My 2020 Montana tour is sold out, but I am taking reservations for 2021. The dates for the 2021 tour will be June 17-24. If you need information or want to reserve a spot on the 2021 tour please click the email link above, or call 772-713-1216. Ask for Ron.
Learn how to get stunning images of a variety of birds and mammals that call the Centennial Valley their home. You will have a chance to see over 100 species of birds on this workshop and get images of many of them. We will also see mammals such as pronghorn and moose.
This workshop is limited to just four photographers, so each participant will receive personalized and focused attention.
This workshop will focus on getting images of a variety of bird species including:
Many of these birds will have young with them or will be feeding young.
Mammals we are likely to see and photograph include:
Moose Elk Pronghorn Badger Fox
Oh, and there are alpine wildflowers and butterflies too! ___________________________________________________________
So, come join me on this adventure into a secluded paradise where you never have to worry about other people getting in the way.
We will be photographing in the mornings and in the evenings. Dual trips allow the best opportunity to get images of the birds and mammals while they are most active.
I will teach you techniques to capture these birds and mammals without disturbing them, so you get them in natural postures and behaviors. __________________________________________________________
I will pick you up at Idaho Falls Airport and from there our adventure begins. I will transport you to the lodge where we will be staying, on all field outings, and back to the airport when our trip is done.
Workshop fee includes:
Personalized instruction Lodging All transport during tour Most meals Two field outings per day
Workshop fee does not include:
Cost of getting to Idaho Falls International Airport, alcoholic beverages, or gratuities.
We shoot rain or shine unless there is lightning or other hazardous conditions. If we get weathered out we will be doing slide presentations, work-flow processing, or image reviews depending on individual needs.
Best bird photos are obtained with 500MM or more. Hand-holding is best, but tripods and monopods also work well. There will be hiking on uneven terrain, but nothing super difficult. However, you will need to be able to traverse small rises, hike up to a mile, and sit on the ground for several minutes at a time. This is a high mountain valley with an altitude of approximately 7000 feet. Generally, we do not shoot from blinds. So, good camouflage clothing from head to toe is needed including face mask and gloves. Patience and persistence is required to get the best images.
A video is available if you want to see a bit of the valley and where we will be staying. _________________________________________________________
The workshop itinerary is subject to change and is to be considered provisional.
This workshop requires a minimum number of participants, if sufficient workshop places are not sold the workshop may not be run, this workshop has a minimum participant level of 3.
Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
Given we use the only lodging in the valley there is a no refund policy for this workshop. Once you pay your deposit I can give no refunds if you cannot attend.
With only 4 spots available it will not take long to fill this workshop, so please register soon to reserve your spot!
If you have questions or would like more information email me here.