Wildlife, Landscapes, Geysers in the Winter

UPDATE: As of March 31, 2016, this workshop is sold out. Contact us to be put on a waiting list, and also to let us know if you want a space for the same workshop same timeframe in February 2018. Thanks!

Yellowstone has been called the "Serengeti of North America" and with good reason; it contains the largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states. The numbers are staggering, sixty-seven different mammals live here, including grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, wolverine, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, pronghorn, linx, elk, bison, moose, coyotes, and foxes—as well as other numerous small mammals.

What makes our Yellowstone workshop unique:

  • No more than 6 participants and 2 pros. This provides the best opportunities to capture those images when speed is of the essence—in exiting the vehicles and setting up, or when it is necessary to shoot right out of the window.
  • Plenty of room for your gear and warm clothing in the vehicles. You will have the best vantage point at all times, and you will never be held back by sitting in an overcrowded van.
  • Flexibility, which affords us the the opportunity to adjust the schedule in variable weather and allows us to cover unique topics that our participants are most interested in.

Marc and Juan are accomplished professional photographers and educators who have a deep passion for the outdoors. They believe that the best way to teach is by demonstrating, so they will be shooting alongside you, sharing their unique vision, techniques and, their love and knowledge of Yellowstone. Their priority first and foremost is always on you and helping you express your own creativity, and to capture the unique images of Yellowstone that you envision.

Some Topics We Will Cover During this Workshop Include:

  • How to create aesthetically pleasing wildlife and landscape photographs
  • Storytelling through natural history photography
  • Best use of equipment in varying circumstances
  • Long exposures, light painting, and time lapse photography
  • Panoramic and high dynamic range photography
  • Digital workflow
  • Adobe Lightroom basics
  • Personal critiques and image sharing throughout the workshop
Location:

Yellowstone NP

Tuition:

$5,995

Dates:

February 4 - 11, 2017

Fitness Level:

Easy, but you must be able
to handle 7,000' altitude

Availability:

Sold Out

The workshop leadership was very knowledgeable both on the area visited as well as about photography. The review lessons included both critical analysis of digital files as well as thorough processing skills.
— Dennis Oliver, Death Valley 3/15

Itinerary

February 4, 2017: Arrive at Bozeman, MT (BZN) Airport. Instructors to pick participants at airport and transfer to hotel in Gardiner. Introduction meeting and go over conditions and wildlife reports and final itinerary. Overnight in Gardiner

February 5, 2017: After breakfast head to Mammoth for a brief stop and introduction to geological features. Travel to Lamar Valley, stopping at different photo opportunities along the way. Lunch in Cook City. Travel from Cooke City back to Mammoth/Gardiner via Lamar.
Evening photography opportunity at Mammoth; thermal features doing light painting and long exposure photography
Overnight in Gardiner.

February 6, 2017: Very long day out in the field, beginning with a private snow coach to Old Faithful Basin. There will be many wildlife and scenic opportunities along the way. Evening photography opportunity at Old Faithful—thermal features doing light painting and long exposure photography. Overnight in Old Faithful.

February 7, 2017: Travel via private snow coach along the Madison River, looking for wildlife opportunities as well as scenics. Old Faithful thermal features late afternoon. Overnight in Old Faithful.

February 8, 2017: Travel via private snow coach back to Mammoth and visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and look for wildlife and other scenic opportunities. Overnight in Gardiner.

February 9, 2017: Travel to Lamar Valley stopping at different photo opportunities along the way, lunch in Cook City. Travel from Cooke City back to Mammoth/Gardiner via Lamar Valley. Evening presentations, program and/or image review. Overnight in Gardiner

February 10, 2017: Travel to Lamar Valley stopping at different photo opportunities along the way, lunch in Cook City. Travel from Cooke City back to Mammoth/Gardiner via Lamar Valley. Evening trip recap and image presentations. Overnight in Gardiner

February 11, 2017: Travel to Bozeman airport for departures. Flights home can be scheduled for after 11:00 am.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)
  • Ground transportation including private snow coach
  • All meals during workshop + snacks and water in the vehicles
  • All necessary permits and fees throughout
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
  • Inspiration, fun and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Your transportation to and from Bozeman Montana airport (BZN), and any lodging in Bozeman before or after the workshop dates (we can make lodging arrangements for you). Trip and cancellation insurance. Items of a personal nature. Anything specifically not mentioned as included.

Payment Terms

Your non-refundable deposit of $2,500 is due at sign up and will hold your space in the workshop. The non-refundable balance of $3,495 is due by December 6, 2016. If you are registering after that date, please make your payment in full. All of our other standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

UPDATE: As of March 31, 2016, this workshop is sold out. Contact us to be put on a waiting list, and also to let us know if you want a space for the same workshop same timeframe in February 2018. Thanks!