June 14th - June 20th, 2014 3 Spaces Available!
June 13th - June 19th, 2015
Instructor: Andy Cook
Andy Cook will be leading a photography workshop to photograph magnificent Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming. Our focus will be to shoot the greens of early summer and old barns and structures against a back drop of dramatic mountains. Additionally, we will photograph mountains reflecting in lakes, small ponds and slow moving rivers. We also will photograph wildlife when we find it.
The 2014 workshop starts on Saturday, June 14th, at 7:00 PM with an introduction and discussion in the lobby of the hotel. We start shooting on the morning of Sunday, June 15th. The formal workshop ends after shooting on Friday evening, June 20th.
Generally, participants can expect to be at a shooting location for the start of civil twilight (no later than 5:00 A.M.) and we'll stay there through sunrise. Often we will relocate to another location, then go to a late breakfast. We will provide breakfast bars, and water for the early mornings. If there are special dietary needs or request please tell us. We've scheduled a midday break every day allowing time for napping, downloading... For those who want to learn more about post processing there will be informal midday Photoshop assistance sessions. Participants are encouraged to review and process some of their images with the instructor. We have an early dinner in a restaurant scheduled for each evening.
Note: We are on the east side of the park, dramatic sunsets (approximately 9:00 P.M.) will require clouds to liven the backlit mountains. We plan to venture back into the park most evenings to look for wildlife and to be prepared to reach a shooting location in the event the clouds look promising.
This workshop involves very little trail hiking, most shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Walking surfaces on the edge of parking lots and those beyond the parking lots are generally uneven, hiking boots are recommended. The elevation range of our shooting locations is 6,000 to 8,000 ft. Please consult with your doctor before attending our workshop or venturing to higher elevations.
Proper hydration is a must at higher elevations. Without it one will lose strength, energy and may develop a severe headache. To avoid dehydration one MUST drink beyond one's thirst; drink even though not thirsty. We will provide bottled water in the field, please drink it.
Be prepared for possible temperature
extremes and sudden changes in
weather. Be aware that mornings can be very cold. Often
we will be out in darkness before sunrise and after sunset, please
bring a flashlight.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring all camera equipment including the camera's manual. We recommend that participants use a polarizing filter with most photographs on this workshop. Andy now combines images of various exposures in post processing. Andy will be happy to teach participants his field and post processing techniques for doing so (requires a cable release with some cameras). A lens range from 24 mm to 200 mm after the lens multiplication factor is recommended for the landscape portion and a long lens 300 mm or longer for shooting wildlife. However, we think that participants should bring their entire range of lenses. We recommend shooting with a sturdy outdoor tripod that can adjust from the photographer's standing height without cranking up a center post, to very close to the ground. This type of tripod does not have attachments from the legs to the center post; i.e. the legs can move independently. Please use a cable release or know how to work the camera's timer delay to avoid camera shake. Consider bringing a laptop with Photoshop and calibrate the monitor.
2013 Grand Teton Workshop Group Photo
Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography, Inc. is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Grand Teton National Park.