If you want to see the Palouse up close and personal, book a tour with Teri Lou. Not only will you photograph the iconic Palouse locations, Teri Lou will take you to some of her secret finds so you can get those special shots like none else. Because Teri Lou spends so much time in the Palouse and has become friends with many locals, you also get an inside view of the joys and struggles of the local farmers and you'll learn exactly what it takes to grow food to feed the world. I'd definitely tour with Teri Lou again. - Peggy Carlaw
"Teri Lou did a great job organizing the tour and picking wonderful photo opportunities." ~Don
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The Palouse offers dramatic photographic opportunities in every season. Therefore, Teri Lou offers private tours for individuals and groups throughout the year.
Each Tour is individualized. If you would like to capture red barns all day Teri Lou can guide you to them. If sweeping landscapes are your desire she has several options to chose from. If you want to pack the day with Teri Lou's Best Picks she will be happy to guide you to them.
The perfect photography tour
just for you!
Every Season, All Year Long
The farmers have a large variety of equipment to bring their golden crops of wheat, barley, peas, lentil and garbs to market. During this tour we will photograph the entire process in the fields, while riding in combines and tractors, and at visits to the storage silos and grain elevators.
Harvest is a time when farmers, hired hands and seasonal truck drivers are in full swing. This season provides photographers the opportunity to capture amazing patterns in the fields, dust billowing behind combines, and up close and personal vantage points. Along with the farm visits we will capture many other 'Palouse Treasures' along the way taking advantage of the changing light and cloud formations throughout the day.
with Farm Tour and Combine Rides
Two afternoons will be set aside for an iPhone instruction on editing apps, workflows and cloud storage options. Also an 'Introduction to iPhone Photography' course will be offered the morning of June 1st as a great kick off for beginners - attendance is optional.
During this tour we will concentrate on locations that work best for the the light as it changes during the day. In the field discussions on choosing how to best compose a scene and pre visualizing for processing will take place. The landscape is incredible this time because of the yellow mustard and canola flower that blankets the hills among the shades of green. As always the treasured red barns, old trucks and abandoned buildings will not be missed.
the classic red and weathered barns
This tour was scheduled during the New Moon phase to provide the opportunity of learning night photography techniques. Teri Lou will be instructing two nights of light painting, star trails and how to best capture the Milky Way. If we are fortunate the Aurora Borealis treat us to an amazing night of colors dancing in the sky.
Join us for 5 days of touring, you fall more in love with the region as we round each bend.
The June tour never disappoints, providing endless opportunities to capture so many shades of green among the rolling hills. The vast landscape is dotted with family farms, some abandoned years ago. Together we will follow the perfect routes to capture red and weathered barns in the best light. Throughout the day as the light changes we will find treasured rusty trucks and majestic lone trees. The day will end capturing the shadows as they dance across the uninterrupted landscape.
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“ I would sign up again in a second!" ~Joann
The beauty of the Palouse, seen through the eyes of several clients.
For as little as $500 per day Teri Lou will create a personalize schedule just for you. A private tour is 10 hours of touring time. Each tour is different, however many start at sunrise and continue until just after lunch. from sunrise to sunset.
Photography Clubs from all over the USA have hired Teri Lou to tour them through the Palouse. Each tour is different depending on the desires of the group. Rates vary depending on group size and number of tour days.
coming back in 2019
June 16-20, 2018
Since 2008 Teri Lou has been leading Palouse Photography Tours for groups and individuals from all over the world. Her passion for this region shines through as she shares classic locations and her rarely visited treasures.
June 10-14, 2018
Images by Clients
"Excellent tour, wonderful sites to see and we had a very knowledgeable tour guide, ( Teri Lou.) The scenery in the Palouse area is wonderful, the places we went to photograph were so awesome. The people we met along the way were very friendly and helpful, not to mention generous with their spaces and time. It was everything I expected and then more. Thanks a lot Teri Lou." ~Minnetta
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With optional iPad editing instruction