April 28 – May 2, 2020
Price: $2195 per guest participant; spouses or non-participant guests also welcome*
A photography retreat led by contributing National Geographic photographer in the great outdoors of Jackson Hole, WY
This small group, comprehensive workshop has been an annual Fall tradition – now including Spring due to demand! It is designed to make you a better photographer by helping you to understand the fundamentals of how to create better images. You will learn how to tell a story with your photographs, how to capture a moment, and how to create enduring images through a better understanding of light and composition.
Daily workshops will address the fundamentals of photography through classroom instruction, field work and assignments, image critique and portfolio review, and digital workflow. Topics that will be covered include creating a sense of place, lighting and composition, storytelling, wildlife, landscapes, and the art of travel photography.
Who Should Participate:
The workshop is aimed at amateur photographers who are a beginner to intermediate (or advanced) in their skill set with a working knowledge of the basic features of their cameras and a desire to take their photography to the next level.
The tuition includes 5 nights of lodging at the luxuriously appointed craftsman log lodge – The Bentwood Inn.
Arrival on Tuesday, April 28th and departure on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
Each participant will get their own room and may bring a spouse or another non-participant guest, depending on space, at a rate of $400, inclusive of meals.
The in-house chef at the Bentwood Inn will host an opening reception with appetizers, wine and dinner on the day of arrival and again on the final evening of the Photography Retreat.
All breakfasts are prepared and served at the Bentwood Inn; for early departure days to go into the field juice, coffee and baked goods will be ready early – with takeaway boxed breakfasts.
All other meals will be up to participants to purchase during the retreat. Although eating together is not required it is encouraged since it will be a great time for discussion and festive camaraderie.
Transportation is not included. Please make your travel arrangements to and from the airport. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the workshop and other instruction locations.
Please contact us at email@example.com / 307-739-1411 for more information!
About Andrew Coleman:
National Geographic photographer Andrew Coleman has traveled around the globe in search of amazing wildlife and landscapes. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler and the National Geographic website, as well as other publications, and is represented in the National Geographic Image Collection. Andrew has an insatiable appetite to be in the wild and, through his images, attempts to capture the extraordinary beauty of the natural world. Andrew has joined National Geographic Expeditions to Yellowstone National Park, Alaska, Borneo, the Galápagos, the Arctic, Around the World by Private Jet, and Cuba. Over the course of his career, he has traveled, camera in hand, to some of the world’s most remarkable places, including Jordan, Easter Island, Ecuador, Bora Bora, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, and Uganda.
Follow him on Instagram @andywcoleman
Past Workshop Attendee Testimonial:
The Winter 2019 Photography Workshop at Bentwood Inn far exceeded my expectations. Andy’s professionalism, photographic expertise, local knowledge and genuine love for Grand Teton National Park provided the perfect combination for a small group of photographers with varying levels of expertise to come together to learn and explore in one of the most beautiful national parks in the US.
Everyone at the Bentwood Inn is fantastic and accommodating with our last-minute schedule changes on any given day; allowing us to take the best advantage of the weather and available natural light. The Inn itself is quite lovely and provided a wonderful home base for learning, sharing of photos, and getting to know each other. As a solo traveler, I appreciated the time we spent together as a group – the company was great, conversations were never dull, and the food was excellent.
During his 1st presentation, Andy mentioned that the workshop was aimed at the amateur/advanced amateur who wants to take their nature/landscape/wildlife photography to the next level. I shot photos on the 1st day with my camera set to Auto mode, by the 2nd day I was practicing exclusively in Aperture Priority mode, and am now playing with exposure compensation and shutter speed. I owe this to the expertly planned workshop and Andy’s efforts to help us all learn. My gratitude and recommendation for this workshop.
What a memorable time it was with you all in Jackson.
I will fondly remember being with this adventurous group of people who were willing to get going before the crack of dawn to capture the pink and orange of first light on the tip tops of the Tetons, to spend the afternoon in sagebrush collectively willing a hungry moose to quit eating and raise his darn head and to sink into the evening noshing on cheese, drinking wine and talking photography before a roaring fire.
Andy – I learned so much and am now totally converted to aperture priority! You are such a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
Aiden and Alorra – your hospitality was top notch and the food, well….yummy!
Thanks for everything!