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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

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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