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Hunt’s Photo Adventure: Winter in Yellowstone National Park

January 19, 2025 - January 26, 2025

*Please note- this trip differs from the previous week as it is ONE day shorter. The price is reflective of that change.
$4995.00 3 remaining
$1250.00 (Deposit Amount)
SKU: PWYELLOWSTONE WHSE

Class Summary

Date & Time:

January 19, 2025 - January 26, 2025

Location:
Yellowstone National Park
Featuring:
Unique opportunities to photograph wildlife amid the dramatic landscapes of winter
Skill Level:
Intermediate Level
Co/Guest Instructor:
Photographers Keith Bauer and Adam Brubaker
Class size:
8 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries
  • Wide angle, standard, telephoto, and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them

A Note About Weather (and weather gear)

On this workshop, we will be working in the extreme cold. For winter weather, dress in layers. Pack insulated, waterproof or water-resistant pants (ski pants or fleece-lined pants), fleece tops, base layers, neck gaiters, hats that cover your ears, gloves, warm socks, insulated boots with good tread, and a waterproof insulated jacket or vest. Boot gaiters also come in handy to keep snow from sneaking inside your boots.

Participants must be prepared for extreme cold weather.

Participants should use soft sided rolling duffle for luggage.  Pack conservatively.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Intermediate knowledge of your camera, exposure, autofocus, and composition
Misc:

Travel information
Participants MUST arrive on Jan 19, 2025 during the day. Arrange cab (about 60 dollars) or hotel shuttle (free) from Bozeman Airport to Best Western, Bozeman MT. Shuttle Service stops at 5pm.
Participants may fly home on Jan 26th, but must have a flight no earlier than 1pm.

Hotel information

Hunt’s Photo will notify ALL hotels of attendees.  Do NOT call any hotel unless you are arriving earlier than Jan 19 or staying later than Jan 26.

We will be staying at the Best Western, Bozeman (406-587-5261) on January 19; Absaroka Lodge in Gardiner (406-848-7414) on January 20-22; and Best Western Desert Inn, West Yellowstone (406-646-7376) January 23-26.

Payments
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of the trip is required upon sign-up to secure a spot. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Policies:
Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy – Adventures

For most Photo Adventures, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the workshop is required to hold a spot. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable, but you can receive a 50% credit toward a future adventure. Within 45-days, the deposit is non-transferable.
For Photo Adventures under $1,000, we may only have the total cost payment option. In this case, 25% is non-refundable.
For national adventures (excluding Alaska), final payments are due one month prior to the start of the workshop.
For international adventures (and Alaska), final payments are due 90-days prior to the start of the workshop. We strongly encourage travel insurance!

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com

Photographing Yellowstone National Park during the winter is a memorable experience for every photographer. January, with its snow and cold temperatures, transforms America’s oldest national park into a wondrous land full of unique opportunities to photograph wildlife amid the dramatic landscapes of winter. For the week we will explore the park in two parts to capitalize on the best wildlife and landscape opportunities possible. The first half of the trip will be spent exploring the northern section of the park. Each day we will leave by van from Gardiner Montana in search of bison, moose, coyotes, fox, bobcat, and more along the Lamar Valley Road. Whenever possible we will photograph scenic landscapes as well. We will spend the second half of our trip exploring the interior of the park by custom snow coaches specially designed for traveling over snow. Each day we will leave from West Yellowstone Montana searching for the best wildlife activity and landscapes the interior has to offer. Traveling the park in these specialized vehicles is quite an adventure.

Itinerary
Jan 19 – Arrive Bozeman Montana (Friday fly in by afternoon- Stay at Best Western, N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 Phone: (406) 587–5261)
Jan 20 – Depart for Gardiner, MT Approx 10am in van; check in to hotel – Absaroka Lodge- 310 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT 59030 Phone: (406) 848-7414
Jan 20-21 – Use van for exploring the Northern section of the park
Jan 22 – Check out of hotel in the morning, spend half of the day in Lamar Valley. Depart for West Yellowstone in van approx 2pm. Arrive West Yellowstone after sunset for hotel check-in – Best Western Desert Inn, 133 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 Phone: (406) 646-7376
Jan 23-25 – Use Snow Coaches to explore interior of Yellowstone (three full days)
Jan 26 – Early Morning Departure for Bozeman and flights home

What’s included:
•In-field instruction at each location
•Local Transportation & Guides in Yellowstone
•Cost of Hotels Best Western, Bozeman (406-587-5261) on January 19; Absaroka Lodge in Gardiner (406-848-7414) on January 20-22; and Best Western Desert Inn, West Yellowstone (406-646-7376) January 23-26

What’s not included:
•Flight to and from Bozeman, MT; any additional transportation to the Best Western Hotel in Bozeman, MT
•Cost of meals

Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low. Minimal hiking, but photographing for long periods of time outside in the cold. Please see note below about weather.

In this workshop we will cover:

Autofocus, including with photographing wildlife
Exposure
Composition
Metering
Use of Lenses
Subject Development
Creative Thinking
Shooting in Low Light

The cost of this trip includes the cost of lodging, but does not include the cost of flight to Bozeman, MT or meals during the trip.

A Note About Weather (and weather gear)
On this workshop, we will be working in the extreme cold. For winter weather, dress in layers. Pack insulated, waterproof or water-resistant pants (ski pants or fleece-lined pants), fleece tops, base layers, neck gaiters, hats that cover your ears, gloves, warm socks, insulated boots with good tread, and a waterproof insulated jacket or vest. Boot gaiters also come in handy to keep snow from sneaking inside your boots.

Participants must be prepared for extreme cold weather.

Participants should use soft sided rolling duffle for luggage.  Pack conservatively.

Payments
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of the trip is required upon sign-up to secure a spot. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Recommended gear:

Camera, memory cards, batteries
Wide angle, standard, macro and telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Tripod
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them

Travel information
Participants MUST arrive on Jan 19, 2025 during the day. Arrange cab (about 60 dollars) or hotel shuttle (free) from Bozeman Airport to Best Western, Bozeman MT. Shuttle Service stops at 5pm.
Participants may fly home on Jan 26th, but must have a flight no earlier than 1pm.

Hotel information

Hunt’s Photo will notify ALL hotels of attendees.  Do NOT call any hotel unless you are arriving earlier than Jan 19 or staying later than Jan 26.

We will be staying at the Best Western, Bozeman (406-587-5261) on January 19; Absaroka Lodge in Gardiner (406-848-7414) on January 20-22; and Best Western Desert Inn, West Yellowstone (406-646-7376) January 23-26.