Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015

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Join one of North America's most successful wildlife photographers as he leads you to the amazing wildlife and scenics of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Spring Wildlife and Landscapes FunShop (Cause if it’s not fun, I’m not doing it)

DATES

June 1–4, 2015

COST

$995 • 4 full days

Springtime in Yellowstone NP is an exciting time. Bison, Moose and Elk have dropped their young. Bears are on the prowl looking for opportunities to fatten up after a long hibernation. We arrive by dawn at Mammoth Hot Springs looking for newly born elk calves. The travertine formations present us with unending abstract compositions as the hot water bubbles out of the ground. After a great morning shoot we are off to find more wildlife babies and incredible landscapes.

We continue on our journey looking for wolves and bears. Bison herds move in unison as the brand new calves jump, play and chase each other. The sun warms us as we make many wildlife images. After lunch we stroll down one of the many boardwalks to get abstract shots of the mineral deposits as steam rises all around us. Old Faithful erupts on time and fills our cards with memorable images.

Join Nikonians Academy with Jim and Kathy Stamates for 4 wild days to learn, experience , and capture the essence of Yellowstone National Park in the Spring.

This is an intense 4 days of photography. We will position ourselves each day before dawn for the best light and best wildlife or landscape options. We will visit the many icons of Yellowstone including Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Mammoth Hot Springs and more, while keeping a keen eye for wildlife along the way. Each day ends with our cards filled with exceptional images. We eat lunch as a group at a restaurant within the park taking time to socialize and get to know fellow enthusiasts. Instruction will be in the field. No strenuous hiking.

Nikonians is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service under Low Impact Wildlife Photography

YOU WILL LEARN:

The 3 Essentials to making great images:

How to expose for active wildlife and quiet scenics

How to anticipate what your subject will do and where it will go

How to find the best locations and angles for stunning images

Camera settings the pros use and why

Field techniques of a professional wildlife photographer

LIFT – Low Impact Field Techniques

How and ‘when not’ to Approach Wildlife

Long Lens shooting techniques

Tripod Use Made Simple

The 5 Foot Rule

The 600 Rule

The Sunny 16 Rule

How to break the rules with intent

WILDLIFE SPECIES

Most Likely:

Elk

Bison

Grizzly Bears

Pronghorn

Big Horn Sheep

Black Bears

Coyote

Wolves

Possible:

Badger

Fox

Owl

Bald Eagles

Swans

(because wildlife is wild there are no guarantees what we will see and photograph)

  • You will learn

    • The 3 Essentials to making great images:
    • How to expose for active wildlife and quiet scenics
    • How to anticipate what your subject will do and where it will go
    • How to find the best locations and angles for stunning images
    • Camera settings the pros use and why
    • Field techniques of a professional wildlife photographer
    • LIFT – Low Impact Field Techniques
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Jim will email a suggested pack list to all participants including an equipment list for camera gear upon registration. No strenuous hiking.
  • What is provided

    • WHAT IS INCLUDED:
    • Expert guidance from a Professional Wildlife Photography Team (Jim and Kathy Stamates)
    • Workshop Materials:
    • The complete 45 page tutorial eBook ‘The 3 Essentials to Great Photography’
    • 4 days of intense photography
    • Great Camaraderie with like minded enthusiasts
    • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
    • Airfare; Closest Airport – BZN at Bozeman MT
    • NOTE: It is about 90 mi. To Garner 1.5 hour drive. Allow enough time to be there for the orientation which will be around 6PM the night before the FunShop begins.
    • Lodging, Meals, and Transportation are not included (car pooling suggested)
    • We will stay in Gardner MT for the first 2 nights and Cooke City for 2 nights and back to Gardner for our last night (a list of lodging will be sent after registration, camping is also an option)
  • Venue Information

      Please check your venue by specific city area location.

 

Photograph Yellowstone wildlife with one of the best wildlife photo instructors out there.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 60 days before the workshop, then we will refund the trip fee, minus a $125 processing fee. If you cancel between 60 days and 31 days before the workshop, then we will refund 50% of trip cost. If you cancel less than 30 days before the workshop then we offer no refund.

 

Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes - Spring 2015 workshops are provided in the following locations:

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Yellowstone 02-JUN-2014 Jim Stamates $995 $1120 Sold out
Yellowstone 01-JUN-2015 Jim Stamates $995 $1095 Checkout Add to cart

Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.