YELLOWSTONE WINTERSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY | JANUARY SESSION

DATES: JANUARY 10 – 12, 2025

PRICE: $645 | TUITION

LOCATION: GARDINER, MT

GROUP SIZE: 6

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Winter is one of the most splendid times to capture Yellowstone’s wildlife and stunning snow-covered landscape! This workshop focuses on capturing the park’s pristine winter scenery and abundant wildlife. Explore the park’s northern region from Gardiner, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Lamar Valley and beyond – stopping to capture the park’s inspiring winter landscape scenes while searching for elusive predators like wolves, foxes, and coyotes, as well as large mammals like big-horned sheep, moose, elk, bison, and mule deer.

DAY 1

WELCOME & ORIENTATION

Education staff will go over the program itinerary, discuss clothing and equipment needed for daily outings, and answer any questions participants may have. Students will spend some time in the classroom discussing camera techniques and settings for landscape and wildlife photography.

DAY 2

Class will be meeting early (before sunrise ~7:00 a.m.) and staying out late (after sunset ~5:45 p.m.). There will be time in the mid-day for sharing tips and techniques and taking some well-deserved downtime.

DAY 3

Class will be meeting early (before sunrise ~7:00 a.m.) and staying out late (after sunset ~5:45 p.m.). There will be time in the mid-day for sharing tips and techniques and taking some well-deserved downtime. Day 3 will conclude the workshop after students return from a sunset shot near Mammoth or Gardiner (~7:00 p.m.).

PROGRAM END

Dates & Times: The program begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2025, and goes through Sunday, January 12, 2025 at 5:00 p.m.

Meals: This course is not catered. Participants will need to bring their own food; lunch should be able to travel in the field.

Whom to Contact: For any questions, concerns, or additional information please contact the following:

Program itinerary, health forms, payment, and general program questions please contact Yellowstone Forever at [email protected] or 406-848-2400 extension 3

Road updates, park conditions, and general park information please contact Yellowstone National Park Service at https://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

If running late for a program, please contact 406-848-9128.

General Information: For general information about the facilities, preparation for classes, what to expect, cancellation policies, and more, please see the Gardiner – Winter General Information document.

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2

  • Be prepared for hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Most activities will take place at elevations between 7,200 to 8,000 feet. Participants residing at lower elevations may want to arrive a day early to adjust to the altitude.
  • To learn more about how specific medical conditions can be affected by Yellowstone’s environment and our activities, please visit our site page on health information.
  • All field activities will be conducted as a group. If members of the group cannot participate in the day’s activities, they need to let the educator know in advance.
  • To participate in this program, each participant must fill out and sign a health questionnaire and assumption of risk waiver. These forms must be completed and returned at least 30 days prior to the program start date.

• 1 or 2 DSLR or Mirrorless Camera body(ies)
• Tripod and head– good quality, sturdy
• Camera manual(s)
• Extra batteries and chargers
• Wide angle lens (14-35mm) – for landscape
• Medium lens (24-120mm)- for landscape
• Long lens (200-600mm) – for wildlife
• Teleconverter – optional
• Spare liner gloves
• Microfiber or dry cloths – for moisture maintenance
• Weather covering for camera/lens”

Whom to Contact: For any questions, concerns, or additional information please contact the following:

Program itinerary, health forms, payment, and general program questions please contact Yellowstone Forever at [email protected] or 406-848-2400 extension 3

Road updates, park conditions, and general park information please contact Yellowstone National Park Service at https://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

If running late for a program, please contact 406-848-9128.

General Information: For general information about the facilities, preparation for classes, what to expect, cancellation policies, and more, please see the Gardiner – Winter General Information document.

TESTIMONIALS

“I very much enjoyed and learned a lot from our workshop leader, Kevin League. He was knowledgeable, easy going and flexible.” – Patty, MT

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Kevin League, M.A.

Kevin League, M.A., is a Helena, Montana based award-winning professional landscape, lifestyle, and wildlife photographer, capturing Montana and the western United States’ most beautiful, fleeting, and fascinating moments. He has been a student of photography for several decades beginning as a teenager when his parents handed down their 35mm film Nikon cameras to him. Fast forward a few decades later, Kevin would establish his photography business in 2015, and in 2020 he opened a gallery in downtown Helena, fulfilling a lifelong dream and quickly becoming one of Montana’s favorite new visual artists.

Inspired by early conservation photographers, Kevin believes his ability to share the beauty of our last best places will inspire others to respect, protect, and enjoy them. Kevin has dedicated his life to conservation through his photography, educational workshops and throughout a career protecting natural places that has spanned over 20 years with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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