Combining photographic story telling with photographic editing for a fresh ADVENTURE

Grand Tetons Photographic tours are full of Adventure.

Wildlife, Mountains & Cowboys wrapped in Spring colors.


Traveling the world, photographers will find many beautiful lands, but few compare to the wild unique beauty around Jackson Hole, Wyoming and The Grand Tetons.  You will be shown some secret locations to shoot the Grand Tetons from locations very few know exist. You will also have multiple opportunities to photograph the parks abundant wildlife. This Photo Adventure will not only increase your portfolio of images, but will advance your learning process by years.

  Our goal is teach our student first how to see the photo before shooting it and second how to tell a story with a series of photos. How we do this is really fun and unique to our adventures. First Kevin will show you how he approaches the decision of what to shoot and then how to shoot it. He will reveal many of his time tested techniques that have set him apart from his competition. Second, Kevin is an award winning Photo Editor, the former Photography Editor for Texas Highways Magazine. Kevin fell in love with helping photographers shoot the best photos they could for the magazine through collaboration and direction for his photographers. So, Kevin will bring those same skills to our adventures. Each student will be given both broad and specific assignments to shoot during the adventure. Throughout the process, each photographer will work closely with Kevin. In the end everyones work will be edited by Kevin and printed in our in-house non-profit magazine, National Photographic Magazine. Each photographer will receive several copies once printed and later as a former student you will receive a copy of our high quality perfect bound magazine each time we print it. We want you to experience in real time what professionals go through on real assignments for real magazines. There is nothing cooler than seeing you work in print. Kevin will also reveal some of his secrets for getting in the door of most magazines. Finally, Kevin sends these magazine out to his list of magazine photo editors as a way to give his students some professional exposure with those who are always looking for new talent!!!

Adventure Itinerary Overview


  • 4/29/2020: Meet in Jackson Hole at 3p.m. to settle in and for introductions. Magazine assignments will be given out as well. Then we'll head out for a demo shoot with Kevin V. to take advantage of the sweet light before heading to dinner together.
  • 4/30/2020: We will all load up early to leave for Grand Tetons National Park.  At lunch we will all meet at NPA Central for a short talk and direction from Kevin Vandivier.  After lunch shooters will head out to free shoot or work on their magazine assignments
  • 5/1/2020: Shoot magazine assignments in the park at dawn/sunrise. Meet after lunch at NPA Central. Free Shooting and work on assignments in the evening.
  • 5/2/2020: Wrap up magazine assignments for sunrise shoot. Meet at NPA Central for lunch and personal critiques. Free Shooting.
  • 5/3/2020: Final dawns early light free shoot. After a late breakfast all will hang with Kevin as he demo's some of his post production techniques. We will close the adventure out with one on one meetings.

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.


Dates, Cost and 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 award winning Photography Editor for TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. 
  • Dates:  April 29-May 3, 2020. Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Cost: $3,900 per person; Meals, lodging, park and instructor fees included for Double Occupancy. Single Occupancy request will be charged an extra fee of $900. Only 3 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. If you are a single traveler and you desire, we will try to find a roommate for you. If we cannot find you a roommate, we will only charge you a $200 single occupancy fee.
  • Deposit: $1,000 Non refundable after 12/1/2019
  • Final Payment: $2,900 by April 1, 2020. 
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a $300 cancellation fee per person. The cancellation fee can be applied toward another adventure if reserved within three 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


  • All instructors.
  • Meals and Lodging.
  • 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.


  • All airfare, airport and departure taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • 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.
  • Any insurances, travel or cancellation.

Loose Ends and Testimonials

Fitness level is mild or light

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


 "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