Glacier NP Workshop, July 7-12, 2023 (Deposit)

Glacier NP Workshop, July 7-12, 2023 (Deposit)

Regular price $900.00 Sale

This workshop is currently waitlisted.  If a spot becomes available, we'll offer the waitlist spots.  Join the Waitlist via email.  

Total fee: $5,195 and includes lodging. A remaining balance invoice will be sent on request or ~90 days from start of workshop. 

Glacier National Park combines everything I dream of in a photographic location. Razor-sharp, glacially carved peaks; high-alpine, reflecting lakes; pristine streams and raging waterfalls—all easily accessed by a series of roads and trails you’d expect to find in the Swiss Alps. Then there’s the wildlife: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, and grizzly and black bear are common sights in this incredibly photogenic park. 

In this small, 12-person, lodging-inclusive workshop, we’ll spend six days roaming this amazing park, from the shores of Lake MacDonald on the west side, to the wilder areas of the park on the east side, including the gorgeous Many Glacier and Two Medicine Lake sections. We’ll spend lots of time on the scenic Going to the Sun highway, which cuts through the park, photographing some of the most epic scenery found in the continental US. Throughout, we will help you hone your photographic skills and creative vision through field work, editing and critiques, and classroom training. 

I’ll be joined on this adventure by my good friends David Archer and Rick LePage. David is an amazingly skilled wildlife and landscape photographer, and Rick is my workshop coordinator, a great teacher and photographer in his own right. Their presence will give us a 4:1 student-teacher ratio, ensuring that you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get the help and direction that you need throughout the workshop. 

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.

Planned Course Schedule

This is a proposed guide to our Glacier adventure, and is subject to change based on weather, wildlife knowledge, and group interest at the time we’re in the park. We’ll do our best each day to have student image reviews and critiques of photos taken the day before, as well as some class time during the week for post-processing demos, instruction and Q&A. In the field, we’ll demonstrate advanced techniques like panoramic mergers, focus stacking, time-lapse and night-sky photography. 

Day 1: Friday, July 7 (3 PM START TIME) 

Meet and greet in the classroom in West Glacier 

Overview: Glacier’s light and weather 

Student image presentation 

Group dinner 


Day 2: Saturday, July 8 

Sunrise shoot on Lake MacDonald 

Scouting the first portion of the Going to the Sun Highway 

Sunset/blue hour shoot TBD 


Day 3: Sunday, July 9 (West Glacier to St Mary) 

Pack up and leave West Glacier 

Morning shoot along the Going to the Sun Highway; general scouting 

Check in to St Mary Village 

Wildlife scouting in the St Mary area


Day 4: Monday, July 10 

Sunrise shoot/wildlife scouting in Many Glacier 

Post-production/class time 

Sunset shoot along Going to the Sun Highway 


Day 5: Tuesday, July 11 

Drive to Two Medicine Lake for waterfall, river and landscape shoot 

Scouting in Many Glacier at the end of the day 


Day 6: Wednesday, July 12 

Wildlife scouting in Many Glacier 

Sunset shoot/scouting class choice 


Day 7: Thursday, July 13 

Early morning (7 am) departure from St Mary Village to Kalispell airport.

What to Bring

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.


During the workshop, we’ll have two vans with us, including “El Jefe,” my big Mercedes Sprinter. Those who wish to drive on their own are more than welcome. 

The nearest airport to Glacier is the Glacier Park International Airport (code FCA) in Kalispell, MT, and is approximately an hour from West Glacier and 2.5 hours from St Mary. Rental cars should be available for those who wish to drive, either for exploration outside of the workshop or convenience. We will, however, schedule a pickup in Kalispell mid-day on July 7, to pick up participants who do not wish to rent cars, and will drop people off at the Glacier Park airport early on the morning of July 13. 

When making your arrangements, please note that the workshop will start at 3pm promptly on July 7. 


Our Classroom and Lodging

Because getting accommodations in all areas of Glacier National Park can be difficult, the workshop fee includes all lodging from July 7-12. In West Glacier, we have arranged a number of short-term rental and hotel accommodations near our classroom. During our time on the east side of the park, we will be staying at St Mary Village, near Glacier’s eastern entrance. 

The classroom in West Glacier will be at a house near where students are staying. In St Mary, we will have access to a conference room that we can use for image reviews (and class time where possible). 


Payment Terms 

The Glacier workshop fee is $5195, which includes the workshop, all lodging and optional transportation to and from Kalispell. Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 90 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to the workshop to hold your place. 

All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop. If you cancel anywhere from 59 to 30 days prior to the workshop, we will make every effort to find a replacement. If we can fill your spot, 90% of your workshop fee will be refunded; if we cannot find a replacement, we will refund 50% of your workshop fee. Any cancellation within 30 days is non-refundable. 

Download the workshop PDF here for full itinerary, travel & lodging details, gear suggestions, payment terms and more.