YELLOWSTONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

$ 7995

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Welcome to a winter wonderland. 

We invite you to experience the magic of Yellowstone National Park in winter. You’ll photograph the park’s many inhabitants – like bison, wolves, foxes, elk, and eagles – offset against snow-covered landscapes that are effortlessly stunning. Throughout the trip, you’ll receive photographic tutoring by acclaimed wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt, who will help you grow as a photographer, at your own level. It’s a chance to experience Yellowstone in its quietly beautiful winter coat, photograph a great variety of wildlife, and hone your skills. 

So grab your gear and your wooly hat, and join us on this photography adventure.

QUICK FACTS
Yellowstone National Park, US
Jan 12 – 19, 2025
Wildlife & Landscape Photography
Leader: Alan Hewitt
Group Size: Max. 6
All Photography Levels
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OUR JOURNEY

As the oldest national park in the world, Yellowstone is a triumph of conservation. A haven for diversity teamed with extraordinary wildlife and an incredible assortment of landscapes, this North American wilderness is simply iconic. The park takes on a new light in the cold season, and our Yellowstone Photo Tour is the perfect opportunity to explore this winter wonderland; its expansive landscapes offer a wealth of spectacular opportunities for both wildlife and landscape photography enthusiasts.

In the serenity of this snowy retreat, we will be journeying to photograph the park’s iconic species; from great bison herds traversing vast snow-covered plains to cunning foxes plunging into the white blankets in search of prey; from wolves whose howls echo through the valleys to stealthy bobcats prowling along riverbanks. While it’s obviously hard to predict what we’ll see, you should get your lenses ready for elks, river otters, bighorn sheep, moose, eagles, snowshoe hares, and coyotes. Yellowstone National Park simply abounds with diverse wildlife.

Amidst the frozen landscapes, we will also take in Yellowstone’s geothermal wonders, including hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles. What makes Yellowstone truly special is this remarkable diversity in landscape and wildlife viewing opportunities; each day presents new and exciting encounters, and our photo tour itinerary remains flexible, allowing us to adapt to the ever-changing allures of the national park.

Note that a good mobility level is required for this trip – and an ability to deal with cold (very cold!) temperatures.

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PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDANCE

During this Yellowstone Photography Workshop, you will be accompanied by acclaimed wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt. Alan will provide expert photographic instruction and personalized guidance to help you sharpen your skills and capture stunning images. Whether we are exploring the wilderness or taking a break, Alan will focus on refining your camera settings, sharing photography techniques, and offering constructive feedback to enhance your skills to ensure you return home with a stunning portfolio.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Bozeman

You’ll arrive in Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, where you’ll be picked up and driven to our hotel. Here, we’ll settle in for the night, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the adventure ahead. (You can arrive any time on the 12th, but we suggest that you arrive early, so that you give yourself some extra time in case of delays.)

Day 2: Drive to Yellowstone

In the morning, we’ll set off for our drive to Gardiner, which will be our base for exploring Yellowstone for the rest of the trip. The drive, which follows the Yellowstone River, is a scenic one and will take us through Paradise Valley. There might be some photography opportunities on the way, and we’ll certainly make sure to make the most of these. We’ll stop for lunch along the way, and we’ll check into our hotel in Gardiner late afternoon, before dinner.

Day 3 & 4: Yellowstone's Northern Range

We’ll be treated to two full-day drives in Yellowstone’s Northern Range. To make the most of the early morning light, we’ll set off around 6, and watch the sun come up and the park turn to life. Throughout the day, we’ll follow the wildlife opportunities we come across, and make the most of these. While it’s obviously unpredictable what we’ll see, you can expect to see a range of animals, which might include bison, elk, deer, moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, foxes, coyotes, eagles, and potentially otters and wolves.

Day 5 & 6: Yellowstone's Interior

We’ll spend the next two days venturing into the Yellowstone’s interior, which is only accessible by snow coach this time of year. In a private snow coach, we’ll spend two full days exploring this striking – and geographically different – are of the park. You can expect a surreal snow-covered vista with geysers, hot springs, and frozen waterfalls. We’ll let our route be dictated by the wildlife we find, and the photographic opportunities.

Day 7: Yellowstone's Northern Range

We’ll spend another day in Yellowstone’s north. This will be a good day to review images, engage in some post-production sessions, and have a final group dinner.

Day 8: Departure

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport in Bozeman for your flight back home.

QUICK FACTS
Yellowstone National Park, US
Jan 12 – 19, 2025
Wildlife & landscape photography
Leader: Alan Hewitt
Group size: max. 6
All photography levels

$ 7995

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All transportation to and from Bozeman, and the Yellowstone area
  • Guidance by expert local guide
  • Photographic guidance by Alan Hewitt
EXCLUDES
  • Travel to Bozeman, MT (It’s recommended you arrive the day before the workshop starts)
  • Travel insurance
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • SLR camera
  • Range of lenses; ideally ranging from wide angle for landscape to telephoto for wildlife (from 400-500mm)
  • Tripod or bean bag
  • Sturdy camera bag
  • Laptop if you’d like to review your images with Alan

WORKSHOP LEADER: Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt photography

Alan Hewitt is a wildlife and conservation photographer, writer, and workshop leader. Mainly driven by his appreciation for and fascination of wildlife, Alan’s aim with his photography is to document our natural world and use this as a tool for conservation. His work has been used to support wildlife conservation organisations in Kenya, as well as ones closer to his home in the UK, including campaigns to save nature reserves that are home to iconic and endangered species. Alan is an official UK ambassador for FUJIFILM.

$ 7995

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INCLUDES
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All transportation to and from Bozeman, and the Yellowstone area
  • Guidance by expert local guide
  • Photographic guidance by Alan Hewitt
EXCLUDES
  • Travel to Bozeman, MT (It’s recommended you arrive the day before the workshop starts)
  • Travel insurance

WORKSHOP LEADER: Alan Hewitt

Alan Hewitt photography

Alan Hewitt is a wildlife and conservation photographer, writer, and workshop leader. Mainly driven by his appreciation for and fascination of wildlife, Alan’s aim with his photography is to document our natural world and use this as a tool for conservation. His work has been used to support wildlife conservation organisations in Kenya, as well as ones closer to his home in the UK, including campaigns to save nature reserves that are home to iconic and endangered species. Alan is an official UK ambassador for FUJIFILM.

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