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About my workshops

These workshops combine learning photography with the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Photography instruction can be as much or as little as you’d like. Our first priority is finding wildlife to photograph, so a lot of driving to different areas of the park is involved. As a guide I will help you find the animals and get in a good position to photograph them. If you aren’t getting the shots you want, I will be there to answer questions and guide you in correcting camera settings. 

Please note you will get much more out of the workshop if you know what it is you need help with most. Whether it’s basic settings or composition, you should be prepared with questions! 

REQUIREMENTS

By no means are these workshops meant for just experienced photographers. Most people that join me are at the beginner to intermediate level. There is minimal physical activity involved other than walking. Over the course of a day we may walk 1-2 miles at the most, on easy surfaces. I have led people anywhere from age 40 to 80 with no issues, even in the heart of winter. 

Trent Sizemore Photography is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Yellowstone National Park. I am also up to date on CPR and first aid certification.

I spend a lot of my personal time inside the park as well, so I will be taking you to some of my personal favorite spots for wildlife watching. People who have visited Yellowstone many times before are often surprised when I can take them somewhere they've never seen.

A NOTE ABOUT ETHICS

We will not photograph wildlife if it’s unsafe to do so, or if the animal starts showing signs of stress. The welfare of the animal should come before getting the best shots. Although most wildlife will be near the road, we won’t be able to photograph them unless we find a safe place to park. Park rules must be followed by everyone, especially guides. 

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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)!"

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