Yellowstone and Grand Teton Photography Workshops

Now offering guided day trips and custom photography packages to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

authorized permittee of the National Park Service

Photography Guiding and Instruction in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Make your Yellowstone-Grand Teton photo trip the best it can be. From finding wolves and bears to learning the best way to photograph your nature subjects, we will make your trip a great learning experience that will give you images for a lifetime. If you want to learn Wildlife and Nature photography in the worlds best classroom. This can be your best chance.

Group Instructional Workshops

Yellowstone Spring

Yellowstone Fall

Grand Teton Fall

Yellowstone Winter

Other workshops


Yellowstone wolf photography Photo of yellowstone grizzly Yellowstone elk guided photography

Private and Custom group Yellowstone trips.

Bring your family or get together a group of friends and experience photographing the world first and most unique national park through the eyes of a experienced professional photographer. On our day trips you will learn the best times and places to take great images within Yellowstone and Grand Teton, as well as make you more efficient and productive during your time in both parks. This is an excellent way to begin your photographic adventure to these unique places.

Guided photo of Yellowstone Coyote Guided photo of Yellowstone geyser bison Yellowstone Hot Spring photo


Why waste your precious time guessing about what you might find? We know what and where the current wildlife activity is. Tap our knowledge, experience and daily scouting, to know what to expect and where in this vast diversified eco-system.

All trips are limited to 1 to 5 people per Guide/Instructor. You will learn about photographing Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the comfort of a full sized 4 wheel drive SUV or our AWD 7 passage van. There will be plenty of room for you and all of your photography gear.

Typical Day and Rates----------------

Yellowstone half day, available morning or afternoon

During the Spring, Summer and Fall the preferred starting place for Yellowstone is the West Entrance. On our 1/2 day trip we will depart West Yellowstone Montana between 5 and 6 am and return between 10 and 11 am. The exact time will depend on the season and destination since we want you to be there for the best light. Half day from West Yellowstone $450 for one or two people, additional people $150 each. Departure from other locations is available.


Teton Autumn guided photo Guided photo of Yellowstone erruption Grand Teton Moose guided photo


Grand Teton

Trips are similar to Yellowstone trips but tend to be of a more custom nature so contact us to arrange a trip to meet your needs.

Please contact us and reserve you dates or to discuss your custom photography needs. Email us for more information

Yellowstone elk photography Coyote pups found by our photo guide Great Gray Owl photo


Anyone can find things to take pictures of in Yellowston- Grand Teton. The difference is we know the best current locations and conditions. Yellowstone-Grand Teton is a vast and intricate eco-system, there is no need to waste your valuable time trying to find a grab shot. This tour maximizes your time in this great place and helps you to know where and how to look for prizes subjects such as Wolves, bears, badgers and more.

Grand Teton Autumn guided photography Guided photo of Grand Teton Spring Mt Moran photo


While you are learning Yellowstone or Grand Teton park with our guides we will also teach you many wildlife photography skills from tracking wildlife to how to process your images.

Price includes guiding and instruction. Not included, meals, park entrance fee and gratuities.

Rental of some equiptment such as telephoto lenses, sturdy tripods and cameras is available with deposit and insurance.

Your reservation consituites acceptance of our payment and cancellation policies. Upon receiving your deposit we can provide lodging and othe logistic information you may require.

Reserve your place now with a 50% deposit

If you are looking for a longer group trip check our regular listings at Jess Lee Photos

As Gene Covey put it after one of his many trips with Jess

"Jess: I just got back home and reviewed my photos. I got some killer shots.
Thanks for a great photo safari. I could have never gotten anything like I
did. You were an excellent guide"


Our schedule also includes the wildlife and nature hot spots of Africa, Alaska, the American Southwest. Our trips are designed to put you in special places at the right time and learn how to bring home the most unique images possible. To see our full schedule check here



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Workshop overview

Our photo tours and workshops are instructional nature photography tours with an emphasis on creating new classic images. Jess feels that everyone has it in them to become a outstanding nature photographer. You already possess the passion and the desire, by studying with the master you will learn the tools to polish your skills and fine tune your craft. Your current skill level doesn't matter. After a Jess Lee Photo workshop you will expand that skill level. Jess will pass on his knowledge of the natural world, it's history and the species we are photographing. Jess will also show you how to find, approach and create great photographs maximizing your overall experience. Our goal is to refine your own special photographic vision, and our small group sizes assure you of individual attention during our workshops. Jess's relaxed easy style allows you to learn at your own pace. Our goal is for you to take home pictures of a lifetime. Most of all we have fun!

Days in the field are typically long, we head out early and stay out late to take advantage of the prime light. Instruction subjects covered and techniques explored include: Choosing the right equipment for your trip. Large, medium, panoramic,and 35 mm formats—which one to choose and why. Panoramic vision. How to find, approach and photograph wildlife. Predicting behavior, lens selection, macro and close up techniques. Tripods, heads, beanbag and camera supports. Filters for nature photography the digital world. Choosing, using graduated neutral density filters and digital blending.
How to make your photos more appealing and saleable

This instruction is field based, without the burden of after lunch classroom lectures. With our small groups we can tailor our teaching to the things YOU need. Instruction is in the field where and when you need it.



GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms. Minimum does not apply to full and half day tours.
RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due120 days prior to the departure date.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotosllc in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable. Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit YOU can handle and other restrictions can be met.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotosLLC and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip..



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