Grand Tetons National Park Photography Workshop
This workshop is meant for advanced beginners to expert-level photographers who want to get to the best parts of the park at the best times and also want to refine their skills. There will be no classroom time on this field workshop, but I will have several field presentations during the workshop on filters and composition as well as exposure and working methods. We may discuss panoramic photography and exposure blending. All the image review will take place on the back of your cameras. If you’ve done the Smoky Mountains workshop, the format will be similar although the workshop is longer.
While there is no lodging partner, there are plenty of places to stay. The Jackson Lake Lodge offers high-end lodging and dinning. There is excellent camping at Colter Bay. You won’t need reservations if you plan on camping, but if you’re staying in a hotel, you’ll need to book ASAP. Colter Bay offers reasonably priced lodging in cabins and two diners.
Every morning we will meet at Colter Bay, which is a little over an hour drive from Jackson. I suggest that you stay in Colter Bay.
Getting there: You can fly to JAC (Jackson, WY). From MSP, it’s about $500 round trip. If you drive, it took us 2 days last year from Grand Marais, Minnesota. The first day we stopped at Teddy Roosevelt NP and photographed sunrise. Then drove to Billings -> Cody -> Yellowstone -> Tetons the next day. It was a haul. I’m going to do that again, cause I like punishment. It’s much easier from Iowa. We will carpool in the park, so you will need to either have a car rental or coordinate with other folks. I can help facilitate this if people are interested in saving cash.
Not included: Park pass. Food. Lodging. Gas. Transportation.
Sunrise to Sunset in the field.
Note: The itinerary will be fluid based on the weather.
Required Photography Equipment
Camera: A SLR-style digital camera, mirrorless camera, or a point and shoot that allows you to manually set your shutter speed and aperture is highly recommended. A variety of lenses ranging from 18mm to 300mm.
Filters: A polarizing filter and two and three stop ND grads with a holder and rings for your lenses are recommended (See this newsletter for more info about NDs).
Other Suggested Equipment: Bring a tripod, your camera’s manual.
I’ll send out a full equipment list a month before the workshop.