Yellowstone Photography Workshop

Join us on a Yellowstone Photography Workshop and enjoy the magic of the National Park in the quiet of winter. Yellowstone National Park is an incredible setting for both wildlife and landscape photography, and the snowy conditions create a stunning backdrop. In the park’s unique winter environment, bison wander across vast snow-covered fields and drink in streams sparking with ice crystals; fox jump head first into the snow for hidden rodents; wolves wander the valleys and howl from the ridges; bobcats hunt along the edges of rivers; and elk, river otter, big horn sheep, moose, eagles, snowshoe hare and coyote can all be easily spotted and photographed. It’s a wildlife photographer’s dream! Apart from the amazing wildlife we’ll photograph, we’ll also capture the dramatic frozen landscapes. We’ll find hoar frost covering the trees and glistening in the morning light, and steam rising thickly from the hot springs, geysers and fumaroles. You’ll be guided by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Barrett Hedges, who will offer tutoring along the way. Come and discover the magic of this Winter Wonderland with us!



  • Photograph an incredible array of wildlife, including wolves, foxes, bison, bobcat, coyotes, and eagles
  • Enjoy a magical wintery setting, with brilliant landscape photography opportunities
  • We'll have the use of a private snow coach, so we can stop where we want and for however long we want at each place
  • Enjoy a small group size and personal photographic tutoring, allowing you to make most of this experience

Quick Facts

  • When January 26 - February 2, 2019
  • Where Yellowstone National Park, US
  • Focus Wildlife & Landscape photography
  • Workshop Leader Barrett Hedges
  • Price $4000
  • Group Size Max. 6
  • Day 1 We will meet in Bozeman on January 27th, and then ride together in an SUV to West Yellowstone that evening. We will gather that evening for dinner, and go over what the next few days look like and answer any questions.
  • Day 2 - 4 Ride into the interior of Yellowstone by private snow coach. What we see will dictate where we stop, but we will make it to Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for sure. This will be a private coach, so we can stop where we want and for however long we want at each place!
  • Day 5 Drive to the north of the park and Gardiner, Mt. Explore the northern range that afternoon.
  • Day 6 - 7 Drive our own vehicle in search of the wildlife that call the northern range home.
  • Day 8 Drive back to Bozeman.

January 26 - February 2, 2019

Price: $4000
(The price is based on double occupancy. There will be a single supplement of $400.)

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights lodging at The Gray Wolf Inn and Suites, West Yellowstone, MT
  • 3 nights lodging at The Absaroka Lodge, Gardiner
  • 3 days on a private snow coach from West Yellowstone into the par
  • All transportation to and from Bozeman, and the Yellowstone area
  • Box lunches each day while we are out in the field

Not Included:

  • Travel to Bozeman, MT, or any lodging or meals while in Bozeman (it’s recommended you arrive the day before the workshop starts)
  • Dinners, we will go out to eat as a group each night

Yellowstone National Park is the best place to photograph wildlife in the winter in North America! The photographic opportunities are abundant and spectacular, both for wildlife and landscape enthusiasts. And one of the best parts of the winter in Yellowstone is the diversity; one day we might find be a bobcat along a river, the next day a pack of wolves in the valley, or the temperature might be really cold and we will find a frosty bison. Our itinerary is quite flexible; we will have plans on where we want to go each day, but those plans can easily change depending on what we discover.

Your Photography Workshops

There are numerous photographic techniques used in the winter, and we will discuss those as we go along.  This isn’t just a tour to show you wildlife, this is a workshop, and photographic instruction and guidance by Barrett will be available at all times to insure you are able to make the most of your time in the park. During downtimes, and most of the time we will be out in the field shooting, we will focus on camera settings, photo sharing, and constructive critique designed to help you master the techniques necessary to bring home great images. Barrett’s best at capturing the image correctly the first time in the field, and that is what he will help you accomplish too.

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 Barrett

Barrett Hedges

Barrett Hedges is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in the United States. Since he was a young boy, Barrett knew he wanted to be a wildlife photographer. His innate love for nature, and his passion for capturing the beauty of it, motivated him to study photography at Carson-Newman Collage in Tennessee. After he graduated, Barrett started exploring wildlife photography in various wild and remote regions of the country, including Alaska, where he focused on photographing bears. In 2010, Barrett was the Grand Prize winner in the National Geographic Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest for his photo “Coming At You;” an image of a large grizzly bear running straight at him. Barrett is passionate about sharing his knowledge of both photography and wildlife with other photographers, and is an experienced workshop leader.

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