Glacier National Park~August 1st-4th

Wild~Life & Wild~Flowers

Includes 4 Nights Stay and Transportation

On this workshop you will be guided not only to beautiful locations but to places that will drop your jaw. You’ll see fields of wildflowers, wildlife, and most importantly learn how to connect with nature. Landscape photography isn’t just about documenting a scene, its about capturing a moment, its about remembering, feeling, thinking, and creating a sense of that in your images. Emotion I think is what separates reality from art! Join me on this adventure around North Americas most beautiful wilderness and learn how I connect, conceive and create my images, and evoke emotion!

Group Size

5 Students

Experience Level

Intermediate

Terrain

Mountainous

Activity

Moderate Hiking (less than 2 miles)

The Park of Parks

Glacier National Park is one of those places that sucked the breath from my lungs in awe. Its dominating peaks, bountiful lakes, glacial fed waterfalls, and endless forests there is no shortage of things to photograph. The place just feels like history, like you’ve stepped back into time. Helped along by the AMAZING old ford limousines they shuttle folks around in! The old lodges built in astonishing Germanic style, and the endless wildlife just make you feel like you’re in another time.

PC: Flymissoula.com

 

For 4 days and 4 nights (lodging and transportation included) adventure in one of the countries most beautiful National Parks during the height of wildflower season! Glacier National park offers plentiful subjects for all types of photographers. Mountain goats, big horned sheep, elk, moose, and massive grizzlies awaken from their hibernation. Wildflowers bloom in fields beneath the craggy peaked mountains, and streams flow in every direction. After 4 days within the park your life will forever be changed, as mine has been!

The cost of this 4 day and 4 night workshop is $1950.00-$1999.00 with a required, and non-refundable deposit of $500.00 to hold your spot.

***Transportation and 4 nights of lodging included, located 19 miles from St. Mary and centrally located to the best of Glacier! View Here!

  • 1 Queen Bed~$1999.00
  • 2 Single Beds~$1975.00
  • 2 Sofa Beds~1950.00

This workshop will be limited to 5 students to maximize personal attention.

I will be at Kalispell Airport waiting for all students to arrive with our passenger van for the week as early as 12 noon Wednesday July 31st and will shuttle the group back to Kalispell Sunday August 4th, we will travel together to and from the airport and shooting locations throughout the 4 days, unless you’d like  to make your own transportation arrangements, which is completely fine!

The itinerary for this workshop will begin on Wednesday July 31st for a “Meet & Greet” at the Snowgoose Grille and Mountain bar at 4pm,   we will kick back, relax, and get to know each other. We will talk about the strategy for the weekend, locations, conditions, and all around shooting the breeze.

Your tuition includes 4 nights stay in a beautiful cabin 19 miles from St. Mary village, and offers ample room for the group as well as a cozy location to relax while we have our processing and image critiquing sessions each afternoon! There is a full kitchen, so you can prepare meals, or eat on the town in the quaint St. Mary village (plenty of choices! and a delicious coffee shop!)

We will take advantage of every sunrise, and sunset that mother  nature allows! Each day we will rise very early for sunrise, to ensure enough travel time to our TBD destination and to find compositions. Throughout our travels to and from locations we will keep our eyes peeled for wildlife! This is prime season for waking Grizzlies looking to pack on the pounds for winter!

We will have our last field session Sunday morning, and then back to the lodge to pack and prepare for the bittersweet goodbyes.

      Things you will need to have and know for this workshop:

•A sturdy tripod

•A DSLR, Preferably a full frame sensor but crop sensors will work!

•A shutter release cable

•Filters

•A wide angle lens, like the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, 17-35mm f/2.8, 20mm f/2.8Canon 11-24mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8(although not recommended due to extreme coma), the rokinon (or Samyang)14mm f/2.8 to name just a few.

A mid to long range zoom (28-300, 70-200, 100-400 etc..)

•Warm clothes, that can be layered as the day time temps can rise to over 80-90º’s possibly higher and into the 30º’s at night.

•Snacks, and water.

•A laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom, I recommend Adobes creative suite!

•Plenty of batteries

•Lots of memory cards!

•External drives if you work off of one, or save to one.

•Flashlights, and headlamps

•Toiletries

Things you might want:

•Trekking poles

•Sunglasses

•Scarf or buff (sandstorms occur regularly)

 

 

In-field topics covered:

  • Finding a connection to nature
  • Scouting and preparing~choosing locations, weather, mapping..
  • Composition~tell a story
  • Light~ When, where, and how to capture it
  • Filters (technically, and creatively)
  • Bracketing
  • Gear~Needs & wants vs. Reality
  • Creative use of foreground, and wide angle distortion
  • Focus stacking
  • Perspective blending~What do we need and how

Classroom topics covered:

  • Helping composition~Stretching, perspective change and warping
  • Exposure blending
  • Perspective blending
  • Creating and accentuating light
  • Dodging and burning
  • Focus stacking~Photoshop and Helicon Focus
  • Web sharpening
  • Print Sharpening
  • Image critique

**Cancellation Policy** Your credit card number is due upon booking and payment of deposit. Deposits are non refundable and if cancelled the deposit will go toward another group or private workshop. If you cancel within 30 days of the scheduled event and your seat cannot be filled the remaining balance will be charged to your card.

ABOUT JOSHUA SNOW

My Name is Joshua Snow, I am a Fine Art landscape and Night Photographer born in the Appalachian Mountains but raised in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. In 2012 I had reached... Read more