• Dates: Monday, July 9th  –  Sunday, July 15th (7 days, 6 nights)
  • Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Cost: $1250 USD (includes everything but airfare)
  • Group Size: 2-3 + 2 guides
  • Availability: SPACES AVAILABLE

Wyoming’s Teton range is home to some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes and darkest night skies. For this workshop we will spend six nights camping at the base of the mountains, waking up for sunrise to chase the perfect morning light and staying up late to shoot an absolutely incredible display of stars. Led by Garret Weintrob and Will Buckley, the trip’s goal will simply be to help everyone on board improve their photography skills while enjoying an amazing adventure in the mountains. With over 25 years of combined experience in the Tetons, guides Garret and Will bring to the tour not only a professional photography skill set, but also an intimate knowledge of the area.

Itinerary

Day 1 (7/9):
  • Arrive and meet up with everyone at the Jackson Hole airport in the morning
  • Drive into the town of Jackson and have lunch at Persephone Bakery
  • Leave Jackson and head over Togwotee Pass to Brooks Lake, where we will set up camp for the night
  • Shoot the sunset and, if it’s clear, the stars
Day 2 (7/10):
  • Wake up early and shoot the sunrise
  • Kayak around on the lake
  • Pack up and drive to the Jenny Lake Campground, where we will set up camp for the second night
  • Take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake and explore Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and Cascade Canyon
  • Shoot the sunset and stars (if it’s clear) at String Lake
Day 3 (7/11):
  • Sleep in, have breakfast
  • Drive into Jackson and visit the Tom Mangelsen gallery
  • Eat lunch at Pearl Street Bagels
  • Drive back into the park for an evening hike to Taggart Lake
  • Shoot for awhile at the lake, then head back to camp at Jenny Lake for the night
Day 4 (7/12):
  • Wake up early and hike to Delta Lake and/or Garnet Canyon
  • Drive to the old Moulton Barn in Antelope Flats
  • Sunset and astrophotography shoot at the northern end of Jackson Lake
  • Head back to camp and sleep
Day 5 (7/13):
  • Sleep in, have breakfast
  • Learn photo editing techniques in the morning
  • Explore the Oxbow Bend and Signal Mountain Area
  • Drive up Togwotee pass to shoot the sunset
Day 6 (7/14):
  • Shoot the sunrise at the String Lake outlet stream
  • Hike Hanging Canyon
  • Pack up camp, drive back into Jackson
  • Eat dinner at Pizzeria Caldera
  • Set up camp at the Gros Ventre campground (near the airport)
  • Shoot the sunset near Kelly
  • Review photos from the trip
Day 7 (7/15):
  • Head to airport for departure (transportation provided)

 

Packing List

Required:
  • Camera with a manual mode
  • Tripod
  • SD cards with a combined total of at least 64 GB (and/or an external hard drive on which to periodically transfer your photos)
  • At least 4 fully charged camera batteries (we will have access to a portable charger, but its charging capacity is rather limited)
  • Clothes for one week
  • Heavy jacket and warm sweatpants (night temperatures often drop down near freezing)
  • Small backpack for day hikes
  • A 1 liter water bottle
  • Pair of sturdy sneakers (hiking shoes/boots recommended)
  • Rain jacket
  • Toiletries
Recommended:
  • A camera with interchangeable lenses
  • A wide angle (12-24mm), medium (24-70mm), and telephoto (70-300mm) lens
  • An intervalometer (for shooting time lapses)
  • Microfiber lens cloth
  • Warm hat
  • Thin gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Bathing suit (swimming in the lakes can be cold but very fun!)
  • Portable charger for your phone (the portable charger provided will mainly be for camera batteries)
  • Small pillow

We will provide:

  • Tents
  • Transportation
  • Three meals per day, including snacks
  • Sleeping bags*
  • Sleeping pads*
  • Bear spray*

*You are welcome to bring your own as well; please let us know if you plan to do so

Do NOT bring:

  • More than two bags (we recommend a backpack for camera gear and a larger duffel for clothes. Avoid bringing bags with rollers if possible)

 

Guides:

Garret Weintrob

GarretWeintrobBio

Will Buckley

WillBuckleyBio

 

To Register:

An initial $500.00 USD deposit is required at the time of registration. The final $750.00 USD is due 2 weeks prior to the start of the trip (July 9th). This remaining balance should be in the form of a check paid to “Garret Weintrob” and mailed to P.O. Box 1247, Wilson, WY 83014. The initial $500.00 deposit can be paid below using the “Buy Now” button:




 

Liability:

Once the initial deposit is made, we will send you an email with a required liability waiver that you must sign and return prior to trip start.

Disclaimer:

This is not a “luxurious” trip. We are not going to be staying in nice hotels or eating gourmet meals every day. One of the most important parts of photography is putting yourself in the best position possible at any given time to “get the shot,” which we will try to achieve by spending as much time as possible in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. This means sleeping in tents at designated campsites around the Jackson Hole valley, which may or may not have access to showers. We will be cooking our own meals (except for a few exceptions) and washing our own dishes. Some hikes that we go on may be rather long (up to 10 miles). Expect to be a little bit dirty and a little bit tired by the end of the trip. Our goal is not to provide a comfortable vacation, but rather to put you in the best position to improve your photography skills and have an unforgettable adventure in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Cancellation policy:

If for any reason you wish to cancel, the initial deposit will be fully refunded so long as the cancellation is made 2 months in advance to the start of the trip. After this date (May 9th), the initial deposit is no longer refundable. The remaining balance of $750.00 USD is fully refundable up until 3 days prior to trip start, after which it is only 50% refundable. No refunds of any kind can be made after the start of the trip.

Questions?

Email garret@chairliftproductions.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!