WORKSHOP INFORMATION

*authorized permittee of the National Park Service*

 

 

 

 

Cody teaches a variety of workshops, classes, and private lessons in the Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone areas. Private classes can be taught at any location, but the workshops and classes are a combination of classroom and field work. Cody was a Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park, so in addition to your photography instruction you will learn about natural world of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during your time with him. There is a very good chance you will encounter wildlife during your day, but it is not guaranteed. Please read below for detailed information on what will be covered when you go out shooting with Cody. Private lessons are catered to your personal goals and schedule.

Topics we will cover:
-How to get the right exposure
-Composing a creative image
-Depth of Field
-Camera operations/functions
-Camera equipment
-Digital workflow, editing
-Different types of photography: Scenic, wildlife, action, etc.
-And lots more

For more information or to book a photography lesson contact Cody:

(307)699-3394

codydownard@gmail.com

 

2014-2015 Workshop Calendar


2014 Grand Teton Spring Photography Workshop

October 2-5, 2014 | 2 day in-field workshop | Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park

for more information visit the Jenny Lake Lodge and Grand Teton Lodge Company website. click here

 

2014 Grand Teton Spring Photography Workshop

June 12-14, 2014 | 3 day in-field workshop | $700

Spring in Grand Teton National Park is a magical time. The wildflowers have begun to bloom. After the long teton winter the wildlife is very active with new babies by their side, and the spring storm clouds make a very dramatic sky.

This workshop is designed for any level of photographer that has a DSLR and a tripod! I keep the workshop size small so I can give one-on-one instruction and attention each participant. Whether novice or advanced, you will leave this workshop with a strong understanding of many aspects of photography and lots of beautiful photographs.

I have a degree in Natural Resource Management and was a Park Ranger in Yellowstone, so in addition to photography knowledge, I provide lots of natural history information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Topics we will cover:
-How to get the right exposure
-Composing a creative image
-Depth of Field
-Camera operations/functions
-Camera equipment
-Digital workflow, editing
-Different types of photography: Scenic, wildlife, action, etc.
-And lots more

What’s included:
-3 days of professional in-field instruction
-Written workshop materials
-Critiques and advice on your workshop photographs
-Classroom sessions on computer editing and other aspects of digital photography
-On Location photography in Grand Teton National Park

Suggested list of what you will need:
-Digital SLR
-Sturdy tripod
-Shutter release cable
-Lenses covering a range of about 28mm to 200mm(or larger if you have it—for wildlife)
-Graduated neutral density filter for your wide angle lens
-LOTS of memory for your camera(at least 40GB)
-Extra batteries/charger
-Laptop with photo editing software loaded(Adobe Lightroom is recommended—but  there are lots of other options such as Photoshop, Iphoto, Picasa)
-Backup external hard drive & cable to connect to laptop
-Hiking boots, rain jacket, winter coat/pants, hat, gloves(The weather can range from cold and snowy to warm and sunny this time of year, so be prepared for anything!)

Workshop Itinerary:

Day 1(June tbd):
4pm: Arrive in Jackson, Wyoming.
7pm: Meet for introductions and overview of what we will cover over the next few days.(location tbd)

Day 2(June tbd):
5am-11am: Sunrise and morning photography. Landscape, barns, wildlife.
11am-2pm: Break/Lunch. Download your photos from morning.
2pm-4pm: Classroom work. Editing, etc.(location tbd)
4pm-9pm: Wildlife and sunset photography.

Day 3(June tbd):
5am-11am: Sunrise and morning photography. Landscape, barns, wildlife.
11am-3pm: Break/Lunch. Download your photos from morning. Critique photographs as we download and edit them.
3pm-9pm: Action, wildlife, water, scenic, sunset photography

Areas we will photograph:
-Oxbow Bend
-Schwabacher’s Landing
-Mormon Row
-Snake River Overlook
-And many more secret locations!!

 

 

Registration Information

 

Workshop costs include: Photography sessions, professional instructor/guide Cody Downard

Costs not included: Transfers from airport, hotel, food, drinks, gratuities, travel/baggage/accident/cancellation insurance, personal costs

Airfare: Costs are not included. Participant is responsible for making their own arrangements to arrive in Jackson for the start of the workshop.

Hotel: Costs are not included. Participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. There will be a group discount at our “home base” hotel. Details will be given closer to date of workshop.

