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September 22-25, 2018 | view other workshops

Autumn in Grand Teton Photography Workshop w Joseph Rossbach

Explore your vision and refine your skills all the while photographing one of the Wyoming's most majestic autumn landscapes, Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton National Park and the Teton Range have some of the most dramatic scenery in the Rocky Mountains as well as prolific, photogenic wildlife. Late-September brings vibrant fall color and the potential of fresh snow in the mountains to the area’s aspens and cottonwoods as well as moose and elk in rut. With Joe as your guide and instructor, this workshop will bring this magnificent national park to life before your lens.

During this workshop, Joe will teach a variety of techniques that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful nature images, including working with dramatic light, including sunrise and sunset; the fundamentals of powerful compositions; and abstract techniques for creating artistic photographs. We’ll also teach you professional “digital darkroom” secrets and explore a number of artistic philosophies that will help you find your own personal vision.

The details:

The tour will begin on September 22nd at 1pm with an opening meet & greet where we will be going over the schedule and logistics for the week and answer any of your questions before we start. Each day will include morning and afternoon field sessions at sunrise and sunset and beyond (if. During the middle of the day we will gather for post processing lessons, (if we have clear skies, we will stay out one evening for star photography and light lightpainting) lectures and image critiques. The workshop end after sunset on the 25th.

  • Cost: $1295.00
  • Deposit: $200.00
  • Days: 4 days, 3 nights 

Note: Joseph Rossbach Photography, Adventures in Light operates this workshop under a permit issued by the National Park Service at Grand Teton National Park.


Day 1: Meet and greet and opening slideshow presentation beginning at 1pm. Afternoon/sunset shoot.

Day 2: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training,affternoon/sunset field session (approximately 4 hours in the field)

Day 3: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training,affternoon/sunset field session (approximately 4 hours in the field)

Day 4: Sunrise/morning shoot (approximately 4 hours field session), afternoon post processing training,affternoon/sunset field session (approximately 4 hours in the field). Workshop ends after sunset.

* sunrise time approximate: 7:10am

*sunset time approximate: 7:22pm

Our Vision & Focus:

Joseph will focus on advanced seeing and ways to unlock creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, Joe will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and publishable image. 

On Workflow:

Joseph will focus on teaching a logical, effective workflow that ensures the highest quality for your work, as well an image archive that is stable, consistent, and retrievable over the long term, and that ultimately liberates rather than burdens.  He will cover step by step the process from shooting RAW files in the field to optimizing the final image in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

Workflow topics to be covered include:

  • File formats for shooting and for archiving
  • Exposing for digital
  • Downloading for automatic image organization
  • Proper file naming
  • Cataloging of images: Lightroom
  • Keywording and captioning of images
  • The many uses of metadata
  • Processing the raw file
  • Using the tools in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop Module
  • Color spaces for the best results in different media
  • Creating panoramic images
  • Color adjustment strategies
  • Using Photoshop to finalize the image: dodging and burning, adjustment layers and layer masking, controlling luminosity and contrast, sharpening for output
  • Tony Kuyper Luminosity Masks

The workshop includes sixteen field sessions, classroom lectures and ample hands-on instruction, critiques. As always, Joe will be present to teach and assist students throughout the workshop.


  • Small group of 6 participants
  • Advanced seeing: Learn to find new and unexpected compositions
  • Breaking through creative block and making great photographs in challenging situations
  • Mastering a logical, efficient, and consistent workflow, from capture to final master image, that frees you to focus on creativity
  • Ensuring the highest-possible final image quality
  • Seven photography sessions, pre-dawn to mid-morning and mid-afternoon to twilight
  • Constructive group critiques of participant work

Accommodations & Travel:

We are working out hotel arrangements. We will send an email and update this page as soon as a block of rooms has been established.

For those flying into the area, Jackson Hole International Airport is a short 15 minute drive from Jackson.  We will carpool to field locations no more than an hour from our hotel in most situations. A high clearance SUZ or. crossover is recommended for this workshop to allow travel toon some dirt forest roads as well as paved highways and park roads. Access to locations on foot is easy. Highs will likely range from the mid 50s, with lows ranging from the mid 20s to the low 40s first thing in the morning.