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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 15th - 19th, 2020

As we tour there will be in the field discussions on how to best compose a scene and pre visualize for processing. Lens choice, depth the field and focal points will also be reviewed. As we drive from location to location conversations on how this region was developed and the livelihood of local farmers will occur.

In addition two afternoons will be set aside for editing and critiques.

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

Come tour the Palouse in the spring when the rolling hills are many shades of entwined green and the yellow mustard seed flowers are glorious. During this tour we will capture the classic meandering landscapes and concentrate on locations that work best for the the light as it changes from sunrise to sunset. As always treasured red barns, old trucks, windmills and abandoned buildings will not be missed.

Shades of Green

All levels and all camera types


June 15-19 2021 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 (COVID-19 regulations followed) throughout the region making stops at best photographic locations I will share stories and educate participants on the history of 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 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 2-4
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 30 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 in Colfax or Pullman that offers a group discount for participants.

What is Not Included

  • Travel, lodging, meals, personal expenses and tips are not included in this tour.
  • Transportation - We will be traveling via carpool throughout the Palouse region (COVID-19 regulations and suggestions will be followed). Only 3 people will be asked to drive. Each passenger will be asked to contribute to gas and expenses. Always nice to pay for the drivers lunch. Each day Teri Lou will travel in a different vehicle so she can share knowledge and local stories of the area with everyone.
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 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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