Eastern Washington Day Tours

by Scott Setterberg March 08, 2021

Eastern Washington Day Tours

With spring kicking off early in Eastern Washington, I've decided to turn my favorite locations in the region into single-day photography tours.  These locations are unique to this area and you won't find anything like them anywhere else in the world.  These day tours are great opportunities to improve your landscape photography skills with fantastic local scenery and the prices are affordable for everyone.  I'm keeping these tours small - only three spots available per day - so you get plenty of one-on-one attention. 

Whether you're a beginner or advanced photographer, a 
local or want to come explore new terrain, these day tours deliver the goods and can also be combined to become two, three, or four-day tours, too.  Check out the current options below...

Also known as the Hanford Reach, this area was once part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and has been untouched by development or agriculture since 1943.  This is a spectacular area surrounding the mighty Columbia River and it's filled with vibrant colors, tremendous textures, rolling mountains, wind-blown sand dunes, desert plants, and wildlife.  This location is otherworldly - it's literally like being on another planet - and the photo opportunities here are limitless. 

White Bluff in Eastern Washington
White Bluffs in Eastern Washington White Bluffs in Eastern Washington


Created more than 13,000 years ago, Palouse Falls is among the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path, and was designated as Washington's state waterfall by the state legislature in 2014.  Palouse Falls plunges 198 feet into a swirling pool before moving swiftly through a winding gorge of colorful columnar basalt and merging with the Snake River.

Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington
Palouse Falls Canyon in Eastern Washington

Located high above the Palouse Hills on the eastern edge of Washington state, Steptoe Butte offers unmatched views of a truly unique landscape.  The towering bluff stands out against flowing hills of green and beige with an occasional barn breaking up the landscape and colors shifting and changing in the light.  This is a fantastic landscape filled with abstract patterns, shapes, colors, and shadows.  

Steptoe Butte, WashingtonSteptoe Butte, Washington
Steptoe Butte, Washington

White River Falls is an outstanding double-tiered waterfall that drops into a rugged basalt canyon near an abandoned hydroelectric power station that once energized and irrigated the region.  Although located in Eastern Oregon, it's still within reach from the Tri Cities, and is an incredible day trip filled with extraordinary landscape photography opportunities. 
White River Falls Sunset, Oregon
White River Falls Power Station, Oregon
Lower White River Falls, Oregon

These Eastern Washington and Oregon photography tours are available every day between our already scheduled photography workshops.  Click the link below, book your spots, and let's photograph these awesome locations!

Scott Setterberg
Scott Setterberg