Grand Teton National Park – May 2016

Where: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
When: May 22 – 26, 2016
Cost: $1,400

Deposit: $300

Class Size: 12

Registration: If you have any questions or wish to register, please email David Johnston (photographyroundtable@gmail.com).

"Morning Rainbow"  A band of color hangs above the Teton Range in the pre-morning light.
“Morning Rainbow” A band of color hangs above the Teton Range in the pre-morning light.

The Destination

Join renowned photographers, David Johnston and Jason Hatfield, on a photography workshop to the famous Grand Teton National Park. Jason Hatfield is extremely familiar with the Grand Teton National Park, and knows where the best light is at each time of the day. You’re sure to shoot some of the best photos of your life in this amazing park with the guidance of David and Jason.

"Color of Teewinot"   The golden glow of sunrise on Teewinot.
“Color of Teewinot” The golden glow of sunrise on Teewinot.

Curriculum

Throughout each day, David and Jason will help you reach your full photography potential by helping you develop your technical photography skills, as well as your creative vision for photography. You will be taught composition strategies, how to shoot in dramatic light of early morning, sunsets, and even some wildlife photography. During any downtime during the day when light isn’t particularly interesting, David and Jason will show you different post processing techniques that will help you take your editing skills and your overall photography to the next level.

Even though we will go over post processing, the focus of this workshop is to work on your photography in the field. That means we will be spending the majority of the time shooting outdoors. With that in mind, it should be known that we will remain flexible due to the uncertainty of weather. Here is a tentative schedule that we will be going by during the workshop:

Day 1 (May 22): Arrive at our home base hotel (see below) for a meet and greet. We will then head out to shoot the sunset at Schwabachers Landing.

Day 2 (May 23): We will have a busy day shooting sunrise and sunset. For the sunrise, we will be visiting Oxbow Bend, and for sunset, we will be shooting at Antelope Flats.

Day 3 (May 24): We will wake up early again for some sunrise photography in tremendous light. After sunrise at Jenny Lake, we will shoot the sunset at Snake River Overlook.

Day 4 (May 25): On day four, we will spend the sunrise light at Mormon Row. For our sunset shoot, we will head out to Moran Junction.

Day 5 (May 26): On the last day of the workshop, we will shoot the sweeping views of Teton Point in the morning. The workshop will conclude after we conclude our sunrise shoot so you will have plenty of time to checkout and travel back home.

"Morning Veil over the Tetons" As sunrise grew nearer the rainclouds began to disperse and the first  light of dawn appeared.  The Tetons rose above a veil of clouds as frost lined the river shore.  Intense color reflected from the peaks and water below as the world of nature began to awake. This image was taken at Schwabacher's Landing in Grand Teton National Park.  The weather in May is always interesting with rain, snow and beautiful sunshine occuring many times in one day.  When first arriving here the mountains were completely clouded over and I feared being rained out again; but nature prevailed and I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise.
“Morning Veil over the Tetons”
As sunrise grew nearer the rainclouds began to disperse and the first light of dawn appeared. The Tetons rose above a veil of clouds as frost lined the river shore. Intense color reflected from the peaks and water below as the world of nature began to awake.
This image was taken at Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park. The weather in May is always interesting with rain, snow and beautiful sunshine occuring many times in one day. When first arriving here the mountains were completely clouded over and I feared being rained out again; but nature prevailed and I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise.

Host Hotel

The Lexington at Jackson Hole

285 N. Cache Street

Jackson WY 83001-1712

307-733-2648

We will have a group discounted block The Lexington that I will give you upon reserving your spot on the workshop! Although we will use The Lexington at Jackson Hole as our base of operations, you should feel free to stay somewhere else in or near The Lexington if you wish. Feel free to choose another property to suit your budget and needs.

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Physical requirements

This is an outdoor nature photo workshop, so general good health and fitness will help maximize your comfort and enjoyment. That said, the activities we have planned should be well within the ability of people in moderate to good shape. Hiking will always be less than one mile (one way) over easy to moderate terrain. All participant are required to sign a standard medical and waiver form.

Color and light fill the plains below the Tetons where Moulton Barn has stood for over 100 years.
Color and light fill the plains below the Tetons where Moulton Barn has stood for over 100 years.

What’s included

Tuition covers guiding and instruction by David and Jason only. Transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees, and all other costs are the responsibility of workshop participants.

Tuition and cancellation policy

A deposit of $300 is required to secure a space on this workshop. Full tuition is due 60 days before the workshop starts.  A full refund minus a $100 processing fee is available if you cancel within 60 days before the workshop starts. Within 60 days, we will only issue a refund if we can fill your spot.

Email David if you wish to register for this workshop

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