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Workshops:

Learn wildlife and nature photographic techniques with magnificent National Parks as backdrops. Our photographic workshops and photo tours are geared towards teaching our students photo skills utilizing hands-on techniques in real world outdoor settings. Whether you're a novice or an advanced photographer - our workshops will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. A whole new expanded schedule of workshops is now being planned for 2015:

* February 3 - 6, 2015 - Yellowstone Winter Photo Tour

* June 24-27, 2015 - Glacier National Park - Many Glacier June Photo Safari

* July 7-10 2015 - Glacier Institute's "Nature Photography in Glacier Park"

* September 9-12, 2015 - Glacier National Park - Many Glacier September Photo Safari

 

What others have to say:

"I thought the course was absolutely fantastic, in a stunning location and with a superb instructor. I learned so much in just a few days and my photographs have improved immensely. I just need to work out how I can attend another workshop. Thank you." - By Adm T. from Great Britain

"Rick is an excellent teacher, with patience and expertise to help the photographer evolve in his/her craft, from beginner to advanced..." - By Scott F. from Overland Park, KS

"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

 

 


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 $1,000 per day (only $250 per person based on a party of four) plus permit fees and any 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.


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

Geyser Basin
Bison along the trail between Madison and Old Faithful

The stage has now been set! ... Last year's Winter Photo Workshop Tour was sold out and 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 details or to reserve your space, click on this link ...Yellowstone Photo Tour

 

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Many Glacier Photo Safaris - June 24 thru 27, 2015

 

Swiftcurrent Falls
Swiftcurrent Falls - Many Glacier

Many Glacier Photo Safari - June 24 thru 27, 2015

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 snow melt 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.

To see more information on this year's workshop - June Many Glacier Photo Safari

To see images from last year's Photo Safari visit us on Facebook

 

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.


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Glacier Institute's - Glacier Park Nature Photography - July 7 thru 10, 2015

Beargrass
Beargrass along the Highline Trail

July 7 thru July 10th, 2015

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.

This year, we will introduce a new format to the course:

  • Day will be devoted to Basic Photographic Techniques and will be geared for the beginner.

  • Day 2 and 3 will concentrate on Advanced Photographic Techniques.
  • Day 4 will consist of a hands-on introductory demonstration to the digital darkroom utilizing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was created specifically for photographers. In this workshop, you will learn what to do with your images after you’ve taken them – how to organize them with file management, image enhancement through post capture processing and image adjustment, outputting 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

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Many Glacier Photo Safaris - September 9 trhu 12, 2015

Pastoral Scene
Grizly at Many Glacier

September 9 thru 12, 2015

Glacier National Park's boundless beauty and abundant wildlife is awe inspiring. Join in on our last photographic workshop tour of the season 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 Swiftcurrent Motor Inn are being set aside and will be made available to participants of this Workshop Tour.

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 glacial lakes, flower filled alpine meadows, snow covered mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife. This is a time of transition when colors start to change and wildlife prepare for the long winter ahead. It is a particularly opportune time to photograph moose and bear. Crowds are also less abundant as the Park's season starts to wind down.

Here you'll explore and photograph all of this natural beauty under Rick and Dody's guidance as they share their photographic knowledge to help you improve your photography.

Class size is limited - so sign up early ...for further information and complete itinerary - September Many Glacier Photo Safari

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