Spring in Tetons & Yellowstone National Parks - May 14 - 20, 2017
Monday, June 13, 2016 at 1:07PM
Natural Connections Photo Workshops

TUITION $1195 --  (Limited to only 8 spaces!)

(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.



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 images you could possibly imagine.  

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 Sunday and ends Saturday around noon.

 

***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, Arches National Park requires a permit for us to able to lead a photo group in the park.  The permit limits the group size to 15 people MAXIMUM.  That means our two instructors and 13 participants.  If this workshop fills up, we cannot have spouses or significant others 'directly' along with us while shooting in the park.  If this addendum applies to you and you are interested in attending this workshop, please call us to discuss the specifics....we want to make sure you can both travel with us, so lets discuss your situation!

 

**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, 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:


*Cowboy Village Resort - May 14, 15, 16  checking out May 17, 2017
(website - CLICK HERE)
120 Flat Creek Drive
Jackson, WY 83001
800-962-4988
Rate: $122 single $142 double per nite / Cut-off Date: April 4, 2017

Please call the hotel directly at 1-800-962-4988 to make your reservations.  Do NOT try to reserve online or you will NOT get the reduced rate.  Please make sure to tell the hotel you are with the group Natural Connections Photo Workshops.  (If you are not traveling with someone, please consider reserving the SINGLE queen room - we only have 3 of the doubles available.) If you would like to come in early the hotel will honor the same rate if they have availability. 


*Yellowstone Park Hotel - May 17, 18, 19, 20 checking out May 21, 2017
201 Grizzly Ave
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
877-600-4308 (website - CLICK HERE)
Rate: $159 Double Queen or Single King per nite / Cut-off Date:  April 17, 2017 

 

 

Airport:


There are a couple of ways you can do this.  Fly round trip into AND out of Bozeman, MT (BZN) or Jackson, WY (JAC).  We will start our workshop in Jackson and then end up in West Yellowstone.  You could fly into Jackson and out of Bozeman, but flight options become fewer and more expensive and some car companies won't allow you to rent from one place and return to another.  
So it's up to the individual.  If you do a round trip through Bozeman, just leave PLENTY of time to get from Bozeman to Jackson for the start of the workshop. It takes around 4 hours to drive if you skirt the west side of the park, or about 5 hours if you go through Yellowstone NP.


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 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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