Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop June 2020

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop June 2020

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop

4 Days/ 3 Nights

June 11 - 14, 2020 (Session #1)

June 18 - 21, 2020 (Session #2)

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop

Tuition 1695 USD

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Yellowstone National Park sits just north of the iconic Grand Teton National Park and are some of the most visited national parks in the USA. One of the most beautiful times to photograph these parks is when most of its visitors are asleep! The beauty of Grand Teton National Park includes the rolling hills along Mormon Row and the backdrop of Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Teewinot which make this national park awe inspiring to photograph. Additionally, Yellowstone National Park is a true experience that everyone should enjoy at least once (if not many more times) in their lifetime. The abundant wildlife and the gorgeous landscapes of Lower Yellowstone Falls, Great Prismatic Spring, and the geysers throughout the national park are some of nature’s most amazing wonders inside the Yellowstone Caldera. These beautiful areas make this astrophotography workshop an incredible opportunity! 

Included:

  • 4 days and 3 nights of photography instruction for landscapes, nightscapes, and astrophotography.

  • Instruction will cover the planning of coveted night time landscapes. and astrophotography.

  • Learning what to look for and how to make sure you have the best opportunity to capture beautiful night time photography!

  • Learn the fundamentals to capture the cleanest imagery quickly and easily with added post processing that makes your images stand out from everyone else!

  • Small workshop size capped at 10 participants.

  • Getting Ready Guide prior to the workshop.

What you will learn:

  • Correctly exposing for star light, light pollution, and dark foregrounds.

  • Learn new techniques that reduce noise without the loss of detail.

  • Understand what is correct exposure and reading your histogram.

  • Explaining filters and when to use and not use them in your kit.

  • Create easy to do star trails.

  • How dynamic range effects your final image for digital and print.

Equipment to bring:

  • DSLR capable of 3200 ISO

  • Fast lenses with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster (f/2, f/1.4) and 24mm or wider focal length for night imagery

  • Lens lengths between 14mm - 200mm are great to bring for the workshop

  • Tripod with a ball head

  • Headlamp with a red "night vision" light

  • Warm clothing and bug repellent

  • I ask each participant to be very familiar with your camera and its settings prior to taking this workshop, as we will be working with little to no light most of the evenings

  • Intervalometer

  • L bracket

Not included:

  • Airfare

  • Travel to, from, and within Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Incidentals

  • National Park Admission

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Lodging

Our lodging will be in two (2) areas during this workshop to make accessibility easiest and quickest to our evening workshop shooting areas. Upon booking you will be sent the dates for West Yellowstone lodging and Jackson Hole lodging. As a reminder, lodging is not included in the price of the workshop and you should make arrangements as close to your booking confirmation as possible.

Flights

The closest airport to our workshop and educational adventure is Jackson Hole Airport with several options for car rental almost within the Grand Teton National Park area. This is the closest place to fly in for the workshop though there are other options as well. Any additional recommendations please send an email to jtblenker@jtblenker.com.

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

1250 E Airport Rd

Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 733-7682

Signing up for the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop

In order to reserve your spot to our Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Workshop, please complete the reservation form and include your retainer of $850. The remainder of the balance will be due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Cancellation Policy: Greater than 150 days before the workshop start date: full refund of any payments made. For cancellations made 150-91 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund of any payments made. For cancellations made 90-61 days before the start of the workshop: 25% refund of any payments made. Cancellations made within 60 days of the start of the workshop: no refund. Note that there are some non-refundable workshops for which the above terms do not apply, and for these workshops we do not offer a refund of any payments made under any circumstances. This will always be noted clearly in the workshop description as “Payments for this workshop are non-refundable under any circumstances, our other Terms and Conditions apply.” No matter when you cancel, if we are able to fill your space, we will provide a 100% refund of any payments made. Payments made for private workshops that you arrange with us are not refundable. JT Blenker Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum of participants is not reached.  A minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to take place. I highly recommend trip insurance due to unforeseen circumstances. The full itinerary, packing list, and waiver will be sent to you once you have paid in full. This amount will be invoiced to you 150 days before the start of the workshop.

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