Photographing Through the Seasons
Photographing Through the Seasons

Photographing Through the Seasons


An ebook by the PHOTO CASCADIA team.

This ebook reverses the usual approach of a location guide. Rather than beginning with a destination, this ebooks begins with a season and recommends areas in the western United States that are likely to be highly photogenic at that time of year. Even for people who have a lot of freedom to travel, circumstances may dictate when that travel can happen. This guide answers the question of where to go to make the most of whatever time you have available for photographing nature.

  • 219 Pages
  • 100 Photo Stories
  • 49 Nature Tips
  • 13 States (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)
  • Location ideas with a chapter dedicated to each of the four seasons
  • Suggestions and tips for capturing in the field and processing
  • PDF File Format (62 MB)

Photo Stories: Stories in each season will inform and entertain you. Each of the 100 stories includes a photograph along with regional information, photography advice, camera settings, and behind-the-scenes details.

Post Processing Tips: Tips for Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop address typical seasonal challenges so that you can avoid common pitfalls and make your images that best that they can be.

Nature Tips: Included throughout the book are 49 Nature Tips to help you to be a well-informed friend of the environments that you photograph.

What People are Saying about “Photographing Through the Seasons”

“This is an amazing book put together by an amazingly talented group of photographers. More than just a photo travel guide, this book offers plenty of helpful photography tips, and most important, a heaping plateful of inspiration. The Photo Cascadia team doesn’t just answer the questions of when and where, but also why and how, giving you important tools to become a better photographer. You won’t be disappointed!” - Ian Plant (professional photographer and CEO of Shuttermonkeys)

“As a travel photographer myself, I found this guide’s unique approach to photographing each season in the Western United States refreshing, informative, educational and fun. Combining location info with Photoshop/Lightroom tips, camera settings and stunning photographs makes this book a ‘must have’ for travel photographers (including myself) going to this part of the country.” -Rick Sammon (photographer, author, Canon Explorer of Light, and co-host of the Picturing Success podcast)

Meet Your Instructors

Photo Cascadia members are Chip Phillips, Adrian Klein, David Cobb, Zack Schnepf, Kevin McNeal, Sean Bagshaw and Erin Babnik. They are all from the Cascadia region and share the common interest of photographing the striking beauty of the outdoors, especially the Northwestern United States. The purpose of the Photo Cascadia Team is to explore areas of natural beauty, encourage stewardship and conservation, and offer inspiration. Learn more at