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September 15-20‚ 2024 - 1 Spot Available

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  • Experience Level

    Beginner to Advanced 

    This workshop is designed for photographers of all skill levels. You'll receive personalized guidance to build on your strengths and overcome weaknesses. Expect to be challenged and grow, regardless of your starting point.

  • Fitness Level


    Short hikes along the boardwalks with some up and down. We will be hiking up to a mile each day.

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  • Curriculum

    Field Sessions & Classroom Instruction

    Our days will be split between sunrise and sunset field sessions, with classroom time and breaks in between. You'll learn techniques like: contemplative photography, focus stacking, unique Lightroom methodologies, and developing projects to take your photography to the next level!

  • Group Size

    Limited to 8 Guests

    We keep our group sizes small to ensure the individual attention you deserve.

  • Location

    West Yellowstone, Montana

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  • Fly To

    West Yellowstone, Montana (WYS) or Bozeman, Montana (BZN)

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Yellowstone is a photographer's paradise, full of intricate details that are easily missed if you don't take your time to really look around. In this unique workshop, we will encourage you to slow down and open your eyes to the incredible beauty surrounding you in this national park. From steamy thermal features to rainbow-filled waterfalls and geysers, there is an incredible variety of stunning subjects to capture in Yellowstone. This workshop is designed for those who want to challenge themselves and push their creative boundaries. You'll have the opportunity to experiment with different techniques and perspectives while exploring Yellowstone's diverse and captivating landscapes.

  • David Kingham

    David is an accomplished professional photographer renowned for his evocative nature imagery. His work showcases intimate landscapes, stunning nightscapes, and masterful black-and-white photography. As the founder of Exploring Exposure, David is dedicated to mentoring aspiring photographers, helping them refine their skills and develop their artistic vision.

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  • Jennifer Renwick

    Jennifer is a professional photographer renowned for her captivating abstract and small scene imagery. With a keen eye for detail, she uncovers the hidden stories within grand landscapes. Jennifer is passionate about helping fellow photographers discover their unique style and guiding them to express their vision through meaningful projects.

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Preparation: Upon registration, a comprehensive itinerary will be sent to you, ensuring all the details are at your fingertips to help you plan your travel arrangements seamlessly.

Day 1: Kickoff and Immersion

  • 5:00 pm: Meet at the hotel for introductions and a warm welcome.
  • Dinner: Enjoy an early group dinner to beat the crowds and foster connections among the participants.
  • Evening Session: Engage in captivating presentations at the hotel, setting the stage for the art of photographing intimate landscapes in Yellowstone. We'll discuss composition techniques, lighting, and the unique challenges and opportunities of capturing the intricate details and subtle beauty found within the park's diverse ecosystem.

Days 2-5: In-depth Exploration and Learning

  • Early Morning: Venture into Yellowstone to capture the ethereal beauty of the intimate landscapes in the soft, golden light of early morning. We'll focus on creating compelling compositions that showcase the park's fascinating geological features, such as the colorful thermal pools, the delicate textures of the geyser basins, and the lush, verdant forests, while harnessing the power of light to evoke emotion in your images.
  • Brunch & Rest: Return to West Yellowstone for a well-deserved meal and a brief rest to recharge for the afternoon sessions.
  • Afternoon: Gather for an engaging image share, where everyone will present their favorite images from the previous outings. This is an opportunity to learn from each other and celebrate the group's achievements.
  • Classroom Session: Dive into our exclusive Lightroom techniques designed to streamline your creative workflow without compromising the impact of your final images. We'll explore new tools and techniques each day, building upon the previous day's learnings, with a focus on enhancing the unique qualities of Yellowstone's intimate landscapes, such as bringing out the vibrant colors of the thermal pools, creating depth in the lush forest scenes, and emphasizing the intricate textures of the geyser basins. You'll have ample time to work on your own images under our guidance.
  • Late Afternoon: Head back into the park to explore and photograph diverse locations, seeking out the hidden gems and overlooked details that make Yellowstone's intimate landscapes so captivating. A convenient sack lunch will be provided to keep you fueled during the afternoon shoot.
  • Return: Arrive back at the hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 6: Reflection and Farewell

  • Morning: Gather for a concluding image critique session, where you'll receive valuable feedback and insights on your work. We'll celebrate the progress made and share the unique perspectives and creative approaches developed throughout the workshop.
  • 11:00 am: The workshop concludes, leaving you inspired, enriched, and equipped with new skills, fresh perspectives, and lasting friendships forged through a shared passion for exploring and capturing the captivating intimate landscapes of Yellowstone National Park. Depart with a renewed sense of wonder and a refined vision for your nature photography journey.

