Mastering Exposure / Practical Hands On Workshops / Proven Experience

Maybe you’re not all that different from us. Perhaps you grew up with the fascination of capturing a moment, a memory…to remind you of where you’ve been in life and what you hold so dearly as a treasure…the photograph.  A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Possibly you’ve just discovered the magical quality of imprinting memories to paper.  Photography reconnects us to our past, filled with stories of a life fully lived.

With so many voices, opinions and perspectives on photography circulating – why learn from us?

One of our main goals is to educate on how to Master Your Camera – to push the capabilities of which ever camera you are holding, to the full extent of that which it is capable of.  Our hope is to help you capture the best possible exposure, color and composition in-camera!  Understanding how to utilize your camera to photograph in any lighting situation and become capable of printing images straight out of the camera without the added steps of editing the captured image is of great value to us.  Although, not opposed to editing your images, if you can capture the best possible exposure in camera – you definitely have much more time to spend behind the camera, out photographing the people and places you love the most and less time behind a computer editing.

Mastering Exposure 

Practical Hands On Workshops

You have one life – Live it!  Our international and regional workshops are designed to help you experience Life by engaging with the colors, composition and cultures of this world.  Joining our excursions is a journey in life experience and education.  Whether immersing yourself in the culture, getting up close to the wildlife, or taking in the grand vistas before you – we are here to experience these moments with you.  Many of our workshops will include 2 to 3 instructors available to assist with getting National Geographic quality images while understanding the settings and techniques behind the photography.

Christopher Balmer, owner of Photo Adventure Workshops, Perfect Light Camera and The Yellowstone Camera Store has been photographing for over 30 years and teaching over 14,000 students in the past 11 years.  Having a passion for life and capturing significant moments worth photographing, he has not only taught others how to do so – he has also surrounded himself with a team of photographers who share his passion for imparting knowledge and skill in photography as well.

Learn - Create - Inspire

Christopher Balmer: Lead Instructor

Proven Experience

- Shooting 30+ years full-time

- Professional for 15 years

- Opened Perfect Light Camera Store 10 years ago

- Sold over 25,000 Fine Art Prints

- Sold Over 200,000 Stock images

- He has images that have sold in 28 different countries

- He has taught over 14,000 students in 11 years and loves    to teach one-on-one

He has been an Instructor at BYU-I / BSU / MSUCrime scene Sheriff/Police Rape Crisis centerfire              departments

- Hosts/Teaches International Photo Workshops in Africa, Alaska, Amazon, Cambodia & Vietnam,              China, Iceland, India, Italy, Thailand, Yellowstone and more to come!


Perfect Light Camera & Supply and The Yellowstone Camera Store are factory direct pro dealers for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma, Black Rapid, MeFoto, Delkin, Hoya and many other top brands in the industry.


Perfect Light Camera & Supply was opened in 2008 by Christopher Balmer and has quickly become the Nation's leader in photography education with over 14,000 classroom students from across the United States.  Photo Adventure Workshops was created in 2016 and The Yellowstone Camera Store opened in 2019.


We are the same price as online dealers and big box stores, all with the same warranties and far better service!


The Yellowstone Camera Store

16 N Canyon Street

West Yellowstone, MT  59758

(406) 646-5191


Monday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday 8 am - 7 pm

Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

Closed for Season: October 16, 2020


Perfect Light Camera & Supply

2169 E 17th Street

Idaho Falls, Idaho

(208) 523-6789


Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

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