Dates: October 17 - 20, 2019
Location: The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State
Price: $1395 per person (3 nights lodging included)
Group Size: Limited to 8 participants
Hiking Tour & Photo Workshop Summary
During October, the Olympic Peninsula features some of the best fall colors and stunning waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest. Olympic Hiking Co. is excited to partner Michael Matti for our 2nd annual photography workshop and multi-destination hiking tour throughout the most scenic fall destinations on the Olympic Peninsula. This four-day special event combines our top-rated Olympic National Park hiking tours with Michael leading brilliant on-site photography demonstrations for how to best capture these iconic viewpoints and lessons for his overall photo taking process.
The workshop part of the tour will also include indoor media sessions where we will cover a wide range of valuable topics including workflow, editing, social media, and travel.
The tour will start at 12:00 PM on Thursday, October 17th at the Seattle Ferry terminal and end back at the Seattle Ferry terminal around 6:30pm on Sunday, October 20th. You also have the option to meet in Port Angeles or at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal if you prefer to drive to one of those locations yourself.
The specific locations for the tour will vary depending on the weather each day but they will include waterfalls, rain forests, beaches, and mountains (weather permitting). Marymere Falls, Sol Duc Falls, Second Beach, Hurricane Ridge, Rialto Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest, and Lake Crescent are some of the locations we plan to visit on this tour.
Other Trip Details
If you book for two or more participants traveling together and would like to share a hotel room, please reach out to email@example.com 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.)
An insightful guided hike to each destination
Social media strategy help
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
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.
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. You will be notified as soon as the workshop reaches 4 participants so that you can go ahead and buy any necessary lodging and airfare.
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.
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.
Camera, lenses, tripod, laptop (or whatever device you edit photos on), a backpack, and activewear clothing for the outdoors.
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), rain jacket, waterproof hiking shoes or boots.
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 October 1st and the spot does not fill, you will be issued a 50% refund. If you cancel anytime after October 1st but before the start of the workshop, and the spot does not fill, you will only be issued a refund for the lodging.
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