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It's September in Jackson Hole. Summer has lost her momentum and Fall is upon us. The leaves have begun to turn their golden yellows and oranges. The days are cooler. The air is crisp and clean. The elk are entering their rut and bulls can be heard bugling for miles. The valley is calling for you. Every inch of this park is begging to be photographed. From the tiniest mammals to the grand spectacle of the Teton range itself. Are you ready for an adventure?
Understanding how to use your equipment is crucial for capturing images. Duh right? Well with the sophistication of cameras these days, it's pretty easy to grab a decent photo on the AUTO setting. On this trip we're going full manual. You'll learn how to unlock the complete potential of your gear which will give you the edge over all of those other AUTO shooters out there. Don't fret though. We don't expect you to be an expert or to have all the answers after the first day. We'll be there every step of the way to guide you through shooting on the correct settings as well as explaining why they are the most optimal for the situation.
We are entering the park during a prime wildlife period. The deer family have lost majority of their velvet. Giant bull moose and elk are roaming the landscape. It's also common to come across bighorn sheep and mule deer. Bison will frequent the area and offer us some beautiful picturesque scenes as they graze in the foreground against fall foliage and the Tetons. We'll learn how to transition to a wildlife state of mind from a camera perspective so that you may easily shoot landscapes to animals without missing any moments!
Rises & Sets
When you don't have a lot of time on your hands in the park it may be difficult to pick a location for shooting the sunrise and sunset. Luckily, our guides know where the best places are. Each day we will go out to photograph the sunrise and be ready and prepared to photograph the sunset. No two days are alike. With weather and cloud cover varying expect to get different dramatic shots each day.
Just because the day is over does not mean the photo opportunities are. Grand Teton National Park boasts wonderful dark skies. If our expedition lines up with ideal conditions an optional night excursion will be offered. If you still have some energy and you want learn how to capture the milky way then our guides will take you out and literally give you the stars.