Yellowstone & Grand Teton Autumn Photography Workshop 2017

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Autumn Photography Workshop 2017

Dates:  September 22 - 28, 2017   (7 days/6 nights)

Locations:  Bozeman, Gardiner, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Jackson
Tour size:  Cindy plus 5 people

Cost:  $3675 per person single

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Optional Add-on:  16 hour Adobe Lightroom Workflow Workshop in Bozeman
Dates:  September 29 - 30, 2017
Cost:  $450.00


Fall colors are at their peak, bull elk are bugling, birds are numerous, the grasses are golden, the mountains snow capped.  Mammals are sporting new coats in preparation for winter.  Elk, moose, mule deer and pronghorn are mating.  Bears forage day and night in their quest to accumulate fat for winter hibernation.

An all-inclusive package, which includes instruction, lodging, meals and transportation from Bozeman to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  We will travel in a 12 passenger van with plenty of room for 6 photographers and gear.  Please bring ten images of your choice for discussion and critique on the evening of Day 6.



Day 1 – Friday September 22

9:30 am:  I will meet participants in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express, Bozeman for orientation, introductions and equipment and setting checks, followed by a Digital Photography Lecture.  This will cover techniques for creating clean, dynamic compositions while obtaining the very best digital negative; using Manual mode; digital camera settings; exposing to the right; and understanding histograms.  We will discuss wildlife and landscape photography and will conclude with a slide show and discussion illustrating compositional techniques for natural history photography.  We will enjoy lunch in Bozeman before departing for Gardiner, Montana, stopping to photograph wonderful spots along the way.  Motel check-in, and then we head into Yellowstone’s Northern Range to photograph until sunset.  Dinner and overnight in Gardiner.

Day 2 – Saturday September 23

Sunrise at Blacktail Plateau, continue on to Lamar Valley for wildlife, waterfalls, Fall trees and landscapes.  Short hike to Trout Lake.  Dinner and overnight in Gardiner.

Day 3 – Sunday September 24

Sunrise at Swan Lake Flat, continue on to the Grand Canyon, Hayden Valley, Lake Butte, Mud Volcano and Dunraven Pass.  Wildlife, waterfalls, abstracts, Fall trees and landscapes.  Dinner and overnight in Gardiner.

Day 4 – Monday September 25

Sunrise at Swan Lake Flat, work our way South via the West roads ending in Grand Teton that evening.  Visit Elk Park, Madison River, Firehole Canyon Drive, Lower, Midway, and Upper Geyser Basins.  Dinner and overnight in Jackson, Wyoming.

Day 5 – Tuesday September 26

Sunrise at Schwabacher’s Landing.  Wildlife, landscapes and Fall trees throughout Grand Teton. Dinner and overnight in Jackson, Wyoming.

Day 6 – Wednesday September 27

Sunrise at Mormon Barns.  Wildlife, landscapes and Fall trees throughout the Grand Tetons.  Late morning we will depart the Tetons and work our way North via the East roads to Gardiner.  
6:00 pm Dinner at the Yellowstone Mine Co followed by image discussion and critique (bring the 10 images of your choice on a thumb drive).  Overnight in Gardiner.

Day 7 – Thursday September 28

Sunrise at Mammoth Hot Springs and terraces.  At noon depart for Bozeman for the airport or the Holiday Inn Express arriving by 2:00pm.

Days 8 & 9 - Optional Adobe Lightroom Workflow Workshop.

An intensive two day, 16-hour workshop, working from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day.
The fee includes training, comprehensive handouts, a customized workflow chart, coffee, snacks and lunch.


Tour Includes:  Field and evening instruction with Cindy – as much or as little as you wish!  Transportation from Bozeman to Yellowstone and Grand Teton and back; Park entrance fees; lodging at Gardiner and Grand Teton.  All meals and snacks are included.

Tour Price Does NOT Include:  Alcoholic beverages.  Gratuities.  Round trip transportation between your home and Bozeman.  Lodging in Bozeman.

We suggest that you arrive in Bozeman the night before.  If you choose to do so please make reservation at the Holiday Inn Express on Catron Street in Bozeman, which offers an airport shuttle and is where I will pick you up on Day 1.  Meals and lodging are your responsibility before and after the tour ends.


To Reserve any Group Yellowstone Photography Tour please Contact Cindy.

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