Announcing My Full Week Landscape Photography Workshop With Bill Fortney

A while back, my buddy Bill Fortney invited me to teach a full week landscape photography workshop with him (and our friend Jim Begley) this coming June. He asked what locations I was interested in, and I picked the Palouse region of Washington state and Olympic National Park on the coast of Washington. See, I’ve been to the Palouse before, but I A) didn’t have the right gear that I wished I had and B) liked it so much that I’ve always wanted to go back. As for Olympic, well, I’ve only been there once for a few hours driving through and it’s been on my bucket list for a while now. Here’s the link to Bill’s website and workshop page.

The Agenda
First we fly in to Spokane, WA and start off shooting in the Palouse (about 60-90 minute drive from the airport) on Sunday June 9th. We shoot there for a few days and then make our way over to the coast to shoot Olympic NP for the remainder of the week. Along the way we’ll be doing photo critiques, classes when we’re not shooting and we’ll have lab time for you to work on your photos while Bill, Jim, and I stand by to help you out.

As I mentioned, I was there a few years ago and below is one of my favorites from the trip. You’ll find old barns like this throughout the Palouse area.

It’s also a great place to capture those large rolling green fields with (hopefully) beautiful puffy clouds in the sky.


Signing Up
Okay, here’s the deal. The workshop is close to filling up. Basically, as soon as Bill announces these things on his blog they fill up immediately. However, some people sign up early thinking they can go, but then as the time gets closer they realize they can’t make it. So… we have about 5 spots open right now. I know it’s not a lot, but it’s entirely possible that more may open up, so the best thing to do is head over to Bill’s website and call/email him that you’re interested. We’ll fill the spots on a first come, first served basis and then start putting names on a waiting list in case someone cancels (which almost always happens, so you may still get in).

If you’ve never been on a workshop like this before I urge you to give it a try. There’s a reason why Bill’s workshops come close to filling up right away and that’s because he knows how to do it right. Trust me, you’ll have a blast, get some great photos and make some awesome friends along the way.

Hope to see you there. Have a good one!

  • John_Skinner

    Spent 6 years in the area working, and searching for missile silos. Ask Bill if you’re going to be near the dam past Nine Mile falls. A D800E and a 14-24 would be a killer pano from the observation rock. Have a great time. Do breakfast at the rail car just inside town !

  • Jack Gosnell

    Lived with ONP as my backyard for 44yrs. I think the view from Deer Park is missed by most that visit ONP, the road is not paved or open all the time and you need a clear day, but if you get the chance and the sky is clear. The panos GREAT. Your standing 5400ft up Mt Baker to the NE Mt Rainer to the SE the Sound and Hood Canal between. To the north Vancouver Island,Geogia Strait and the San Juan Islands to the west The Strait of Juan de Fuca and south the Olyimpics

  • Pingback: Announcing My Latest Landscape Photography Workshop Update | Matt Kloskowski

  • Plamen Panchev

    I would like to attend it if I have the money could you tell me what will be the costs?

    • Matt Kloskowski

      Hi. I know Bill has the exact costs (sorry, I don’t). Just shoot him an email and he’ll get everything over to you:


  • Pingback: Where’s Matt? My Summer Landscape and Lightroom Workshop Update (so far) | Matt Kloskowski