Testimonial, Tia G.
"Trent's workshop worked out perfectly for me, particularly because he took the time to understand my level of photography (or lack thereof), and guided me accordingly. Although wildlife sighting is entirely on luck, I'm pretty sure my stellar sightings at Yellowstone would not have been possible without Trent's knowledge of wildlife and terrain - just to put that in perspective, we saw a pair of grizzly bears and a black bear just on my first day!
Trent suggested certain effects through the low grass on the bank, where we were observing a female elk and her calf, and it was both fun and challenging to try it out then and there. He was also patient and encouraging, when I was switching out my lenses. Most of all, I appreciated that Trent respects wildlife, and he ensures that we conduct ourselves in a way that we do not disturb the animals, for the sake of sighting or photography (unlike some other tourists we saw out there). All in all, if you're going into Yellowstone for wildlife, Trent's workshop is a must (and I can't wait to do it all over in a different season)!"
This workshop includes five full days in Yellowstone’s northern range, between Gardiner and Cooke City. These trips may have sightings of coyotes, foxes, wolves, moose, otters, elk, bison, and more.
- Total cost of $1997 includes transportation and instruction for the five full days in the park
- We will meet for an introductory dinner on the evening of January 17th, tour for fIve full days, then depart on the 23rd. Each day is roughly sunrise to sunset, depending on weather conditions.
This workshop is based in Gardiner, Montana. I can offer lodging recommendations, but there are only a few options in town. We will travel between Gardiner and Cooke City each day, which is about 60 miles each way. The group is limited to only three photographers, and we will be traveling by regular vehicle. This section of the park is open to public travel year round.
This is an instructional photography workshop, so please be prepared with questions about your gear and technique. Yellowstone is huge so there can be a lot of travel time in between wildlife sightings. Multiple days increase your odds of seeing different animals. Processing instruction is optional but possible at the end of each day.
Travel insurance is highly recommended because of the possibility of winter weather conditions causing airline or travel delays. It would be wise to arrive in Bozeman, MT early on the 16th and depart on the 24th in case of weather delays. The actual workshop days are January 18-22nd.
Trent Sizemore Photography, LLC is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Yellowstone National Park.