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Photo Workshop at Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
Spring Workshop: June 1-4, 2018

Join us for several days of spectacular photography in Grand Teton National Park with industry professional and local photographer, Cody Downard. The Jenny Lake Lodge Photo Workshop includes nightly lodging, use of cruiser bicycles, as well as photography outings and guidance.


"My wife and I attended your recent spring photo workshop and had a great time. We had attended a Fall Workshop at Jenny Lake Lodge two years ago and liked it so much that we came again. Cody did a great job helping us improve our photographic techniques and getting us setup for spectacular photographs as well as being a good host representative for the Lodge. We got great pictures of [grizzly] 399 and her cubs several times, a moose, 4 coyotes, an eagle, a blue heron, and of course bison and elk. We also got out both mornings at sunrise and sunset for some spectacular scenic pictures. We've been showing our friends the trip pictures and telling them they should look you up for future workshops." - Keith H.


or Call 307-543-3100 


If you have already made a cabin reservation at Jenny Lake Lodge, please call to inquire about the Photography Workshop.  Nightly rates start at $513 for double or single occupancy. At this time you only need to make your cabin reservation. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for some or all of the workshop options below.


Your Stay Includes:

  • Elegant Log Cabin Lodging at the Four Diamond Jenny Lake Lodge
  • Participation in the Photography Workshop
  • Daily Cruiser Bicycles use
  • Double or Single Occupancy
  • Add $21 per night plus tax for each additional person (3 years or older)
  • Meals are not included however a gourmet breakfast, lunch, and a 5 course dinner are served daily in our Dining Room.

Photography Class Details:

  • 1:6 Guide-to-participant ratio
  • Camera and Video requirements: Any Camera or Video recorder is allowed (DLSR Cameras are preferred)
  • 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

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 1, 2018):
Arrival at Jenny Lake Lodge
5pm-6pm: Meet for introductions and an overview of what we will cover over the next 2 days.


Day 2 (June 2, 2018):
5am-12pm: Sunrise and morning photography. Landscape, barns, wildlife.
12pm-4pm: Break/Lunch. Download your photos from morning.
4pm-9pm: Wildlife and sunset photography.


Day 3 (June 3, 2018):
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-4pm: Classroom/Computer work. Editing and critique.
4pm-9pm: Action, wildlife, water, scenic, sunset photography


Day 4 (June 4, 2018):
Departure from Jenny Lake Lodge


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


or Call 307-543-3100


Instructor Biography: 
Cody Downard grew up in Eureka, Kansas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Park and Natural Resource Management from Kansas State University. He has lived in the Rocky Mountains for the past 15 years. While working as a National Park Service Ranger in Yellowstone National Park, his love for nature inspired his photography. His hobby soon became his career, and he now works as a commercial photographer in the outdoor industry. Cody teaches a variety of photography classes and workshops around the Rocky Mountain region—from Vail, Colorado to Jackson, Wyoming. Cody photographs a wide range of subjects including; nature, western fine art, outdoor sports and mountain lifestyle.

Cody has been published in a variety of publications and has a diverse clientele including: National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Outside, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, USA Today, Big Sky Journal, SKI, Skiing, Weather Channel, NBC Sports, CBS, Vail Resort, Keystone Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Big Sky Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and more.

Photographer Cody Downard and Fall class of 2015



All images by Cody Downard