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"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy

  

"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  -  Author Unknown

 

"A man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too."  – Luther Standing Bear

 

"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."Imogen Cunningham

 

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."  - Ansel Adams

 

"When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else."  - Joseph Campbell

 

"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you." – Rwandan Proverb

 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  -  Pablo Picasso

 

"We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic."  -  Susan Jeffers

 

"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."  -  Paul Hawken

 

"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."  -  Linus Pauling

Monday
Dec052016

Holiday Lights - Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Dec. 5, 2017

FULL - Register for Wait List Only!

$69 Tuition (this does not include your entry fee into the gardens - see NOTE below.)

 

Nothing means 'the holidays' more than festive holiday lights!  Join Jeff and Ledra as they guide you through static displays as well as dancing and syncronized light shows througout the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  Get tips on composing and photographing holiday light scenes, perfect exposure and long shutter photography as you are led through some of the most beautiful lights displays around. 

 

This workshop starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 9pm.  The last day to cancel for a refund is Nov. 21.  After that point we can only refund your fee if we have someone on the waiting list able to take your place.

 

Tripods are going to be a MUST on this one! More info will be sent to registrants closer to the start of the workshop.

 

**NOTE:  The entry fee is $20 if you purchase general admission tickets online before 4:00pm the day of the workshop.  Tickets will be $25 at the gate for as long as they last.  We STONGLY encourage purchasing your gardens ticket online PRIOR to the event to make sure they don't sell out.  ALSO, we strongly encourage you to purchase a FLEX TICKET. Flex tickets are transferrable to another night in case you end up having to cancel the workshop OR if we have inclement weather that requires US to cancel the workshop.  Flex tickets are only $5 more. So, our suggestion is to purchase a GENERAL ADMISSION FLEX TICKET for this event.

 

Click HERE TO PURCHASE advance tickets.

 

Parking: Parking is available at the SAGE Parking Facility for $5 the evening of the event. CLICK HERE for google maps.

 

 

 

Friday
Feb102017

Olympus OMD Camera Instruction at the Southeastern Railway Museum - February 10, 2018

Tuition:  $145 (INCLUDES admission to the Southeastern Railway Museum) 

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You asked for and you got it....a day with Jeff and Ledra to learn the basics and some more advanced features of your Olympus OMD camera.  This will be a 2-part experience.  We start our day in the classroom with lecture and hands on instruction about the cameras themselves - the menus and how to easily access important features.



After a morning of questions and instruction (and a lunch break) we then head out onto the museum grounds and test out what you've learned.  The Southeastern Railway Museum occupies a 35-acre site in Duluth, Georgia, in northeast suburban Atlanta. In operation since 1970, the Southeastern Railway Museum features about 90 items of rolling stock including historic Pullman cars and classic steam locomotives. 


This workshop starts at 10am and ends around 5pm. Please NOTE that this class will NOT include video or flash instruction.

The last day to cancel this workshop and receive a refund is January 10.  After this date refunds are only available if we have someone on the waiting list who is able to take your place.  


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Location:

Southeastern Railway Museum
3595 Buford Hwy
Duluth, Georgia 
770-476-2013 

 

Friday
Feb242017

Death Valley National Park - February 24 - Feb 28, 2018

Tuition $1350 - Limited to ONLY 10 Participants - Only 2 spaces left!

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Death Valley is the HOTTEST, the DRIEST and the LOWEST place in the National Park System.  But do not mistake that to mean that is isn't one of the most BEAUTIFUL of the national parks.  Death Valley is frequently referred to as The Land of Extremes, but don't let the name fool you. From snow covered peaks in the distance to around 300 feet BELOW sea level, this place is a photographer's paradise.

 
Death Valley is the largest national park outside of Alaska, and we are going to explore a significant portion of it with our cameras.  Low valley floors, towering peaks, expansive vistas, colorful canyons and rugged salt flats will be part of your photographic experience in Death Valley.  This place offers a beauty so different from most of the national parks that it should undoubtedly find a special place on your bucket list. 


