FALL 2018



Sep 24 – 27 2018


$1295 • 4 full days


Our most popular FunShop™. The landscape of Grand Teton NP has turned to brilliant golds, rusts and browns wetting our appetite for great scenics. We arrive before dawn at Schwabacher Landing and we wait for the sun to kiss the tops of the Grand Tetons. The reflection in the beaver pond and autumn cottonwoods add the perfect touch to our first image of the day. Then on to Mormon Row to get the classic shot of the barns with a fall color backdrop. 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. We also look for moose and elk in the rut.This is the best time for see the entire mating process. If we get lucky we may even see them mate. 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 fall.

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

[one_half]Most Likely:
Moose (possible mating behavior)
Black Bears
Grizzly Bears
River Otters
Bald Eagles
Misc. Birds[/one_half_last]

(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
INCLUDES  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.