fbpx
Select Page

GRAND TETON  |  WYOMING

Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, Gros Ventre, Oxbow Bend

UTAH

ARIZONA

GRAND TETON

YOSEMITE

BANFF

DEATH VALLEY

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

Of the 61 national parks in the United States, Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming is any mountain lover’s favorite. With its ethereal landscape, where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above Jackson Hole Valley and an incredible number of lake mirror the stunning summits, the composition is constantly changing. The scenic Snake River, one of the most beautiful and pristine rivers in the country, provides great wildlife viewing for thirsty moose, deer and elk.

The park is open year round, offering the opportunity for spectacular photographs during all seasons. In the spring, the trees and the grass possess a vibrant green, the wildflowers are in bloom, the mountains retain some snow on their peaks and the wildlife is awake and abundant. Here you can photograph over 200 miles of trails and enjoy the serenity of this special place surrounded by sixty species of mammals, over 300 species of birds and a half-dozen game fish that call the Jackson Hole area home. This is 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, and utilize and approach your environment. 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!

The park is open year round, offering the opportunity for spectacular photographs during all seasons. In the spring, the trees and the grass possess a vibrant green, the wildflowers are in bloom, the mountains retain some snow on their peaks and the wildlife is awake and abundant. Here you can photograph over 200 miles of trails and enjoy the serenity of this special place surrounded by sixty species of mammals, over 300 species of birds and a half-dozen game fish that call the Jackson Hole area home. This is 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, and utilize and approach your environment. 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!

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)

Weather | Sun

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

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

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.

Accommodations

Jackson – Rustic Inn or similar



Photo AdventurePriceRegister
GRAND TETON | MAY 24-29, 2020 From: $5,595 Register
GRAND TETON | MAY 23-28, 2021 From: $5,895 Register
Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Chase Guttman

May  24 – 29, 2020 (or Michael Cohen)

Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Jerry Adamo

May 23 – 28, 2021 (or Michael Cohen)

*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.

ITINERARY

GRAND TETON 6 DAYS

Day 1 | Jackson - Grand Teton

We meet at 11 am in the lobby of 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)

Day 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 tomorrow we will be doing some action shooting, this 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 the 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)

Day 3 | Horse Round-up - Bridger-Teton National Forest

We’ll be up early again 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 ridgeline 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 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) (L)

Day 4 | Moulton Barns - Jackson Hole Rodeo*

We’ll start the day photographing in the Teton Valley before making our way to the ridgeline 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. (B)

Day 5 | Snake River Overlook - Jenny Lake Area

Today 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 resides 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)

Day 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)

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

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

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

 

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.

Private Guided 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 the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

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 learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

Rewards Program

Start earning points today and SAVE $200 - $900 off future trips!
Simply register for one of our amazing photo adventures and begin earning points today!

How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*


Redeeming Your Points

Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

THINK ORANGE Magazine

Subscribe to our Think Orange Magazine and eNews. THINK ORANGE is a wonderful mix of stories and tips related to travel, photography, adventure, culture, art, technology, cuisine, lifestyle, people and more. Our objective is to immerse you in a world you may only fantasize about. Raise your awareness and inspire your creativity. Perhaps even help make you a better photographer. We deliver similar experiential experiences that our guests enjoy on our photo adventures. Like all of our adventures, our blog is “photo-centric”, while also allowing you to experience all the nuances and cultural aspects of travel and adventure. Welcome to our world. We hope you enjoy. Our eNews is a great way to receive information about upcoming photo adventures, exciting new destinations, photography tips, special offers and more. Subscribe today!

Gift Cards

Give someone you know a Gift Card, good toward any of our Photo  Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Cards and 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.

Combine-N-Save

You can SAVE up to $1200 by combining two or more back-to-back 6-Day or longer Photo Adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us 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.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This