It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For the Palouse Workshop!

Barn in wheatfields, Palouse, Washington, USA

A few spots still remain for our Palouse workshop coming up August 25th through the 28th! Capture the rolling landscapes and the old-world feel of this beautiful location. Wheat-topped hills and sporadic old barns compose a landscape seemingly frozen in time. The purity of the landscape, untouched by the modern irrigation systems that generally detract from otherwise beautiful farmland vistas, will allow you to capture truly unique images you won’t find anywhere else.

Visit the events page for more information, and to sign up for this visit to the Palouse!

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Escaping the heat in Seattle, we had a great workshop last weekend with a group in Palouse, Washington. The views from Steptoe and Kamiak Buttes are spectacular and I particularly love the graceful lines created by the rolling hills covered in wheat accentuated by the subtle shadows cast by passing clouds. In the small town of Palouse we were able to work on abstracts, photographing old window screens, glass blocks, and rusted metal.

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Last Call for the Palouse

Three spots remaining for the Palouse Workshop with me, Libby Pfeiffer, and Gavriel Jecan.
Bring your sun hat and join us in the photographic exploration of this wondrous landscape!

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Lake Quinault & Palouse

All of my Washington State workshops this summer are very nearly full. The Olympic Peninsula and Rainier workshops filled quickly, and there is one spot left on the Lake Quinault photo retreat in May.

If you can’t make that, I urge you to consider the Palouse workshop in July. What’s the Palouse you ask? I call it the Tuscany of the Northwest—a rich agricultural region of undulating wheat fields, bordered on the west by world class viticulture. It is also a classic western American landscape, with tidy farms, small towns, and many opportunities to work on your eye for abstract imagery.

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Palouse Workshop

It’s August and I am teaching workshops! The Palouse is another terrific place for photographers in Washington State. The wheat fields are iconic for this region, sculpted from silt dunes that were deposited during the last ice age.

My next Palouse workshop will be July 17-19, 2015

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Workshop updates & Last minute openings!

Farmland, Palouse, Washington, USA

We had a last minute cancellation opening up one spot for this weekend’s Palouse workshop. We have one spot available for Mount Rainier next weekend. PLEASE CALL 888-973-0011 or EMAIL with inquiries.

There is a new workshop up for this fall:

Page, Arizona October 9-11, 2014 (Field shoots will be at Slot Canyons, Stones of Silence, and Lake Powell vistas.)

Slot Canyon, ARIZONA. Sculpted by water and wind, the slot canyons in northwestern Arizona have become one of the prime destinations for photographers throughout the world. When the sun is highest in the sky, reflected rays reach into the subterranean.

Art of Compositions Seminars:

September 6 – Montreal

September 7 – Boston

October 12 – Tempe

October 18 – Los Angeles

October 19 – San Francisco

November 15 – Dallas

November 16 – Houston

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Discover The Palouse this Summer

Pullman, Washington

August 15-17, 2014, with an evening reception on August 14th at The Hilltop Hotel.

This three-day course will change the way you look through the lens as well as how you look at your photographs. Art will share the finer points of maximizing early morning and late afternoon light. Field shoots will be at some of the most beautiful locations around the beautiful wheat fields of eastern Washington.

All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession. There will be informative lectures, rigorous critiques and portfolio reviews.

Want to do aerial photography?  Flight add-on available.  Please email

For more info, or to register for the workshop click HERE.


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On Location – Two Washingtons

Blog: On Location Washington – Jan 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

In the last week I have photographed in two very different agricultural areas of Washington State. Some may remember my earlier post on the Palouse last fall. That was such an interesting location that I decided to go back and shoot more. The old abandoned farmhouse has such a dramatically bleak appearance, especially in the severe gray tones of winter.

I followed up that outing with a drive north to the Skagit Valley, where snow geese and trumpeter swans overwinter in the farmers’ stubbly fields. We’ve experienced a glorious stretch of weather, which has been icy cold and dry with bright blue skies. During this type of weather there is always an inversion and it makes for tremendous sunsets.

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