Photograph the Palouse

by Scott Setterberg February 01, 2022

Photograph the Palouse

In the midst of doing a million different things, all photography related, I created an Eastern Washington Photo Tour that's unlike any other out there.  Sure, this tour features the world-famous Palouse and its colorful rolling hills of vibrant farmland, but instead of focusing solely on that region for days on end like every other Palouse photo tour, I decided to include other locations that are equally impressive in unique ways and are absent from every other Eastern Washington photography tour.  

Here's another thing.  Along with spectacular locations, I create all-inclusive photo tours with exceptional amenities like award-winning hotels and gourmet cuisine.  I don't want clients staying in shady, rundown motels in the middle of Nowhereville, eating fast food.  That doesn't cut it.  Especially when clients are paying a pretty penny.  I know there are lots of people that don't care where they stay or what they eat on a photo tour but that's not how I operate.  Quality is important.  And my clients appreciate the effort put into making sure they are safe, comfortable, well-fed, and cared for.  

Now, for a little background, I grew up in Eastern Washington and know the region incredibly well.  It's the kind of place that doesn't have jaw-dropping photo opportunities sitting right outside your door.  You have to put in effort, do a lot of research, then drive for a while to find great locations that can sustain a photographer for several hours.  That's exactly what I've done in preparation for this Eastern Washington photo tour.  So, let's get into it.

The Tri-Cities is a rapidly changing and growing community in southeastern Washington and a great base camp from which to operate photo tours in the region.  Along with being reasonably close to excellent locations, there are good hotels, several great restaurants, and an airport, too.  We will utilize all those features, and more, on this photo tour.  

Clients will fly into Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Washington and be greeted and escorted to our fantastic hotel on the shore of the mighty Columbia River in Richland.  Here we'll sleep well, enjoy fresh, delicious meals, edit images, and do image reviews.  Also from here, we'll set out over the following few days to explore and photograph ancient lakes and hidden waterfalls, towering columnar basalt cliffs, gorgeous bluffs overlooking vivid rolling hills and the massive Columbia River, beautiful wildflowers, sensational Palouse Falls, jagged gorges, breathtaking sunsets, and of course, The Palouse.  

Doesn't that sound better than photographing the same scenery for a week and eating McDonalds?

Scott Setterberg
Scott Setterberg


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