Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop
Jackson, Wyoming
June 13th - June 19th, 2023
Biennial Workshop - Next workshop June, 2025

Instructor: Andy Cook
Andy Cook will be leading a photography workshop to photograph magnificent Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming. Our focus will be morning photo sessions capturing the greens of early summer and old barns and structures against a back drop of dramatic mountains. Additionally, we will photograph mountains reflecting in lakes, small ponds and slow moving rivers. We may photograph wildlife when opportunities arise.

This workshop is geared for the intermediate to advanced photographer. However, beginners with a working knowledge of their camera can gain a lot of experience and instruction. Each participant is assisted at their level. We focus on helping participants create the most appealing compositions of each location we visit. We also delve into extensive discussions on equipment, exposure, metering, filters and personal tips. This is a workshop environment, the instructor is present to aid in the field and teach his techniques for landscape photography. If you're an advanced photographer he is happy to help or stay out of the way. Also, each day for several hours we will have Photoshop discussions, demonstrations and/or individual instruction. Andy may conduct demonstrations with his laptop, but bring a laptop with Photoshop installed to receive processing aid with your images.
Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

Itinerary Outline

The 2023 workshop starts on Tuesday, June 13th, at 7:00 PM with an introduction and discussion in the lobby of the hotel. We start shooting on the morning of Wednesday, June 14th. The formal workshop ends after shooting on Monday morning, June 19th.

Generally, participants can expect to be at a shooting location for the start of civil twilight (no later than 5:00 A.M.) and we'll stay there through sunrise. Often we relocate to another location, then go to a late breakfast. We will provide breakfast bars, and snacks for enjoyment in the field. We are not providing water bottles during this workshop; reducing 1 use plastic bottle waste. Please bring a reusable water bottle from home. For those who want to learn more about post processing there will be informal midday Photoshop assistance sessions and demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to review and process some of their images with the instructor on their laptop. We have an early dinner in a restaurant scheduled for each evening.

On most days, after dinner we will return to the park to preview the next morning's location.

Note: We are on the east side of the park, dramatic sunsets (approximately 9:06 P.M.) are unpredictable and infrequent as they require clouds to liven the backlit mountains. Due to the length of this workshop and the very short nights, we do not go as a group to sunset locations. The premium light is during sunrise and early morning. The better rested participants are, the better they will be able to photograph during premium light. Andy is happy to recommend sunset locations during the evening previews based upon atmospheric conditions at that time.

COST: $1,690.00 per participant. Target number of participants is 8.

Deposit Amount: $300.00 due at time of registration. This deposit becomes non refundable 90 days in advance of the workshop.

Full Payment of the workshop is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled, please review our cancellation policy on the registration page.

Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

This workshop involves very little trail hiking, most shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Walking surfaces on the edge of parking lots and those beyond the parking lots are generally uneven, hiking boots are recommended. The elevation range of our shooting locations is 6,000 to 8,000 ft. Please consult with a doctor before attending our workshop or venturing to higher elevations.

Proper hydration is a must at higher elevations. Without it one will lose strength, energy and may develop a severe headache. To avoid dehydration one MUST drink beyond one's thirst; drink even though not thirsty.

Be prepared for possible temperature extremes and sudden changes in weather. Be aware that mornings can be very cold (winter jacket cold). Often we will be out in darkness before sunrise, please bring a flashlight.

More Information

LODGING: We suggest participants stay in the same hotel as the instructor. However, some participants may wish to lodge at a hotel with more amenities and a less rustic feel. Jackson is a small town and most hotels are no more than 10 minutes from the instructor's hotel, so please select a hotel that makes you feel comfortable. We will be in Jackson at the height of the summer season and hotels will run out of vacancy, participants need to contact their hotel directly and reserve their room upon registering for the workshop, if not earlier. Even if one has not registered for this workshop, but is considering it, we recommend making hotel reservations.

Instructor's Hotel - June 13, 2023 (Check-in) - June 19, 2023 (Check-out): The Virginian Lodge 1-307-733-2792. 750 West Broadway, Jackson Hole, WY 83001. About 1 year in advance of the workshop we will have a group reservation here, please only book by calling the lodge. Please indicate that you are taking one of Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography's rooms, the dates, June 13 - 19, and provide your payment information. Note: Hotel information may change about 1 year in advance of workshop; the hotel may be another in Jackson or lodging in the national park.

TRANSPORTATION: Most people will find flying into Jackson, WY to be the best choice, others will find Salt Lake City, Utah (about 4.75 hours) to be adequate.

Driving Conditions: Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Grand Teton Photography Workshop

Equipment Recommendations: Bring all camera equipment including the camera's manual. We recommend that participants use a polarizing filter with many photographs on this workshop. Andy combines images of various exposures in post processing. Andy will be happy to teach participants his field and post processing techniques for doing so (requires a cable release with some cameras). A lens range from 16 mm to 200 mm after the lens multiplication factor is recommended. However, we think that participants should bring their entire range of lenses. We recommend shooting with a sturdy outdoor tripod that can adjust from the photographer's standing height without cranking up a center post, to very close to the ground. This type of tripod does not have attachments from the legs to the center post; i.e. the legs can move independently. Please use a cable release or know how to work the camera's timer delay to avoid camera shake. Consider bringing a laptop with Photoshop and calibrate the monitor.

The Fine Print

We do not guarantee the weather. Workshop fee does not include transportation, lodging or meals. Locations visited may vary year to year. In order to keep our workshop fee as low as possible we may overbook any given workshop by 1 space. Usually this will result in 8 participants, but from time to time we may have 9 participants attending. We require an acknowledgment of risks be signed before going into the field. We will send the acknowledgment of risks upon registration, please return it at the start of the workshop. In the event Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography, Inc. (RMRPI) cancels a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances such as inability to obtain permits, instructor injury, death… Then, RMRPI will refund fees collected by RMRPI for the affected workshop. In the event of a natural disaster, government closure or other happening of this nature that causes a workshop to be canceled, RMRPI may be unable to refund workshop fees. If this happens then funds collected by RMRPI will be applied as credit toward a future workshop of the participant’s choosing. RMRPI will not be held responsible for other expenses (airline tickets, hotel deposits, rental car…) that may be associated with any canceled workshop.
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Spare Camera Batteries
Camera Manual
Lots of Memory
Extra Shoes and Socks
Rain Gear
Hiking Boots
Warm Clothing
Umbrella (just in case)
Oh Yes! Don't Forget The Camera

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2021 Grand Teton Workshop Group Photo

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  Workshop shooting sunrise.

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To be as prepared as possible for this workshop, please review the 2 videos, 7 lessons and 10 workshop handouts found at the link below:

Below please find the PDF handouts recommended for this workshop. One needs to print or download to a digital device these documents before the workshop from the link above.

For this workshop we recommend that participants:

*Print: Blank Workshop Locations Visited.

*Print or download to field digital device: CFDER Field Reminder (This is useful to those new to our workshops and/or trying to develop a useful field workflow.)

*Print or download to field digital device: Steps to Capture Panorama Photographs

*Print or download to field digital device: Hyperfocal chart for camera’s LMF. (Unless you already have a depth-of-field app on your smart phone.)

*Print or download to digital device: Andy’s Camera Settings (Only if unsure about what the camera’s settings should be.)

*Print or download to digital device: Tripod Tips and Techniques (Only if one is new to tripod use or are considering a tripod purchase.)

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Grand Teton Photography Workshop

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