Backpacking Photography Workshops
This is a unique opportunity to combine Yellowstone’s back-country with a photography workshop. The campsites are all a fairly easy distance from the road, and Sherpas will take your camping gear in and out for you. All you will have to carry is your water and photography gear. This gives you an opportunity to take in a photography workshop away from the roads and crowds. This also will give you the opportunity to be out there for the sunrise, sunset, and night photography, with no light pollution. This may be one of the few if any photography workshops to combine with backpacking.
Yellowstone Winter Photography Workshop
January 25, 2019 – January 30, 2019
This is a four day, five night, photography workshop starting in Big Sky on the morning of the 26th.
Fly into Bozeman, transfer to the 320 Ranch.
Join professional photographer David Reeves as we search for the bobcat and other wildlife among Yellowstone’s more famous features. Day one will include a snow coach trip to Old Faithful, exploring some of Yellowstone’s Geyser Basins, which are transformed into to a frosted winter wonderland.
At old Faithful that night Dave will take those willing to brave to cold out for some night photography in the geyser basin.
we will again search for the bobcat, and head north on the snow coach, visiting Norris Geyser Basin and more along the way. Time permitting we will visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the famed Lower Falls. We will then continue to Mammoth where we will head down to Gardiner for the night.
On this day we will switch to wheeled vehicles as we take in an early morning wildlife safari into the Northern Range and Lamar Valley. On this night we will overnight in Cooke City.
Another early morning trip into the Lamar, to look for wolves and other wildlife. Mammoth Hot Springs and a trip to Bozeman will round out the afternoon.
Packages include lodging for 1 night in Big Sky, Old Faithful, Gardiner, Cooke City and Bozeman; park entrance fees; all airport transfers; 2 days on a snow coach; two days on a wheeled vehicle and all taxes. Meals and Guide’s gratuities are not included.
Rates: $2950 per person double occupancy.
$3650 per person in a single room.
8 person maximum
Backpacking/ Wildlife Photography Workshop
June 12th through the 16th
7.5 miles, moderate trail conditions. This trek heads through prime wildlife country, away from the roadways. Elk, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and other wildlife are likely. Great scenery on the entire trail, as well. The workshop will focus on wildlife etiquette and photography. 3 days in the back-country, 1 in the front country. 5 person maximum. Rates are $2200 per person
Backpacking/ Geyser Basin Photography Workshop
3 nights, 4 days
09/21 through 09/25
This is a unique opportunity to take in a photography workshop in Yellowstone’s back-country. We do provide Sherpas for this trek, which means all you have to carry is your camera gear and water/ day pack. Our Sherpas will hike in your tents, sleeping bags and food, and your guide will provide a hearty meal.
On day one we will stay in Big Sky, and start our adventure early in the morning in the Gallatin and West Districts. The elk rut is underway, and great scenery abounds. On this day we will take in Old Faithful and some of the geyser basins. We will spend a second night at the 320 Guest Ranch.
On our second day (3rd night) we will travel back into the Yellowstone, and backpack into the Lower Geyser Basin to our campsite in Sentinel Meadows. The Meadows offer large, active hot spring cones and a great opportunity for night photography.
On day 2 we will hike through the Lower Geyser Basin 4.2 miles with our camera gear to our next campsite at the Imperial Meadows, where we will take photos of the colorful Imperial Geyser.
On day 3 we will hike out via Fairy Falls and the Midway Geyser Basin, taking in the new Grand Prismatic Spring overlook (if open). After we get back to the road we will transfer to Cooke City for a night of lodging, taking in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone along the way.
Day 4 will be an early morning photo shoot in the Lamar Valley and continue on to Mammoth for more of the elk rut. We will then continue on to Bozeman for your last night of lodging before flying out.
Rates are $2900 per person and include 5 days of photography in the field with Dave Reeves, 3 days and nights of that in the back-country, Sherpa service, meals while backpacking, all ground transportation from Bozeman, lodging in Big Sky for 2 nights, Cooke City for 1 night and Bozeman for 1 night, park entrance fees and all taxes.
Meals and guide/ Sherpa gratuities are not included. Rental gear for camping and camera gear is available.
5 person maximum
Custom Photography Backpacking Trips
What are your interests? The Canyon? Wildlife? The Lake, or our schedule doesn’t fit yours? Customized back-country photography workshops are available as well. 2 person minimum. Kids are welcome as well. Let us know if you have only one person, please contact us to inquire for rates or we may be able to have you join some others who don’t mind. See our photography page for back-country photography workshops.