Yellowstone Photo Tour 

Winter in Yellowstone Photography Workshop



February 17th-20th, 2020

$1,099 per person

$500 Deposit


Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photography Instructors/Guides

Christopher Balmer

Harold Klein

February 17th, 2020

Check in at Three Bear Lodge in West Yellowstone, MT

One hour camera settings class.

February 18th 


We will depart Three Bear Lodge early the morning of 18th on our own private snow coaches and spend the day in the Park.

That evening we will spend an hour talking about the day and help people with settings to prepare for the next day.

February 19th

Depart Three Bear Lodge early on our snow coaches for another great day in the Park. With a repeat of class time that evening and to say good byes.


February 20th


Check Out

The focus of the workshop will be winter landscapes and how to compose and expose them correctly. Although, we will be looking for the Bison, Foxes, Coyotes, wolves and especially our friends the Bobcats throughout the workshop. So, bring a big lens too or rent one from our store here in West Yellowstone. The rental lenses are first come first serve. 


To register, call 406-646-5191 

Full payment is due upon registration.  

What's Included 

Lodging throughout the workshops as outlined above. If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

  • Lodging

  • All in-park entrance fees

  • Transportation while at the workshop

What's Not Included 

  • Flights or transportation to West Yellowstone, Montana.

  • Meals

  • Suggested Gratuities are: $15 / Day  per Person for Guide

  • Any additional nights accommodations that take place beyond the time frame of the workshop dates

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Any emergency services, if necessary.

What Should I Wear?

  • Warm clothes (think layers)

  • Snow Boots (taller waterproof boot preferred, but not necessary)

  • Snow Pants

  • Warm Coat and Layers

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Did I say layers - you'll want to plan on this as sometimes it warms up during the day.

Suggested Photography Gear

  • Wide Angle Lenses - for Landscapes

  • (11-20mm for Crop Sensor Cameras / 17-35mm for Full Frame Sensors)

  • Telephoto for Wildlife

  • (150-600mm or 200-500mm or even an 18-400mm)

  • Chargers and Batteries for Camera 

  • (preferably extra batteries as they will become exhausted in the cold - just like we do)

  • Memory Cards, Memory Cards - yes - bring more than 1

  • Polarizer for the widest angle lens (we prefer the Moose filters)

  • Tripod - yes, you're doing landscapes - bring it!

  • Rain Sleeve for your lenses.

Suggested Non-Photography Gear

Protect Your Trip

Travel insurance isn’t just for medical assistance. Our plans protect you AND your belongings. We offer coverage for lost, damaged and stolen luggage and belongings. Our insurance team can help you replace lost prescriptions and travel documents while you’re on your journey. Travelex Insurance is here to help.

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fees 

All travel workshop balances are due 90 business days before the photo tour workshop start date. Full payment is required on bookings taken 60 days prior to photo tour workshop start date. All workshop fees can be paid by check made out to “Perfect Light”. All card transactions for final payments will be charged a 3.5% processing fee. There will be a fee affixed for late payments. Deposits are due at time of registration and are non-refundable.


Workshop Cancellations

After registering for a workshop tour, you have three (3) business days of the original deposit date to cancel and receive a full refund (less a 6% card fee). Cancellations on the part of the participant must be made in writing and received by our office by US mail or email. If you cancel 121 or more days prior to the photo tour workshop start date, 25% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 or less days prior to the photo tour workshop start date, 100% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 days or less prior to the workshop start date and your spot is filled by another participant, you may receive a refund less all transfer fees. All refunds will be made by check.


Cancellation Fees

121 or more days prior to photo tour workshop start date 25% of workshop price forfeited

120 days or less prior to photo tour workshop start date100% of workshop fee forfeited


  1. Transfers You may transfer your workshop registration to another person to participate in your place. To transfer, please submit written notifications of the alternate participant's name, email address, phone number, and mailing address via letter or e-mail to You will be responsible for any transfer fees.

  2. Safety, Insurance, and Physical Fitness Every effort is made to ensure your safety. However, participants are responsible for their own safety and accident insurance. We do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged property. Participants must be in good physical condition for activities in an environment that may be cold, wet, and windy.

  3. Rules and Regulations: Whether the workshop you participate in is held on private, public, or government lands, you agree to abide by all rules, restrictions, and ordinances governing such lands and property. You also agree to respect the rights of other workshop participants, instructors, and those providing services to or for the workshop. Failure to comply with any governing rules or authority may result in the removal of the participant from workshop or related activity with no provisions for refund.

  4. Disputes and Jurisdiction Any dispute over this contract involving litigation or court proceedings will be held to the governing laws of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho. Jurisdiction for any legal dispute over this contract will be conducted in the courts of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho.

  5. Schedules All workshop schedules are tentative (subjects, events, and times). Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather and other environmental conditions, direct or indirect logistical arrangements, transportation plans, health conditions of workshop participants and/or instructors, employees, or assigns, and/or any other factors deemed to be relevant by Perfect Light Workshops. However, we will make every effort to include just as many photographic and instructional opportunities to the participants if changes are made.

  6. Model Release: You consent that any and all photographs made of you or that include you or your property may be used by Perfect Light Workshops and/or its assigns in promotional and/or advertising efforts for no fee and/or compensation.

  7. Equipment: It is the responsibility of each participant to bring and provide his or her own equipment. Workshop participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring, but it is a suggested list only and does not replace personal preferences and for one’s possibly limited resources or health restrictions. We will attempt to have camera and accessory manufacturer’s demo products on hand for workshop participants to try and use. However, we make no promises as to the availability of any demo equipment.

  • Hot Hands (recommended by Katie) - these are hand warmers that you can put in your pockets and/or gloves.

  • A computer to download your images at the end of the day (not necessary if you have a bazillion memory cards)

Winter wonderland – it can snow quite a bit. Plan on layering as it can warm up in the day or be snowy and cold.

What is the Weather Like?


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 - 6 pm

Sunday 9 am - 5 pm


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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