Made with the iPhone and using Snapseed and distressed. I'll show you how to use the iPhone along with your regular camera system to make unique and different images.
Made with the iPhone and using Snapseed and distressed. I’ll show you how to use the iPhone along with your regular camera system to make unique and different images.

If you have never been or have been many times you should join me in one of my favorite places to photograph in America. The Palouse. This incredible region of rolling hills and farmland is located in Southeast Washington State. I have been photographing this area for years and usually make annual visits to the Palouse both in the early summer and for the harvest in August. Join me while I guide you through full days of photography to some special places that only we will be available to visit.

This year I will also offer a one-hour review, critique, and private one-on-one consultation after the workshop virtually on Zoom. The schedule for these will be determined after the workshop.

The Palouse Summer Tours – Two Four Person Private Tours
June 13th – 18th (SOLD OUT), and
June 20th – June 25th, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Waiting List kwr@rockhopperworkshops.com

Lone Tree pano with Steptoe Butte in the background

If you have never been or have been many times you should join me in one of my favorite places to photograph in America. 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.

You’ll photograph hundreds of images like this from Steptoe Butte

Over the last 16 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 four other photographers (5 of us 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 it differently. We’ll also if weather and time permits spend time doing image processing and prepping images for printing.

As an added bonus, each participant will get an hour consultation after the workshop via a live zoom call.  We will look at your images, talk about composition as well as post-processing.

Palouse

I’ll pick you up at the Spokane airport at noon on the 14th or 21st 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 not your everyday Holiday Inn. Information for making your reservation will be mailed to you after you register.

Palouse
The famous iconic Weber House.

Space Is Limited to 4 attendees for each trip - June 13-18, 2022, June 20-25, 2022

Your Instructors

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Kevin Raber

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 the 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 take us.

My career in photography has evolved since 1972 when I first began making a living with photography. Today I am also CEO and Owner of photopxl.com, one of the most visited and prestigious websites for the photographers on the internet.  I lead photography workshops to the edge of the planet locations as well as 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.

Please visit my RaberEYES.com Storefront site.

Accomodations & Pricing

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.

Unlike other workshops, we will be going all day.  We can go where many carpool workshops can’t as we have 4WD and there is only our vehicle.  Be prepared for some pretty dusty trails.

This workshop includes pick up and drop off at the airport, and in-field instruction and one dinner. 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 or rest up if needed.

Check out the article on PhotoPXL.com about 2021’s first workshop. Lot’s of photos are included with this article.  I know you’ll be surprised as to how many photos you’ll take.

Palouse

We literally will cover hundreds of miles each day.  We’ll go where other workshops can’t go and you’ll experience the people and culture of the Palouse.  You’ll discover why this is one of my favorite places to photograph and why each visit is always different.

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!

A Row Of Trees
Windmills and Lone Trees are what the Palouse is famous for.
Windmills and Lone Trees are what the Palouse is famous for.

On Saturday the 18th or 25th 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 or have questions about this small, private workshop then please email me or phone me at 317-379-7482.  This is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the workshop is $3950.00. A deposit of $1500.00 is required to hold your spot. The balance is payable by May 10th. There may be an option to do some aerial photography at extra cost. The airport for the workshop is in Spokane, WA. Please arrive and be ready to roll out by 12 noon on either the 13th or 20th of June.

An old General Mills grain elevator
An old General Mills grain elevator

Cost includes in-field instruction, Transportation from and back and to the airport, and everything in between.  Hotel rooms are your responsibility.  A block of rooms has been booked at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman, WA.  The first lunch is also included as well as the dinner on the last night. All other meals and alcoholic beverages etc. are your responsibility.

More details will be provided after the registration.

Download The Palouse Workshop Registration

Headlight
Abstract of one of the many abandoned trucks and cars we will photograph
Abstract of one of the many abandoned trucks and cars we will photograph
There are plenty of abandoned homes to keep us occupied
There are plenty of abandoned homes to keep us occupied

Workshop Dates June 13th - 18th (Sold Out) and , June 20th - 25th, 2022 (Sold Out)

Price:

  • USD $3950.00 (excludes airfare and hotel, and most meals)

A deposit of $1500.00 is required to hold your spot. The balance is payable by May 10th.

There may be an option to do some aerial photography at an extra cost. The airport for the workshop is Spokane, WA. Please arrive and be ready to roll out by 12 noon on the 13th or 20th of June.

We will enjoy meals at several nice restaurants and breakfast places.  You won’t go home hungry. Except for the first lunch and last night’s dinner, meal costs will be your responsibility.

Additional information on hotel reservations and preparation will be provided after registration.

Download The Palouse Workshop Registration

lone tree
The Lone Tree
Old abandoned trucks, ever one of these has a story
Old abandoned trucks, ever one of these has a story

June 13-18 2022 (Sold Out) June 20-25 2022 (Sold Out)

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