Throughout the workshop, we'll focus on developing your eye for the subtle beauty of Yellowstone's intimate landscapes, honing your technical skills, and refining your post-processing techniques to create stunning, evocative images that showcase the park's unique character and your individual style.

What You'll Experience

Intimate Yellowstone Landscapes: Immerse yourself in the captivating details and hidden wonders of Yellowstone National Park, from the intricate patterns of the geothermal features to the delicate beauty of the park's flora and fauna. Capture the essence of Yellowstone's intimate landscapes through your lens, focusing on the smaller scenes that are often overlooked.

Diverse Photography Opportunities: Discover a wide array of photographic subjects, including the vibrant colors of the thermal pools, the graceful lines of the geyser formations, and the subtle textures of the park's varied ecosystems. Explore the stunning canyon walls, waterfalls, and diverse ecosystems that offer a wide range of photographic inspiration.

Slow and Contemplative Photography: During our workshop, we will focus on Slow and Contemplative Photography techniques, allowing us to connect with the landscape and capture its beauty in a unique way. We will take the time to explore the park, discover its hidden gems, and notice the often-overlooked details.

Classroom Instruction: Benefit from comprehensive classroom sessions covering composition techniques, macro photography, and post-processing specific to the unique challenges of photographing Yellowstone's intimate scenes. We'll help you refine your skills and create captivating images that showcase the intricate beauty of the park's natural wonders.

Personalized Guidance: Receive one-on-one support from experienced photographers who know the park intimately, ensuring you make the most of your time in the field and develop your unique creative vision.

Why Yellowstone Intimate Landscapes in September?

Ideal Conditions: September in Yellowstone offers ideal conditions for intimate landscape photography. The crowds of summer have dissipated, allowing for a more peaceful and immersive experience in the park. The cooler temperatures and softer light create a perfect environment for capturing the subtle details and textures of Yellowstone's natural wonders.

Unique Photographic Opportunities: Focusing on intimate landscapes in Yellowstone allows you to capture the park's beauty in a new and creative way. By exploring the smaller scenes and details, you'll discover photographic opportunities that are often overlooked, resulting in a portfolio of unique and compelling images that showcase the essence of Yellowstone's natural wonders.

Important Details

Lodging: We have secured a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn, conveniently located near the park's west entrance. The special group rate is $369/night, providing a comfortable and modern base for our photography adventures in Yellowstone. You may also choose to stay anywhere in the West Yellowstone area. More information will be provided after registration.

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What is Included

  • Small class size of 8 maximum to ensure proper attention to each client
  • Two attentive instructors for a client to instructor ratio of 4:1
  • Water and snacks
  • Image Critiques
  • Tailored post-processing instruction in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Sack lunch from local deli provided for dinners in the field

What is Not Included

  • Transportation - 2 people can ride in our vehicle, others will carpool together (all roads are paved) *
  • Lodging - we have a block of rooms held for you
  • Meals - we will be eating some meals together as a group

* Please note that carpooling is REQUIRED. We must get down to three
vehicles for our group since parking can be a challenge at times.

Important Note: This workshop is focused on intimate landscapes, also known as small scenes. Although we may photograph grand landscapes if the opportunity arises, it will not be our main focus. Additionally, we will not be stopping for wildlife sightings as we have specific timelines to adhere to, and getting stuck in a wildlife jam would not be conducive to achieving our goals.

Safety First

Your safety is our utmost priority, especially when exploring remote locations. As certified Wilderness First Responders, David and Jennifer are prepared to handle any situation, big or small. We also carry satellite communication devices to ensure we can request rescue assistance if needed in areas without cellular coverage.


As proud members of Nature First Photography, we are committed to responsible nature photography practices. We abide by and promote the seven principles of this movement to our clients, encouraging them to join us in preserving the natural world we capture through our lenses.

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Legal Compliance

At Exploring Exposure, we operate with the highest level of integrity. We obtain all necessary permits, carry comprehensive liability insurance, and acquire any required certifications to ensure our workshops are conducted legally and ethically.

For this workshop, Exploring Exposure is Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park. We are also an equal opportunity service provider.

Our Teaching Philosophy

At our workshops, we are dedicated to helping you discover and develop your unique creative style through personalized training tailored to your skill level and photographic interests. Our goal is to provide you with a rigorous learning experience, both in the field and the classroom, to elevate your photography to new heights.

Your growth and satisfaction are our top priorities. We put your interests first, focusing solely on your learning experience. Throughout the workshop, we will take photographs alongside you to demonstrate how we approach a scene, share techniques, and foster a sense of camaraderie within the group. However, we will never leave you to pursue our own photographic endeavors. Our attention will always remain on you and your progress.

