Past Meetup

Exploring The Palouse with David Julian & Alan Lawrence

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Price: $200.00 /per person
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Join us for a photographic adventure to the often photographed, always beautiful part of our state called The Palouse. Professional photographers and instructors, Alan Lawrence and David Julian will be leading a hands-on workshop for 4 days in May 19-22, 2016.

Early Bird Special:
Sign up by Wednesday February 17, 2016 and get $200 off the price below!
Full payment will be due April 1st.


$795.00 - Workshop only. No accommodations.

$995.00 - Workshop with Room and Breakfast (Double Occupancy)

$[masked] - Workshop with PRIVATE room and breakfast

Email [masked] for questions! Make sure to indicate which package you would like to reserve.

The Palouse is a rich farming area of almost 3000 miles reminiscent of Tuscany in Italy except instead of vineyards, the main crop is wheat and rapeseed. We will be going during the time when the hills will be a tapestry of golds, coppers and greens which leads to fantastic landscapes. We can capture the sunrise, go back out during the later light and spend the days reviewing images and scouting our next shooting location. If you like the richness of the earth contrasting the patina of aging wood and iron, this trip is for you. There is really no place in the world quite like The Palouse.

Our itinerary will be flexible as we will base our shooting locations on weather, lighting conditions and field growth. There will be a huge variety of things to shoot including the beautiful old barns, solitary trees, fields of color and even an amazing waterfall. We will photograph sunrises and sunsets, several from the famous Steptoe Butte, a National Natural Landmark. We will be based in Colfax at the Best Western where you will enjoy a queen sized bed and included breakfast. There will be instructional discussions, image reviews and insights offered during the off-shooting hours.

Instructional topics will include:

· Storytelling with the frame

• Wide angle & telephoto landscapes

· Creative depth of field

· Focus stacking for front to back sharpness

· Aerial photography with a Quadcopter

· Camera setup

· Composition and seeing creatively

· HDR for full dynamic range

· Much more!

Day 1: Arrive in Colfax, WA for dinner and orientation. We’ll meet at 5:00pm

Day 2-3: From our central location, we’ll explore the hills, farms, and barns in the best light of each day. We will be departing before sunrise to get the incredible colors from Steptoe Butte. The middle of the day, during the harsh light, will be free and instructional time. We’ll head back out after an early dinner to capture the great evening light.

Day 4: Early morning shoot, break for a late breakfast and then we’ll depart for Seattle. BUT, on the way home, we will stop to photograph and explore the gorgeous Palouse Falls.

Limited to 15 participants. With two instructors, we will likely split up into two groups and go to different locations to minimize impact on our photography.

Deposit: $200 to hold your spot. Remainder will be due April 1, 2016. Full refund at any time until April 1st. 50% refund April 1 – May 1, 2016.

Dave Julian is a Seattle-based photographer, illustrator and educator. Between editorial, corporate and entertainment assignments, he teaches digital photography, Lightroom and Photoshop. He has taught at Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops, Anderson Ranch, UnCruise, Vancouver Photo Workshops, Photographic Center Northwest, Luminous Works, Bald Head Island, The Art Institute of Seattle and at sea for small-ship adventure companies. He is currently adjunct faculty at The University of Washington and Seattle Central Creative Academy. His articles have appeared in books and publications including Nikon World, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, After Capture, SHOTS, Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo Pro. He is an ambassador for Fujifilm, NIK, OnOne and Blackrapid.

Alan Lawrence is a Seattle-based photographer and educator. Having studied under Jay Maisel and Arthur Meyerson, Alan has become one of the leading photography educators in the area. Alan teaches photography, Lightroom and Photoshop at Bellevue College and Cascadia Community College as well as in private workshops. His images have appeared in several publications including, most recently, Popular Photography Magazine. He is an ambassador for Think Tank Photo, Black Rapid and Acratech. Additionally, Alan is a staff photographer for KEXP radio.