Grand Teton National Park Photo Workshop, Wyoming.

Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Jackson, Wyoming
June 18th - June 24th, 2016 Workshop Full!
June 17th - June 23rd, 2017

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.

This workshop is geared for the intermediate to advanced photographer. However, beginners with a working knowledge of their camera can gain a lot of experience and instruction. Each participant is assisted at their level. We focus on helping participants create the most appealing compositions of each location we visit. We also delve into extensive discussions on equipment, exposure, metering, filters and personal tips. This is a workshop environment, the instructor is present to aid in the field and teach his techniques for landscape photography. If you're an advanced photographer he is happy to help or stay out of the way. Additionally, we will have Photoshop discussions and individual instruction; Andy will help participants process their images during the midday break.
Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Itinerary Outline

The 2016 workshop starts on Saturday, June 18th, at 7:00 PM with an introduction and discussion in the lobby of the hotel. We start shooting on the morning of Sunday, June 19th. The formal workshop ends after shooting on Friday evening, June 24th.

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. 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 on their computer. 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.

COST: $1,295.00 per participant.

Deposit Amount: $300.00 due at time of registration. This deposit becomes non refundable 90 days in advance of the workshop.

Full Payment of the workshop is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled, please review our cancellation policy on the registration page.

Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

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 a 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.

More Information

LODGING: We suggest participants stay in the same hotel as the instructor. However, some participants may wish to lodge at a hotel with more amenities. Jackson is a small town and most hotels are no more than 10 minutes from the instructor's hotel, so please select a hotel that makes you feel comfortable. We will be in Jackson at the height of the summer season and hotels will run out of vacancy, participants need to contact their hotel directly and reserve their room upon registering for the workshop, if not earlier. Even if one has not registered for this workshop, but is considering it, we recommend making hotel reservations.

Instructor's Hotel - June 18, 2016 (Check-in) - June 25, 2016 (Check-out): The Virginian Lodge 1-800-262-4999. 750 West Broadway, Jackson Hole, WY 83001.

We have several rooms reserved. If you're having difficulty securing reservations, please let us know; we can provide a room (additional fee). For details, call 719-635-6268.

TRANSPORTATION: Most people will find flying into Jackson, WY to be the best choice, others will find Salt Lake City, Utah (about 4.75 hours) to be adequate.

Driving Conditions: Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Grand Teton Photography Workshop

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.

The Fine Print

We do not guarantee the weather. Workshop fee does not include transportation, lodging or meals. Maximum number of participants is 10. This workshop will not be canceled based upon participation level, so feel comfortable making travel arrangements. We require an acknowledgment of risks be signed before going into the field. We will send the acknowledgment of risks upon registration, please return it at the start of the workshop. In the event Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography, Inc. (RMRPI) cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances such as inability to obtain permits, instructor injury, death… Then, RMRPI will refund fees collected by RMRPI for the affected workshop. In the event of a natural disaster, government closure or other happening of this nature that causes a workshop to be canceled, RMRPI may be unable to refund workshop fees. If this happens then funds collected by RMRPI will be applied as credit toward a future workshop of the participant’s choosing. RMRPI will not be held responsible for other expenses (airline tickets, hotel deposits, rental car…) that may be associated with any canceled workshop.
Grand Teton Photo Workshop


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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.