Saturday, June 27, 2015

3 spots left for the 2015 PALOUSE HAVEST TOUR - Sign up now

Wheat Harvest in the Palouse

There are only 3 spots for the Palouse Harvest Tour 2015 with Teri Lou. Click Pay NOW at the top of the left column to reserve your spot.

During the tour you will be able to visit a farm to capture the equipment up close and personal. We will not only be invited to ride in the combine as it harvests the wheat, but we are welcome to take photos as the big machines move there way through the fields and right up next to us.
During Harvest you will be able to capture the vast amount of golden wheat fields, left over patterns and textures. The combines with plumming dust silhouetted by the setting sun is always a goal of mine to find for the participants.

After signing up please make reservations at Best Western Wheatland 509-397-0397 before July 18th to get the discounted group rate.

The Harvest Photography Tour
The Harvest Tour will be the longest with a full day of photography on a private farm that will include photo ops with Maddie, the best farm dog ever, a combine ride and stories of farm life from Rod a third generation Palouse farmer. The other days will be packed from sunrise to sunset with barns, patterns, harvesting, and vista photo opportunities. Midday skies are often dark blue with puffy white clouds that blend perfectly with the patterns and textures of the rolling hills. Evening light adds both warmth and shadows in perfect contrast.
As an added bonus Teri Lou will offer a 4 hour iPad processing class during the this tour.
Hired Hand Dave, and his machine
August Harvest Tour Schedule
Day One:
The tour will start with a meeting in the hotel lobby at 2pm for introductions, carpooling assignments, one-on-one review sign ups and daily schedule discussion. After check in we will have an early dinner in Pullman and head to our first photography location for sunset.
Day Two - Four:
One day will be devoted to photographing a third generation farmer’s family homestead. During the day you will get a tour of the barn, mechanic garage, an old school house and fields. Through out the day you will have an opportunity to ride in a combine as it harvests this year’s Palouse Gold, wheat crop. While in the combine you can ask questions and take photos. Afterward from the fields you can capture the working of the equipment up close and personal. As an added bonus Maddie, the best farm dog ever, will love to pose for various photo ops and even do a few tricks. We will end the farm tour with a visit to the granary bins to see the complete process.
Each day the schedule will vary depending on weather, which locations we visit and how long we stay there. Everyday we rise early, just like the farmers, to photograph before and after sunrise at a couple locations. Around 8:30am we return to the hotel for breakfast. Then we will meet again with a packed lunch to venture for several hours, sometimes until after sunset. The schedule will be adapted to the weather and photo opportunities that are presented throughout the day. Most days there is an afternoon break to allow time to recoup with a nap or process your images.
One afternoon we will have a group review of the images captured during the tour.
Day Five:
In the morning Teri Lou will provide an opportunity for 30 minute one-on-one reviews to all participants. These reviews can include images captured during the tour or previously.
In the afternoon Teri Lou will teach iPad processing from 1-5pm for anyone who is interested. During this 4-hour course students will learn every day processing workflows, different blending techniques and how to use masking for selective adjustments. A variety of complete processing workflows will be demonstrated. An iPhone or iPad will be needed for this course. The suggested apps will be provided to those who sign up.
In the evening we will order pizza and then capture the golden light of sunset.
Day Six:
On our final morning we will awake early for sunrise, shooting at two or three locations before heading back to the hotel for breakfast and hotel check out preparations. Participants are welcome to depart at anytime.
Transferring the wheat from the combine to the truck to then be transported to the grain bins.
This workshop may include activities which may be strenuous, dangerous, or otherwise carry the risk of injury, death, or property damage. While this workshop description is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed accurate or complete by TERI LOU DANTZLER. when you choose to sign up, you agree that TERI LOU DANTZLER and her affiliates are not responsible for any inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information in this description. Also you assume all risks incidental to the workshop for which an opening is booked, whether before, during or after the workshop. Further, you hereby waive any claims for personal injury, death, or property damage against TERI LOU DANTZLER and her affiliates on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor for this event.-

Sunday, June 21, 2015

2016 Shades of Green Palouse Tour Dates Announced

Shades of Green Tour May 2016

Now is the time to start thinking about next tour season in the Palouse. Already two Shades of Green tours are sold out. Don't miss your opportunity to join Teri Lou for her Shades of Green Tour. The cost is only $795 per person, only 12 participants will be accepted. Reverse your spot with a $200 deposit by clicking the link below.

May and June are the prime months in the Palouse to capture the green rolling hills and the brilliant yellow canola/mustard seed. This year (2015) the fields are already turning yellow in mid June and harvest is predicted to be 2-3 weeks early. So May is the prime month.

May 27th-31st 2016 Palouse Photography Tour
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May 22nd - 26th 2016 - SOLD OUT
June 5th - 10th 2016 SOLD OUT
August 2016 TBD

After you pay your tour deposit please call the Best Western Wheatland in Colfax WA at 503-397-0397 to reserve your room at the discounted $102.99 per night. Mention the book of rooms for Teri Lou.

