OREGON FALL COLORS TOUR DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2024

Olympic National Park Photo Tour

Ruby Beach, Washington


Olympic National Park is a dream location for landscape photographers. Packed full of variety, there’s always something beautiful, unique, and interesting to photograph. On this fantastic photography tour we explore and photograph jagged, snowcapped mountains, mossy old-growth rainforests, five spectacular waterfalls, jaw-dropping beaches, incredible sea stacks, crystal clear lakes, sensational sunsets, and colorful wildflowers.  

With only 6 spots available, you will improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography instruction, and enhance your digital workflow and editing skills with one-on-one post processing instruction. You will use various exposure techniques and filters and learn ways to improve your compositions. You will also do some focus stacking, Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), HDR processing, and image reviews, as well. Aside from the technical stuff, you will rest well in award-winning hotels, enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine, travel comfortably in private transportation, and have a ton of fun!

Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is a basic understanding of your DSLR, SLR, or mirrorless camera.

Physical Requirements
Participation requires that travelers be able to walk unassisted for two miles over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, and stairs and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.

Testimonial
"I toured Olympic National Park with Scott and it was an incredible experience. We hit all the major attractions, as well as some unknown gems, and the food and accommodations were simply wonderful. 
We explored the Hoh and lesser-known Quinault rainforests and their gorgeous mossy trees and ferns. We captured sea stacks and sunsets along the Pacific Coast, at crystal clear Lake Crescent, and near the snowcapped Olympic Mountains. We hiked to Sol Duc and Marymere Falls, both of which are fantastic waterfalls in spectacular old-growth forests. And we photographed rushing rivers, gently cascading streams, a bit of wildlife, and colorful wildflowers, too. The best part is that the tour was all-inclusive so I didn’t have to rent a car, drive everywhere, fill up for gas, or find hotels and restaurants on my own. Scott planned everything perfectly, and when I priced out the all-inclusive cost vs. booking everything myself, I saved $300 and didn’t have to do a thing! Huge thanks Scott for an amazing tour!"  ~ Shelli J. | Oregon


ITINERARY


Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle / Hurricane Ridge / Port Angeles

A representative from ColorTexturePhotoTours will meet you at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) or your hotel.  Once all guests are together, we will travel by private transfer to our first great hotel in Port Angeles.  After getting settled at the hotel, we will have a delicious welcome dinner, then travel to Hurricane Ridge and photograph the beautiful snowcapped Olympic Mountains, wildlife, wildflowers, and sunset. Afterwards, we'll return to our hotel.

Note: Please schedule flight arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) no later than 12P.  

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Day 2 - Marymere Falls / Lake Crescent / Port Angeles
After breakfast, editing images and post-processing instruction, we will depart by private transfer to beautiful Marymere Falls.  We'll have lunch along the way and shoot the falls and surrounding scenery, then travel to a secret location for a wonderful sunset on Lake Crescent.  Afterwards, we will return to Port Angeles and enjoy another mouthwatering dinner.  

Marymere Falls, Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, Washington

Day 3 - Madison Falls / Sol Duc Falls / Port Angeles
After breakfast, editing images, and post-processing instruction, we will depart by private transfer to photograph colorful Madison Falls.  After shooting the falls, we will travel to the Sol Duc Valley, have lunch, then spend the afternoon photographing the magnificent cascades of Sol Duc Falls.  After shooting, we'll return to our hotel, get cleaned up, and enjoy another delicious dinner

Madison Falls, Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington


Day 4 - Hoh Rainforest / Ruby Beach / Kalaloch
After breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to the Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest and only protected temperate rainforests in the United States.  We will hike through the Hall of Mosses and photograph the gorgeous trees, ferns, grasses, and water features.

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

After shooting the rainforest, we will have lunch, then continue to our next fantastic hotel.  We will get checked in and enjoy another incredible dinner before traveling to breathtaking Ruby Beach for a spectacular sunset featuring several huge sea stacks.  After shooting, we will return to our hotel for the evening.  

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Day 5 - Merriman Falls / Bunch Creek Falls / Lake Quinault / Kalaloch
After breakfast, editing images, and post-processing instruction, we will depart by private transfer to Lake Quinault and photograph two very different yet equally impressive waterfalls.  After shooting all afternoon, we'll have dinner at Lake Quinault, and shoot the sunset there.  Afterwards, we will return to our hotel.

Merriman Falls, Bunch Creek Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington

Day 6 - Depart Seattle 
After breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where you'll catch your return flight home.

Note: P
lease schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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