GRAND TETONS AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2019 - JACKSON, WY
The Tetons are arguably one of the most rugged and photogenic ranges in the Rocky Mountain West. Photographers from all over the world make pilgrimages to Wyoming to photograph the majesty of this magnificent national park. While photographing the Tetons during any season is fantastic, we think autumn is prime time. In addition to stunning mountain views late September brings on the golden color of aspen and cottonwood stands and the changing season can ofter produce dramatic skies. Our group size will be capped at 10 on this workshop to ensure an intimate shooting experience as well as maximize the instructor to student ration of 5:1.
Photograph one of North America’s most stunning and iconic mountain ranges, the Grand Tetons with peak autumn color in the Cottonwoods and Aspens surrounding this magnificent park.
Learn many techniques from professional photographer Joseph Rossbach & Kurt Budliger including use of filters for dramatic effectcapturing dramatic mountain light, depth-of-field for razor sharp focus, working with weather to create drama, advanced composition techniques, and how to photograph intimate autumn scenes
Group is capped at 10 participants for maximum in field instruction.
Workshop dates are set to optimize the best fall color.
A non-refundable deposit of 300.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.
There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road. Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile with elevation gains under 150 feet. We will be spending a lot of time shooting in mountainous terrain and thick aspen forests. Hiking boots and a modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.
FLAT CREEK INN, JACKSON, WYOMING
Phone: (760) 786-7090
This is only a sample itinerary of what to expect. We keep our itineraries open and flexible to allow us to put you in the best locations under the best light and weather conditions for great photography.
Day 1: Meet and greet in Jackson, Wyoming where we will kick things off setting up a car pool and going over the basic itinerary for the workshop. After that we will be out in the park photographing a majestic stand of autumn aspens on the edge of the national forest before heading over to one of the best vistas of the Teton Range for sunset.
Day 2: The forecast looks promising for a spectacular sunrise, so we are up and out early to catch first light on Mount Moran reflected in Ox Bow Bend. After sunrise, we head over to Antelope Flats to photograph Bison and horses below the Teton Range in the background. In the afternoon, we spend our time down at Schwabacher Landing photographing the Tetons in beaver ponds and still waters of the Snake River.
Day 3: It’s raining this morning, so we are off to shoot intimate aspen and macro images in the Bridger/Teton National Forest outside of the park. After that we head along the banks of the Goss Venture River looking for Moose. We notice the sun is breaking out now and striking the Tetons in rays of light, so we spend some time doing telephoto photos of these mighty mountains. In the afternoon, we will be shooting opens in the National Forest before heading over to a secret overlook where we will shoot the majestic Teton Range at sunset.
Day 4: We are up a out early for sunrise on the mountains under golden Cottonwoods before heading over to Mormon Row to photograph the rustic barns with the Teton Range as the backdrop. We are then off in search of more wildlife. In the afternoon, we have a spirited critique of the clients images before heading out for late afternoon autumn color shooting and hopefully a final spectacular sunset in the park.
$1495.00 PER PERSON
$300.00 DEPSOIT DUE AT REGISTRATION
All instruction and guiding
Any park entrance fee’s
Cost Does Not Include:
Meal or Drinks
Transportation during the workshop
RECOMMENDED PHOTO GEAR
Digital SLR and or Mirrorless Camera Body
Wide Angle Zoom Lens in the 16-35 Range
Mid-range zoom in the 35-100mm Range
Telephoto Lens in the 70-300mm Range
A Sturdy Tripod & Ballhead w Quick Release Plate
Circular polarizing and neutral density filters for your lenses. If you shoot with graduated filters, bring them along!
Plenty of batteries, memory cards and lens cloths
Remote Release Cord for you Camera
A laptop for Digital editing and image critiques in class
RECOMMENDED PERSONAL GEAR
Sturdy Footwear for walks on some rocky and uneven terrain
Pants (not Jeans) for hiking and walking outdoors
Shorts in case we have some nice warm weather
Socks, gloves and a hat
Rain jacket and Pants for inclement weather
Water bottle or Blatter and Headlamp
Hiking Poles if they help you navigate uneven terrain
Questions? Contact Us
Joe is a full time photographer based out of Southern California although my Assignments and workshop Take me all over the country and internationally. I have been leading photo tours/workshops and publishing my photography for over 15 years. My particular interest at the time is the deserts of the southwestern United states and the eastern sierra mountains of California. When not Leading tours or working on assignments, you can find me exploring some well known and many Lesser known areas of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert regions.
Joe has been leading photography workshops and tours for over fifteen years and has worked with thousands of photographers to help them refine their vision and skill in the art and craft of nature photography.
Kurt has been photographing the natural landscape for over 20 years and has been a professional photographer for the past 13. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. Kurt has been a professional educator for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a professional outdoor photographer and workshop leader, Kurt was an outdoor and environmental educator, interpretive naturalist, guide and then a middle school science teacher in Vermont.