"HEAVEN IS UNDER OUR FEET AS WELL AS OVER OUR HEADS" - Henry David Thoreau

Glacier National Park Photographic Adventure

Wilderness Defined

GNP is considered by many to be the wildest place in America. The rugged beauty will captivate your heart forever. A true jewel in the crown of America. For those in photography, the majestic photos landed here will mark your work as a pinnacle and set it apart from others. Along with incredible majestic mountains, GNP offers up opportunities to photograph wildlife. The lakes and streams are lined a with a rainbow of rocks. This scalloped topography was the handiwork of massive glaciers, which carved through the landscape to give us "America's Switzerland."


Each day we will all work together to tell the story of Glacier National Park through a series of photos everyone will shoot. In the end a professionally designed and printed magazine will be published using the best of everyones work. Each photographer will receive multiple copies of the magazine. Your professional photographic mentor will work closely with each photographer to help them shoot better photos. Plan on photographing breath taking sunrises and sunsets. If conditions are right,  night photography. Finally, be prepared to photograph bears, mountain goats, mountain lions, elk, big horn sheep, etc. This adventure is not just about helping you capture great photos, but to give you the experience of what professional photojournalist go through while on assignment, including the reward of seeing the best of your work in print.

Adventure Itinerary Overview

  • 8/15/2019: Meet in West Glacier at  our VRBO Rental at 6 p.m. for a introductions and a great meal!
  • 8/16/2019: After an early breakfast we will all load up to leave for Lake Mc Donald.  At lunch we will all meet at NPA Central for shooting tips from Kevin Vandivier. Afterwards we will leave for our evening shoot at Swiftcurrent Lake.
  • 8/17/2019: Shoot Swiftcurrent Lake and wildlife at dawn/sunrise. Meet after lunch at NPA Central. Shoot cowboys into the evening.
  • 8/18/2019: Head to Chief Mountain for sunrise shoot. Head to West side of Glacier NP for sunset shoot and then Adventure central for a final dinner together.
  • 8/19/2019: Breakfast and fly home.

By sending your initial deposit, you agree to accept our payment schedule and cancellation policy as a contract. If payments are still outstanding two weeks after the due date, your space may be forfeited.

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. 512-636-7134. Only 7 spots will be available.


Dates, Cost, Lodging & General Info

  • Photographic Mentor: KEVIN VANDIVIER has been shooting assignment photography for more than 40 years. His works have appeared in many of the top magazines and galleries including LIFE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, and TEXAS MONTHLY. Kevin is also the former Photography Editor for TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. 
  • Dates:  August 15-19, 2019. Based at our VRBO home with meals.
  • Cost: $6,500 per person; Double Occupancy, Meals Included. Single Occupancy request will be charged an extra fee of $800. Only 7 spots available. We reserve the right to charge for cost increases that occur between when we set the adventure prices and the date of travel, for example, changes due to the cost of lodging and transportation. If you are a single traveler and you desire, we will find a roommate for you. If we cannot find you a roommate, we will not charge you a single occupancy fee.
  • Deposit: $500 Non refundable after 6/1/2019
  • Payment: $2000 by March 1, 2019.  Non refundable after 6/1/2019
  • Final Payment: Full amount due by May 1, 2019. Non refundable after 6/1/2019
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $300 cancellation fee per person. The cancellation fee can be applied toward another adventure if reserved within six months of the cancelled trip’s start date. Cancellations are non-transferrable. Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that could reimburse your trip costs in the event of your cancellation.

Included and Not Included

INCLUDED

  • All mentors, transport, park entry fees, and permits for all activities unless described as optional.
  • Meals from dinner on August 15 through breakfast on August 19.
  • VRBO House in West Glacier.
  • Model Fees and Guide Fees.
  • 5 copies of National Photographic Magazine with your best shots published in it. Additional copies available for $20 per copy.

NOT INCLUDED

  • All airfare, airport and departure taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • We can arrange extra hotel nights for an extra cost.
  • Gratuities – tipping is, of course, discretionary.
  • Equipment, e.g., photography, computers, software, flashlights, tripods, etc.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, medical costs or hospitalization, room service, alcoholic beverages, items not on the regular menu, etc. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate them when you make your Reservation.
  • Any insurances, travel or cancellation.

Loose Ends and Testimonials

Fitness level is mild or light

Climate is balmy during the day. Nights the temps drop to about freezing. It is highly recommended to keep water with you at all times.

TESTIMONIALS

 "I try to attend professional workshops and photo adventures 1-2 times a year, given by proven professionals on location in areas ideal for the focus of that particular trek.  I find myself coming back to Kevin over and over.  Kevin's background as both a professional photographer and magazine photo editor gives him both the knowledge of how to make the shot as well as what editors look for in selecting photos for their publication." - George Gilchrist


"When I look for a great photo trip, I always end up joining one of the adventures at National Photographic Adventures. Kevin does an amazing job and I love seeing my shots in their magazine!"-Kaitlin Lowe