Title: Grand Teton Wildlife and Landscapes Spring


May 28 to 31 2018


$1295 • 4 full days


Springtime in Grand Teton NP is an exciting time. Bison, Moose and Elk have dropped their young. Birds are nesting and beavers and river otters tend to their young. We arrive before dawn at Schwabacher Landing and we wait for the sun to kiss the tops of the snowcapped Grand Tetons. The reflection in the beaver pond adds the perfect touch to our first image of the day. Then on to Mormon Row to get the classic shot of the barns with snowcapped peaks in the background. Bison herds move in unison as the brand new calves jump, play and chase each other. That’s just the first morning and we have many opportunities awaiting us.

We head to Oxbow Bend but not for scenics, instead we look for grizzly bears chasing elk calves to feed their young, (5 spring cubs in 2010). We also look for beaver, moose, and elk along with their newborn calves and pups. Don’t forget to look up! Bald eagle and osprey nests cap the tall snags. Pronghorn, coyote, and fox fill the memory cards and this is only the first day! Join Jim and Kathy Stamates for 4 wild days to learn, shoot, and experience Grand Teton National Park in the spring.

This is an intense 4 days of photography. We will position ourselves each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. Each day ends with our cards filled with exceptional images. We eat lunch as a group at one of the local in-park restaurants with time to socialize and get to know fellow enthusiasts. Instruction will be in the field. No strenuous hiking.

Low Impact Wildlife Photography is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service

You will learn:

The 3 Keys to making great images:
How to expose for active wildlife and quiet scenics
How to anticipate what your subject will do and where it will go
How to find the best locations and angles for stunning images
Camera settings the pros use and why
Field techniques of a professional wildlife photographer
LIFT - Low Impact Field Techniques
How and ‘when not’ to Approach Wildlife
Long Lens shooting techniques
Tripod Use Made Simple
The 5 Foot Rule
The 600 Rule
The Sunny 16 Rule
How to break the rules with intent

Wildlife Species
Most Likely: (many with young)
Black Bears
Grizzly Bears
River Otters
Bald Eagles
Misc. Birds

(because wildlife is wild there are no guarantees what we will see and photograph)

What is included:

Expert guidance from a Professional Wildlife Photography Team (Jim and Kathy Stamates)
Workshop Materials
4 days of intense photography
Great Camaraderie with like minded enthusiasts
Gourmet Farewell Dinner at one of Jackson's Finest

What is NOT included:

Airfare; Closest Airport - JAC
Lodging, Meals, and Transportation are not included (car pooling suggested)
We will base out of Jackson WY (a list of lodging will be sent after registration, camping is also an option)

What to Pack:

I will email a suggested pack list to all participants including an equipment list for camera gear upon registration. No strenuous hiking.