April 23-29, 2023

$1,250.00
Amount:

WORKSHOP DETAILS

This workshop takes place during the first full week Yellowstone's interior is open for the spring season. Other than winter, this is one of the least crowded weeks you can be here and wildlife is everywhere! A lot of bears will be out of hibernation by then, and the first bison calves will be born. This five day workshop based out of West Yellowstone, Montana gives you the best opportunity to see a larger variety of wildlife. 

  • Total cost of $2,497 includes transportation and instruction for the five full days in the park, plus an introductory dinner on the first night.
  • 50% deposit of $1,250 due today to book
  • Remaining balance of $1,247 due 90 days before the workshop

Itinerary

  • We will meet for an introductory dinner on the evening of April 23rd
  • Five full workshop days are April 24-28th
  • You'll depart on the 29th
  • Each day is roughly sunrise to sunset, depending on weather conditions.

Location

This workshop is based in West Yellowstone, Montana. I would recommend lodging at the Holiday Inn, Best Western, or Gray Wolf Inn. Other options will work as well; as long as they are in town I can pick you up from your hotel.

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. We will travel one section of the park each day, overlapping the same areas often, but typically doing 100-200 miles per day.

The group is limited to only three photographers, and we will be traveling by regular vehicle.

Instruction

This is an instructional photography workshop, welcoming any skill level. Though not completely necessary, you should be comfortable with basic settings for your specific camera. Since the group is small, photography instruction is dependent on what you need help with individually, but everyone will be able to learn more about Yellowstone and finding wildlife.

Gear

I'd highly recommend having a mirrorless camera capable of animal eye autofocus, as well as a 400mm, 500mm, or 600mm lens with teleconverters available for the best image quality. I personally use the Canon R5 with a 400mm f/2.8L IS II and 2x extender most of the time.

Tripods are optional, but you can bring one if needed. Most of my still images are shot handheld. A monopod is a good compromise for easy traveling.

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Travel insurance is highly recommended because of the uncertainty of weather conditions causing airline or travel delays.

Trent Sizemore Photography, LLC is authorized by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, to conduct services in Yellowstone National Park.

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