June___ , 202_
The majestic, snow capped mountains of Grand Teton National Park rise abruptly from the surrounding area creating captivating scenery from every vantage point in the park. Late spring, while the mountains are still laden with snow, is the best time to photograph here.
FOCUS: Morning photo sessions to capture the greens of spring and old barns and structures against a back drop of majestic, snow capped mountains.
ADDITIONAL: We will photograph mountains reflecting in lakes, small ponds and slow moving rivers. We may photograph wildlife when opportunities arise.
The workshop starts on ___day, June ___, at 7:00 pm with an introduction and discussion in the hotel lobby. We start shooting on the morning of _____day, June ___, 202_.
LODGING LOCATION: The Virginian Lodge, 750 West Broadway, Jackson Hole, WY 83001. 307-733-2792
Check-in ____day, June __, 202_; Check-out ____day, June __, 202_.
About 1 year in advance of the workshop we will have a group reservation at The Virginian Lodge. Please only book by calling the lodge. Please indicate that you are taking one of Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography's rooms, the dates, June __ - __, 202_, and provide your payment information.
The workshop ends after the morning shoot on ____day, June __, 202_.
MORNING: We'll be at a photography location for the start of civil twilight and we'll stay at that location through sunrise. Often we relocate to another location, then go to a late breakfast.
MIDDAY: Everyday 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.
EVENING: Dinner in a restaurant is scheduled for each day. Afterwards, on most days, 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 pm) 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.
EXPERIENCE: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
GROUP SIZE: Target number of participants is 8.
EFFORT: Easy - During this workshop many photography locations will be just beyond the parking lot, while others will require a 10 to 15 minute walk to reach. Elevation gain is not a factor, the walking is deemed light activity. Trail hiking surfaces and those beyond the parking lot are generally uneven, hiking boots are recommended. Our longest trail is about 1/4 mile each way.
Be prepared for changes in weather. Mornings can be very cold (winter jacket cold).
ELEVATION: The elevation range of our shooting locations is 6,000 to 8,000 ft. Proper hydration is a must at higher elevations.
AIR TRAVEL: Most people flying to this workshop will find flying into Jackson, WY or Salt Lake City, UT to be the best choice.
Driving time from Salt Lake City, UT is 4 hr 45 min.
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 one another. A standard rental car will be sufficient.
Photo locations are spread out in this large national park so there is an average amount of driving required on this workshop.
RECOMMENDATIONS: MORE WORKSHOP INFORMATION
FOR GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK: A lens range from at least 16mm to 200mm after the lens multiplication factor is recommended.