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04-02-2010, 11:32 AM
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park Photography Workshop
26 September - 3 October 2010

We invite you to join us for our Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park photography workshop from 26 September - 3 October 2010. With the current state of the economy, we've taken a hard look at minimizing the cost of the workshop, and have structured a workshop to provide the best "bang for the buck" possible. The workshop will begin on the evening of Sunday, 26 September 2010, and run through the morning of Sunday, 3 October 2010. Based on our many years of experience photographing this area, we know this is typically the best time of the year to obtain beautiful fall foliage images in Grand Teton National Park, and to photograph the wildlife activity (especially the bears) in Yellowstone National Park as they forage for food in preparation for the long winter ahead.

Black Bear sow blissfully enjoying the Fall berries. Her two cubs are also foraging nearby.
Yellowstone National Park

The price for the workshop includes seven nights of in-park lodging, and six full days of photography and instruction. Note that a large portion of the cost of this workshop is due to the cost of in-park lodging. We're convinced however that this arrangement provides the best "bang-for-the-buck" since we will be able to maximize our time photographing in the park without wasting time traveling to and from the park each day. We will be spending three nights in Grand Teton National Park before traveling up to Yellowstone. We have already booked a block of rooms in the historic "Old House" at the Old Faithful Inn for our stay in Yellowstone. The Old Faithful Inn is one of the historic "gems" of the national park system, and is a wonderful place to stay.

Grizzly scouting the area before returning to a carcass
Yellowstone National Park

Because this will be a "once in a lifetime" experience for some of the workshop participants, our goal is to provide you with the best possible memories of a wonderful week in this special place. One of our past participants, who is an experienced traveler, described this workshop as the second best trip she had taken in her entire life, with the caveat that nothing could ever top the extravagant european ski vacation she had taken with her husband when they were younger.

Coyote on the hunt in the golden grass of Fall
Yellowstone National Park

As teachers and mentors, our goal is to provide the best possible photography opportunities and instruction during the week of the workshop. This is not a "photo tour" where the instructors photograph alongside the participants, but a true "workshop" where we will put aside our own photography for the week and concentrate on providing you with the knowledge and skills to significantly improve your photography. We will teach both the technical aspects required for a good foundation, and the more creative aspects of photography that will help you return home with images you will be proud of. Although our goal is to maximize our shooting time, we will also take advantage of any "down time" to teach post-processing techniques on the computer.

Moose cow and calf crossing the Snake River in the morning mist at Oxbow Bend
Grand Teton National Park

The price for the workshop is $1355 per person (double occupancy) and includes seven nights of in-park lodging and six full days of photography instruction. (By comparison, most week-long Yellowstone photography workshops cost about $3,000 per person.) Because rooms are limited, we highly encourage "double occupancy," (all rooms have two queen beds) however a single occupancy rate is available at an additional cost of $750 per person. The workshop is limited to eight participants, with several of the slots already spoken for, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in attending. A $200 deposit will be required to reserve your slot, with full payment due by 1 September 2010.

Black Bear cub romping in the Fall grass with mom nearby
Yellowstone National Park

This workshop is one of the highlights of our year, and we hope you can join us for this wonderful experience. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Keith and Rebecca Snell
(316) 686-8497

08-04-2010, 10:50 AM
We have one room (in-park lodging) remaining for this workshop. We will need to release the reservation for this room in three weeks, so if you are interested in attending this workshop please let us know as soon as possible.

We have a great group of people signed up for the workshop, and are looking forward to a wonderful week in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and expect to return home with fantastic images and wonderful memories.

Please see this link for more information: http://community.spiritofphotography.com/index.php?topic=542.0 or give us a call at (316) 686-8497

Keith and Rebecca Snell