YELLOWSTONE in WINTER Photo Tour 2023

January 6 - 15, 2023
Yellowstone National Park
During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

During Jeff Parker’s Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 , focus on creating memorable images of the park’s iconic wildlife.   America’s first national park provides plenty of photographic fodder and January is a great time to capture it with your camera.

Yellowstone is a magical place any time of year, but winter is really something special, and this photo tour takes advantage of that.

Join me as we journey into the heart of Yellowstone’s winter wonderland in January 2023!

LIMITED to just six (6) photographers.  ALL-INCLUSIVE (double-occupancy)    ~ THREE (3) SPOTS LEFT ~

Yellowstone National Park is the only place in the lower 48 states that still has all of the wildlife species that were present when Europeans arrived.  Winter is a great time to see all of them except for bears who are sleeping.

We’ll journey about the park keeping our eyes peeled for wildlife activity. Bison and elk are a given. Pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and winter-coated coyotes and foxes are other likely subjects for our lenses. If we get lucky we may even spot a wolf, or — EVEN BETTER! — catch a pack hunting or dining on a kill (we’ll certainly be looking for them!).

During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

Not a great shot, but an amazing experience — we watched a wolf pack hunt in Lamar Valley. Here you can see one testing the bison.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN ON THIS TOUR:

  • How to master manual exposure (& when it’s better than priority exposures)
  • Tips for photographing wildlife in snow & ice
  • How to capture sharp wildlife action images
  • How to create interesting wildlife portraits
  • Tips for creating “animalscapes”
  • Landscape photography composition & metering tips (the amount of landscape photography we do will depend on wildlife activity; photographing wildlife will be priority #1)
During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

A note about instruction on my photo tours:
Since skills levels vary so much on photo tours, I tailor my teaching to individual needs. Please do not be shy about telling me what you need.

ITINERARY:

Details coming soon

We’ll spend most of our time venturing into the park from Gardiner, Montana. There will be a couple of days based out of West Yellowstone.  These two locations will give us access to all of the park via snowcoach. Specific day to day activities will depend on weather and wildlife, but the plan is to capture iconic images, including those of misty-breathed bison, foxes hopping for under-the-snow rodents, and groups of pronghorn in the snow.  If we’re really lucky we’ll get to watch wolves in action!

The tour  will take place January 6–15, 2023.

This is an all-inclusive photo tour limited to six (6) travelers. During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Lodging — Double-Occupancy  (Singles are available for an additional amount. Please email me if you’re interested in a single.)
  • Food from the Welcome Dinner our first evening to breakfast the last morning
  • One-on-one instruction & image review (I’m also glad to help you via Zoom once you get home)
  • Snowcoach transportation inside the park and shuttle from Gardiner to West Yellowstone
  • All ground transport once you arrive at begin-site of the tour (will be either Gardiner or West Yellowstone)
  • Water & snacks
  • Park entrance fees
During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel to & from Gardiner & West Yellowstone at the beginning & end of the tour.
  • Alcoholic beverages/bar tab
  • Laundry or other personal expenses
  • Tips for snow coach, shuttle drivers & hotel staff. (We take care of tips for wait staff.)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Yellowstone is a high elevation, mountain environment. Elevations on this tour range from 6,000 to 8,000 feet. To participate in this tour you should have reasonable endurance for short walks with your camera gear in wintry conditions.

IMPORTANT! ~ Please do keep in mind that this time of year in this region is extremely cold and you will need to dress accordingly.  Temps could be below zero and you may be out in such temps photographing the animal action.

ARRIVAL:
Please plan to arrive on January 6, 2023 in time to join us for our 7:00 pm Welcome Dinner.

Fly into Bozeman, MT and either rent a car or grab a shuttle.  We can help you arrange for transportation.  If you only need a rental car to get to and from the tour start/finish, it will probably cost you less to take the shuttle from the Bozeman airport.

The airport is officially called “BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.”  The airport code is BZN

LODGING  &  MEALS:
Double-occupancy lodging is included in this tour.  A limited number of single-occupancy spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please email me if you are interested in a single.

All meals are included in the tour from the Welcome Dinner on January 6 through breakfast on January 15.

During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT:

Wondering what sort of photography equipment you might need on a trip like this? Here’s the EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST (PDF) I send out to participants as we prepare for the tour.

NOTE: You do not have to own everything on the checklist to get good shots in this photogenic national park! It’s a list of recommended equipment. If you have any questions about the minimum lenses, etc. that will get you though, don’t hesitate to ask!

GENERAL INFO / SIGN UP:

  • DURATION:  Eight (8) full days & nine (9) nights, including the evening of the Welcome Dinner
  • DATES:  Friday evening, January 6 — Sunday morning, January 15, 2023
  • SPACE FOR:  Six (6) photographers ~ THREE (3) SPOTS LEFT ~
  • PRICE:   $5970
  • DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $1000
  • PAYMENT DUE DATES:  A total of half the cost of the tour due 6-months before departure. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to start date of tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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LIABILITY WAIVER:

At the start of each event, we’ll ask you to sign this liability waiver.  We encourage you to review it before signing up.


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During Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

YDuring Jeff Parker's Yellowstone in Winter Photo Tour 2023 focus on creating memorable images of the park's iconic wildlife.

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