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"Teri Lou did a stellar job of juggling everyone's wishes and expectations with the practical logistics of guiding a diverse group around a vast area for the 4 day workshop. She's so cheerful and obliging and really knows her stuff. If you really want to squeeze the max out of the hours you have and be at the right place for the time of day and weather conditions (as far as humanly possible), Teri is definitely your "go-to girl". I had a blast. ” ~Vanessa

June 6-11, 2021 Tour

June 6th - 11th 2021

This tour was scheduled during the New Moon phase to provide the opportunity of learning night photography techniques. Teri Lou will be instructing two nights of light painting, star trails and how to best capture the Milky Way.
Join us for 6 days of touring, you fall more in love with the region as we round each bend.

This tour will have only 8 photographers and needs at least 5 to be confirmed.

The June tour never disappoints, providing endless opportunities to capture so many shades of green among the rolling hills. The vast landscape is dotted with family farms, some abandoned years ago. Together we will follow the perfect routes to capture red and weathered barns in the best light. Throughout the day as the light changes we will find treasured rusty trucks and majestic lone trees. The day will end capturing the shadows as they dance across the uninterrupted landscape.

Shades of Green

With Night Photography Instruction


one spot left

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. This tour also includes optional astrophotography, some mornings will start later and evening will end at 2:00am.

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.

What to Expect - Typical Tour:
Day 1
The first day starts at 4:00pm 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 2-5
For the next four 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.During two of the days a late evening/early morning astrophotography option will be available.

Day 6
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 and any additional payments are 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    

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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