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Workshops:
Learn wildlife and nature photographic techniques in the heart of Montana, and Wyoming's Rocky Mountains with the magnificent Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as backdrops. Our photographic workshops and photo tours are geared towards teaching our students photo skills utilizing hands-on techniques in real outdoor settings. Whether you're a novice or an advanced photographer - our workshops will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Check back in often as we are always adding new Workshops

What others have to say:

"I want to thank you again for your time and efforts put into teaching our Photography Class. I teach back home and I know how frustrating and difficult it can be at times; however, you were excellent, as was your presentation material, and manner of teaching. It is easy to tell that you love what you do ... hope to see you next summer ... to take the class again!!!! ." - By Bev S. from Posen, MI

"Thanks so much for your highly instructive Photography Course at Glacier Institute.   Gaining more knowledge about camera  technique, understanding what makes a good photograph and getting out of the old mindset of auto was the highlight of the the course for me.  I appreciate the chance to be inspired by nature and the sights in and around Glacier N. P. were well chosen." - By Hallie R. from Shields River Valley, MT

"After attending Rick’s Yellowstone Winter class in 2014 I had several positive thoughts and no negatives. All the logistics worked great, the hotel was one of the best in West Yellowstone, and the tracked Van and driver were first class. We had perfect weather for four days and were able to get great photo options with animals, scenery and thermal features. Rick is a professional photographer and was able to answer any technical questions on equipment or setting option for any situation.  The level of my technical ability was greatly enhanced because of this trip. Yellowstone in the winter is a must trip for any photographer." - By Tom B. from Kalispell, MT

 

New for 2014 - Yellowstone Winter Photo Tour
February 4 thru 7, 2014

Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin

Yellowstone National Park in winter is truly one of the most spectacular places that you will find anywhere on this planet. With the world's highest concentration of thermal features, frigid winter temperatures turn Yellowstone into a wintry fairyland. Scenic beauty beyond comprehension, and plentiful wildlife...this is the ultimate photographer's dream.

Eight photographers joined Rick and Dody on this fantastic trip back in February and all came away with some remarkable images and memories that will last a lifetime

Scroll down to learn about the 2015 Yellowstone Winter Workshop Tour

 

 

 

 


 

 

Many Glacier Photo Safaris - June 18 thru 21, 2014

 

Swiftcurrent Falls
Swiftcurrent Falls - Many Glacier

Many Glacier Photo Safari - June 18 thru 21, 2014

Glacier Park is truly one of the natural wonders of the world with its unbridled beauty and plentiful wildlife. Join in on our latest photographic workshop tour where you will explore and photograph the wonders of Glacier National Park under the leadership of award winning professional photographer and author Rick Sheremeta. Rick will share his local knowledge of the Park and help you create your own vision for capturing stunning images with his tips and techniques.

Space is limited to 12 participants ... register early so you don't miss out on this exciting adventure and learning experience. Lodging reservations at the historic Many Glacier Hotel or Swiftcurrent Motor Inn have been set aside and are available to participants of this Workshop Tour.

Many Glacier Photo Safari - Join Rick & Dody Sheremeta as they again lead a photographic tour in the renowned Many Glacier/Swiftcurrent Valley area of Glacier Park . This region is famous for its numerous glacial lakes, flower filled alpine meadows, snow covered mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife. This is the ideal time of year to visit this region - wildlife is more plentiful having descended to lower meadows below the snowpack in search of newly sprouted and lush vegetation, waterfalls and cascades are roaring with fresh snowmelt and best of all summer crowds have yet to arrive.

Here you'll explore and photograph all of this natural beauty under Rick's guidance while he shares his local knowledge along with tips and techniques to help improve your photography.

For further information or to register - Many Glacier Photo Safari

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A signed waiver of liability will be required of each participant prior to the start of the Photo Tour (a copy will be furnished upon request).

This program will be offered under National Park Service Commercial Use Authorization Permit.



 


Glacier Park Nature Photography
WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

Beargrass
Beargrass along the Highline Trail

July 8 thru July 11th, 2014 - SOLD OUT

Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park in a 4-day fun filled "Nature Photography Workshop" taught by Rick Sheremeta, and offered through the Glacier Institute. This course is open to all ability and skill levels. In this program Rick will share his knowledge regarding image composition, techniques for achieving correct exposure, dealing with dynamic range challenges, depth of field, and other useful tips that will aid you in improving your photographic skills. These principles will be applied in the field to capture and record the incredible landscape and wildlife throughout Glacier National Park. This is a great opportunity to view and photograph the Park accompanied by a professional photographer.  Although the program will concentrate on digital single lens reflect (DSLR) cameras, those with point and shoot cameras are also encouraged to attend.

