UNITED STATES

GRAND TETON

May 27 - June 1, 2018

September 16 - 21, 2018

May 26 - 31, 2019

September 15 - 20, 2019

Travel, Landscape, Nature and Wildlife Photography

Includes

- 6 Days

  1. -Only 4-8 Guests

  2. -Photographer | Guide

  3. -4 or 5 Star Hotel

  4. -Breakfasts

  5. -2 Dinners

  6. -Local Transportation

  7. -National Park Entry Fees

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Grand Teton | Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, Gros Ventre, Oxbow Bend

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It is said that no photos will do it justice. Prove them wrong.

Grand Teton Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

An ethereal mountain landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above Jackson Hole Valley, Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park, and just north of the town of Jackson Hole. These are mountains of the imagination. The mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park-where you can explore and photograph over 200 miles of trails, float the Snake River and enjoy the serenity of this special place. Sixty species of mammals, over 300 species of birds and a half-dozen game fish call the Jackson Hole area home. The park is open year round with a huge variety of things to see and photograph. Truly an unforgettable experience for all the senses!

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations, carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the stunning beauty of Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park!


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Group Size



4-8 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Moderate schedule

Travel by car or minibus

Considerable elevation changes and lots of walking and hiking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



David C. Schultz  |  May 27 - June 1, 2018

David C. Schultz  |  September 16-21, 2018

David C. Schultz  |  May 26-31, 2019

David C. Schultz  |  September 15-20, 2019


Weather | Sun



June - Temps 75/38 F  24/3 C  Sunrise 5:42 | Sunset 9:08 (21:08)

September - Temps 66/28 F  18/-2 C  Sunrise 7:17 | Sunset 7:11 (19:11)


Includes



Travel, landscape, nature, wildlife and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks, hikes & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

4 or 5 star hotel (except in remote locations)

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

National Park Permits

Local transportation


Accommodations



Jackson - Rustic Inn or similar


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airport: Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) - Transfer time to hotel 30min

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.


Price



GRAND TETON 6-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 27 - June 1, 2018:  $4,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 16-21, 2018:  $4,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 26-31, 2019:  $5,495

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 15-20, 2019:  $5,495


Single Supplement:  $700

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $400

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $400


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


GRAND TETON 6 DAYS


Sunday (1)  Jackson - Grand Teton

We meet on Sunday morning at 11am at our hotel, where we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. After lunch we turn you loose upon the town of Jackson to explore for a couple of hours or to catch up on jet lag. We meet again in the afternoon for an evening tour of Grand Teton Park where we hope to find some wildlife and some dynamic, colorful skies. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at our favorite Jackson restaurant.. (D)

Monday (2)  Antelope Flats - Oxbow Bend

Our first day is a very early one in order to reach our location, inside Teton National Park, before sunrise. The exact location this morning, as with most, will be determined by the weather, lighting and wildflower conditions. Antelope Flats will be a likely destination as it usually allows for both landscape and wildlife photo opportunities. After spending time exploring this area we’ll have breakfast either back in Jackson or at a nearby restaurant within the Park. As the mid-day light is not typically great for landscapes each day we’ll probably take a break back at the hotel and review some of your images captured so far. Lunch back in Jackson unless we find ourselves out in the Park later than planned. Since on Tuesday we will be doing some action shooting, the afternoon will include a discussion on the different possible camera settings to either freeze the shot or to intentionally blur your images, a technique called panning. In the late afternoon we’ll move out looking for landscape and wildlife opportunities for sunset. If weather allows and we have a clear sky we can try our hand at some long exposure evening shots. Wildlife is usually more active early and late in the day so we’ll be on the look-out. (B)

Tuesday (3)  Horse Round-up - Bridger Teton National Forest

We’ll be up early again on Tuesday so we can be in position for the daily horse round-up at the Heart 6 Guest Ranch. Things happen quickly and your instructor will point out the best locations to stand for when the horses come stampeding by. For those interested we’ll take off on an optional horseback trail ride into the Teton National Forest for a 4-5 hour outing. We’ll take it slow and our wrangler will accommodate us with stops as we see fit, or as our “backsides” see fit! The destination here is the ridge line overlooking the Buffalo Fork River. We’ll have views off in the distance of the Grand Tetons not visible without a horse ride or by a backpacking. How much time we spend here will be up to us within the trail ride time frame. It would be hard to find a better view from which to enjoy our pack lunch which will be provided. Late afternoon is a great time to spot wildlife so we’ll take advantage of this while out exploring some of the popular locations for these sightings. If conditions permit we’ll set-up for sunset landscape images before returning to Jackson for dinner. (B)

Wednesday (4)  Moulton Barns - Jackson Hole Rodeo*

We’ll start the day photographing in the Teton Valley before making our way to the ridge-line on the east side of the Park at one of our favorite locations. This spot is in the Bridger Teton National Forest. Access can be limited by road conditions. More will be known prior to your arrival. This area offers outstanding views of the entire range from a high viewpoint. We’ll always be on the look-out for wildlife photo opportunities and the Antelope Flats which we pass through is a good location for spotting bison, elk and antelope. We’ll stop to photograph the Moulton Barns which always make for excellent images, with or without the Tetons in the background. Antelope Flats typically has spectacular displays of wildflowers this time of year so we’ll probably revisit this area a time or two… or more. We return to our hotel for what we’re sure will be a much appreciated and deserved rest, especially if you joined the trail ride. Dinner will be in Jackson. We’ll have a quick refresher on what to expect during the evening rodeo* which is next on our list. (B)

*Summer months only... In the evening we depart to shoot the Jackson Hole Rodeo where we will have access to the rodeo cowboys, preparing for their ride and in the shoots.

Thursday (5)  Snake River Overlook - Jenny Lake Area

Thursday will be adjusted depending on what we’ve accomplished so far but to start with we’ll greet the sunrise at the Snake River Overlook. Moving into the Park we stop at Oxbow Bend watching for moose and perhaps grizzly bear that reside in the area. Have your long-lens ready! After breakfast we take a short hike to a spot your guide enjoys, a spot off the beaten path with wonderful views of the Cathedral Group and a spectacular ancient and lightning struck tree as a foreground. You’ll be sworn to secrecy! Returning to Jackson you’ll have time to wander the town and perhaps hang out at the Cowboy Bar.  Later in the afternoon we depart for the Mill Iron Ranch for a western photo shoot and our “Farewell Dinner”. Here we will enjoy great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Friday (6)  Jackson

On our last day we sleep in, no sunrise, casual breakfast in Jackson followed by a trip up the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Tram to take in the fantastic views from Rendezvous Peak. We then return to the hotel. Here we will have our final discussion, trade contact information, and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in Jackson, or elsewhere in Wyoming, and make good use of everything you will learn on our Photo Workshop Adventure. B)

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®



  Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Gift Certificates



Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.



Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Loyalty Club**



All registered guests on 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.







 

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