Reservations: Due to the popularity of this workshop, making an early reservation is recommended. You can reserve a spot by calling Cody Downard Photography at (307) 699-3394. We accept credit cards or personal checks. Make checks payable to “Cody Downard”. Payments can be mailed to: Cody Downard, P.O. Box 9053, Jackson, Wyoming 83002.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel within 120 days or more before workshop, a refund less a cancellation fee of 50% of your initial deposit will be made. Per person charges for cancellations received 120 days or less from the trip start date are as follows: 120-101 days- 35% of trip cost; 100-81 days-50% of trip cost; 80-61 days-65% of trip cost; 60 or fewer days prior to workshop-100% of trip cost. We strongly recommend that you purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly recommended. Cody Downard Photography reserves the right to cancel any group due to insufficient registration. In the event of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. Cody Downard Photography is not responsible for additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip. Payment of deposit represents an acceptance of the following terms and conditions: Cody Downard Photography, its affiliates and all cooperating airlines and agencies act only in the capacity of agents in all matter of transportation and tour operation, and their liability is limited to the terms of the airline tickets, boat and land accommodation contracts They are not responsible for any delays, inconveniences, accidents, expense or mishap of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part, from the negligence of others or from causes beyond their control. They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expensed due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, riot, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses must be born by the participants as program rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary or caused by changes in air schedules, weather or naturally occurring geological events. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. No refund can be made for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or tours unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a program member for any reason which affects the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of the other program members, and refund or the recoverable land program services is the limit of the liability of Cody Downard Photography and its affiliates.

 

2014 Grand Teton Autumn Photography Workshop

October 2-5, 2014 | 2 day in-field workshop | Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park

for more information visit the Jenny Lake Lodge and Grand Teton Lodge Company website. click here

 

2014 Winter Moose Photography Workshop

Session 1: December 13-14, 2014: Session 2: December 27-28, 2014 | 2 day in-field workshop | $600

Moose have come together this time of year and it is common to see 20-30 moose in a day. In addition to moose, we will photograph the beautiful winter landscape surrounding Jackson Hole. Technical skills and photographic composition are of utmost importance to your photograph quality, so we will cover the typical skills and lessons taught in all of Cody's other workshops. Please contact Cody at: (307) 699-3394 for more information about this workshop.

Topics we will cover:
-How to get the right exposure
-Composing a creative image
-Depth of Field
-Camera operations/functions
-Camera equipment
-Digital workflow, editing
-Different types of photography: Scenic, wildlife, action, etc.
-And lots more

 

 

 

2015 Yellowstone Winter Photography Workshop

January(exact dates tbd)2015 | 4 day in-field workshop | $2600 | Includes: lodging, food while staying at Snowlodge, snowcoach transportation

Winter in Yellowstone is a magical time. The snow covers everything. It is silent and beautiful. The bison and elk gather near Old Faithful to endure the long cold winter in Yellowstone. Photographic opportunities are endless and it is an experience you will never forget
            This workshop is designed for any level of photographer that has a DSLR and a tripod! I keep the workshop size small so I can give one-on-one instruction and attention each participant. Whether novice or advanced, you will leave this workshop with a strong understanding of many aspects of photography and lots of beautiful photographs.
            I have a degree in Natural Resource Management and as a former Park Ranger and snowmobile guide in Yellowstone, so I provide lots of natural history information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in addition to photography instruction.

Topics we will cover:
-How to get the right exposure
-Composing a creative image
-Depth of Field
-Camera operations/functions
-Camera equipment
-Digital workflow, editing
-Different types of photography: Scenic, wildlife, action, etc.
-And lots more

What’s included:
-4 days of professional in-field instruction
-Transportation to Snowlodge at Old Faithful via snowcoach.
-Written workshop materials
-Critiques and advice on your workshop photographs
-Classroom sessions on computer editing and other aspects of digital photography

Suggested list of what you will need:
-Digital SLR
-Sturdy tripod
-Shutter release cable
-Lenses covering a range of about 28mm to 200mm(or larger if you have it—for wildlife)
-Graduated neutral density filter for your wide angle lens
-LOTS of memory for your camera(at least 40GB)
-Lens cleaning kit
-Extra batteries/charger
-Laptop with photo editing software loaded(Adobe Lightroom is recommended—but  there are lots of other options such as Photoshop, Iphoto, Picasa)
-Backup external hard drive & cable to connect to laptop
-Winter clothing and equipment: snowboots(we will be walking with snowshoes), down coat, gloves, hand warmers, ski pants, hat, etc. The winter in Yellowstone is very cold. -40F is common, so plan accordingly. Yes, our rooms will have heat! We can also cross country ski around the Old Faithful Geyser Basin to photograph a variety of thermal features--it depends on the size and abilities of the workshop participants. We will establish our plan as we finalize our ititnerary.

Workshop Itinerary: