Join me on a landscape photography adventure like no other.
I’ll pick you up in my 4 wheel drive off-road vehicle and we will hike into the wildest locations to take photos, camp, and go hiking.
- We will scout the weather & drive to the best wilderness location, pack our photo gear, food & hiking equipment, then hit the trail for 4 days.
- We could end up in the mountains, rainforests, deserts, or rivers.
- We will chase the weather & light. Whatever it takes to get the best shots!
What’s Included with the Tour
3 person group max!
- Includes all ground transportation, lodging & meals.
- Pro instruction in landscape photography, night photography, hiking, and camping.
- 5 Days / 4 Nights of photography, hiking & camping.
- I’m a certified Wilderness First Responder with first aid expertise & spend 9 months each year, alone, hiking in the wilderness taking photos.
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All meals & ground transportation included!
All tours are in Washington State.
Washington State has more wilderness than any other location in the United States, outside Alaska.
This gives us the ability to chase the best light & weather.
I’ll pick you up at Seattle / Tacoma Airport, or a central meeting location if you live in the area.
Wednesday-Thursday: I’ll pick you up & we will scout the weather & pick the best photography location for our trip.
We will camp near the trailhead on Wednesday night and pack our food & gear for the adventure.
Thursday – Sunday: We will hit the trail, with our photography & backpacking gear.
I’ll teach you everything I know about landscape photography, hiking, camping, weather, & wilderness navigation.
This trip will be exactly like my solo wilderness photography trips into the wild.
There are no set plans.
We chase the light & the best photography conditions.
This is a true landscape photography & wilderness adventure.
Sunday Afternoon & Evening: I’ll drop you back off at the airport or original pickup location.
Skill Level Requirements
Photography Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced.
Must know the basics of photography or learn them before the tour. I provide you with complimentary training videos.
Fitness Level: Hike 6 miles per day, max, for 3 days, with a backpack on.
You must be in good physical shape & mentally tough.
I’ll provide you with a training plan to prepare.
Backpacking / Camping Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced.
Must have completed at least 4 multi-night backpacking trips. You can do this before the tour!
Receive $400 of Bonus Learning Material Upon Sign Up
Upon registering, you will receive these products instantly via email.
My Camera Technique & Photo Editing for Landscape & Night Sky Photography Course (20 hours of video)
Sign Up, Dates, & Cost
All Meals & Ground Transportation Included
Use the links below to sign up for the workshop date of your choice.
Included below this section are logistics and information for the workshop.
Workshop Dates & Sign Up:
Tour Cost: $4000 Total / $1000 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.
Small-Group Size: 3 Students Maximum.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Click Here & View
- Upon sign up, you will receive a detailed PDF including all logistics & everything you’ll need to prepare.
- Once the workshop sells out the registration button will no longer work. All signups are first come first serve.
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What Will I Learn on the Tour?
Landscape Photography Skills
Backpacking, Camping & Hiking Skills
My Certifications & Safety Information
I am a certified Wilderness First Responder which includes certifications in CPR, AED, Epinephrine auto-injector, plus wilderness medicine & first aid.
This is an 80 hour, 10 day, training certification, with a recertification every 2 years, that I always keep up to date.
- All workshops are registered and held in compliance with the US Department of Interior / US National Park Service.
- Dave Morrow Photography LLC holds a 2 million dollar general liability insurance policy going beyond the 1 million dollar policy required by Mount Rainier National Park.
Each year I spend 9 months living in the wilderness & photographing it.
You are in good hands!
What Should I Bring with Me?
Upon sign up, you will receive a detailed PDF including everything you’ll need to bring with you.
I’ve also provided this below for reference.
If you need some star photography camera lens and gear recommendations I have provided you with some great options that I have tested.
You can also reference the What’s in My Camera Bag Section of this website for more recommendations and tips:)
- A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. Keep in mind star photography is one of the few fields where a better camera really does help to produce better results. A full frame / 35mm sensor will really help you to capture the best of the stars, but is not required. Renting a camera and lenses is always a great option. There are many websites that provide this service such as BorrowLenses.
- Glazer’s Camera in Seattle has one of the best and more affordable rental programs around if you want to pick up a rental on your way to the workshop.
- A wide-angle lens is very important. Any lens between 8mm-24mm will work. You will also need an f-stop of at least f/4 maximum speed, although f/2.8 is preferred. These can also be rented at the links provided above.
- It’s also preferred to have a zoom lens for photographing landscapes at sunset. A 70-200mm range is always great to have.
- A tripod. Any will work but the sturdier the better.
- Two 32 GB or larger memory cards.
- A minimum of 5 fully charged batteries. Long exposures drain the battery quickly.
- Camera Timer—Even a cheap knock-off works, check reviews online before buying these brands to avoid a letdown.
- Camera / Lens Rags—I carry a lot of these at all times.
- Circular Polarizing Filter for sunsets (optional)
- Neutral Density Filters for sunsets (optional)
- Laptop Computer running Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Camera RAW. You can take the workshop without this, but you won’t be able to edit photos in our post-processing sessions.
Clothes, Gear, and Other Items
You will be provided with a detailed checklist of everything you’ll need for the workshop upon signing up.
Here is an overview:
- Clothes for temperatures between 35 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes, this is a huge range of temperatures. Using layers will prevent you from bringing so many clothes. For laying basics, reference the bottom of my Guide to Backpacking & Traveling with Photography and Camera Gear Tutorial.
- Shorts & / or pants for the weekend: The weather is very nice, sunny and warm during the summer months, but the temperature is likely to drop at night.
- Long sleeve and short sleeve shirts for the weekend.
- Flashlight and/or headlamp.
- Hiking socks.
- A windbreaker / light jacket—Waterproof is great if you have it.
- Light boots for hiking.
- Winter hat/beanie.
- Bug spray.
- Food and water for 12 hours – Often we are in locations that aren’t within an hour of a store. It’s good to carry extra food and water at all times.
You are responsible for your air transportation.
Fly into Seattle / Tacoma International Airport, code (SEA).
I am always happy to help:)