This workshop starts on Saturday afternoon at 3pm and ends by noon on Wednesday. 

 

***A Note on Non-Shooting Spouses/Signficiant Others -- Death Valley National Park requires a permit for us to able to lead a photo group in the park.  The permit limits the group size to 10 participants MAXIMUM. On this particular workshop we cannot allow non-participating spouses to join us during our shoots.  If you bring a spouse, that is fine, just understand they will have to be on their own when we shoot (if they choose not to pay for a spot on the workshop), and honestly, there is nothing else to do in Death Valley but explore on their own - and we suggest they NOT do that for safety reasons. 

 

**Cancellation Policy - Understand that on our longer trips where most people have to make extensive travel plans in order to join us, our cancellation policy is slightly more strict.  On this workshop, the last day for you to cancel for a refund is December 1, 2017.  If you cancel before this date you will receive your payment back minus a $50 transaction fee.  After this date, there will be no refunds unless we can fill your position with someone from the wait list. For this reason WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INVESTMENT. 

 

Lodging

*Stovepipe Wells Village
51880 Highway 190
Death Valley, CA 92328
760-786-2387
Rate: $235 per nite / Cut-off Date:  1-24-2018

Make sure you tell the hotel that you are with Natual Connections Photo Workshops when you register to get your group rate.  NOTE: $235 is the rate as long as we have 8 rooms reserved.  If there are less than 8 rooms reserved the rate will revert to the regular rack rate at that time.  This workshop should fill, so we doubt it will be a problem.

 


Local Airports
:

McCarran International Airport (LAS)
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

We recommend you fly into Las Vegas and then drive to Death Valley which is about 2 hours away. 

 

For this Workshop:

 

Weather - The weather in Death Valley is generally dry and sunny, but not always. Although the park has a reputation for really hot weather, you will find that it can be very chilly in the morning and then quite warm in the afternoon.  Be sure to bring warm clothing for sunrise shoots as windy summits can be very cold at this time of day.  


Conditions - We will be in salt and sand - the whole time. Sand can be very damaging to camera gear.  Be sure to bring a plastic bag or something similar so you can set your bag down and it not be in the sand or on the corrosive salt beds.  


Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop.  With that said, however,we do recommend that you bring a circular polarizer for this workshop.  

REGISTER NOW!!


Friday
Mar102017

Olympus Live Comp & the Atlanta Skyline - March 10, 2018

Tuition $45

 

Join official Olympus Workshop Partner, Natural Connections Photo Workshops as they lead you through one of the most exciting features on the Olympus OMD cameras - Live Composite.  If you have an Olympus OMD camera and haven't experienced how this feature changes everything with regard to long exposure photography (such as shooting for car trails, star trails and fireworks) this workshop is for you! Nothing makes shooting car trails zooming through an image easier!

 

Join Jeff and Ledra at the Jackson Street Bridge in Atlanta as they explain this feature and personally help you capture images at this quintessential Atlanta skyline vista.

 

Don't have an Olympus camera but would like to test one out?? No problem!! Just let us know when you register that you would like a loaner for this workshop. Olympus will provide one for you!

 

This workshop starts at 5:30pm and ends around 7:30pm.

Friday
Mar242017

Savannah, Georgia Photo Weekend - March 23 - 25, 2018

Tuition - $389    

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With this workshop you get it all - an amazing cross section of Savannah and its surrounding areas.   With shoots of historic Savannah, beaches, night scenes, cemeteries, parks, and lighthouses, this is one workshop that is sure to please. 


Immortalized by the best seller, 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,' Savannah is an 18th century village that lives resolutely in the present.  The city brings together an exotic history, a sub-tropical natural environment and an obvious desire to keep true to its Southern traditions.  Savannah is arguably one of the South's most charming cities with its architectural treasures, luxurious hospitality, low country cuisine and one-of-a-kind lodging.  The city offers a smorgasbord of urban as well as natural landscapes. Flower gardens, public parks and centuries old cemeteries punctuate the landscape of Savannah.  Everywhere you turn, there is something to photograph.


