Kevin Vandivier

October 2-8, 2017

Traveling the world, photographers will find many beautiful lands, but few compare to the wild unique beauty around Jackson Hole, Wyoming and The Grand Tetons! This workshop will teach you to photgraph this beauty in ways few others have achieved. Why shoot what you can simply buy at the local postcard rack? Former Picture Editor for Texas Highways Magazine will be your instructor for this workshop. Kevin has won numerous national awards for both his shooting and photo editing skills. Kevins latest award came from Film Director Ron Howard in his Imagination photo competition. Tetons Fall Colors will teach you lighting techniques which will transcend all types of photography. Equipment is not the issue. It doesn’t matter if it is one light, multiple lights, flashlights or Photo Sabres. What matters is how you use them and how you use natural light. This workshop will advance your learning process by months if not years in an awe inspiring setting!

Learn to find the reflective angle of natural light in the captivating beauty of the Jackson area of Wyoming. Learn what can be done with a single flash or multiple flashes with shooting wild Wyoming Cowboys. Learn what can be done with flashlights as we light paint famous barns and other historic sructures. We will show you ways to combine lighting techiniqes when shooting photos. Kevin will explain creative marketing and sales techniques he has used to sell his photos and land assignments. Finally, all is tied together at workshop central as Kevin will teach you many Photoshop techniques very important for finishing the job.


Thursday night we will gather together for a social get together followed by the opening presentation. Friday morning we will all head out for our first shoot! After this very informative demo shoot, you will have a chance to shoot as well. In fact, everything I shoot, you will shoot. After each shoot, we will process through what just happened. All questions will be answered. After some free time, we will all return to workshop central for lunch, critiques and post production classes. We will then break again for more free time, but gather again in time to travel to our evening shoot. We will do it again on Saturday, only with cooler lighting techniques. On Sunday  you learn to swim and hopefully not doggy style. You will be paired up and given a couple of assignments to finish on your own. Come Monday morning we will meet for a multimedia presentation of everyone work from the week and enjoy one last lunch together before we all head our seperate ways.


Besides a true desire to learn, you will need one digital SLR, at least a 20mm wide angle or a wide angle zoom that was 20mm in its range, a fast 50mm (1.8 minimum),  a telephoto or telephoto zoom, at least one smart flashe(three is preferred.), One-three small portable stands with flash mounts, 1-2 million power flashlight and a tripod. You will also need to bring your laptop with Photoshop loaded on the machine. 

Cost for this unique workshop is $1295.00.

What’s not included: Travel, car rental (you’ll need a car to explore the area during your freetime) lodging accommodations, meals, amenities or park fees.