1 Main Street, Seattle, WA
Join us on a photo tour or workshop at two of America’s most beautiful places Mt Rainier and Olympic National Park. This trip will be led by Professional Nature Photographer and Guide John Slonina.
Mt Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park is a must-see destination. Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Northwest. The park has numerous glaciers, snowfields, wildflower-filled meadows, and pristine old-growth evergreen forests. Our nation’s fifth-oldest national park features magnificent rivers, mountain lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. The park is a photographer’s delight.
At 14,410 feet, and a popular destination for nature photographers. Mt. Rainer is located 50 miles southeast of Seattle, and is also easily accessible from Tacoma and Portland as well (all are under 200 miles away).
We will stay in the Paradise area. This area is world famous for its wildflowers. It has numerous walking trails through wildflower-covered meadows up to snow-covered glaciers. We will also visit Sunrise as it’s the closest you can get to the peak by car and offers great trails and views of Mount Rainier. This is the time of year when wildflowers are at their best.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is three parks in one, containing some of the most beautiful coastal, rain forest, and mountain scenery in the United States It is one of the most diverse national parks found anywhere in the world
We will photograph snowcapped mountains, beautiful rainforest, thundering waterfalls, wildflowers, and magnificent beaches on the Washington coast. The large variety of habitats creates several great opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography.
The options are endless and your senses will never rest.
Best seen during low tide, the Washington Coast’s Olympic beaches give those who make the drive west access to some of the wildest and most beautiful beaches in the world. These beaches are not for sunbathing, but for exploring tide pools, beach combing, walking, and hiking along the Pacific Ocean.
We will photograph some of the big sea stacks along the coast. We will be shooting sunset and staying after dark to shoot the stars and time-lapse photography.
August 1-8, 2017
Mt Rainier and Olympic National Park
Tour begins and ends in Tacoma Washington. .
Per person includes hotel, park admission and transportation. No need to rent a car.
Balance Due: April 1st
Payment can be made by check to Slonina Photography. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If you prefer to use credit card you can call our office at (508)[masked] or use the shopping carts on our website. Itinerary:
Each day is paced to maximize the best opportunities and time of day.
Day 1: Participants fly into the Seattle Tacoma, WY (SEA) Airport. There is a shuttle to the airport. We will have an introductory dinner and slideshow. We will also discuss plans, goals and objectives for the upcoming week.
Day 2 : We will leave early then drive to Mt Rainier with stops along the way. We will check in to the hotel and leave for an afternoon photo session until sunset.
Hotel: Paradise Area Day 3 and 4 : We will photograph throughout the park. We will be photographing snowcapped mountains, spectacular wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, and wildlife.
Olympic National Park
Day 5: We will photograph sunrise, early morning light and then check out of hotel, We will drive to Olympic National Park with photo stops along the way. We will check in to hotel and photograph until sunset.
Day 6 and 7: We will photograph throughout the park. We will be photographing snowcapped mountains, spectacular wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, and wildlife. We also will be spending a lot of time on the Olympic Coast with the giant sea stacks, tide pools, and wonderful sunsets. Day 8: We will photograph sunrise at Olympic National Park and return to hotel before checkout time. I will be able to drop-off people to airport for afternoon flights. Please book flights for after 2 pm. Click Here to see Testimonials
Our group size is limited to six people, which is substantially smaller than other tour companies. This will maximize learning and allow us to get closer to wildlife.
This offers several advantages.
Personalized one on one attention, critiques, and photography advice. Both in the field and in the classroom. I want to make sure you get the best shots while we are on location.
We get much better access to remote areas than bus tours, day tours and car pools. There are several incredible places which only have room for one or two cars.
We will be traveling in one vehicle designed for wildlife viewing. We can access more remote areas and respond quicker to where wildlife..
This trip will involve some hiking. Participants should be able to walk 1-3 miles with frequent stops to take pictures. What's Included: The hotels are included in this tour (7 nights stay). Also included are gates fees and permits
We will be providing optional transportation to and from hotel. You do not need to rent a car. Not Included:
Food and drinks will not be included. We will visit various restaurants in and out of the park. Each participant will be responsible for their own food tab. We will stop for snacks and drinks.
Air travel is NOT included.
Seattle Tacoma International Airport(SEA)
Optional Pickup and Drop-off at Airport About Us:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. He estimates he has taken over 900,000 photos. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.