops since 2009.

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