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Palouse Photography Harvest Workshop


During this tour we will photograph the entire process in the fields, while riding in combines and tractors, and at visits to the storage silos and grain elevators.

Along with the farm visits we will capture many other 'Palouse Treasures' along the way taking advantage of the changing light and cloud formations throughout the day.

Harvest is a time when farmers, hired hands and seasonal truck drivers are in full swing. This season provides photographers the opportunity to capture amazing patterns in the fields, dust billowing behind combines, and up close and personal vantage points during farm visits. The farmers have a large variety of equipment to bring their golden crops of wheat, barley, peas, lentil and garbs to market.

Palouse Photography Harvest Tour

with combine rides and farm visit


August 15-19, 2022

August 15-19, 2022 Tour

“Teri Lou is a brilliant photographer and joy to tour with. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the Palouse makes taking incredible images easy and fun.”
- Dewitt Jones, retired National Geographic Photographer

Daily Schedule

Each tour will start early in the morning before sunrise to capture the golden dawn and end after a spectacular sunset. As we carpool throughout the region making stops at best photographic locations I will share stories and educate participants on the history of the region. (Carpooling will depend on current COVID-19 requirements and recommendations for the region.) Since many days start at 4:30am and end at 9:00pm there is an afternoon break for naps, meals, processing and a photo sharing presentation.

Opportunities to expand your knowledge

Teri Lou's tours are for all photographers. Her knowledge of the area and ability to see creatively will help all participants learn more about capturing great travel and sense of place photos. Also included:
  • Basic camera techniques from exposure, focal points, depth the field will be available.
  • Creative Compositions demonstrations while on location.
  • Lessons on how to shoot HDR images, when to capture 3, 5 or 7 shots will be explained.
  • How to pre visualize for best editing opportunities and an afternoon of image critiques will improve your skills.

What to Expect - Typical Tour:
Day 1

The first day starts at 3:00pm with introductions, discussion of the area and what to expect.That evening we continue to get acquainted during a group dinner at a local restaurant, then wrap up the day shooting sunset at a favorite location.

Day 2-4
For the next three days we will start early in the morning sometimes before sunrise to capture the golden dawn and end after capturing a spectacular sunset. Since many days start at 4:30am and end at 9:30pm there is an afternoon break for naps, meals, processing and a photo sharing presentation.

Day 5
On the last day we arise early to capture a local favorite sunrise location and then sneak in a couple more barns and fields before returning at the hotel about 9am giving plenty of time for breakfast, packing and goodbyes.

"Teri Lou really, really knows the Palouse. If you want to get into the nooks and crannies of this fascinating region, and see the backroads vistas that you won't find by yourself, book a tour with Teri Lou. I bet you'll be as thrilled by the images you take home as I was with mine!"    - Dani Salvadori

The Cost and Deposit Details

The cost of each tour is $1295 per person, a deposit of $300 per person is required to hold your spot. The deposit is 100% refundable 30+ days prior to the tours start date with a written cancellation request, less than 30 days the deposit is non-refundable. The final payment is due in full 60 days prior to the start date. If full payment is not received 45 days prior to start date the participant's reservation will be cancelled and no refund will be given.

Getting There

The Palouse region is located in beautiful Eastern Washington.
Arriving by Air - Most participants fly into Spokane International Airport (GEG), rent a car and drive about one hour south to Colfax. An airport is also located in Pullman, WA (PUW).
Arriving by Car - Seattle: 4.5 hours, Glacier National Park: 6 hours, Portland: 5.5 hours    

With Teri Lou I got more than I could have ever hoped for. She is not just a guide who brings in tours once a year but comes many times a year and has done so for a lot longer than the Palouse has been the "latest photographer’s dream area" to shoot.
And Teri Lou does not just come to the Palouse. She immerses herself into the area and the people in it. I learned about the land, farming. We were even able to sit down and have dinner with her good friend Rod (a farmer in the Palouse) and I was given the great luxury to meet one of the most decent, open and humble men I have ever met.
Thank you Teri. It was a most special journey and I more than gladly recommend Teri as the guide of choice for the Palouse. And I look forward to our continuing friendship." ~ Richard

Hotel Information

Your welcome letter will include information on the hotel location and how to reserve your room to get the group discount for participants.The hotel room is usually under $150 per night, has a microwave and small refrigerator in the room and includes a basic serve yourself breakfast - depending on current COVID-19 requirements and suggestions.

What is Not Included

  • Travel, lodging, meals, tips and personal expenses are not included in this tour.
  • Transportation - airfare and car rental fee. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Physical Activity

The physical activity required is very little. At most locations a variety of images can be captured within a few hundred feet of the car. However optional opportunities to walk further will be offered at some locations.During the farm visit, participants will be able to walk through harvested fields that are quite uneven and short treks to the tops of hills for scenic views will be offered. For those not wanting to venture out into the fields, many roadside opportunities will be available.

Once your payment is received you will receive a welcome letter with all the information you will need to prepare for this incredible adventure that you will remember for the rest of your life!

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