The Intimate Palouse 2017

Date:

June 13th – 18th 2017
June 20th – 25th 2017

Price:

ALL SPOTS FILLED

The cost for everything except airfare is $3800.00. 
A deposit of $1500.00 is required to hold your spot.

Click to download registration form.

Instructors:

Kevin Raber

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I see the world through the lens and a frame. Photography for me is an extension of who I am. I have gone through many stages in my career. At one time I was a portrait photographer with many prestigious clients. Over time I grew restless for something else in the field. I truly enjoy my current work as a fine art landscape photographer. There is something special about examining and photographing everything from grand scenes in nature that are there for a moment and then gone to industrial landscapes and focusing on the incredibly minute details of peeling paint and rust. I am most fortunate to be able to travel to many wonderful places.

I have fond memories of nights and weekends spent in the darkroom creating prints. The stereo blasting. It could be fun and it could be tedious. You didn’t always know what you were going to get and, at times, it required extensive hands-on darkroom manipulation. I can still smell the chemicals. I was taught by masters of the darkroom.

Today, that has all changed thanks to the advent of computers, digital cameras and Photoshop. The darkroom is the computer. Some things are still unpredictable, but the tools to achieve the final result allow you to see them immediately on the screen in real time and right in front of you. Digital allows you to capture a range of tonalities and exposures that were impossible with film. Variables such as emulsion, temperature, chemistry and exposure are taken out of the equation. What you see on your computer monitor is what you will get when printed.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the music. It goes along with creating and working on images. Thank God for iTunes.

I embraced digital early on. It continues to evolve and provide flexibility to all who embrace it. The digital age is still young and has completely transformed our industry. Never before has a switch from analog to digital been so prevalent as in photography. I’m looking forward to seeing where the next ten years takes us.

My career in photography has evolved since 1972 when I first began making a living with photography. Today I am also CEO of the Luminous-Landscape.com, one of the most visited and prestigious websites for the photographers on the internet, with over 1.5 million visitors a month.  I lead photography workshops to edge of the planet locations as well provide instructional videos to photographers on how to improve their craft.

There doesn’t seem to be anything that can dampen my passion and enthusiasm for photography. It has opened doors to the world for me and I am most grateful I can share my experiences with others.
https://luminous-landscape.com

A Four Person Private Tour

The Intimate Palouse – Workshop 1 – June 13th – 18th 2017
The Intimate Palouse – Workshop 2 – June 20th – 25th 2017

1st Workshop SOLD OUT
2nd Workshop – A Spot Is OPEN Due To A Cancellationn

One of my favorite places to photograph in America is the Palouse. This incredible region of rolling hills and farmland is located in Southeast Washington State. I have been shooting this area for years and usually make annual visits to the Palouse both in the early summer and for the harvest in August. There are many places to photograph in this area. I’d love to take you to some of my favorite, fabulous spots.

Amazing. possibilities for abstracts with the rolling hills and light

Over the last few years, we have held workshops in the Palouse with 12 or more people. This year I am offering something special. Come shoot with me and no more than three other photographers (4 total) in the Palouse in the early summer. We’ll be photographing from dawn to sunset at some of my favorite locations. As a small group, we will have plenty of time to talk about photography and making images. I’ll help you along the way find the best ways to shoot this landscape as well as coach you on seeing differently. We’ll also spend time doing image processing and prepping images for printing.

Sunrise and a thunderstorm

I’ll pick you up at the Spokane airport at noon on the 13th of June.  We will head right into the region and start our photography adventure.  We’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman, WA.  Don’t let the Holiday Inn name fool you, as this is a very nice hotel.

plowed fields and new growth lets us exercise our long lens work

 

We’ll work our way south and check you into the hotel by late afternoon.  We’ll then head out to shoot for a few more hours as the sun falls lower in the sky.  You’ll be amazed at the rich green colors and beautiful clouds.

The old Texaco gas station is always a fun stop

The workshop fee includes everything but your flights and drinks.  I’ll provide transportation as well as meals at some of the finer dining spots in Pullman.  We’ll be out early each morning for sunrise and return to the hotel or town for breakfast before heading out again.  During the day we will shoot abandoned houses, trucks and the gorgeous rolling hills.  We may take a break in the afternoon to work on our images collectively.

Double rainbow at Steppe Bute at sunset

This will be an amazing opportunity to work elbow to elbow and do critiques of the images we shoot as well as discover the methods to get the most from your files.  (We’ll also have a lot of fun!)

Dawn always presents a unique light and color

On Sunday the 18th of June we head back to the airport early in the morning to get our flights from 11 AM on.

If you are interested in this small, private workshop then download, fill and out and email me this registration form.   If you have any questions please either email Kevin Raber of give him a call at 317-379-7482

This is on a first come, first served basis.  The cost for everything except airfare is $3800.00.  A deposit of $1500.00 is required to hold your spot.  The balance is payable by May 19th. There may be an option to do some aerial photography at extra cost. The airport for the workshop is Spokane, WA.  Please arrive and be ready to roll out by 12 noon on the 13th of June.

Rolling hills and puffy clouds the Palouse trademark


Kevin Raber
February 2018