Mission Valley Montana Spring Photography Tour and Workshop

May 11-15, 2023
Lake Dauterive Cypress Trees in Sunlit Fog - photo by Chuck Haney

Mission Valley Montana Photo Tour Gallery

Mission Valley –Montana Spring Photography Tour and Workshop

Dates: May 11-15, 2023

Price:  $1400.00  Workshop price is for instruction only. Transportation, lodging, and meals are students’ responsibilities. We will carpool. Limited to 8 students. 

Cancellation Policy:If you cancel and the workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

  • Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
  •  Less than 90 days: no refund
  • Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

We highly recommend purchasing “Travel Insurance” at time of registration. Required on any international trip.  AAA or Allianz offer policies


Red Lion Inn Polson, Montana 406-466-5900 

If flying, the closest airport with Kalispell, Montana.

There will be some hiking involved when visiting Wild Horse Island (less than 2 miles in total)


Thursday, May 11 6 pm meet and greet at the Red Lion Inn in Polson. Please bring some examples of your previous photo work to share with the group.

Friday, May 12- explore scenic Flathead Lake. Cherry orchards should be in full bloom. 

Saturday, May 13– explore the Mission Valley. Old barns, Flathead River. 

Sunday, May 14- National Bison Range

Monday, May 15  Ninepipes WMA birding and scenics.  The workshop tour ends after the morning field session


This is another special region that makes Montana so wonderful and we will take advantage of one of the best months of the year to photograph here. Cherry tree orchards should be in blossom along Flathead Lake. Dramatic relief of the Mission Mountains towers over a valley full of wetlands ponds in the Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area. The wetlands are not only a great place for bird photography but make for great spots to capture reflections on calm days. There are several great vistas along the Flathead River that reveal the spectacular snow-capped Mission Mountains backdrop. We will visit the National Bison Range where there is plenty of birds and wildlife to keep any photographer happy. The scenic vistas aren’t bad either, especially in the evening. The famed Red Sleep Drive will just be opening up for the season. The arrowleaf balsamroot wildflowers are outstanding in May. 

Since this area is close to my home, I know the terrain very well, I have not offered this class in a few years, so I am more than happy to return and share my local knowledge with my fellow photographers.


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Whitefish, MT 59937

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