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, all-inclusive 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 4 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 Lightroom instruction. You will use various exposure techniques, neutral density and graduated 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, and travel comfortably in private transportation.
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is a basic understanding of your DSLR, SLR, or mirrorless camera.
Professional photography and Lightroom instruction, location expertise, all hotels, all meals, private transportation (including to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport), and all location fees.
What's Not Included
Airfare to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, travel insurance, tips to bartenders, bellhops, cleaning staff, drivers, and guides, alcoholic beverages, laundry service, and souvenirs.
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. Travelers should be aware that heat and humidity could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.
Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle / Hurricane Ridge
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 to capture the beautiful snowcapped Olympic Mountains, wildlife that presents itself, 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.
Day 2 - Marymere Falls / Lake Crescent
After breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to beautiful Marymere Falls. We'll have lunch on site, and after shooting the falls, will travel to a secret location for a wonderful sunset on Lake Crescent, then return to Port Angeles and enjoy another mouthwatering dinner.
Day 3 - Madison Falls / Sol Duc Falls
After a casual breakfast, editing images, and Lightroom instruction, we will depart by private transfer to colorful Madison Falls. Afterwards, we will travel to the Sol Duc Valley and upon arrival, have lunch at an on-site restaurant, then spend the afternoon photographing the magnificent cascades of Sol Duc Falls. After shooting, we'll travel to our next fantastic hotel, get cleaned up, and enjoy another delicious dinner.
Day 4 - Hoh Rainforest / Ruby Beach
After breakfast, editing images, and Lightroom instruction, we will depart by private transfer to the Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest and only protected temperate rainforests in the United States, and photograph the gorgeous landscape that's covered in rich, colorful mosses.
After shooting the rainforest, we travel by private transport for dinner and then continue on to breathtaking Ruby Beach for a spectacular sunset featuring several huge sea stacks. After shooting, we will return to our hotel for the evening.
Day 5 - Merriman Falls / Bunch Creek Falls / Lake Quinault
After breakfast, editing images, and Lightroom 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.
Day 6 - Depart Seattle
After breakfast, we'll travel by private transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where you'll catch your return flight home and reflect on the awesome memories created on your Olympic National Park photo tour.
Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.