This workshop begins on Friday at 3 pm and ends Sunday at 3 pm.


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Tuition:

The $389 full payment will hold your place in the workshop.  No refunds after January 25, 2018. (See our Policies page for our refund policy.) 

 

Lodging:

Holiday Inn Express
199 E. Bay Street
Savannah, Ga 31401
912-231-9000

 

Individuals are responsible for making their own lodging reservations.  A group rate of $269 per night on Friday and Saturday is available to participants on this workshop.  There are a limited number of rooms for Thursday night available at $249. The cut-off date for reservations at this rate is FEB 28, 2018. After this date, rooms are subject to availability at the regular room rate.  

PLEASE BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE WITH NATURL CONNECTIONS PHOTO WORKSHOPS....block code NCP..... TO RECEIVE YOUR REDUCED RATE.

Or CLICK HERE to reserve online....

 

Local Airport:

Savannah/Hilton Head (Sav)  

400 Airways Ave
Savannah, Ga 31408
912-964-0514

 

 

 

 

Transportation:

Major car rental companies are available at or near the Savannah Airport.  Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop.  We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles.  We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and parking can be a bit of a hassel in Savannah.
 


For this Workshop:

  

  • Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop.  With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop.  A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography.  We also recommend that you bring a 3-stop (.9) circular neutral density filter.  There are some effects you cannot achieve without having an item such as this to block some light from entering the camera.  If you are not familiar with this filter, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop.  To read more about these filters click here or email us with any questions.

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  • Weather - This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera.
  • Conditions - One or two shoots will have us shooting in sand.  Sand can be very damaging to a camera and lenses.  Be sure to bring a plastic bag or something similar so you can set your bag down and it not be in the sand.  Also, keep in mind that this workshop is in a more populated area than a lot of workshops.  Plan your camera bag carefully and only bring what you will keep with you at all times on this shoot.  Also, parts of the area can be buggy, so bring bug spray as well.  Wearing long sleeves and pants will help, but bring bug spray as well.
  • Saturday
    Apr082017

    Charleston, South Carolina Weekend - April 8 - 10, 2018

    Tuition - $389 (Does not include entry fee into Middleton Place)

     

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    Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charleston’s economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo.

    Charleston is one of the most popular Southern destinations in the country. The districts of the city contain a wide variety of interesting locations and historical landmarks. While in Charleston you can expect to find a rich combination of hospitality and charm resonant of the "Old South." Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the imagery is guaranteed to be amazing. The allure of this city is unmistakable and the photography will be undeniably remarkable.  


    This workshop begins Sunday at 3 pm and ends Tuesday at 3 pm.

     

    Tuition:

    The $389 full payment will hold your place in the workshop.  No refunds after January 15, 2018. (See our Policies page for our refund policy.) 

     

    SPECIAL FEE NOTICE:  This workshop will require additional payment of special fees during the workshop - fees that are not included in the workshop fee of $389. We will have an AM shoot at Charleston's most beautiful plantation - Middleton Place.  The fee for Middleton Place is $30, so please be prepared to pay these fees upon entry.


    There will also be a couple of occasions that you will incur parking fees in a couple of the city parking decks as well.  We enourage participants to carpool if they would like to share parking fees.

     

    CANCELLATION:  The last date to cancel this workshop and get a refund is January 30, 2018.  After this date there will be no refund of workshop tuition UNLESS we have a willing and ABLE person on the WAITLIST to take your place. 

     

    Lodging:

    Holiday Inn Express Mount Pleasant
    350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    800-465-4329
     

    Individuals are responsible for making their own lodging reservations.  The group block is for Sunday & Monday, April 8 & 9. We have a group rate of $139 per night for Sunday & Monday nights for single or double occupancy. We do not have a special rate for Saturday night. If you wish to come in early, Saturday before the workshop, there is a big event going on in town and availability is limited.  Book EARLY if you want to come in the night before. The cut-off date for reservations at these rates is March 8, 2018. After this date, rooms are subject to availability at the regular room rate.   

