Magic in the Tetons 2020

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Sunrise at the iconic Oxbow Bend in September 2018

Sunrise at the iconic Oxbow Bend in September 2018

Grand Teton National Park is one of the most spectacular and awe inspiring landscapes in the world. These rocky peaks rise majestically above the floor of the Jackson Hole Valley and will take your breath away with their beauty. There is endless inspiration for photographers in this amazing corner of northwest Wyoming. In late September, fall foliage will be lit with vivid colors and quite often the peaks will be topped with the seasonal changing snow. 

The Tetons have held my heart since I was a young girl. As the story has been told to me, at the age of 4, I held up my arms and declared them "My Mountains". Come spend 3 days with me in this amazing place as I lead you to some of the iconic can't miss spots in the valley as well as a few personal favorites. 

The tuition includes 4 nights of, lodging, snacks and water during our 4 days of the workshop. We will be sharing cabins at Dornan's, which will enhance the retreat feel of this workshop, but participants should be prepared to share space with others. Meals are not included and will be up to participants to purchase during our time together. While eating together is not required it is encouraged since it will be a great time for discussion and developing friendships. Transportation is not included. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the workshop from the Jackson Hole airport. Additionally, we will carpool to locations. Depending on the number of participants, arrangements will vary. 

Included in the workshop: 

* 4 days/4 nights of photographic adventures and lodging in an amazing national park! 

* Digital information packet sent after receipt of final payment with information on what to bring and a pdf guide on shooting in Grand Teton National Park. 

* Facebook group to bring our group together before the retreat as well as after where we can continue to share our images, discuss, and give constructive critique for at least 2 weeks after the retreat. 

Dates:  JUNE 17-21: Workshop will begin at 4:00 on Wednesday June 17th finishing up Saturday evening, June 20th.  This will allow participants to arrive on Wednesday and have the freedom of flight choices home on Sunday, June 21st.  

SEPTEMBER 18-22: Workshop will begin at 4:00 on Friday September 18th finishing up Monday evening, September 21st. This allows participants to arrive on Friday and have the freedom of flight choices home on Tuesday, September 22nd.

SEPTEMBER 23-27: Workshop will begin at 4:00 on Wednesday September 23rd finishing up Saturday evening, September 26th. This will allow participants to arrive on Wednesday and have the freedom of flight choices home on Sunday, September 27th.

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome though a solid understanding of shooting in manual is recommended.

Activity Level:  Many of our locations are very close to the parking areas, which require little walking. However, participants should be prepared to walk up to several miles per day as we move around at locations. A couple shorter hikes of up to 4 miles may be optional activities one or 2 days of the workshop. 

Participants should be prepared for a vigorous schedule as we will be on location well before sunrise each morning. If conditions allow, we will also spend time shooting the landscape and stars at night.

Price:  $2395 Full size bed in shared cabin with 1-2 ladies (6 spots)

$2195 Sofabed in shared cabin with 1-2 ladies (3 spots)

The cost includes 4 days tuition plus 4 nights lodging, water and snacks in the field, and post workshop discussion and critique.

Deposit: A *deposit of $950 will hold your place in the workshop.  The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the workshop*.  Deposit is non refundable unless your spot is filled, in which case it will be refunded minus an administration fee. This same policy applies to the full tuition after it is paid. 

Lodging: We will be staying at Dornan's. This location will be ideal as we will be close to Grand Teton National Park and many excellent shooting locations. We are also only 15-20 minutes from the town of Jackson and about 10 minutes from the Jackson Hole (JAC) airport. We will be staying in cabins which have rooms with a full size bed as well as a sofa bed. Participants will share cabins which also have a living area, kitchen and shared bathroom.  Dornan's has a small grocery store, a pizza/pasta restaurant and a Chuckwagon restaurant as well. Dornan's is our home away from home and chosen not only for its fantastic location but to foster a retreat feeling of this workshop together.  Not to mention, the view. Did I mention the view?!  

Possible shooting locations include Schwabacher's Landing, Oxbow Bend, Mormon Row, Snake River Overlook, Signal Mountain, String Lake, Jenny Lake, among others. Specific itinerary will not be determined until the week before due to the impact of weather conditions. 

The workshop time will be heavily focused in the field but will also include post processing discussion after the retreat.

Itinerary: June and September’s itineraries will be slightly different as June will place a heavy focus on astrophotography (skies permitting) while September’s focus is the fall color. In both cases, participants should be prepared to be flexible in the schedule. Weather and photographic conditions will dictate our schedule for shooting, discussion, meals and even sleep. We will take advantage of getting out in the field as much as possible while still providing time for meaningful connection, discussion and meals together.  Weather in the Tetons varies greatly and the forecast can change on a dime. Therefore the itinerary remains flexible and TBD until very close to the retreat and even may change as we go. 


** Kristen Ryan Photography is an authorized CUA permit holder of the National Park Service and will conduct my workshop based on the permit's guidelines.

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