Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Dates: September 17-22, 2016

Deposit: $395 / Tuition: $1,995

Action and adventure junkies rejoice! Embark on a photography adventure in the Grand Tetons with a team of adventure photographers and editors from National Geographic, Red Bull, The North Face, and more. Don’t simply follow expert adventure photographers on a journey; learn the shooting and scouting techniques from them that you can use to create your own adventure, and even spend a night camping and networking with them. In this class, you’ll learn to shoot adventure sports like rock climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and trail running, while also learning how to shoot outdoor lifestyle and product photography. The Adventure workshop is for photographers of all skill levels, and although some hiking is required, there is no recommended level of fitness.

The workshop hotel and classroom are located at Snow King Resort Hotel.

Call and mention “Adventure Photography Workshop” to receive the discounted group rate.

What you’ll learn:

The Business of Adventure Photography.
How to Shoot Outdoor and Action Sports.
How to Pitch an Adventure/Expedition Shoot to an Editor.
How to Effectively Shoot Product Photography.
Filmmaking Techniques.
How to Solve Real Life Problems On-Location.



The diverse group of brilliant instructors combined with image critiques, photo shoots and lessons in the field and classroom, as well as a beautiful setting provided me with the opportunity to challenge myself while learning how to push my photography forward.

Amanda Swinhart

I learned more from this workshop than I have in my 6 years of photography classes. The networking opportunities were endless for me, and I left the workshop with a portfolio I would feel confident giving to an employer.

Paige Stingley

In between the high-caliber instructors, variety of awesome shooting scenarios, and the time and energy given by the staff to the students, you'll get an experience here at the Summit Workshop that will be unmatched.

Tom Colvin



To download last year’s schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


  • DSLR – Cameras in Action Configuration
  • Speedlights – On & Off-Camera Flash
  • Digital Workflow and Post Processing
  • Welcome Reception


  • On-Location: Mountain Biking/Trail Running
  • Image Critiques
  • Anatomy of a Commercial Photo Shoot
  • On-Location: dSLR Video Shoot
  • On-Location: Yoga Shoot
  • Night Presentation


  • Image Critiques
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • On-Location: Rock Climbing Shoot
  • On-Location: Mountain Biking/Trail Running
  • Night Presentation


  • On Location: Kayaking/White Water
  • Image Critiques
  • Night Presentation


  • Social Media for Photographers
  • The Business of Adventure Photography
  • Multimedia Storytelling/New Media
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Camping Shoot
  • Location Scouting/Shoot Logistics
  • On-Location: Fireside Talk and Life on Road


  • On Location: Camping Lifestyle/Fly Fishing
  • Image Critiques
  • Building the Ultimate Digital Light Table
  • Instructor Roundtable
  • Final Dinner
  • Photographers’ Social


Purchase your full workshop tuition now or purchase a deposit and pay the remainder before the workshop.

10% Adventure Workshop Discount for Alumni, Photo Educators,
Students, and NPPA, NPS, ASMP and NANPA members.

Come on an adventure and spend a week with top adventure photography experts as you photograph rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, camping, outdoor lifestyle, and more! Instruction includes outdoor action sports and lifestyle photography, outdoor commercial and product photography, filmmaking, the business of adventure photography, and more! Instructors include photographers and editors from National Geographic, Red Bull, The North Face, and more!

Workshop tuition includes all workshop instruction and events, access to Nikon equipment for use during the workshop, transportation to events during the workshop, and some meals.

Workshop tuition does not include travel before and after workshop, lodging during the workshop, and most meals.

Snow King Hotel

400 E. Snow King Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

  • This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This includes classroom instruction, receptions, and Nikon & Manufacture rooms.
  • *Follow THIS LINK for discounted hotel group rate.
  • For rental car and hotel room sharing, visit the 2016 Adventure Workshop Facebook Page.
  • Jackson Hole Airport: This is the closest airport to the area. You may either get a car rental at the airport or take a taxi service into town.
  • Idaho Falls Airport: If flights in Jackson are fully booked, Idaho Falls is the next nearest airport (about 2 hours by car). With this option, a rental car is strongly encouraged.
  • Driving: If you are within a few states, driving might be an option. Just keep in mind that Western Wyoming can be difficult to drive with windy and/or snowy conditions during the Fall season.
  • Transportation will be provided to workshop events, so having a rental car is not necessary. However, if you want transportation for times before, after and in between workshop events, a rental car may be a good option.
  • For rental car and hotel sharing, visit the 2016 Adventure Workshop Facebook Page.
  • Nikon will have digital cameras to loan on a 24-hour basis as well as a variety of lenses, with SanDisk providing memory cards for the group. Adobe will provide in-depth instruction on their leading photographic tools, LightRoom and Photoshop. The manufacturers room will also be stocked with a wide variety of gear for demo and sale at special discount.
  • We ask that you bring all of the equipment with which you normally shoot, especially Nikon users, as you will be able to use the large consignment of Nikon cameras and lenses in conjunction with your own. Photographers that currently use other brands of cameras are free to use your own equipment. You’ll need to provide your own laptop or other workstation to download and edit your images, though we can assist you with a variety of demo software available.
  • Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. Bring warm clothes for early morning shoots, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees, tint or bivy sack, headlamp, large backpack.
  • You may also wish to bring technical climbing gear if you wish to get on the ropes, but will only need a harness, belay device and shoes.
  • The great thing about Jackson Hole, WY is the wide range of weather possibilities. That includes some days of clear skies and sunshine, possible snow, some cold, and everywhere between.
  • You will be outside quite often — mornings, afternoons, and some nights — so prepare for any conditions. Inclement weather does not cancel Workshop shoots or instruction — after all, “weather makes better pictures!”.


Advance your Adventure Photography skills even further.

Summit Online is our online photography education platform that offers a variety of high quality video courses taught by experts.

Camping Lifestyle with Ryan Taylor

Familiarize yourself with how to perform a successful commercial outdoor lifestyle shoot before you arrive at the Adventure Workshop and try it first-hand.  Our Summit Online photography course, Camping Lifestyle with Ryan Taylor, brings you to a remote location in the Grand Tetons for a mock commercial camping shoot. Ryan goes over the various elements and challenges that shooting outdoors can produce as well as certain techniques to get the perfect shot that blends product positioning and candid moments. Camping Lifestyle with Ryan Taylor includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Setting Up for the Shoot
  • Lesson Two: Working with Models
  • Lesson Three: Portrait Shoot In-Action – Part 1
  • Lesson Four: Portrait Shoot In-Action – Part 2
  • Lesson Five: Computer Editing

Shooting Products with Tim Kemple

Arrive at the Adventure Workshop already having a grasp on how to properly shoot outdoor products and commercial photography. Our Summit Online photography course, Shooting Products with Tim Kemple, will take you on a mock commercial running assignment for Adidas at the base of the Grand Tetons. Tim will go through key techniques on how to shoot several types of product photography as well as innovative editing techniques that will help your images truly stand out. Shooting Products with Tim Kemple includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Commercial Shoot Setup
  • Lesson Two: Product Shoot #1: Action
  • Lesson Three: Product Shoot #2: Product Portrait
  • Lesson Four: Computer Editing


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