2019 Spring in the Tetons Photography Workshop
June 7-8, 2019 | 2 day in-field workshop | $999 | Jackson, WY

The Rusty Parrot Lodge

P.O. Box 1657
175 North Jackson Street
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-2000

Spring in the Tetons is a special time of year. The bears have just come out of hibernation and are very visible at this time. The photographic possibilities are endless. Very dramatic skies highlight the Tetons which are still covered in snow. The valley floor is clear and wildflowers are making their first appearance of the summer. The animals are very active during this time. The weather ranges from snowy and 30F to sunny and 70F+.

Whether you are new to photography or an experienced shooter, you will gain lots of new knowledge. In addition to learning photography techniques, tips and artistry, you will learn many aspects of Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

We will visit all the best scenic areas for photography and also try our best to find animals to photograph. Cody knows where to find the animals, so as long as they cooperate, you should see lots of them!

Workshop Itinerary:

Arrival in Jackson:
Meet for introductions and overview of what we will cover over the next 2 days.(location tbd)

Day 1(June 7, 2018):
5am-10am: Sunrise and morning photography. Landscape, barns, wildlife.
11am-2pm: Break/Lunch. Download your photos from morning.
2pm-4pm: Classroom work. Editing and critique. (location tbd)
4pm-8pm: Wildlife and sunset photography.

Day 2(June 8, 2018):
5am-10am: Sunrise and morning photography. Landscape, barns, wildlife.
11am-3pm: Break/Lunch. Download your photos from morning.
3pm-8pm: Action, wildlife, water, scenic, sunset photography

Areas we will photograph:

  • Oxbow Bend
  • Schwabacher’s Landing
  • Mormon Row
  • Snake River Overlook
  • And many more secret locations!!

Topics we will cover:

  • How to get the right exposure
  • Composing a creative image
  • Depth of Field
  • Camera operations/functions
  • Camera equipment
  • Digital workflow, editing
  • Different types of photography: Scenic, wildlife, action, etc.
  • And lots more

Suggested list of what you will need:

  • Digital SLR, mirrorless, or whatever you have!
  • Sturdy/heavy tripod
  • Shutter release cable
  • Lenses covering a range of about 14mm to 200mm(or larger if you have it—for wildlife)
  • Graduated neutral density filter for your wide angle lens(Rectangular/not a screw-on filter)
  • LOTS of memory for your camera(at least 40GB)
  • Extra batteries/charger
  • Laptop with photo editing software loaded(Adobe Lightroom is recommended—but  there are lots of other options such as Photoshop, Iphoto, Picasa)
  • Backup external hard drive & cable to connect to laptop
  • Hiking boots, rain jacket, winter coat/pants, hat, gloves(The weather can range from cold and snowy to warm and sunny this time of year, so be prepared for anything!)

Workshop costs include: Photography sessions, transportation during workshop, professional instructor/guide Cody Downard, handouts/class material, organic snacks/water.

Costs not included: Transfers from airport, hotel, food, drinks, gratuities, travel/baggage/accident/cancellation insurance, personal costs, Park Entrance Fees

Participant is responsible for making their own arrangements to arrive in Jackson for the start of the workshop.

Costs are not included. Participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. There will be a group discount at our “home base” hotel. Details will be given closer to date of workshop.

Due to the popularity of this workshop, making an early reservation is recommended. You can reserve a spot by calling Cody Downard Photography at (307) 699-3394 or emailing. We accept credit cards or personal checks. Make checks payable to “Cody Downard”. Payments can be mailed to: Cody Downard, 5919 Victor Meadowns , Victor, Idaho 83455.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel within 120 days or more before workshop, a refund less a cancellation fee of 50% of your initial deposit will be made. Per person charges for cancellations received 120 days or less from the trip start date are as follows: 120-101 days- 35% of trip cost; 100-81 days-50% of trip cost; 80-61 days-65% of trip cost; 60 or fewer days prior to workshop-100% of trip cost. We strongly recommend that you purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly recommended. Cody Downard Photography reserves the right to cancel any group due to insufficient registration. In the event of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. Cody Downard Photography is not responsible for additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip. Payment of deposit represents an acceptance of the following terms and conditions: Cody Downard Photography, its affiliates and all cooperating airlines and agencies act only in the capacity of agents in all matter of transportation and tour operation, and their liability is limited to the terms of the airline tickets, boat and land accommodation contracts They are not responsible for any delays, inconveniences, accidents, expense or mishap of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part, from the negligence of others or from causes beyond their control. They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, riot, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses must be born by the participants as program rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes in air schedules, weather or naturally occurring geological events. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. No refund can be made for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or tours unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a program member for any reason which affects the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of the other program members, and refund or the recoverable land program services is the limit of the liability of Cody Downard Photography and its affiliates.

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