Montana, Bitterroot Valley
Oct 15-17, 2021
The Bitterroot Valley is one of the most spectacular fall locations in western Montana nestled just beneath the towering snowcapped Bitterroot Mountain range. Each fall its landscapes are transformed into brilliant golden hues and vibrant colors throughout the valley. The Bitterroot Valley is located just south of Missoula, Montana and is a rich corridor of farm and ranch lands, wetland habitat, and also home to the famous Bitterroot River. Our workshop will focus on both landscape and wildlife photography and we will spend time photographing the rich valley colors, and different mountain peaks around the valley. We will also spend time photographing wildlife and migrating birds in and around the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge which is one of Montana’s premier birding and wildlife management areas. The workshop will be based out of Hamilton, Montana, located 45 miles south of Missoula.
Friday, Oct. 15
Arrive and meet in Hamilton for orientation and spend the evening photographing around the valley.
Sat-Sun, Oct. 16-17
We will meet early each morning of the workshop in order to travel to our sunrise destination and spend the morning photographing at various locations. In the afternoon we will gather for an instructional session before heading out for our late afternoon and evening shoot. The workshop will end on Sunday afternoon.
During each afternoon session, we will cover a variety of topics. We will begin with image critiquing and discuss professional techniques for composition, lighting, and exposure. We will also cover editing and workflow management with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, taking you through the entire process from capture to print.
Travel and Accommodations:
This workshop will run Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and will be based out of Hamilton, Montana. Food, transportation, and lodging are not included. Recommended lodging at the Bitterroot River Inn . We will provide limited transportation to and from workshop locations as well as snacks and beverages.
Registration Fee & Cancellation/Refund Policy:
You are welcome to pay in full or the specified deposit to secure your spot on the workshop. If paying the deposit, the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the workshop start date. We will send out a reminder email shortly before. Refund Policy: Up to 60 days before the workshop start date, your deposit and registration fee are fully refundable. If canceling 60 days or sooner to the workshop date, your deposit becomes non-refundable and 50% of your remaining registration fee will be refunded. If canceling 30 days or sooner to the workshop start date, your deposit and full registration fee become non-refundable. However, in the event that we can fill your spot, we will fully refund your deposit and registration fee, regardless of cancellation date.
Cancellation: Jason Savage Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum participant enrollment is not met. In the event the workshop is cancelled, participants will be given the option to reschedule for a later date or receive a full refund. Jason Savage Photography is not liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, for this reason we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
Group Size: 7
Price: $525 Deposit: $100
Location: Hamilton, MT
Recommended Lodging: Bitterroot River Inn