     

    Local Airport:

    Charleston International Airport (CHS)

    5500 International Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29418 
    843-767-7000 

     

    Transportation:

    Major car rental companies are available at or near the Charleston Airport.  Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to, from, and during the workshop.  We strongly recommend that participants share the cost of rental vehicles.  We suggest this because some shooting locations on the workshop have very limited space for vehicles and parking can be a bit of a hassel in Charleston.
     


    For this Workshop:

     

  • Weather - This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Be sure to have rain gear for you and your camera.
  • Conditions - One or two shoots will have us shooting in sand.  Sand can be very damaging to a camera and lenses.  Be sure to bring a plastic bag or something similar so you can set your bag down and it not be in the sand.  Also, keep in mind that this workshop is in a more populated area than a lot of workshops.  Plan your camera bag carefully and only bring what you will keep with you at all times on this shoot.  Also, parts of the area can be buggy, so bring bug spray as well.  Wearing long sleeves and pants will help, but bring bug spray as well.
  • Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop.  With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop.  A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography.  We also recommend that you bring a 3-stop (.9) circular neutral density filter.  There are some effects you cannot achieve without having an item such as this to block some light from entering the camera.  If you are not familiar with this filter, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop.  To read more about these filters click here or email us with any questions.
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    Friday
    Apr212017

    Berry College Beauty & Rome Ruins - 1-Day Workshop - April 22, 2018

    Tuition $109 (this INCLUDES your $30 admission fee to the abandoned property) 

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    Berry College, a private liberal arts institution nestled on 27,000 acres outside of Rome, Georgia is not just an educational institution, but also an education for the senses.  The Berry campus is simply a sight to see.  From the photogenic cut stone complex built by Henry Ford in the 1920’s, to the college’s mountain campus, the old mill waterwheel and more, there is so much to photograph. 

    Join Ledra and Jeff as they lead you through Ledra’s alma mater.  A lot has changed in the twenty years since she graduated, but the things that make Berry a breathtakingly beautiful campus are still there for all to see.

    THEN follow Jeff and Ledra to a newly-opened-to-the-public property with the ruins of an old textile mill.  If you want to photograph grit, texture and abandonment, this location is for you. This is probably one of the most amazingly photogenic abandoned structures we've ever visited and is NOT to be missed.

    We will spend approximately 3 hours on the Berry Campus and 3 hours at the ruins. This workshop starts at 8:30am on Sunday and ends around 4pm on Sunday. We will meet on the Berry College Campus at 8:30am.  Further instructions will be given closer to the start of the workshop.

     

    Deposit:

    Full payment is required to hold your place in the workshop. No refunds will be issued after April 8, 2018. (See our Policies page for our refund and cancellation policy.)

     

    For this Workshop: 

    • Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop. With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop. A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography, especially when shooting water and blue skies. We recommend you get these for all your lenses eventually if you do any outdoor shooting.  A 3-stop (.9) solid neutral density filter can also be useful if you are attempting images using longer shutter speeds. Bring one if you have it, but don’t buy one for this specific workshop.  By far, the polarizer is the more useful of the two filters for this workshop. 

    • Long lens - Also, if you have a very long lens, bring it. If the eagles are on their nest you will need it.  Something 300mm or longer will be required to get eagle shots.  Please do not buy a long lens specifically for this workshop as the eagles may not be present and are only about 15% of the shooting we will do that day even if they are.
    • Weather – Seasonal weather is unpredictable.  We suggest you dress in layers for this workshop to be prepared for whatever the weather throws us.  Have a jacket and possibly some gloves handy in the car. Make sure to bring rain gear for both you and for your camera gear (just in case) and please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as well.

    Saturday
    Apr292017

    Atlanta Renaissance Festival - Photographing Frivolity & Fun! April 29, 2018

    Tuition $80 (does not include entry fee into the festival - see below)

     

    Join us this Spring as the Atlanta Renaissance Festival kicks off in April.  Find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Explore and photograph a 32-acre village that is filled with over 150 artisan craft shoppes, 10 stages of endless entertainment and all the men and women in character costume you could possibly want to encounter.  You’ll laugh out loud and photograph the antics of these costumed characters as well as photograph activities such as the Royal Joust and the Birds of Prey show, fire jugglers, exotic parrots and even crazy characters performing aerobatics into giant puddles of mud.  But that’s not all…there is food available along with your day of photographic fun.

