The Mentor Series is headed back to Montana, one of our favorite destinations. Montana never disappoints, especially when the focus is on magnificent Glacier National Park along with events highlighting Native American culture. Join Mentor Series and Nikon professional photographers David Tejada and Michael Clark as we explore the many ways of capturing dramatic landscapes, along with tips and techniques for shooting action, animals and people.
Sunset along the shores of Lake McDonald will be our first stop on capturing the beauty of the park. We’ll explore the majestic views along the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, characterized by waterfalls, jagged peaks, valleys bursting with wildflowers, and the classic red buses meandering along the highway. Be on the lookout for resident wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mountain goats and the always entertaining marmots. We’ve timed our drive to take in the sweet evening light as the sun dances across the peaks.
Glacier is noted for its historic and colossal hotels, including Glacier Park Lodge. Our visit here will provide photos ops of the well maintained flower gardens that lead up to the hotel, along with time to focus on the lofty interiors sporting massive Douglas fir pillars. Montana and wildlife go hand-in-hand. We’ll get up close and personal in a natural setting with a few “big critters” at the Triple D Game Farm.
The grandiose Many Glacier Hotel in the northeast corner of the park is our launching point for boat rides across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to the trailhead of Grinnell Glacier. It’s a healthy hike up the trail for sweeping overviews of Grinnell Lake, or opt for an easy walk to the lakeshore. Our accommodations for this trek are at the doorstep of the very colorful North American Indian Days Powwow in Browning. We’ll devote a day to capturing all the pageantry of this annual celebration, which includes an array of dancing, drumming, and stick games. Adjacent to the powwow grounds is the All Indian rodeo. Its nonstop photos ops - cowboys, bucking horses, Indian relays and racing. Working alongside David and Michael you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to capture the action at both events, from slow shutter speeds for dreamy movement to higher settings for tack sharp results.
Montana should be on the top of every photographer’s bucket list – join us for this amazing journey in Big Sky Country. Sign up today.
**Workshop Fee: $1,625 includes national park fees & permits, transportation to all shooting locations, daily lecture series, presentations and digital group review sessions.
Kalispell, MT July 5 Red Lion Hotel Kalispell Center Mall 20 N Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 406.751.5058 Group Name: Mentor Photography Series Rate: $179 plus tax
Browning, MT July 6, 7 & 8 Holiday Inn 50 Museum Loop Browning, MT 59417 406.338.2400 All the rooms are under Michelle Cast, once you book the room, it will change to your name. Rate: $250 plus tax