Winter in Yellowstone National Park Jan 26-31, 2018

Winter in Yellowstone Gallery

Chuck Haney Photo Workshops – Winter in Yellowstone National Park


Dates: January 26-31, 2018

Class size: Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 9

Pricing: $2500.00 includes instruction,5 nights lodging (single occupancy), chartered private snowcoach for 2 two days with guide and lunch provided,  park entrance fees and entrance to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Students are responsible for their own transportation and meals, (exception snowcoach lunches and breakfasts).

Lodging: Check-in Friday, January 26; check-out Monday,  January 29

Booked lodging: Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone


Lodging: Check-in  Monday, January 29; Check-out Wednesday, January 31

Booked Lodging Best Western in Gardiner


Fly into Bozeman, Montana. Approximately a two hour drive to West Yellowstone. There is a shuttle service to West Yellowstone


Friday, January 26th- Meet and greet at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone. Please bring examples of your previous work on a laptop or usb stick.

Saturday, January 27th- Explore the thermal areas of the park in a snowcoach. Old Faithful.

Sunday, January 28th- Explore the thermal areas of the park in a snowcoach. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Monday January 29th  morning- photograph wolves and bears (captive) at West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

Drive to Gardiner (3hrs)  in the afternoon. We will carpool from West Yellowstone to Gardiner – shoot at Mammoth Hot Springs

Tuesday- January 30th- Explore along the northern road, Lamar Valley.

Wednesday January 31st morning – Explore along the northern road, Lamar Valley. Mammoth Hot Springs. The workshop concludes after the morning field session.


Yellowstone National Park is an amazing park to visit anytime, but it is extra special in the winter season when the landscape is transformed by a cloak of white snow. Having two bases to operate from, I have designed this workshop to ensure that you will get the most photographic opportunities while in the park. Summer crowds can be a bit overwhelming, in contrast, we will relish in the relative solitude that winter  delivers.

We begin our photographic journey in West Yellowstone where I have chartered two full days in a snowcoach that will transport us into the heart of the park’s thermal region. So what does a chartered snowcoach mean for the photographer? We will have the flexibility to be at great locations, you could not otherwise access, at sunrise and sunset. We will be able to visit select areas of the park and not be rushed when we discover a really great photography opportunity. In short, this is a huge advantage over just taking a normal guided trip into the park as our transportation will be geared towards  our  needs.We will visit geysers such as Old Faithful, Clepsydra and Riverside; and scenic waterfalls with the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone being a highlight. Of course, there will be plenty of wildlife opportunities along the roadway and our experienced guides (myself and the snowcoach driver) will get us to the best spots at the best times.

Part two of this amazing trip will require us to (carpool) drive back to Bozeman and then down to Gardiner, Montana (three hours),the northwest entrance of the park. From here, we will carpool and explore along the northern part of Yellowstone. There will be ample wildlife settings where wolves, coyotes, red fox and bison are commonly sighted. There are also great landscapes to capture at Mammoth Hot Springs and the Lamar Valley.

EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS: A sturdy tripod is a necessity for good landscapes. Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment (know which button does what!) before the workshop. I suggest a SLR camera with a wide-angle lens, (17-35mm range) and a zoom or fixed lens, like a 70-200 or 300mm. We have also had some point and shoot shooters attend so don’t feel you have buy that latest and greatest.

There’s a lot to learn just by seeing.


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