     

    This workshop is from 10am to 4pm.  We will meet outside the main entrance prior to the start of the workshop....more info will be sent to registrants prior to the workshop. The gates close at 6, so feel free to stay the entire day! This is a no-tripod workshop, so it is a perfect chance to practice up on your 'hand-holding' skills. The last day to cancel for a refund is April 15, 2018. After this date there are no refunds for cancellation unless we can fill your spot with a waitlist member. 

     

    Tickets – you may purchase your tickets at the gate for $23.95 or you may purchase them ONLINE for $19.95.  CLICK HERE to purchase online.

     

    Location:

     

    The Festival is located at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, Georgia 30213.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: The Main Entrance to the Festival is the second driveway on the right when coming west on Highway 74 (Virlyn B. Smith Road). Please watch the signs - your GPS may tell you to turn into the first drive, but it is the second drive for our Main Entrance and Guest Parking.

     

    Directions can be found by CLICKING HERE

     

     

     

    Saturday
    May062017

    Gibbs Gardens in the Spring - May 6, 2018 - 1 Day Workshop

    Tuition $80 (does NOT include $20 pass to garden ($18 for seniors) or $5 tram fee) 

     

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    Roses, rhododendron, water lilies and Japanese gardens....if you haven't been to Gibbs Garden in the Spring then here's your chance.

    Join us as we guide you through the garden and Manor grounds with great tips for photographing natural features, colors, and textures.  From landscape, reflections, intimate compositions and macro photography, you can do it all in this garden. 

    The workshop will meet at the main gate of Gibbs Gardens when it opens promptly at 9am for a quick introduction and will finish around 3 pm the same day.  Please feel free to bring a bag lunch or plan to grab a quick sandwich or salad at the Cafe located near the main gate for lunch.

     

    Tuition does not include admission to the gardens or the tram pass.  You may either use your season pass if you have one or be prepared to pay the $20 admission fee ($18 for seniors) at the gate, and the $5 tram fee as well. 

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY:   There will be no refunds issued after April 22, 2018 (two weeks prior to the event). In the event the workshop is cancelled due to rain, the participants will be refunded.

     

     REGISTER NOW!!

     

    ***SPECIAL NOTE:  
    We often have participants who join us from fairly far away - Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas, for example.  Although this is just a 1-Day workshop, you could easily make it part of a fun long weekend in the North Georgia mountains!  Consider staying in and visiting Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Rent a cabin and make it a mountian adventure weekend!  Blue Ridge is a very cute little mountain touristy town and has a fun little downtown shopping/restaurant area and also boasts a passenger train that runs a fun day-trip through the mountains.  There is a great orchard in town (Mercier Orchards) that has lots of gift shopping, a bakery and even makes their own 'special' ciders.  Blue Ridge, Georgia is about an hour or so from Gibbs Gardens. 


     

     

     

     

    Friday
    May192017

    Spring in Tetons & Yellowstone National Parks - May 19 - 25, 2018

    TUITION $1495 --  (Small Boutique Workshop Limited to only 6 participants!)

    (Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service)

     

    Come join Natural Connections Photo Workshops on an amazing 6-Day adventure as we explore two of America’s greatest natural treasures: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks....and do it as one of only SIX participants!



    In Grand Teton National Park, feast your eyes on the almost 14,000 foot towering majestic peaks that loom and taunt in the distance. This range will be photographed from all of the iconic places (and maybe a few not-so-iconic places). This park will provide you with some of the most stunning landscape images you could possibly imagine and hopefully wildlife as the opportunity presents. 