If you have any questions please see the additional information on this site or contact Teri Lou at

May and June is the prime time for capturing the brilliant yellow canola/mustard seed flower.

Friday, June 19, 2015

2015 Palouse May Tour's Incredible Images

Dramatic Palouse Storm Approaching
The first tour of 2015 didn't disappoint. There was lots of weather drama and terrific clouds. The group was full of energy and enthusiasm as we awoke early for 5:30am sunrises and shot until sundown. We took a break after breakfast back at the hotel and another one before sunset to refresh our batteries and the camera batteries too.

I am looking forward to next week touring the second group.

Space still available for the Harvest Tour  August 18th- 23rd 2015

Click here to reserve your spot NOW!

The final 2015 photography tour is August 18th - 23rd for Harvest. During the this time we will have the opportunity to ride in a combine as the wheat is being prepared for market. Rod and his hired hand Dave enjoy the company, sharing their stories and answering all your questions.

2016 Private Group Tours Reservations:
Two private groups have already been scheduled for 2016,  space is filling up fast. Please contact me at if your club or group is interested in a customized tour. Several Options Available.

Sunrise from Steptoe Butte, Palouse

One of many weathered barns in the Palouse

This old grain storage has been better days - Palouse

Classic Lone Tree in the Palouse
Finding Treasure in Hidden Places - Palouse

Memories of the Old Farmhouse - Palouse

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2015 Palouse Photography Tours for Groups and Individuals - Book Now

Shades of Green Photography Tour - Rolling wheat fields in the Palouse
The Palouse - a photographer's perfect landscape
The colorful and unobstructed rolling hills, incredible cloud formations, and friendly rural farming towns of the Palouse allure photographers from around the world to capture its ever-changing scenery. Whether you are purely interested in landscape photography, love old equipment and rust or are searching for your next award-winning portrait the Palouse will satisfy. Old farm houses, rusty combines, dusty roads, red and weathered barns, and rolling wheat fields will surround you all day while touring this incredible region. The viewpoints provide breathtaking perspectives and the back roads offer adventurous jewels of photographic opportunities.

The Palouse is one of the few all American communities left that pride themselves in sealing a deal with a handshake and firmly believe in keeping their word. Most of the region is still family farmed by 3rd and 4th generation wheat farmers. They love to share stories of when their grandfather used 14 horse teams to harvest the wheat – and they have photos to prove it!
Spring Wheat in the Palouse - view from Steptoe
2015 Palouse Photography Tours with Teri Lou
Teri Lou is offering 5 group Photography Tours in the Palouse during 2015 starting in May and ending in August. Each tour will have its unique appeal, with Shades of Green in May and June, Abandoned House Tour and Harvest in August - see the links to the tours descriptions above. A maximum of 12 participants can sign up for all tours with the exception of the Abandoned House Tour that is limited to only 4. Private tours are also available all year long.
Teri Lou created the first Photographer’s Map of the Palouse in 2010 with over 150 unique locations. Her vast knowledge of the area is forever growing as each year she scouts the 2100 square miles of Whitman County for new locations. During the tours she will share her favorites, both old and new. The days will be long, waking early with the farmers for sunrise, taking a mid morning breakfast break, then heading out until the sun sets on the last rolling hill.
Palouse Wheat Farm Tour with Dave, the hired hand and his combine
Teri Lou loves to share her knowledge of the Palouse from the perspective of the farmer. Over the years she has made it a point to 'stop in and chat for awhile' with many different families in the area. Her endless desire to ask questions about the crops, the machinery, the history and even the weeds provides participants on her tour a personal look into the culture of the Palouse region.

Unique Old Fashioned Soda Fountain in the Palouse

 Teri Lou is always excited to motivate, inspire and share what is photographically possible with all the participants. 

During the tours she will provide:
 - Lessons on scouting for the best image and how to compose for different light conditions.
 - Discussions on depth the field and why compression is so important when capturing the continual rolling hills.
 - Reasons to shoot panoramic and stitched scenes and explain how to do them successfully.

 - Different reasons to use HDR and multiple exposures.

 - Teri Lou is a world famous creative iPhone & iPad processor. She will be offering two session for those interested in learning her tips, tricks and workflow during the afternoon break.
Hotel Information
For each Tour a block of group discounted rooms are available at the Best Western Wheatland Hotel in Colfax call 509-397-0397. The hotel serves a simple breakfast, has Internet available throughout, a swimming pool and hot tub and has fresh baked cookies and tea available in the afternoon. Both King and 2 Queen rooms have been reserved for only $102.99 per night. When making reservations just mention The Teri Lou Photo Tour to access the group block and discount. If you wish to share a room with another participant please let me know and I will inform others with the same wish.
Payment Information

Each tour requires a $200 deposit to hold your spot. Payment is due in full 90 days prior to the start day. It is highly recommended that you make your hotel reservations asap. See below for more information.
Signing up for Palouse tours with Teri Lou
To sign up please choose the tour that you want from the list at the top of the left column. 
Treasure found in an Abandoned House in the Palouse

Join Teri Lou to see many unique Abandoned houses in the Palouse