AlpenGlow Tours

Beginning Photography Tours

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Beginner Photography Tours

Grand Teton National Park as a classroom is about as photogenic as you can get. With spectacular scenery as inspiration, you’ll quickly improve your artistic and technical skills.
Some of the topics we cover:

  • The rule of thirds for composition
  • Lighting
  • Technical aspects such as metering and focus techniques
  • How to get different effects with the triangle of exposure (shutter speed, f-stop and ISO)
  • Filters and when to use or avoid them
  • White balance settings
  • Image manipulation and workflow post-capture (though focus will be on starting with best possible original image)
  • There are some great tools available but its important to record the best possible original image. For those with post production software, some tips on workflow will be offered.

Trip Details

Duration: 5 hours for half day, 8 hours for full day
Rates: $595/half day, $895/ full day. Private tour rates are for 1-4 people.
Departure: Varies by trip and season
Season: Year-round
Park entrance fees are not included

What’s Included:

  • Binoculars and Spotting Scope
  • Gitzo Tripod and Monopod
  • Box Lunches (Full Day)
  • Organic snacks and beverages
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Hotel Pick-up


Every day has different lighting conditions and opportunities, so the itinerary will vary with your goals and experiences in mind. Your tour will cycle from shooting to review at various locations that challenge you in different ways.

At each location, I’ll be close by to provide advice as you need it. It’s not my goal to commandeer your camera and take pictures my way. Instead, I’ll help you achieve the image you see in the landscape and your mind’s eye.

Because digital photography offers instant review, we’ll analyze your shots and make technical adjustments when necessary to improve your images.

Each photographer will photograph a subject differently, and that’s part of the fun. By the end of the tour you’ll be far more prepared to capture the moments that resonate with your artistic vision.

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He Knew My Camera Better Than I Did

I’ve been an amateur photographer for 30 years but even if you are a beginner you should still hire Brad – he will absolutely teach you and you’ll get wonderful photos plus learn how to better use your camera. If you are a photographer visiting the Tetons the first time don’t try to do it alone. You will get so much more out of it if you have a guide like Brad! PS: When Brad says to meet him at 5 am – just do it &…

– Dawn C.

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Book Your Tour Today

Regardless of your current photography skills, you simply won’t have the 35 years of experience photographing Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole that Brad has. From a beginners guide to camera settings through sophisticated location selections that understands the nuances of light on these mountains, AlpenGlow Tours offers you a remarkable experience.