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

Tetons Fall Photo Adventure

Wildlife, Mountains & Cowboys wrapped in Fall 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 Pro Photographic Mentor will teach you how to shoot in a way that allows your photos to tell a story together. In the end everyones works will be combined to tell the story of Life in the Tetons and produced in National Photographic Magazine. Once printed everyone will receive multiple copies.  


Students will enjoy photographing bears, moose and elk throughout the park. We will also photograph sunrise, sunset, and night photos of the majestic mountains. Plan on also capturing images of the historic Mormon Barns and local cowboys. All of this wrapped in the intense colors of Fall. Ansel Adams taught the world of photography that shooting the photo is only half the job. Our Pro will help teach you simple darkroom techniques that have helped throughout his 40+ year career as a professional photographer. He will help you to know when to convert to B&W and why certain images beg for being made as B&W images. Each day our Pro will look at students work and offer very helpful tips for improvement. Students will enjoy daily demonstrations from your instructor. Then you will be sent out to shoot your assignments, tailored for each student.

Adventure Itinerary Overview

  • 10/3/2018: Meet in Jackson Hole at  our VRBO Rental at 6 p.m. for a introductions and a great meal!
  • 10/4/2018: After an early breakfast we will all load up to leave for Grand Tetons National Park.  At lunch we will all meet at NPA Central for shooting tips from Kevin Vandivier. Afterwards we will leave for our evening shoot at the mormon barns.
  • 10/5/2018: Shoot wildlife in the park at dawn/sunrise. Meet after lunch at NPA Central. Shoot cowboys into the evening.
  • 10/6/2018: Head to Tetons/Mt Moron for sunrise shoot. Head to Driggs Idaho for sunset shoot.
  • 10/7/2018: Shooting sunrise with wildlife and buffalo. Head back to Jackson Hole town square for cowboy portrait at dusk.
  • 10/8/2018: Shoot Grand Tetons at Sunrise. Spend the day shooting wildlife ops. Meet at Adventure central for a final meal together to celebrate the end of the adventure.
  • 10/9/2018: After breakfast, Depart for 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 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 Photography Editor for TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE. 
  • Dates:  October 3-9, 2018. Based at our VRBO home with meals.
  • Cost: $7,500 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 9/1/2018
  • Payment: $2000 by July 1, 2018.  Non refundable after 9/1/2018
  • Final Payment: Full amount due by August 1, 2018. Non refundable after 9/1/2018
  • 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 October 3rd through breakfast on October 9th.
  • VRBO House in Jackson Hole.
  • 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.
  • 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