Workshop “Unlimited Palouse”

May 24 — 28, 2024

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Workshop Begins/Ends: Spokane, WA

Locations in Washington: Palouse Falls, Palouse.

DatesMay 24 — 28, 2024

Tuition: $1950 per participant (limit: 9 participants).

InstructorAlex Mironyuk

Deposit$650 (payments accepted for the remainder of the balance)

Workshop Highlights

During our workshop, we will try to see one of the most beautiful of nature’s wonders in Washington State — the whole 3 days will be spent at the most rewarding photo destination — Palouse, taking pictures of its colorful rolling hills covered with wheat, raps, canola, etc. by farmers. Sometimes, Palouse can be compared to the Italian Toscana. Why do we need to fly to Italy if we have a much better place here in the US?  

You will get a chance to photograph the area as you have never seen it before. I will lead you to photograph my favorite places all around the two states.

This workshop is designed to master your photography skills and also to boost your creative process. This entire workshop is hands-on, and I will be with you every step of the way, covering composition, camera settings, chasing the light, and much more.

Physical Difficulty: Easy. This Workshop doesn’t Involve any hikes.

Fitness Level: Like any outdoor nature photography workshop, a reasonable degree of fitness is ideal. We will not be engaging in any strenuous physical activity.

Simple hotel lodging is included in the workshop’s tuition (2 people per room).

No level of experience is necessary for participants of this workshop. Whether you are just beginning or are a seasoned pro, we are happy to help you move forward with your photography. 

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Itinerary

Day 1

May 24, Friday

Our group will meet at the rental car center facility in Spokane, WA, around 7 PM, where you can meet everyone and get to know each other. After a short introductory meeting, we will go to our first dinner as a group.

Night in Colfax, WA.

Day 2

May 25, Saturday

We will be in the middle of Palouse’s green sea in the early morning during sunrise. We will take pictures of farms, barns, hills, and old car junkyards during the first morning hours. 

We’re going to spend about 2.5 days in that amazingly beautiful area.

Afternoon, we are going to Palouse Falls. While you are driving pretty close to the falls, you can’t even imagine that a river is nearby. The road leads us to our destination through the dry desert, and you can’t even feel the proximity of the falls until you can physically see it. This is our breathtaking sunset location.

After the sunset at night, we will drive to our hotel. 

Night at Colfax, WA

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Day 3

May 26, Sunday

We will spend all day shooting countless pastoral landscapes of the Palouse. Here, on huge rolling hills, there’s an immense variety of agriculture. Every year, at the end of May and through all of June, this place turns into a real photographer’s paradise when all of those plants are growing, and the hills have various colors. Even if we are talking about just green, you will see various shades of that color.

Often Palouse can be compared to the Italian Toscana. But Palouse is much bigger, has a greater variety of landscapes, and presents itself with immense beauty. Also, Palouse has two huge hills that rise about 500 feet above the other hills, so you can take pictures of the Palouse’s abstract landscape patterns from your tripod as a drone would!    

Everywhere in Palouse, you can see farms, barns, single trees, etc. So, this is the place that allows you to wake up your creativity and boost your photography skills. You don’t need to copy someone’s picture — you can create your own!

At the end of June, we can see on the fields some agricultural machines, which can be our photo-object in an abstract landscape. 

Night at Colfax, WA

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Day 4

May 27, Monday

From dawn till dusk, we will spend the whole day on those amazing green and yellow rolling hills. But we’ll find some time for rest in our hotel during the day and spend some time discussing the photos we took before.

Night at Colfax, WA

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Day 5

May 28, Tuesday

We will again be in the middle of Palouse’s green sea during sunrise. We will take pictures of farms, barns, hills, and old car junkyards during the first morning hours. 

Close to noon, we will drive toward Spokane, WA. 

By 2-3 PM, we will be at the Spokane Airport, where our workshop will be officially over. 

Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou
Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Payment schedule and cancellation policy:

The full tuition for the workshop is $ 1950

A deposit of $ 650 is required to reserve a space in this workshop.

You can cancel your trip for free until March 27, 2024, and we will refund your deposit in full. After March 27, 2024, your deposit became non-refundable

The final balance of $ 1300 is due by March 27, 2024. Full tuition is due at this time, and there will be no refunds on the full amount owed if you cancel after the final payment. However, if we find another client to fill your space, you will receive a full refund minus your non-refundable deposit.

If we cancel this workshop, you will get a full refund.

What is included:

  • Double occupancy rooms in hotels. You can upgrade your lodging to a single occupancy — just send this inquiry before you book  the workshop
  • Access to Parks.
  • Breakfast, provided by hotels**
  • Cars and fuel
  • Expert instructions and guidance to a wonderful variety of locations in Oregon and Washington, In-field instruction on capture technique (composition, compensating for high dynamic range, focus stacking, creating effective sun stars, night photography, light painting, and much more)
  • In-field recommendation on your photo gear
  • An incredible, unforgettable experience, full of adventure with amazing people and loads of great photos!!!

 ** Due to our photographic schedule (being up and out of a hotel before sunrise, for example) we may occasionally miss hotel breakfast

What is NOT included:

  • Lunches, snacks, and dinners (average $40.00 — 60.00 per person);
  • Medical Insurance & Incidental Costs;
  • Airfare to and from Spokane, WA;
  • Travel passports, visas, and other travel documents;
  • Hotel in Spokane, WA, at the end of the trip;
  • Alcoholic beverages.
Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou
Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou

Recommended Photo Equipment:

  • Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless) W/Extra Batteries And Memory Cards
  • Tripod with a ball head (leveling base is optional but very helpful to take panoramic shots)
  • Shutter release
  • Wide to standard zoom lens, with their lens hoods (I carry 12-24mm and 24-70mm lenses)
  • Telephoto zoom lens for extraction and abstract scenes (I use 70-200mm and 150-600mm lenses). Remember that most of your shots in Palouse will be in the 70 mm — 500 mm range.
  • Circular polarizer filter to remove glare from the water (it’s OK if you do not have one)
  • Graduated neutral density filters (if you use them)
  • Rocket blower and microfiber cloths for keeping glass surfaces dry and clean
  • Most importantly — a great attitude!

Recommended Personal Gear:

  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Extra warm clothing for possible cold weather conditions, including long underwear, hats, and gloves
  • Backpack (bag) to carry your photo gear.
Unlimited Palouse. Pet, Senior, Landscape, portrait studio, photographer in Miami and Sou