GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WY

LANDSCAPE // WILDLIFE // THE ART OF SEEING

SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

$2100 per person (tuition) // 8 student max // $500 Deposit required

Sign up soon for my 4 Day/ 3 Night Grand Teton National Park  Landscape, Wildlife, an intro into Night Photography, and "the Art of Seeing" Workshop.

Grand Teton is one of the best national parks for landscapes and wildlife, so on this exciting workshop, we will focus on several iconic locations, but we will also discuss the use of filtration, and post processing, and shoot night landscapes & star pictures.  Autumn is my favorite time of year in the Tetons, because with the fall comes cooler temps, smaller crowds, gorgeous aspen colors, and a great energy in the animals as they gear up for winter!

Costs includes tuition for 4 days, 3 nights lodging (double occupancy), transportation, water and snacks in the field. All meals while in the field are the responsibility of the student.  We will provide options so students and instructor can have meals together, and camp/ lodge near each other.  Sharing meals together can be a great time to discuss techniques and review the events of the day.

What’s Included - Four days/ three nights packed with photography, instruction, and adventure in Grand Teton National Park, plus more!

  • Pre-workshop Personal Skype Session – Before all of our destination workshops, you can benefit from a personal Q&A Skype session at your convenience with Andrew, to ask any questions you might have about your upcoming trip.  This is immensely helpful to gat to know your instructor, and to making sure you feel prepared for the great adventure ahead!
  • Welcome Packet - You will receive your personalized welcome packet 2-6 weeks before the workshop with maps, helpful local info, nature facts, FAQ’s, technical photography information on what we will be discussing, a comprehensive list of what to bring, and more.
  • Park Related Fees – We believe in and support our National Parks system, so we are proud Commercial Use Authorization Permit holders with Grand Teton National Park!  This provides us good standing with the Park and the rangers, and it helps to fund fantastic conservation projects that would not be possible without special use educators and their students!  So a portion of your tuition goes right back to help protect the park you love!
  • Numerous Guided Hikes – We may embark on at least one hike per day through the intensely beautiful landscape of the park and some surrounding areas.  We will explore the myriad flora and fauna of the ecosystems, shooting anything and everything in nature, discussing a wide range of photographic tips and techniques.
  • 3 Nights Lodging, transportation in the park, water, and snacks – Other lodging and single occupancy private rooms are available at the expense of the student. We will stay in the town of Jackson at The Painted Buffalo Inn (or similar).  Regardless of if you choose to camp or stay at a nearby hotel, plenty of bottled water and snacks throughout the day will be provided.

Discussed Techniques - including, but not exclusively limited to:

  • Composition
  • Color
  • Equipment
  • Filtration
  • Exposure
  • Histograms
  • People As Part Of A Landscape
  • White Balance
  • Depth Of Field
  • Perspective
  • Long Exposures
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom

Location - Grand Teton National Park, WY

Dates - Thursday, SEPTEMBER 21 – Sunday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Photography Skill Level - Any, Beginner to Pro

Activity Level - Light to Moderate. We may be hiking 1-4 miles per day at most during this workshop, which will involve a few hours of physical exertion outdoors.

Price - $2100 which includes your pre-workshop materials and Skype Q&A, 4 days of photography instruction, all park fees, 3 nights lodging (Thurs. – Sat.), bottled waters and snacks in the field, and photo feedback and discussion sessions, as well as transportation once the workshop begins.  Transportation to and from the park, lunch, dinner, and all other expenses are not included.

Deposit - A refundable* $500 deposit is required to secure your spot.

Class Size - This class will have at most a 8 to 1 ratio of students to instructor.  A minimum of 4 participants is required for this workshop to occur.  Discounts may be available for multiple people in one party, and friend referrals.

Travel - Grand Teton National Park is very close to JAC airport and the town of Jackson, WY, and is incredibly easy to get to.  Also, there are a few other airports within a reasonable driving distance. The closest airports other than JAC are Idaho Falls (IDA), which is 120 miles away (2.5 hr drive) and Bozeman (BZN) which is 175 miles away (but a 4-5 hr drive due to the route).

Lodging - All rooms are double occupancy, and we will likely stay at The Painted Buffalo Inn (or similar) in the nearby town of Jackson, WY.

Meals - Snacks and water are provided, but meals are the responsibility of the student. There are several restaurants in the park, and that is where we will tend to eat when we eat as a group.

Transportation – Once in the park, everyone will hop in with Andrew in a comfortable large van to travel to each location.

* Please see Terms and Conditions page for refund policy.

Itinerary - Due to unpredictable changes in weather and movement of wildlife, etc., our schedule remains flexible and subject to change.  However, our start and end times are set in stone so each student can plan their travel accordingly.

Thursday -  We will be meeting in Grand Teton National Park promptly at 2:00pm, we will then head out into the field as quickly as possible to have some fun! Please be sure to give yourself enough time to check in (if lodging on your own) prior to our initial meeting, as we will hit the ground running and not finish until later Thursday night, after dusk.

Friday - Rise early to photograph sunrise on the Tetons from the iconic Oxbow Bend.  Explore several nearby locations for wildlife throughout the morning.  Break for lunch together with discussion at Signal Mountain Lodge.  Regroup at 3 to head to the next location to shoot afternoon/ evening light.  Shoot sunset and dusk.  Break for dinner together.  Head out to shoot star pictures at one of several locations.

Saturday -  Rise early to photograph sunrise.  Shoot at several locations throughout the morning.  Break for lunch together with discussion.  Nap time!  Regroup at 3 to head to the next location to shoot afternoon/ evening light.  Break for dinner together.  Head out to shoot more star pictures!

Sunday - Rise very early to photograph the stars before dawn.  Shoot at several locations throughout the morning.  Break for lunch together with our laptops to discuss and critique our work from the trip!  The workshop officially ends after lunch and checkout, but students are highly encouraged to stay in the park as long as possible to continue exploring the amazing photographic opportunities of Grand Teton National Park!

Itinerary subject to change by Slaton

Costs includes tuition for 4 days, 3 nights lodging, transportation, snacks and waters in the field, and all pre-trip materials. All meals while in the field are the responsibility of the student. We will provide several options so students and instructor can have meals together, and camp near each other.  Sharing meals together can be a great time to discuss techniques and review the events of the day.