includes instruction & post processing training

July 15 - 20, 2018 | view other workshops

Glacier National Park Photography Workshop w Joseph Rossbach

Glacier National Park boasts some of the finest and most dramatic scenery and wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. Situated on the Canadian border in extreme northern Montana this park is home to towering alpine landscapes ruggedly carved by time and glaciers. The park also has some of the worlds most beautiful mountain lakes, pristine forests, and of course loads of wildlife.

This six day tour of America's Crown Jewell will put us in some of the most beautiful and sublime Rocky Mountain landscapes in North America. 

Glacier Park is defined by soaring glaciated mountain peaks, turquoise waters, wildflower carved alpine meadows, abundant waterfalls, wildlife and  glacial carved valleys filled with translucent turquoise lakes.

The details:

The tour will begin on July 15th with an introductory meet and greet at the Saint Mary Lodge in East Glacier, our base camp for discovery and adventure of the next six days. 

After our meet and greet, we will haven dinner as a group before heading into the park for alate afternoon photography session and sunset. On each day thereafter, we will meet well before sunrise for morning drives and hikes to some of the most iconic and stunning scenery followed by several hours of morning photography while the light is still good. In the afternoon, we will break for naps and lunch/processing sessions at the hotel followed b a mid afternoon photo session or hike to a scenic location in the park. We will have dinner each evening three hours before sunset followed by late afternoon/sunset shoots.

Some of the area's we will visit include the high alpine landscapes of Logan Pass along the Continental Divide, many deep glaciated lakes, waterfalls, both on and off the beaten path, hikes to soaring landscape vistas in the Many Glacier region and much more.

  • Limit: 8
  • Cost: $2495.00
  • Deposit: 30%, $748.50 
  • Days: 6 days

Booking & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 748.50 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop.  There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).  Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.

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

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Physical Difficulty:

Moderate to Strenuous:  Due to the amount of hiking involved with this workshop, each participant will need to be in good physical condition. While many of our photo locations will involve short walks close to parking lots and trailheads; some hikes will involve roundtrip hikes of 4 to 8 miles with elevation gains ranging from several hundred feet to 1200 feet. All hikes are along well maintained trails within the park. 

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 dramatic. 

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

Accommodations & Travel:

The nearest airport is Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana which is 75 miles, and a 2 hour drive to the lodge. 

A standard rental car will suffice for this workshop; there is no need for high clearance or 4x4 rentals. We will be carpooling on this workshop. 

Clients will need to make reservations at these hotels on these nights at this location: July 15-20; the workshop will end after sunset on the 20th, so make sure to extend your reservation checking out on the 21st.


  • Small group of 8 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
  • Constructive group critiques of participant work