     

    Then come with us to visit all the hotspots (pun intended!) in Yellowstone National Park - from rushing canyon waterfalls, valleys full of wildlife, and a plethora of varying thermal features including bubbling mudpots, brilliantly colored hot springs, steaming fumaroles and violently erupting geysers. The sheer quantity of thermal features found in this park is equalled nowhere else on the planet! In the sweeping glacial Lamar Valley and elsewhere in the park we will be on the lookout for grizzlies, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, eagles and elusive gray wolves. 


    This workshop will begin at 5pm on Saturday and ends late morning on Friday.

     

    ***A Note on Non-Shooting Spouses/Signficiant Others -- We here at Natural Connections Photo Workshops are very non-shooting spouse/Significant Other friendly - most all of our workshops welcome these individuals.  With that said, on this workshop we are limiting this workshop to paying participants.  This is a small group intended to allow a carpool of only 3 vehicles.  A small group works best on this particular workshop due to parking and pulloff issues within the parks. There is also a LOT of driving, and carpooling is almost impossible with a big group.  Of course a non-paying spouse may arrive with you on this trip, but they will not be able to join us during our shooting day unless they have paid the full tuition to secure a place on the workshop.  Please contact us if you have specific questions regarding this policy.

     

    **Cancellation Policy - Understand that on our longer trips where most people have to make extensive travel plans in order to join us, our cancellation policy is slightly more strict.  On this workshop, the last day for you to cancel for a refund is March 14, 2018.  If you cancel before this date you will receive your payment back minus a $50 transaction fee.  After this date, there will be no refunds unless we can fill your position with someone from the wait list. For this reason WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INVESTMENT. 

     
    Lodging:


    *Cowboy Village Resort - May 22, 23, 24, 25 - checking out May 26, 2018
    120 Flat Creek Drive
    Jackson, WY 83001
    800-962-4988
    Rate: $166 per nite single or double - Cut-off Date: April 1, 2018

    Please call the hotel directly at 1-800-962-4988 to make your reservations and tell them either group #24L46M or Natural Connections Photo Workshops.  Do NOT try to reserve online or you will NOT get the reduced rate.  


    *Yellowstone Park Hotel - May 18, 19, 20, 21 - checking out May 22, 2018
    201 Grizzly Ave
    West Yellowstone, MT 59758
    877-600-4308 (website - CLICK HERE)
    Rate: $189 Double Queen or Single King per nite / Cut-off Date:  April 15, 2018

    Be sure to tell them group code 6B98SZ or Natural Connections Photo Workshops to get the reduced rate.   

     

     

    Airport:


    There are a couple of ways you can do this. We suggest you fly round trip into AND out of Jackson, WY (JAC). We are starting the trip in West Yellowstone and ending up in Jackson so this will be the least amount of driving.  Past participants have flown in and out of Bozeman, MT and/or Salt Lake City, UT.  So figure out what works best for you, but it you don't fly in and out of Jackson just be sure to leave enough time for travel back and forth for your flights and the workshop start time.  


    Car Rental:


    Each participant is responsible for their transportation to, from and during the workshop.  Many people choose to go in together on a car rental to save money. We generally require some carpooling during the workshop anyway, so you may want to consider sharing the cost with someone else. 


    Several car rental companies exist at each of the above airports. 

     

     

    For this Workshop:
     
    Weather - This workshop will take you through many shooting environments, so be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.  Dress in layers with comfortable shoes with good tread. Be sure to have rain (or even snow!) gear for you and your camera.


    Conditions - This workshop isn't one of our more difficult workshops, physically speaking.  Most shooting will be done near the car or with short hikes to overlooks, etc.  There will be some walking in Yellowstone on paths that include stairs and inclines and declines, but not miles of hiking on this workshop. 


    Accessories - We do not require that you purchase any specific equipment for this workshop.  With that said, however, there are a couple of filters that we feel are very important to possess and whose effects cannot be replicated in Photoshop.  A circular polarizer is very commonly used in landscape photography.  We also recommend that you bring a 3-stop (.9) circular neutral density filter.  There are some effects you cannot achieve without having an item such as this to block some light from entering the camera.  If you are not familiar with these filters, there will be a discussion as to its uses and effects during the lecture portion of the workshop.  To read more about these filters click here or email us with any questions.


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