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YELLOWSTONE IN WINTER - MONTANA

West Yellowstone - MONTANA / Workshop

February 17-21, 2025 - BOOKING NOW!

Experience Yellowstone National Park in a completely different light. Geysers, geological mysteries and the wildlife of Yellowstone are waiting to be photographed in this winter wonderland. Explore the heart of Yellowstone on a snow coach or bomber and see what you've been missing.



NEW THIS YEAR - 3 Days in the PARK

The focus of this workshop will be winter landscapes and how to compose and expose them correctly. Although, we will be looking for Bison, Fox, Coyotes, Wolves and especially our friends the Bobcats throughout the workshop. So bring a big lens or rent one from our store here in West Yellowstone.





Join Christopher Balmer as he hosts this workshop and takes you on a photographic journey through Alaska. Christopher will also be instructing on how to master your camera throughout the workshop.



Dates

 

February 17 - 21, 2025 - NOW BOOKING

NOW! THREE Days in the PARK!!!

Monday thru Friday

TWO OPTIONS for Lodging

While space is available


LODGE Rooms - in the Main Lodge - Still Available!

$2,999 per person / Double Occupancy

$3,649 per person / Single Occupancy

 

MOTEL Rooms -- SOLD OUT of Motel Rooms

$2,499 per person / Double Occupancy

$3,149 per person / Single Occupancy


Payment in Full at Registration

Balances please pay in cash or check.

CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee.





February 11 - 16, 2024 - SOLD OUT


February 14 - 18, 2023 - SOLD OUT



SCHEDULE FOR THE WORKSHOP


February 17th-21st, 2025 Schedule


February 17th, 2025 - Monday

Check in at Three Bear Lodge in West Yellowstone, MT

Classroom and Meet and Greet (4pm-6:30pm)

Class will include settings and techniques for shooting in winter lighting conditions

along with Practical Shooting Skills

Dinner on your own or with our instructors - 6:30pm


February 18th, 2025 - Tuesday

Breakfast - 6:00am Running Bear Pancake House (or 6:30am Three Bear Lodge Restaurant) Park Tour #1 - Hayden Valley / Canyon*

Departing - 7:00am We will depart Three Bear Lodge early on our own private snow coaches and spend the day in the Park.

Class: Metering / Photographing in any Lighting Situation - (5pm - 6pm)

(or beginning 45 min after we return from our park tour)

We will have time for reviewing the day, assisting with settings, and covering photographic skills to prepare for the next day.

Dinner on your own or with our instructors - 6:30pm


February 19th, 2025 - Wednesday

Breakfast - 6:00am Running Bear Pancake House (or 6:30am Three Bear Lodge Restaurant) Park Tour #2 - Geyser Basins / Old Faithful*

Departing - 7:00am We will depart Three Bear Lodge early on our own private snow coaches and spend the day in the Park.

Class: Efficiency and Consistency in Photography - (5 pm - 6:30 pm)

(or beginning 45 min after we return from our park tour)

We will have time for reviewing the day, assisting with settings, and covering photographic skills to prepare for the next day.

Dinner on your own or with our instructors - 6:30pm


February 20th, 2025 - Thursday

Breakfast - 6:00am Running Bear Pancake House (or 6:30am Three Bear Lodge Restaurant) Park Tour #3 - Hayden Valley / Canyon*

Departing - 7:00am We will depart Three Bear Lodge early on our own private snow coaches and spend the day in the Park.

Class: Advanced Techniques / Questions & Recap - (5pm - 6pm)

(or beginning 45 min after we return from our park tour)

Free Prime Rib Dinner at Three Bear Restaurant.

Enjoy dinner at the Three Bear Restaurant this evening and receive a free Prime Rib Dinner.


February 21st, 2025 - Friday

Breakfast / Debrief / Check Out


*Park Tour locations subject to change dependent upon inclement weather.





Immerse yourself into the landscapes of Yellowstone National Park in the magical time of the winter months. The experience alone is worth the journey.



The massive strength and endurance of the American Bison is apparent in his stride along with his ever watchful eyes.


Details



 

Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers


Your Photographer / Guides

Christopher Balmer

Harold Klein

Kevin Odette


What's Included

  • Lodging

  • All in-park entrance fees

  • Transportation while at the workshop

  • Gratuities are included per person for our drivers

  • FREE IMAX Theatre Ticket

  • FREE Prime Rib Dinner at Three Bear Lodge

What's Not Included

  • Flights or transportation to West Yellowstone, Montana.

  • Meals (with exception of those noted above)

  • Any additional nights accommodations that take place beyond the time frame of the workshop dates

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Any emergency services, if necessary.

What Should I Wear?

  • Warm clothes (think layers)

  • Snow Boots (taller waterproof boot preferred, but not necessary)

  • Snow Pants

  • Warm Coat and Layers

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Did I say layers - you'll want to plan on this as sometimes it warms up during the day.

Suggested Photo Gear

  • Wide Angle Lenses - for Landscapes

  • (11-20mm for Crop Sensor Cameras / 17-35mm for Full Frame Sensors)

  • Telephoto for Wildlife

  • (150-600mm or 200-500mm or even an 18-400mm)

  • Chargers and Batteries for Camera

  • (preferably extra batteries as they will become exhausted in the cold - just like we do)

  • Memory Cards, Memory Cards - yes - bring more than 1

  • Polarizer for the widest angle lens (we prefer the Moose filters)

  • Tripod - yes, you're doing landscapes - bring it!

  • Rain Sleeve for your lenses.

Suggested Non-Photography Gear

  • Hot Hands (recommended by Katie) - these are hand warmers that you can put in your pockets and/or gloves.

  • Shoe spikes/traction cleats

  • A computer to download your images at the end of the day (not necessary if you have a bazillion memory cards)





What is the Weather Like?

Winter wonderland – it can snow quite a bit. Plan on layering as it can warm up in the day or be snowy and cold. Mornings can be cold in the park - sometimes in the negative Fahrenheit range and then warming as the day progresses.




Wonder. The only way to describe what you will encounter in Yellowstone in winter. Climb aboard as you are carried into the heart of the park to photograph the unique vistas and wildlife that populate America's first national park. Both pristine and rugged at the same time - you'll see Yellowstone unlike you've ever seen it before.


“Oversnow transportation in Yellowstone National Park described on this website conducted by See Yellowstone Alpen Guides. See Yellowstone Alpen Guides is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.”

*Perfect Light Camera and The Yellowstone Camera Store is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service..










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