Rad A. Drew Photography: Lush Palouse 2018

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Lush Palouse 2018

June 18-23, 2018
John Barclay and Rad Drew
© Rad A. Drew, Fuji X-E2, 18-135mm

© John Barclay

For iPhone and Traditional Photographers
©Rad A. Drew, iPhone 7 Plus

Whether in spring or fall, photographing the Palouse is a rare treat. If it was just the clouds and rolling fields, that might be enough. But add to that the contoured tapestry of yellow canola fields, brown fallow fields and green wheat blowing in the breeze and it will take your breath away! Throw in a red barn under a dramatic sky and call the paramedics! 

© John Barclay

Our days will be spent photographing the landscape including beautiful barns, abandoned farms, windmills, farm equipment and retired work trucks, and other vehicles in various stages of decay. We'll catch at least one sunrise and one sunset from atop Steptoe Butte, a 3,612 feet high butte that towers over the surrounding countryside affording a birds-eye view of the fields below. It's an opportunity to use long lenses to capture stunning shots of the undulating landscape.

© Rad A. Drew, Fuji X-E2

The quality of the light is extraordinary and because it's ever-changing in the way it illuminates the landscape, it creates unique challenges for photographers. Chasing the light can be fun, but it's usually an act of futility because if you wait and watch, that great illumination will eventually return to grace your viewfinder again.

We'll stop in small towns for lunch and breaks, and have the chance to do some street photography, western style. You might find Norman Rockwell moments, like this image of a barber shop in Colfax, WA.
Hair Cut, Colfax, WA
© Rad A. Drew, iPhone 6 Plus


You'll benefit from the experience of photographers, John Barclay and Rad Drew. John shoots and is highly skilled primarily with DSLR and Fuji mirrorless cameras, and also knows his way around the iPhone. He'll be a valuable resource to those shooting traditionally. Rad shoots with Fuji mirror-less and infrared-converted cameras, and is known for his experience with the iPhone. John and Rad will be there to coach you and guide you in capturing the best images possible for the day and conditions, regardless of the equipment you’re using. 

Shadow Valley Motors
© Rad A. Drew
More information about what camera equipment to bring, along with what iPhone apps and accessories you'll want to have, will be provided to those who register.

About the Instructors

John Barclay
John is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader. John is also an inspirational speaker sharing his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the Country.

John was personally selected by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org project. John’s work has been published in a number of magazines and books and has been used by Nik Software, Topaz Labs and Lensbaby in their advertising campaigns.

Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine.

For more information contact John directly or visit his web site, http://johnbarclayphotography.com.

Rad A. Drew
Rad A. Drew lives with his wife in historic Irvington, Indiana, on the east side of Indianapolis.

Although a traditional camera photographer much of his life, in recent years he's become an iPhone photography advocate. His creative iPhone images have received numerous awards and have made their way into galleries and juried international competitions showing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, and Melbourne. He is author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone.
Rad teaches mobile photography to individuals, corporations, and organizations. His destination tours are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world. For more information contact Rad directly or visit his web site, www.RadDrewPhotography.com.

© John Barclay

Trip Synopsis 

Participants will do best flying into Spokane, Washington, and driving to Colfax. 

Monday will be a day for everyone to arrive. We'll kick things off with a meet and greet session at 5:30 PM at the hotel, then spend Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 4 full days – photographing area sites and spending time in the classroom on processing. Our trip will conclude on Saturday with a sunrise shoot followed by brunch. Additional information will be provided to each person after registration. 

Accommodations and Ground Transportation

Each participant is responsible for meals, hotel, and air and ground transportation. 

June 18-23
We'll stay at the Wheatland Inn Best Western in Colfax, WA
© Rad A. Drew, Lumix DMC LX7 Infrared

Call 509-397-0397 to reserve your room as part of the Drew Photography Group.

Fees and Registration

The cost is $1,595 per person, limit of 12. A $500 deposit via Paypal will hold your spot, with the balance due 60 days before the event.

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