We regularly check in with each participant to provide helpful feedback and advice on your work, without being overbearing. Our biggest goal is to see you succeed and learn, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

We recognize that each participant joins our workshops at different stages of their photographic development. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, we are here to guide and assist you. We firmly believe that there is always room for growth and improvement in photography, and we are committed to helping you refine your skills and find your unique creative vision.

Above all, we strive to create a fun, engaging, and rewarding experience for you. Our small group sizes allow us to build strong connections with our clients, fostering a sense of community and belonging. We are driven by our love for photography and find immense joy in witnessing our participants' growth and artistic development.

Join us on this exciting journey of photographic discovery, and let us help you unlock your full creative potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are spouses/partners welcome?

For this workshop, no. Unless they are paying full price for a seat. We must reduce the number of cars due to parking concerns.

Will I have cell service during the workshop?

Cell signal is extremely intermittent in most of the locations we will visit, you should not expect to be connected all the time, at certain locations you may be offline for long periods, enjoy the silence. There is cell service and wifi available in West Yellowstone.

Will weather cancel the workshop?

Dramatic weather is when the best photographs are created! Unless there are very dangerous conditions the weather will not stop us, in fact it will encourage us! No rain checks will be given for any weather related circumstances.

Will the instructors take photos during the workhop?

The instructors will take a few photos in a limited manner, this is so you can see how we approach a scene, create comradery with the group, and show you the same type of images you will be taking for our processing session. Our focus will always remain with you.

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Fitness Level

This workshop will involve short hikes of 2-3 miles total daily. We will only be on the boardwalks so the hikes are easy, but carrying around your camera pack all day can get exhausting.

How to Get There

If you are flying in there are several options:

  • West Yellowstone Airport - 5 minutes to the hotel
  • Bozeman International Airport - 1h 45m to the hotel
  • Idaho Falls Airport - 1h 45m to the hotel
  • Jackson Hole Airport - 2h 45m to the hotel

We recommend using Google Flights to find the best option for where you are coming from.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 90 days prior to the workshop we will refund your initial payment minus a $100 fee.
  • 90 days before the start of the workshop, we will refund your initial payment only if we can fill your spot.
  • The full balance is due 60 days before the workshop. There will be no refunds on the full amount owed. We will attempt to fill your spot, if filled there will be a $100 administrative fee charged and the rest of your payment will be refunded.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY, even for medical emergencies. All cancellation requests must be in writing and received either by US mail or E-mail. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and trip cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect you in the event of an unexpected situation that prevents you from attending the workshop. We recommend Travelguard or World Nomads.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event we cancel a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. we are not, however, liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, and for this reason we also recommend the purchase of trip insurance.

Have Questions?

Feel free to reach out, we are happy to help!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I have done quite a few photography workshops and what David and Jennifer is offering is so unique and special that is on a whole other level. They truly care about their clients' learning and progress in photography. I did a six day Yellowstone intimate photography workshop and it was the most exhilarating significant experience in my photography journey so far. Their only focus was for each of us to connect to ourselves and to nature on a much deeper level and find ways to express ourselves using nature. They gave us all the tools we needed, the inspiration and excitement before going out as well as the feedback and support we wanted in the field. Their ability to provide the guidance while giving us the space to find our own way and vision was so different than other photography guides. In addition, David provided extremely valuable post processing tips that will make this this part so much easier. I highly recommend them as they give their all to their clients before during and after the workshop.


Jennifer and David's Intimate Details workshop in Yellowstone was outstanding! They have extensive knowledge about the area which was very helpful when navigating the busy park at the best times to avoid traffic congestion as well as diverting to a different location if necessary. In four days we were able to shoot a huge variety of intimate and wider scenes from geysers to waterfalls to autumnal grasses to bacterial mat details. The afternoon post processing sessions were incredibly helpful for me. Jennifer and David have an obvious love and respect for nature. They were very kind and supportive to all of the participants and I could not have asked for a better experience. I will most definitely be doing another one of their workshops!

Mary B.

Jennifer and David know Yellowstone down to individual thermal features, and they have the forecasting expertise to predict when and where conditions will create the greatest photographic potential for their workshop groups. At any given site, they are alert to the changes in atmospherics and light that create opportunities, and they are there with group and individual coaching on technique for the situation. At the same time, there's no feeling of herding, no pressure to conform; only encouragement of each participant's curiosity and vision. I've never felt at once so free and so supported during a workshop.