Monday - May 10

9:45am – 10:45am      Rediscovering The Passion of Photography

11:00am – 12:30pm    Photography Skills Refresher – Part I – Christopher Balmer

2:00pm – 4:00pm        Photography Skills Refresher – Part II – Christopher Balmer

4:15pm – 5:30pm        Geology & Wonder of Yellowstone – Duncan Foley 

7:30pm – 9:00pm        Hands-On Photo Skills Set Up: IN HOUSE

                                         The #1 Challenge: Shutter Speed Challenge Shoot

Tuesday - May 11

6:00 am – 3pm  Add-On PARK TOUR: FISHING BRIDGE / HAYDEN - Additional $159

8:30am – 10:15am      Landscape Photography & Filters – Kevin Odette

10:30am – 12:30pm    Wildlife/Art of Nature – Christopher Balmer

2:00pm – 3:50pm        Thermal Systems: Geysers Mudpots Hot Springs – Duncan Foley

4:15pm – 5:30pm        Macro with Flowers & Insects – Steven Hatch 

7:30pm – 9:00pm        Macro Hands-On Shoot Set Up: IN HOUSE

Wednesday - May 12

6:00 am – 3pm  Add-On PARK TOUR: NORRIS / MAMMOTH - Additional $159         

8:30am – 10:30am      Creating Efficiency & Consistency – Christopher Balmer

11:00am – 12:30pm    Using Your Photography for Conservation – Dr. Charles Peterson  

2:00pm – 3:50pm        Lighting: OFF-Camera Flash (with examples) – Steven

4:15pm – 5:45pm        Astro Photography – TAMRON's Marc Morris            

7:30pm – 8:00pm        Constructive Critiques Small Group #1   6 Person Small Groups

8:15pm – 8:45pm        Constructive Critiques Small Group #2   6 Person Small Groups 

7:30pm – 9:30pm        Lighting Tutorial Hands On / ADD ON COST: $99 (Space Limited)

                                              (Sign Ups Begin Feb 1, 2021)

Thursday - May 13

6:00 am – 3:00pm  Add-On PARK TOUR: FISHING BRIDGE / HAYDEN – Additional $159   

8:30am– 10:30am    Composition: Leading The Eye – Loy Schroeder, Kevin Odette & Duncan Foley

11:00am– 12:30pm  (Two Different Options)

              Option: Early Photographic History of Yellowstone – Dr. Charles Peterson  

              Option: Naturalists Guide to Keeping Nature Photography Simple & Fun – Doug Owen

2:00– 4:00 pm  (Two Different Options)

              Option: Lightroom Enhancements for Landscapes & Post Processing Possibilities - Steven Hatch

              Option: Video in DSLR Cameras – Spencer Wood

4:15pm – 5:45pm     Science of Today’s Optics – TAMRON's Marc Morris  (4:15pm – 5:45pm)

7:30pm – 9:30pm     TAMRON Image Master Charley Voorhis

Friday - May 14

6:00 am – 3:00pm  Add-On PARK TOUR: GEYSER BASINS – Grand Prismatic – Additional $159   

8:30am – 10:30am    How To Sell Your Images / Pricing Your Images / Win Contests – Christopher Balmer

11:00am – 12:30pm  Creating Breathtaking Panoramics – Nigel May

2:00pm – 3:30pm       Networking: Getting Your Face Out There – Steven Hatch

4:00pm – 6:00pm       CANON Explorer Of Light - CHAS GLATZER – Exposure

Saturday - May 15

8:30am – 9:30am        Print Quality: Making the Most from Your Prints: McKenna Pro – Dave Mason

9:45am – 10:45am      Hands On Skills Shoot / Motion Blur – Harold Klein

11:00am – 12:00pm   Micro Adjusting Lenses – Harold Klein

2:00pm – 4:00pm       Keynote Session: CANON Explorer Of Light CHAS GLATZER

Special Note: Park Tours and Add-On Classes will be available for registration on February 1st, 2021 at 10am.

(If you were registered for a Park Tour for the 2020 Symposium, which was postponed due to the CoVid-19 situation, your registration carries over to 2021 and you will be pre-registered for the same park tour you originally registered for).

Park Tours will leave at 6am and return by 3pm: Cost is $159: An instructor will accompany each vehicle.

Lens rentals and lenses checked out from either Tamron or Nikon must be completed the night before Park Tour.

Park Tours will leave promptly from Three Bear Lodge each morning.


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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