LANDSCAPE // WILDLIFE // THE ART OF SEEING
SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
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 if possible, we will 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!
- 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, legal 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 – Depending on the group fitness level, we may embark on one or two hikes 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 – The group will stay together in double occupancy rooms (single occupancy may be available at extra cost) at The Mountain Modern Hotel(or similar). Breakfast and free wifi are included, as well as other amenities. Please check with the hotel for a full list. All transportation during the workshop, and plenty of water and snacks in the field are also provided. Lunches, dinners, and any other expenses are the responsibility of each student. Andrew will provide options for the group to eat meals together.
- Image Reviews + Post-Processing Instruction - We will spend some good time on image critiques plus help with post-processing and workflow.
- BONUS! - Stretch out those sore muscles! One complimentary yoga session per day, with our lovely resident, certified yoga instructor, Ellen Slaton.
What’s NOT Included? Lunches and dinners are not included, though we will try to eat together as much as possible, since it's a great chance to continue talking shop. Transportation to and from our hotel in Jackson, WY are also not included, as well as anything not specifically listed above. Travel insurance can be purchased separately, HERE, but not necessary.
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* $300 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 (private rooms may be available at an extra cost), and we will likely stay at The Mountain Modern Hotel (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 and around the park, and that is where we will tend to eat when we eat as a group.
Transportation – Once we meet at the hotel 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.
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, SEPTEMBER 21 - We will be meeting at the hotel promptly at 3:00pm to get checked in, then 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 get to the hotel on time for our initial meeting, as we will hit the ground running and not finish until later Thursday night, after dusk.
Friday, SEPTEMBER 22 - 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. Possibly head out to shoot star pictures at one of several locations.
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 23 - 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.
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 24 - 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