The recommended hotel is the Coast Hilltop in Pullman, WA. Please contact us for instructions to reserve your room in the group rate. Please arrive on Sunday. The workshop begins early Monday morning and concludes 8AM on Thursday morning following our sunrise session. Sunrise is about 5AM:)
All transportation included during this workshop and a car rental is not needed ($400 savings) . Once you arrive to Spokane, WA (GEG), all transportation is covered until you depart. On departure day, we’ll leave Pullman according to your flight arrangements.
Transportation during the workshop is provided and we’ll be in one vehicle. During the afternoon, please note you’ll be without transportation until 4PM when we head to dinner. There are Ubers available in Pullman if you need anything during the day.
There will be 2 Pick up times at the Spokane Airport, 11AM and 5PM. Please contact me once you book your flights to discuss pickup.
Arrive to Spokane (GEG) by 10:30AM PST – 11:00 AM Pickup to Pullman, WA.
Arrive to Spokane (GEG) by 4:30PM PST – 5:00 PM Pickup to Pullman, WA
7:00 PM Welcome Dinner in Pullman, WA
Sunday 7:00PM Welcome Dinner is included.
All other meals are not included. Please see the itinerary below and understand we’ll be eating breakfast around 9AM and dinner around 4:30PM. Sunrise is around 5AM and Sunset is about 8:30PM.
There are several great options for breakfast and dinner in Pullman which is why we stay here versus the Best Western in Colfax. There’s nothing there for food.
You must be able to handle, carry and transport all of your photography equipment during the workshop. We’ll primarily be shooting near the vehicle and no more than 100 feet away on dirt roads, fields, uneven surfaces. If it’s raining it may be muddy.
Also, the weather may be a factor if it’s cold and windy so please be prepared to shoot in less than ideal conditions (wind/rain/cold) as good light also occurs with such conditions. There are no hikes during this workshop.
Please have basic understanding of the exposure triangle (ISO, aperture & shutter speed and be familiar with your camera’s operation at the minimum. If you’re comfortable with your camera and have an understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed, you’ll be in a good place to learn and create on this workshop.
This is a sample list of what to bring. Please contact me if you have any questions.
- Camera Body (Digital or Film)
- Various lenses. We generally use anything from an ultra wide-angle to medium telephoto. Rarely do we ever need anything wider than 14mm.
- Extra Batteries/charger
- Circular Polarizer
- Graduated Neutral Density filters*
- Extra memory cards
- Hiking shoes/boots
- Extra layers. It can be cold at sunrise and sunset, even in the summer!
- Rain Jacket
- * optional items
Day 1: Arrive to Spokane by 5PM, welcome dinner in Pullman, Washington at 7PM. This is our travel day and we won’t be shooting as a group on this day. Get some rest because sunrises are early in the Palouse! A welcome dinner is included in the Workshop price.
Day 2: 4:00AM (PST) start and we begin exploring the Palouse on backroads and country roads. Sunrise is about 5AM so we’ll be shooting until about 9AM. Breakfast in Pullman then returning to the hotel for some rest. At 4PM we’ll head to an early dinner then continue exploring and shooting until sunset (8:30PM) and returning to the hotel by about 9:00PM.
Day 3 & Day 4: A repeat of Day 2.
Day 5: 4:00AM start once again and one final sunrise before returning to the hotel by 7AM, having breakfast then returning to Spokane Airport.