Jun 092016
 
Palouse Photography Locations Update

My photographer friends are reporting that the conditions in the Palouse area of southeast Washington are fantastic right now for photographing the rolling hills of wheat and pea fields. If you’re up there now or planning to go and are using my book Photographing Washington as a guide, there is an update posted on the publisher’s website at www.phototripusa.com/updates/index.htm#link6. As noted in that update, a classic old barn on Glendale Road that had been the subject of many photographs collapsed a few years [read more …]

May 232016
 
Best of the Northwest Photo Presentation

Thanks to the King City Camera Club for inviting me to give a presentation on the best locations for nature photography in the Pacific Northwest. Great group and a good Q&A session after the slideshow. I’m always happy to share my photos and knowledge of the many great photo locations in Oregon and Washington with camera clubs and outdoors organizations. If your group would like to book a presentation, just shoot me an email.

Jul 182015
 
Summer Sale on Photography Guidebooks

Trying to decide where to go and what to photograph in the Pacific Northwest? Here’s a great deal: through the end of July, I’m selling my award-winning guidebooks with no charge for shipping. That’s the equivalent of more than 20% off for a personally autographed copy of Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington. Note:  This deal is only for orders placed via the “Add to Cart” buttons on this page http://www.gregvaughn.com/books.html and it is only good for books to be shipped to U.S. addresses [read more …]

Jun 242015
 
Primetime in the Palouse

I’m just back from leading a photo workshop in the Palouse country of southeast Washington state. I certainly wasn’t the only one leading a workshop or photo tour there, at the prime time for lush green fields of wheat, peas, and barley, but there’s plenty of room for everyone on Steptoe Butte and miles of farm roads to explore. It was great to see friends Jack Graham and Bill Fortney on the Butte with their workshop, and to run into [read more …]

Feb 122015
 
Photographing Washington wins NATJA Award

The North American Travel Journalists Association has just announced the winners in their annual awards, and I’m very pleased to say that Photographing Washington was honored with the Bronze award in the Travel Book & Guide category. The NATJA award comes on the heels of receiving the Silver award in the Travel Book category in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards. For more information on Photographing Washington and my other award-winning guidebook, Photographing Oregon, please click this link. These books are part [read more …]

Sep 132014
 
Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington now available as ebooks

For those who have been asking if my books Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington are available as ebooks, I’m happy to announce that complete versions of both are now available in Kindle and iBook formats. Both books have won honors for editorial and design excellence in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, and both continue to receive very positive reviews at Amazon.com, as well as on a number of websites and in print publications. For more information about the books, including links to order or [read more …]

Jun 042014
 
Photographing Washington Wins IBPA Award

I am very happy to announce that my book Photographing Washington won Silver in the Travel category in the Independent Book Publishers Association annual Benjamin Franklin Awards. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes fifty-two categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. This makes the sixth time that my publisher, PhotoTripUSA, has been honored by the IBPA in the Benjamin Franklin Awards, including my Gold award in Travel for [read more …]

Apr 192014
 
Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Report

Want to photograph wildflowers at their peak in the Columbia River Gorge? Now’s the time. I’ve been wandering the Oregon side of The Gorge between Hood River and the Deschutes River the past few days, and just about all the regular known locations for wildflowers are looking very good right now. In Hood River Valley, the apple trees in the orchards are covered with delicate white blossoms. The view from Panorama Point is quite striking with the trees in the [read more …]

Mar 082014
 
Mount Rainier National Park Road Construction

If your photography plans include a trip to Mount Rainier National Park anytime in the next several months, you may encounter delays due to construction on Washington State Highway 706. Reconstruction and improvements to the section of the highway from the Nisqually Entrance, through Longmire, and up to the Paradise Meadows area began this month and work will continue through summer and into early autumn. Traveling on this section of the road Monday through Friday, you’ll need to allow an [read more …]

Dec 172013
 
Holiday Photo Book Sale

 Still looking for a Christmas present for a photographer friend, or maybe a little something for yourself? My travel guidebooks Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington make excellent gifts. For nature and landscape photographers, they are a gift that will keep on giving for years to come, with excellent advice on where (and when) to go for the best nature photography opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. From now until December 20th, I’m offering free shipping within the USA on both of [read more …]