Grand Teton Workshop FAQ

What is the class size?

 

Class sizes are kept small in order to provide as much personal attention as possible. Most of our workshops are limited to between 8 and 12 participants with a classroom instructor and two in-field instructors.  

 

Where is the workshop being held?

 

The workshop is being held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Pinedale, WY.  The hotel room for the 6-nights is included in your workshop registration. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

When Should I Check-In and Check-Out?

 

Plan to check in to the Hampton Inn & Suites in Pinedale, WY before 5:00pm on Friday, August 18th.  We plan to have a meet & greet at the hotel around 6:00 p.m. for those guests that have arrived.

 

What is included with registration?

 

Registration for this workshop covers the cost of the workshop. Airfare, lodging, meals are not covered in the registration fee.   Each workshop participant will have a room held for them, and upon registration will receive information as to how to call to book one of the rooms being held.

How much hiking is there going to be?

 

Shoot locations and terrain will vary.   Many of our locations for this workshop will include hiking on dirt and gravel paths, walkways, through open fields, and near lakes.  Hikes may be up to 2 miles each way but the majority will be much less than that.  Keep in mind that some of our locations may include a return walk back in the dark using flashlights or headlamps.   

 

Do I Need a Special Camera?

 

​This workshop is designed to teach you the skills needed to capture breathtaking still photographs with your mirrorless camera or digital SLR.  If your camera has a remote port for connecting an intervalometer (remote timer) then you'll be able to use it. 

 

If you are not sure what an intervalometer is or do not know if your camera can connect to one please send me an email with your camera model and I'll gladly research it for you.

 

Intervalometers can be purchased online at various retailers such as B&H Photo, Amazon.com, Hunt's Photo & Video, Adorama, and more.   I will also have a few extra intervalometers on hand for a variety of camera brands.

 

How about for night photography?

 

Newer camera modelss do a better job at capturing the night sky since they use the latest sensor technology, which are more light sensitive & produce less noise at higher ISO values. Camera's with full-frame (35mm) sensors are highly recommended, but newer models with smaller sensors are getting better all the time, and should not pose a problem.

 

 

Travel Insurance
 

Purchasing Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance.

It is recommended to get a plan that offers coverage for medical / dental expenses, emergency evacuations, lost baggage and belongings, missed connections, and trip cancellation.

 

Timelapse Workshops is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation. 

Timelapse Workshops takes many precautions to ensure a safe trip for everyone, but since the workshop takes place outdoors we cannot control weather, terrain, wildlife, and your own physical health.

Cell Phone Coverage

Most major carrier networks are accessible in Kanab, as well as other national parks, but reception will likely be lost while on route to many of our shoot locations and possibly at our shoot locaitons.  Verizon seems to have the best coverage in southern Utah overall.

 

OpenSignal.com has maps for all carries.  Check your coverage both in Pinedale, WY and Jackson Hole, WY

https://opensignal.com/

Recommended Still Photography Gear List
 

  • Digital SLR or Mirror less camera

  • Wide (14-24mm) focal length or zoom lens

  • Mid (24-70mm) focal length or zoom lens

  • Telephoto (100-600mm) or zoom lens

  • Sturdy Aluminum or Carbon Fiber Tripod for each camera

  • Wired or Wireless Intervalometer for each camera

  • 2-4 Extra Batteries for each camera

  • (2+) 32GB Memory Cards (the more the merrier

  • Stone Bag for Tripod

 

Recommended Timelapse Gear List
 

  • Same above PLUS!

  • Manual Wide-Angle Lens (Rokinon 14mm)

  • Motion Control Pan & Tilt Head, Slider, or Both

  • Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer (Canon, Nikon or Sony)

  • Li-Ion 12v / USB battery for motion control gear

  • Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System

 

Other Recommended Gear

 

  • Laptop Computer and Extra Storage
     

    • i5 or i7 Processor recommended

    • 8GB Memory recommended (minimum)

    • 500GB available space (minimum)

    • External 1TB Hard Drive (recommended)

    • AC Power Adapter
       

  • Photography Filters
     

    • ND Filters (10-stop, Variable, Split and Grad)

    • Circular Polarizer Filter

    • Solar Filter (Slide on, Screw on models available)
       

  • Software to installed prior to workshop
     

    • Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom CC

    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Optional)

    • LRTimelapse (Free download PC / Mac)

    • StarStax (Free download PC / Mac)

  • Flashlights & Safety

 

  • Headlamp with White & Red LED's

  • Handheld pen light or keychain light

  • Hand Warmers (for you and your camera lens)

  • Bear Spray (not pepper spray)

  • Mesquito repellant

 

  • Clothing

 

In August, Wyoming provides for warm days (80's) and cold nights (30's - 40's), depending on location. It is recommended that you pack for two climates (Summer & Winter).

A winter coat with gloves, earmuffs and / or hat is highly recommended for our Milky Way shoots, while jeans and short sleeve shirts are recommended for our day time shoots.  

Mid-Hiking boots (above the ankle) are recommended for this trip to help support your ankles while wallking overr the varied terrain.

 

  • Sweatshirt and Winter Jacket

  • Winter Gloves or Mittens

  • Merino Wool Socks

  • Mid-Height Hiking Boots

  • Hat and Sun Screen