Washington State 3-day Photography Workshop

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Washington State 3-day Photography Workshop

What is the ‘Washington State 3-day Photography Workshop’?
If you love lush nature environments and love photographing them even more, this workshop on the west side of Olympic National Park is for you. This is the most ‘target rich’ environment a photographer could hope for! Gorgeous forests, breathtaking waterfalls, glorious beaches, even the largest rainforest in the United States! Plus, to make it even better, during the extended lunch break of the first day, your guide will also conduct a class in how to get the best out of your photographs using Lightroom®.

What should I expect?

The Washington State Photography Workshop lasts three full days. It is great for those of average physical fitness and strength or better, and with a passion to get exceptionally beautiful photography. The vast majority of the locations we go to involve level walking, or very mild inclines. Those locations with steeper inclines are still moderate at the most and do not require too much energy. Our pace is always easy-going. We capture many iconic locations, and also capture images from unique and rarely seen locations.

The Washington State Photography Workshop includes one lunch and one dinner. The Washington State Workshop Booklet, which is sent to participants once they have booked and completed the necessary paperwork, contains a wealth of information and helpful hints on what to bring, etc.

Each day of the Washington State Photography Workshop starts based on the time of sunrise and travel time to the first location, ends based upon when sunset comes and travel time back to the lodging. There is an expanded lunch break at the lodgings both days.

We will provide you with a some snacks and bottled water during the Workshop day, one lunch on the first day, and one dinner on the last day.


  • A Digital SLR Camera. Because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you need to also have a reasonable knowledge of how to operate your camera in manual mode. Once you book the tour, we will provide you with links to YouTube videos which will help you get to that reasonable level of skill in manual mode
  • A Tripod strong enough to support your camera with your heaviest lens on it. Again, because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you will need to have your camera on a tripod for several important shots.
  • Extra batteries fully charged, and extra memory cards for your camera. One of the worst ‘sinking’ feelings is in the late morning or early afternoon out in the field when your camera warns you that your battery is dead of your memory card is full . . . and you do not have any replacements. Take it from us, it is an awful moment which can totally ruin your day. We know, we have experienced it! Come prepared, you will not regret it.


  • Lenses. We would also recommend a good long zoom lens, a good wide-angle lens, and any other lens you would be willing to pack around with you. There is such a diverse range of photographic opportunity here at Yosemite, you would not want to miss any of it!
  • Filters. UV Filters, one for each lens you bring, installed. ND filters for your longer lenses. In this environment, I highly recommend you bring adjustable ND filters which screw onto the front of your camera, and commonly have a range between 4-400.
  • Water Shoes
  • Good boots

For the best pictures possible, the full list of recommended things to bring will be on your Washington State Photography Workshop Information Booklet which we will send you soon after you book your trip.

Once you book your workshop, and complete the online questionnaire, we will email you your Washington State Photography Workshop Information Booklet which outlining what specifics you need to know about your particular workshop, more of what to expect, specifics on meeting locations, and what you need to bring. This tour involves some easy hiking. Bring good-sturdy footwear, and be prepared to carry with you all the equipment you may need and a proper supply of water while walking or hiking. We use Camelbacks which carry our water supply and some equipment. As with any tour of this nature, please be sure you are prepared physically for the requirements of your particular workshop before committing.

Your Yosemite Journey In Common Photography Workshop Information Booklet will also introduce you to your Coach/Guide. Once on-site, we will assist each participant in seeing photo opportunities, composition, and in setting your camera controls in such a way as to best capture quality photographs. Our efforts are to assist you to become comfortable enough in finding these photo opps and shooting them that you will ultimately feel more confident wherever you may be.

Schedule of Workshop Times

  • April 24th, 2018 (5:00 AM) to April 26th, 2018 (10:00 PM) with a Lightroom® class during lunch on April 24th
  • June 26th, 2018 (5:00 AM) to June 28th, 2018 (10:00 PM) with a Lightroom® class during lunch on June 26th
  • August 21st, 2018 (5:00 AM) to August 23rd, 2018 (10:00 PM) with a Lightroom® class during lunch on August 21st


Washington State 3-day Photography Workshop


Below are some images from recent Workshops: (Click photos below to enlarge)



Journey In Common Photography Tours – Washington
351 S Forks Ave Forks, WA 98331
(480) 250-2430


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