Yellowstone National Park beckons for a photographer. Hot springs, geysers, wildlife, and landscapes like nowhere else I have seen taught me to stop and enjoy. That's the key, stop and enjoy what you are shooting. Our guide, Amy, was part of group three, which this group just clicked from day 1. She was not just a Yellowstone Park Guide, but a photographer, too. So she was right there with us taking pictures, learning from the mentors, and finding us the best shots in Yellowstone. And when we had questions, or wanted something different to see or shoot, she was right on top of finding it for us. And she didn't hesitate to find out from other guides, where we could find wildlife. But there was more to the Montana Photo Trek than Yellowstone National Park. Spending a day at the Elkhorn Ranch took us to a different arena of Photography. Working with models and live action scenes brought new techniques. All three mentors had great pointers, advice, and I think even they came away with something new. Other travels on this trip took us to Virginia City and Nevada City, ghost towns from the gold rush era. Again, the mentors showed everyone new techniques, skills, and patience. One of the many tidbits I came away with, was always be aware of your surroundings, the better shot just might be behind you. Given time to explore, you get a chance to test and "play" with a new found skill and really come back with shots that are just unbelievable. Everyone at some time or another has the "AH HA!" moment, as Rosanne told me when I had mine. That moment when the world stops turning, the planets align, and everything becomes perfectly calm and clear, and you shout AH HA! I had that moment in Montana! My trusty Canon Digital Rebel and I became one! OK, so I didn't take every shot perfect even after the AH HA, but I took some really cool shots after that! All because of the things that I was shown by the mentors and from fellow trekkers.