• Dates: August 23-27 , 2015
  • Instructors: Joseph Rossbach
  • Cost: $1495.00USD
  • Deposit: $200.00USD

Transportation, meals and Lodging are not included in the cost!

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.

Lodging: We recommend staying at the Rising Sun Motor Inn located just inside the east entrance of the park, or if you are camping the KOA in St. Mary.

Flights: The two closest airports to the park are in Kalispel (2 hour drive) - Glacier Park Int. Airport and in Great Falls (2.5 hour drive) - Great Falls Int. Airport

Topics Covered

  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
  • Metering and getting a correct exposure
  • Histograms, how to read them, and how to fine-tune exposure 
  • Creative depth-of-field effects using aperture control 
  • White balance and creative coloration 
  • Creating perspective, depth, and a sense of "being there" in your photos 
  • Creating powerful compositions with impact 
  • Composing to control your viewer's attention in your photos 
  • Compositional Balance, Tension, and Visual Flow 
  • How to use filters to capture dramatic light or create long-exposure effects
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Physical Difficulty

Moderate. Most locations are close to roads and parking lots w/ some scrambling down hills to reach streams and falls. Longest hike 4.5 mile RT to photograph above Grinnell Lake. 



The temperature can change quite rapidly in thew mountains. It can be  cold in the morning but when the sun comes up it can get quite warm, especially when the sky is clear, little wind and one is walking. But then again it can change rapidly if it gets cloudy and windy.

So be prepared to both add clothes on and to remove clothes. For example one can dress in light sweatshirt, and a warmer pullover over and then have light coat with a hood and light trousers that is both wind and water proof. Long johns are very practical to pack. A cap, light gloves and scarf are good to pack as well.

The average temperature for August is 78F - 46F.


It is necessary to have good walking shoes for our field trips. However they should not be too heavy. That means that one is carrying extra load on each foot.

Sturdy hiking boots can come in handy for longer walks/hikes over rocky terrain.

Many people have started to use light walking sticks to ease climbing or walking over rough country. It is very handy.


We recommend having appropriate rain gear including a water/wind prof shell in the form of a jacket & pants. You will also need a pair of muck boots or hip waders for working along waterfalls, streams and especially the coastline.  Cabela's Muck Boots Selections - Cabela's Hip Waders Selections 

Feel free to purchase your gear anywhere you see fit. The links above are only suggestions to help you find the the appropriate gear.


Please check our camera gear checklist below for all information about our recommendations.


Participants have to bring their own laptop computers and storage medium.

All electrical outlets in Iceland are European standard so please bring an adapter if you have different plugs.



  • Camera bodies (2)
  • Wide angle lenses (14mm - 24mm)
  • Medium lenses (35mm - 70mm)
  • Long focus lenses (70mm - 300mm)
  • Lens extenders 
  • Bag for all camera gear
  • Bag for light location traveling with bodies accessories
  • Camera straps for ease of changing from one camera to another
  • Cloths for drying camera gears
  • Dust cleaning kits
  • Lens cleaning cloths
  • Rain/dust covers for cameras and lenses
  • Graduated filter set
  • Filter holder
  • Adapting rings for filter holder
  • High quality polarizing filter
  • High Quality Solid neutral Density Filters ( 3stops to 10 stops)
  • Rain/dust covers for cameras and lenses
  • Hoodmann loop
  • Sturdy but lightweight tripod for Camera-lens combination
  • Cable release
  • Small light to view camera settings in low light and to focus on
  • Charger for batteries
  • Spare batteries
  • European Standard power converters
  • Laptop computer
  • Raw processing software (Lightroom and/or Photoshop)
  • Cards and card wallets
  • Card reader
  • External drives, sturdy for traveling with (for originals and/or backups)
  • USB key to exchange images