Gavin’s Central Washington workshops are based out of his rural studio in Lakeview, WA. Plan to have loads of fun. We’ll work hard, but it’s a laid back area with little traffic and lots of open space. We’ll travel around the region as needed on field events, carpooling and exploring Central Washington. Chances are you can ride with someone, but you’ll need a vehicle to get to your lodging unless you like walking a mile or two.
Flying In: Here’s some airport info, Since the location is rural you’ll probably need to rent a car if flying in.
- Seattle (SEA) You can fly into Seattle and then drive to the studio. It’s about a 3hr drive from Seattle but it’s a great drive over.
- Spokane Airport (GEG) Spokane is under 2hrs from the studio, though easy roads and farmlands.
- Wenatchee Airport (EAT) Only about an hour away. You’ll probably have to stopoff in Seattle first though.
Lodging: Here’s some local places to stay and their distance from the studio.
- Best Western Ephrata (12 min). The newest in the area. Indoor pool too.
- Ephrata Travelodge (10 min). Older motel style, but a bit less $$.
- Inn At Soap Lake (4 min). A local place in the tiny but interesting town of Seap Lake.
- Notaras Lodge (4 min). Known for it’s themed rooms, Notoras is close and simple.
- RV – Soap Lake Resort (6min) a close place to camp if driving in. We may also be able to find you some free boondocking in the sticks.
It’s a small area but we have a few nice restaurants, good local pizza and burgers and the usually fast food like Subway, McDonald’s and the like. We’ll also have snacks around the studio, but plan for your own full meals except during “Dinner on Gavin Night”
For Spring and Fall and workshops plan on chilly mornings. Snow generally comes later in the year, so you should be fine with a jacket and a hat. It generally warms up during the day so bring something lighter. For summer workshops plan on things being warm. Generally shorts during the ways and short sleeve shirts. Calm evenings are the norm and a great time to sit on out the patio and BBQ.Bring a sweater in case we have a chilly day.
Depending on the workshop, bring your cameras and water. We often hike a little, but nothing too strenuous. A day pack with gear and snacks can be good. Always bring a tripod if we’re working hands on in the field and don’t forget a computer for editing and post process sessions. If any printing is being done, we’ll supply the materials.
If you have questions or need help planning don’t hesitate to contact Gavin.