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Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st, 2023

2 spots remaining as of 8/11/23


$985.00 (without lodging)

$1175.00 (with 2 nights lodging in a rental home) (house is filled)

In early autumn the huckleberry bushes turn a vibrant red and contrast against the evergreen forests. Timed to coincide perfectly with the full moon, we'll visit waterfalls, a cedar grove, watch colorful sunsets over the lake from a mountaintop vista and enjoy views right from our own private dock on Priest Lake.  We'll practice creating sun stars,  silky waters,  bracketing for high dynamic range and learn to recognize elements of a successful photograph.


Classroom instruction will include 4 topics selected from the following:

"Creating Compelling Compositions" 

"Exploring Light"

"There's an App for that"

"Utilizing Filters in Landscape Photography"

"Shooting Panos"

"Previsualization in Photography"

"Reading Maps and utilizing your GPS"

"Creating HDR images without the typical HDR "look"

"Lightroom Basics Demonstration"


This landscape photography workshop/tour takes place over 5 days and 4 nights. First, we are based in Coolin on the southern shore of Priest Lake.


Your own private room in a lake shore house is included (limited spaces) in the workshop fee for the first two nights (house is full), or you can select to pay for lodging of your own choice in Coolin.  The housing option provided has 2 bathrooms to share among 4 people, along with kitchen facilities.  (housing option may require climbing stairs)


After 2 nights we move our base location to the east side of the Selkirk Range where we will all stay at the same hotel (not included in price).

From here, we will access more waterfalls, a high mountain lake, and look for wildlife on the beautiful Kootenai Wildlife Refuge.
Most hikes are 1/4-1/3 mile uphill, with one longer (1 mile) mostly level hike.


One lunch and one dinner (minus alcohol) in a restaurant is included. (Lunch on the first full day and dinner probably on the last evening). Remaining food and drinks are not included. 


A higher clearance, all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended (if you don't have this type of vehicle, we will ask you to ride with someone else).

Carpooling to photo locations is recommended.


Total workshop is limited to 8 students. (3 housing spots available, plus 5 independent lodging spots) Minimum of 5 students required.


Suggested equipment list provided upon registration.

Workshop may be cancelled at anytime and for any reason by instructor with full refunds given.


Students may cancel up to Aug. 1st, 2023- minus the non-refundable deposit.

All fees are due and workshop balance is non-refundable after August 1st, 2023.


Trip insurance is highly recommended.


Non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is required to register.
Balance due will be invoiced in late July, 2023.

I hope the following information will answer some, if not all of your questions, but feel free to call or email me if you have any concerns.

What to expect?
All workshops are fitting for any skill level or camera equipment and most fitness levels.  There is little actual hiking involved and it is usually optional. 


Each full day is split into two shooting sessions with a mid day break and/or afternoon instructional sessions. 


Beyond landscape composition, most instruction is geared towards the use of a DSLR or mirror-less camera, and a tripod is required.


Overall class size is small to offer individualized instruction and space for each student to work.

There are two instructors per workshop. One who shoots Canon and one who shoots Nikon.

Signed disclaimer is required prior to participation.


Idaho Scenic Images is insured and carries the permits required for its workshops.


Previous students receive a $75.00 discount on destination workshops of 3 days or more.


What do we expect of you?


  • A positive attitude.


  • The ability to be on time.

  • A desire to have fun with like minded people.


  • A dedication to improving your photography skills.


  • An understanding that photo locations will require traveling varying distances of up to 1.5 hours from the "home base".

  • The patience to wait for others at locations that may not interest you.


  • Driving skills that include the ability to be comfortable on a moderately bumpy and/or rutted mountain roads.


  • An acceptance and respect that others may have differing opinions than yourself regarding sensitive topics such as politics an/or religion.


  • An understanding that "great light" may supersede and delay any meal time.


  • Knowing that your vehicle will become covered in dust and/or mud and being ok with it. :)


For the comfort of all - we request

Non-Smokers only please.

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