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. Mid-June brings lush fields of wildflowers and abundant wildlife. With Joe as your guide and instructor, this four-day workshop will bring this magnificent national park to life before your lens
Though we will have plenty of time for digital darkroom instruction, the main emphasis of this week-long intensive will be field work. Joseph and Kurt believe that rather than spending hours indoors listening to lectures, working hands-on in the field with us is, by far, the most effective way for one to further their art, craft, and vision.
Throughout this tour, we will photograph as much of what each location has to offer!
Itinerary: On June 12th, we will have a meet and greet over lunch starting at 2pm, and then field work for the remainder of the day.
June 13-15th will be spent working wildflower blooms, reflections, aspen forests, majestic scenics and wildlife. We will also schedule a nighttime session photographing star trails and light painting. Due to the long days at this time of the year, we will be having 5-6 hour breaks in the middle of the day.
The tour ends after sunset on the 15th.
Like any outdoor nature photography workshop, a reasonable degree of fitness is ideal. We will not be engaging in any strenuous physical activity. The majority of the locations we will visit can be easily accessed by road, and short 5-10 minute walks. A few locations we may visit require short hikes to access, no more than 1 mile round trip and featuring anywhere from 0-300ft of elevation gain.
Final Payment: The final balance is due and payable 60 days before your workshop departure. Seven days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your final payment is due. If full payment is not received by the 60 day deadline, we will charge the balance to the credit card on file. If you are paying by check be sure to send it before the deadline or your reservation will be subject to cancellation. If you want to pay by Paypal, we will send you an invoice.
RECOMMENDED CAMERA EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
- 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
Dates: June 12-15, 2016
Instructors: Joseph Rossbach & Kurt Budliger
Limit of 10
- Expert instruction and guiding in the field
- Informal digital darkroom instructional sessions
- Image critique sessions with both Joseph and I
- Transportation (Participants are asked to carpool. Due to insurance reasons, we are not able to drive any participants.)
- Lodging, meals & incidental costs
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 June is 37F - 72F.
LIGHT WALKING SHOES/Hiking Boots
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.
RAIN GEAR/SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
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.