Winter in Teton National Park
When is this Workshop?Dec 05 - Dec 08, 2013
How much is this Workshop?$895
Please note that although the workshop starts at sunrise on Dec. 5, we will meet in Jackson Hole, WY on the evening of Dec. 4 for an hour or so to go over itineraries, travel, and workshop goals.
I have no doubt you’ll come away with lots of new information and photographic tips which will improve your photography as well as some wonderful images of this amazing location.
Please contact me at Jack@jackgrahamphoto.com or by phone at 503-625-1430 if you have any questions.
Nothing says “Wyoming” like the Teton’s, located just outside Jackson Hole. We will arrive in the mid-afternoon and spend some time in the beautiful town of Jackson Hole. By now the Christmas decorations are up but the crowds haven’t arrived yet. We’ll visit many of the galleries in town including Thomas Manglesen’s which features some of the best photography anywhere.
We will spend 3 ½ days exploring the Teton's in winter. Much like Yellowstone, wildlife is common. Moose, Elk, Trumpeter Swans, Buffalo and Coyotes are often seen. The snow-capped mountains of the Grand Teton Range will be visible from the famous Snake River area as well as Teton Lake.
As always we will spend time in various locations working on techniques that will help you come away with some amazing images and continue your development in photography.
WHAT WILL WE BE WORKING ON?
We will take our time, and look for the inner beauty to capture in our photography. We’ll use the combination of water and the amazing landscape to create some wonderful images. Patterns and foregrounds are the order of the day. We will stress simplicity and use all aspects, including Depth of Field, proper exposure and more to improve your overall photography as well as come away with some wonderful images in excellent venues.
- Improving your photography skills within these “hands-on” workshops
- Composition, exposure and essential elements needed to make a great photograph and to bring out the story within the image
- Use of color combinations, how to use color make the image stronger
- Other techniques including learning about how tonalities, negative space, balance, framing, emotional impact and flaws affect your images.
- Seeing an image, working a scene, making a strong image
- Choosing the look of the final image in the field, not after the fact. Take an image knowing how you will be processing
- Making Panoramas, Helicon Focus and HDR techniques simple
- Basic processing, workflow, how to use available programs together. Use of NIK Software.
The majority of instruction and nature photography tips and techniques will take place right there in the field. There’s no need to take notes. After the workshop you’ll receive a complete 60+ page syllabus containing everything we do in the field and more.
We take time in the evenings and periodically during the day to review our images in informal critique sessions. Special presentations concerning nature photography will also be made during these sessions.
My workshops are sponsored by NIK SOFTWARE, Singh-Ray, Photograph America Newsletter, Think Tank Photo Bags, Lensbaby, www.lensrentals.com Hunt’s Photo and Video, Nodal Ninja and the Really Right Stuff. Discounts and some freebies are included in your workshop packet that you’ll receive upon arrival.
Evenings consist of informal sessions to discuss information on photographing in the area, critique of your work shot during the workshop and general photography information.
As with all our workshops, this is primarily a field workshop. We do not sit in a classroom during the daytime. We are out shooting and learning about photography in the field, not behind a desk. However, it is critical as well as being very informative, to take time to review your work and discuss important aspects of making quality photographs.
As in all other Jack Graham Photography Workshops, more detailed information will be provided about 3 weeks before the start of the workshop.
A complete itinerary will be sent out prior to the workshop. We’ll meet late in the afternoon the day prior to the start of the workshop. We’ll go over our goals, itineraries and other information necessary to make the workshop a success.
By Air: The easiest, but most expensive, is to fly into the Jackson Hole, WY airport, located inside Grand Teton National Park. It certainly is the most scenic airport in the world! You land right next to the Tetons. You can rent a car at the Jackson Hole airport.
Other options: Bozeman, MT; Idaho Falls, ID or Salt Lake City, UT
By Car: Depending on where you are coming from, you can get exact driving directions on Mapquest
LOCATION / HOTEL INFO
Lodging is not included in the workshop cost. From many years and past experience, my attendees have enjoyed staying at the ANTLER INN / JACKSON HOLE WY. It is a nice, clean personable hotel with reasonable rates for this time of year. Located 1 block south of Jackson's charming western Town Square and just steps from numerous restaurants, shops, art galleries, nightspots and only 10 miles to the entrance of Grand Teton National Park.
43 W. Pearl Ave., Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
Phone: 307-733-2535 or 800-522-2406
NOTE: Hotels in this location fill fast. Please book ASAP!
FOOD / DINING
As in any area, there are some decent places to eat. We will make sure we eat properly and stay hydrated through out the workshop. We’ll carry snacks and water with us at all times. Please note your dietary concerns, if any, on the registration form.
However, we are here to photograph and often the best light is at breakfast and dinner. Please know this in advance.
It is winter in Wyoming -- My best advice is to be prepared for COLD weather!!! DRESS IN LAYERS!!!! In addition to the normal photography clothing (i.e. jeans, shirts, sweaters etc.), I bring the following and strongly recommend that you do too:
- A good Gore Tex jacket and some kind of liner (Polartec etc.) Bring the WARMEST jacket you own
- Several pairs of gloves that are warm and flexible
- HIKING BOOTS (again, Gore Tex if available)
- WINTER BOOTS - (Sorel “Caribou” boots are great!)
- HEAD PROTECTION - In the past years we have worn baseball hats when warm and a head covering when it gets below zero (REI sells a “Raptor Balackava” that is terrific!)
- THERMAL UNDERWEAR - I recommend the kind that “breathes”
- A good pair of gaiters
- Warm hiking socks
- Headband & neck wear
- Hand warmers
- Snowshoes are not a necessity, but if you have the room, bring them. They could come in handy.
WHAT TO BRING:
ESSENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT: Besides camera gear (Having an extra camera body…just in case might be something to think about) I carry lenses from 24-300mm plus a 1.4 teleconverter
- Extra camera body if you have one
- Lenses ranging from 24-200mm (if you have wider, bring it.)
- Polarizing Filter
- Graduated Neutral Density Filters I carry a 2 and a 3 stop “soft” Galen Rowell graduated filters (in X-Pro Size) by Singh Ray (If you order from them tell them you are doing my workshop and they will give you a 10% discount!)
- Back up Batteries & Chargers
- Lens shades & Cable release
- Non Abrasive cloth
- Clothing: Be prepared to keep the sun off your head. Be sure to bring proper outerwear for the weather/temperature. Good hiking boots are helpful, though any hiking will be very moderate at most. Most of the areas we go to are very close to the roads.
As we get closer to the workshop date, more detailed information regarding weather, clothing needs, etc. will be provided.
Thanks for your interest and I hope to see you for winter in the Grand Tetons!