In addition to the photography instruction, you will be given a hands-on introduction to the digital darkroom via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.  This software was created specifically for photographers. Here you will learn what to do with your images after you’ve taken them – how to organize them with file management, post capture processing and image adjustment, outputing options, and more.  The information and methodology learned here will prove to be invaluable regardless of the digital darkroom software you choose for your own use. 

Class size is limited - so sign up early ... contact Glacier Institute for complete itinerary, suggested equipment, and to register.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT

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Digital Photography & Lightroom Workshop at Workshops in Montana - Condon, MT

Pastoral Scene
Pastoral Montana Fall Scene

September 28 thru October 3, 2014

This is a comprehensive multi-day program which has been structured to conveniently provide flexibility in meeting each student’s needs. In this course, you will learn not only the basics of “How to make a photograph” versus just taking a snapshot, but also advanced techniques that will help you improve your overall photographic skills.  You will learn how to develop your own creative vision through use of composition, working with natural and flash lighting, control of motion, use of perspective and depth-of-field, plus other valuable skills all intended to help sharpen your photographic capabilities. 

You will be given a hands-on introduction to the digital darkroom via Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom 5.  Here you will learn how to catalog and post process your images after taking them including organizational file management, post capture processing and image adjustment, and output options.  While we will be working exclusively with Lightroom, the information and methodology learned here will prove to be invaluable regardless of the digital darkroom software you choose for your own use. 

In the program, we will take daily field trips into the beautiful Swan Valley capturing some of its unique grandeur via photography.  Each day will be a full day, regardless of weather.  Time will be split between fieldwork, classroom discussion, and computer lab.  Review of student imagery is a vital part of the learning process and will also be included.  This program is open to all skill levels from beginner through advanced.  We will be concentrating on the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera.  Those with point and shoot cameras are also invited to participate although you will not fully appreciate the benefit of all instruction given.

As an added bonus Rick will provide an introduction to onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition. This stand-alone software also works seamlessly with Lightroom and other popular imaging software applications. It'll help you take your images to another dimension with its many fully customizable presets, filters and other adjustments.

Best of all, each student will receive a fully functional copy of Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition absolutely FREE, when they register, courtesy of onOne Software - that's a $99.95 value.

To learn more about Perfect Effects 8 - click HERE or on the image to the right

Perfect Effects

Class size is limited - so sign up early ...for further information and complete itinerary contact Photographers Formulary


2015 - Yellowstone Winter Photo Workshop Tour
February 3 thru 6, 2015

Geyser Basin
Bison along the road betweem Madison and Old Faithful

The stage has now been set! ... Last year's Winter Photo Workshop Tour was such a resounding success, we are giving a repeat performance on February 3 - 6, 2015.

Yellowstone National Park in winter is truly one of the most spectacular places that you will find anywhere on this planet. With the world's highest concentration of thermal features, frigid winter temperatures turn Yellowstone into a wintry fairyland. Scenic beauty beyond comprehension, and plentiful wildlife...this is the ultimate photographer's dream.

Join Rick & Dody Sheremeta as they again lead a group tour into the Park's interior sharing their knowledge and experience on this 4-day fun filled and instructional Photo Tour. We will travel and explore the Park, in a comfortable privately chartered snowcoach, taking photographs all along each days scenic route. Space will be limited to allow ample room for your gear and one-on-one interaction with Rick and Dody.

Here's what a couple of our fellow adventurers had to say about last year's trip -

"Rick and Dody Sheremeta run a fabulous photo tour into the depths of winter Yellowstone that few ever see." - By Matt B. from Kalispell, MT

"I really enjoyed the tour.  Rick and Dody were great hosts and the snow coach was an ideal vehicle to have given the frigid temperatures we experienced..." - By
Lon D. from Edmonds, WA

Be sure to register early so you don't miss out on this exciting adventure and learning experience.

For detail or to reserve your space, click on this link ...Yellowstone Photo Tour

 

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Red Fox Kit Individual One-on-One Photography Guidance/Instruction:

If your schedule doesn't permit you to join one of our regular workshops, why not plan your own customized program? Award winning photographer and author Rick Sheremeta will be offering private individual photographic instruction and photo tours in Northwestern Montana and Glacier National Park environs. Photo instruction sessions and tours will be customized to suit your needs and are being made available for individuals or small groups, starting at $250 per day per person (based on a party of four) plus expenses. This is the perfect way to expand your photographic horizons while enjoying the boundless beauty of Montana's Rocky Mountains. Please Contact Us Directly for more information and to set up your individual program.


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