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Olympic Peninsula Photography Workshop with Michael Matti


Key Details

  • Dates: April 25-28, 2019

  • Location: The Olympic Peninsula in Washington

  • Price: $1395 per person (3 nights lodging included)

  • Group Size: Limited to 8 participants

Photo Workshop Summary

Olympic Hiking Co. is excited to partner with Michael Matti to offer a unique 4 day photography workshop and multi-destination hiking tour on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. On this tour, we will take you to some of the iconic locations on the peninsula and Michael will teach you about photography and his photo taking process.

The workshop part of the tour will also include some indoor sessions where we will cover a wide range of topics including workflow, editing, social media, business, and travel.  

The tour will start at 9:00 AM on Thursday, April 25th at the Seattle Ferry terminal and end back at the Seattle Ferry terminal around 7:00pm on Sunday, April 28th. You also have the option to meet in Port Angeles or at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal if you prefer.

The specific locations for the tour will vary depending on the weather each day but our plan is to visit: Marymere Falls, Madison Falls, Sol Duc Falls, Second Beach, Rialto Beach, Ruby Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest, and Lake Crescent. 

Lodging Discount

If you book for two or more participants traveling together and would like to share a hotel room, please reach out to to inquire about a $300 discount.

What is Included

  • 3 nights lodging in your own private room

  • Breakfast, water, and snacks throughout the workshop

  • Transportation during the 4 day event (ferry tickets, modern tour van, fuel, etc.)

  • A guided hike to each destination

  • Photo instruction

  • Photography education sessions (social media, business, travel)

  • Editing instruction (in both Lightroom and Photoshop)

  • Copy of Michael’s personal Lightroom Presets

What is not Included

  • Any flights to and from Seattle.

  • Transportation to the Seattle ferry terminal before the workshop and transportation after you arrive back at the Seattle ferry terminal

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Travel Insurance

  • Gear: You are expected to bring your photography and outdoors gear. The weather on the Olympic Peninsula can vary greatly with lots of rain and wind, so pack accordingly with water resistant clothing and warm base layers.

Group Size

The workshop will consist of 4-8 total photographers. This workshop is limited to 8 participants and will run with a minimum of 4 participants. In the event that you sign up and the workshop fails to reach 4 participants, you will be issued a full refund. 

Skill Level

This workshop is open to all skill levels but is best suited for a beginner/intermediate photographer, as they have more to learn from the experience. 

Fitness Level

Moderate. There will be short hikes every day. The longest single hike could be 4 miles. There could be up to 8 miles of hiking in a day, all on relatively flat trails. 

Necessary Gear

Camera, lenses (a wide angle lens is strongly recommended), tripod, waterproof footwear, rain jacket, a backpack, and activewear clothing for the outdoors.

Recommended Gear

Laptop (strongly recommended for the editing and workflow sessions), polarizing filter (strongly recommended), umbrella (we will have several available for you to use as well), headlamp or flashlight (we will also have extra of these), waterproof hiking shoes or boots.

Cancelation Policy

If you cancel for any reason before the workshop, you will be issued a full refund if your spot fills by the start of the workshop. If you cancel before March 10th and the spot does not fill, you will be issued a 50% refund. If you cancel anytime after March 10th and the spot does not fill, you will be issued a 25% refund. 

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