For the Love of the Palouse

Dear Fellow Photographers,

Back in 2010 I spend many months scouting the Palouse in order to create a map with photographic locations on it for photographers who wished to visit the region. 
I would start early in the day and return many times after sunset. Along the way I would highlight the roads I travelled and make various notations of worthy spots to photography - see my overused maps below.  I decided to highlight red barns, barns, windmills, abandonded houses, view points and granaries. 

After the summer was over I transferred my locations to a clean map with symbols that would easily identify all the various highlighted spots. 
I then created this website and have sold hundreds of my maps to many photographers who are extremely grateful for my hard-work. 

Sadly in the spring of 2014 the Chamber of Pullman announced that they had a
photographers map of the Palouse. When I heard the news I was curious to what their map looked like so I clicked the link. To my utter amazement, which soon became anger, I discovered they copied my map item for item, not missing one of them and not adding any of their own without crediting me anywhere - see below.

My map on the left, Chamber of Pullman on the right. 
Viewpoints highlighted in pink. Exactly the same
Red barns highlight in blue. Exactly the same.

Instantly I wrote to the Chamber explaining my frustration. Marie Dymkoski, Exectutive Director, denied the obvious, "This is our map," she wrote, "using many different resources. You hold no ownership..."

I then contacted a couple attorneys who basically explained that I would spend as much money to fight this issue as I would maybe get in return. So I decided not to involve myself in so much negativity.

I continued to proudly sell my map, it is my creation, until today because I have now received two angry emails from photographers who believe it is I who copied the Chamber of Pullman. 
When I received those emails I became full of anger all over again. The last thing I want is to associate the place I love so much with anger and frustration. The Palouse is where my heart sings, where people take pride in their word meaning something and where you can find peaceful solitude all day long. 

It is extremely frustrating and disappointing that the Chamber of Pullman stole the map from me. I will continue to work to at least get my name mentioned on the map for the work I did.

One of the reasons I chose this project in the first place is that my goal is to motivate, inspire and share what is possible. If you would still like to purchase my map, I truly appreciate it, however if you instead chose to use the Chambers I totally understand and sincerely want you to fully enjoy discovering the place I love so much. 

One more thing: I am a photographic leader in the Palouse for both private and group tours and would appreciate it if you considered having me as your tour guide. 
Palouse Photography Tours with Teri Lou
The Palouse tours for 2016 are now posted. Take a look!

Have a wonderful day, 
Teri Lou 

Best Photographer's Map of the Palouse - with over 150 Different Image Locations Throughout Whitman County

This is a sample of a section of the Palouse Map for Photographers.
There are a total of 6 map sections.
The map sections you purchase will be in focus and sharp.
While setting out to explore and capture the hidden, out of the way photographic locations of the Palouse, I decided to share my discoveries with other photographers and created an easy to read road map with over 150 uniquely beautiful locations. Let me be your Palouse Photography Tour Guide.

I believe The Palouse is a place that everyone should visit. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, the heart of America, a place where you can still buy groceries at the local corner store. 

The Palouse has an abundance of photographic opportunities to capture all year long, stop on by!

This Palouse Map for Photographers includes six separate sections for simplified exploration. 
Over 150 different worthy sights to capture
If you have a day to explore you can focus on one particular region or section, however if you have a week you may travel the complete area and see all the sights.

The Legend Includes:
Red Barns
Lone Tree
Abandoned House
Granary or Bins

The Palouse Map sections are easily printed on 8.5x11 paper or you can store them on a mobile device on your camera roll or in an application such as Drop Box or iFile to reference anytime. 

To purchase simple click on the Buy Now button at the top of the left hand column.

I will send you a link to the PDF files as soon as I receive notification from Paypal of your order - usually within a couple hours.

Please provide the name and email address to where you want the files to be sent. Easy to download. Remember you can download these files to your mobile device in iFiles or Drop Box or print them out for viewing.

If you are interested in your own private tour, contact Teri Lou at for a tour anytime of the year. Let her be your Palouse Photography Tour Guide.

Photographer Comments:

Teri Lou,

Can't tell you how valuable your maps were. Used them this weekend for early, early morning to sunset each day. Spot on well worth every penny. Thank you so much! What a great location! Now it will take a week to process them. LOL


Posted by Olaf on his blog 5-29-2014
"studying excellent maps of the Palouse by Teri Lou Dantzler"

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