|Shades of Green Photography Tour - Rolling wheat fields in the Palouse|
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.
For each Tour a block of group discounted rooms are available at the Best Western Wheatland Hotel in Colfax. 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 $101.99 per night. (See more info on the Palouse Meetup Site.) 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.
Each tour varies in price starting at $495.
Signing up for Palouse tours with Teri Lou