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Idaho Summer Photography Tour

Our Idaho photo tour includes photography during the total eclipse of the sun at an optimum location on August the 21st, 2017


August 17th to August 24th, 2017

7 nights/8 inclusive days  |  Limited to 8 participants

$3,227 USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here

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Gateway airport: Boise, Idaho [BOI]
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Our Palouse harvest photo tour precedes the Idaho photo trip, should you want to take in both trips while out west. Free transport is provided between the two trips.





Photography Tour Overview: Travel Images is headquartered in Idaho, so itís only natural that we should show our clients what our home State has to offer photographically. Among the highlights on our Idaho photo tour are the Boise skyline, Silver City ghost town, Bruneau Dunes State Park, the Sawtooth Mountain National Recreation Area, canyons and fast moving rivers, historic towns, the Central Idaho mountains and white water adventurers on the Salmon River etcetera. We conclude the tour on a remote section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon.

Our itinerary . . .

Just a moment, first things first! We suggest that you set your camera clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Day 1  |  Boise, Silver City ghost town, and Bruneau Dunes State Park
Our group will meet in the lobby of our gateway hotel in Boise at 9 am, and head for a nature reserve in the suburbs of Boise. Swans, geese, ducks, waders and birds of prey inhabit the area, so have a longest lens ready! We'll then work our way southwestwards across the Snake River Plain and into the Owyhee mountain range for the Silver City ghost town. We'll slowly wander about photographing rustic buildings, and colorful paraphernalia prior to heading eastwards across the Snake River Plain to the Bruneau Sand dunes area. We'll go via Oreana with stops along the Snake River, plus investigate the old Oregon Trail. After dinner we'll head to Bruneau Dunes State Park for the warm, late side-lighting on the dunes.
Near Bruneau Sand Dunes, 1 night

Days 2 + 3  |  Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Back to the Bruneau sand dunes early, then following breakfast we'll depart the Snake River Plain and head for the mountains. On via Sun Valley, Galena Summit, and at least one detour for the remnants of a ghost town. We're now in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, and during our stay near Stanley we'll explore lakes, moderately strenuous mountain trails, and compose the Sawtooth range behind a series of zig-zag fence shots. A boat trip on Redfish Lake is also included.
Stanley, 2 nights

Days 4 + 5  |  Central Idaho Mountains, and the Total Eclipse of the Sun from an optimal location
After an early Sawtooth mountain range photo session we'll coast the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Highway and the Payette River Canyon. A Cascade Lake detour is planned, and then on to the resort town of McCall for two nights. During our stay we'll explore Ponderosa State Park, a 'ghost town', and Payette Lake etcetera. You'll love the Payette lake sunsets! Plus on August the 21st, 2017, we're including photography of the total eclipse of the sun adjacent to the Payette River. John will guide everyone regarding settings and equipment both before and during the trip. Simple Eclipse Glasses will be provided for viewing the sun between shots.
McCall, 2 nights

Day 6  |  Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Today we'll head north to shoot white-water adventurers on the Salmon River, plus canyon vistas. To Hells Canyon and a remote region that is many miles from a major highway . . . . and the scenery reflects that. Photography will include the Brownlee Oxbow section of the Snake River, plus other riverbank shots to the north including rustic shacks. Previous wildlife sightings were wild turkeys, deer, and big horn sheep. If you'd like to try your hand at astrophotography after dark, there will be nothing in the way of light pollution out here on the Oregon and Idaho border.
Near Hells Canyon, 1 night

Day 7  |  Hells Canyon to Boise
More Hells Canyon photography when the sun filters into the canyon, then off via Cambridge and rolling rural scenes to Idaho's capital city, Boise. Late light on the city skyline is the shot. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action by John.
Boise, 1 night

Day 8  |  Departure day
As there is no photography scheduled for the day of departure, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. However, we reserve the right to schedule an early light excursion for those whose departing flight will accommodate some additional photography!

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

Enhancing Your Photography Skills: Describing the assistance you'll receive on one of our photography tours takes more than a few words, so for greater detail please go here.

Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'

A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle

Sand dunes, such as at Bruneau, are inherently 'heavy going', but the distance is short

We will take at least one trail to a Sawtooth vista, but at a very slow pace

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous

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Photography Tour Cost, the Fine Details and Enrollment

Trip Cost: $3,227 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $300. Pay a deposit, or your full trip balance here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [ensuite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ĎAdmissions Includedí

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tourís inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry etcetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Bruneau Dunes State Park

  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area

  • A boat trip on Redfish Lake

  • Ponderosa State Park

  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

  • Hells Canyon boat trip, including lunch






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