The Palouse as an Outdoor Studio

Perched on a Cliff - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Perched on a Cliff - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

My main passion in photography is shooting landscapes in the Palouse.  However a few weeks ago as I was preparing to capture a shot at Dry Falls State Park, a girl and her boyfriend came onto the scene. As I watched, she climbed over a barrier fence and proceeded to walk across the landscape in my photo.

I asked if she would mind if I took her picture and she agreed to also sign a model release. The photo at the top of this post gives some perspective as she sat atop a rock cliff high above the valley below. I must say she was a very daring model as I would not have climbed to that position myself.

Free as a Bird - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Free as a Bird - Copyright Gary Hamburgh 2009 - All Rights Reserved

In the second photo, I concentrated on trying to capture her free spirit and used the valley, clouds and full moon as a interesting background. This was really a fun experience for all of us and I would suggest adding people in your landscapes to share a different perspective. The Palouse in this case provided not only beauty of its own but was also an amazing outdoor studio.

I asked if she would mind if I took her picture and she agreed to also sign a model release. The photo at the top of this post gives some perspective as she sat atop a rock cliff high above the valley below. I must say she was a very daring model as I would not have climbed to that position myself.
In the second photo, I concentrated on trying to capture her free spirit and used the valley, clouds and full moon as a interesting background. This was really a fun experience for all of us and I would suggest adding people in your landscapes to share a different perspective. The Palouse in this case provided not only beauty of its own but was also an amazing outdoor studioMy main passion in photography is shooting landscapes in the Palouse.  However a few weeks ago as I was preparing to capture a shot at Dry Falls State Park, a girl and her boyfriend came onto the scene. As I watched, she climbed over a barrier fence and proceeded to walk across the landscape in my photo.
I asked if she would mind if I took her picture and she agreed to also sign a model release. The photo at the top of this post gives some perspective as she sat atop a rock cliff high above the valley below. I must say she was a very daring model as I would not have climbed to that position myself.
In the second photo, I concentrated on trying to capture her free spirit and used the valley, clouds and full moon as a interesting background. This was really a fun experience for all of us and I would suggest adding people in your landscapes to share a different perspective. The Palouse in this case provided not only beauty of its own but was also an amazing outdoor studio.
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One response to “The Palouse as an Outdoor Studio

  1. Hi Gary, Great shots. WA is so beautiful, I’m ready to come back out.

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