Learn wildlife and nature photographic techniques with magnificent Rocky Mountains as backdrops. Our photographic workshops and photo tours are geared towards teaching our students photo skills utilizing hands-on techniques in real world outdoor settings. Whether you're a novice or an advanced photographer - our workshops will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Below are the instructional opportunities we have planned for 2017:

* Year Long - Individual Instruction

* February 25, 2017 - Glacier Institute - Winter Photo Workshop

* June 20-24, 2017 - Glacier Institute - Nature Photography in Glacier Park

* July 23, 2017 - Glacier Institute - Intoduction to Photography in Glacier Park

What others have to say:

"I thought the course was absolutely fantastic, in a stunning location and with a superb instructor. I learned so much in just a few days and my photographs have improved immensely. I just need to work out how I can attend another workshop. Thank you." - By Adm T. from Great Britain

"Rick is an excellent teacher, with patience and expertise to help the photographer evolve in his/her craft, from beginner to advanced..." - By Scott F. from Overland Park, KS

"I want to thank you again for your time and efforts put into teaching our Photography Class. I teach back home and I know how frustrating and difficult it can be at times; however, you were excellent, as was your presentation material, and manner of teaching. It is easy to tell that you love what you do ... hope to see you next summer ... to take the class again!!!! ." - By Bev S. from Posen, MI

"Thanks so much for your highly instructive Photography Course at Glacier Institute.   Gaining more knowledge about camera  technique, understanding what makes a good photograph and getting out of the old mindset of auto was the highlight of the the course for me.  I appreciate the chance to be inspired by nature and the sights in and around Glacier N. P. were well chosen." - By Hallie R. from Shields River Valley, MT

"After attending Rick’s Yellowstone Winter class in 2014 I had several positive thoughts and no negatives. All the logistics worked great, the hotel was one of the best in West Yellowstone, and the tracked Van and driver were first class. We had perfect weather for four days and were able to get great photo options with animals, scenery and thermal features. Rick is a professional photographer and was able to answer any technical questions on equipment or setting option for any situation.  The level of my technical ability was greatly enhanced because of this trip. Yellowstone in the winter is a must trip for any photographer." - By Tom B. from Kalispell, MT


Individual One-On-One Instruction/Guidance

There is no better way to learn the nuances and intricacies of outdoor photography than through an individual program customized to meet your individual interests, abilities, time schedule, and desired locale.

Award winning professional nature photographer and author Rick Sheremeta will be your personal photographic instructor.

This is the perfect way to expand your photographic horizons while enjoying the boundless beauty of Montana's Rocky Mountains.

Please Contact Us Directly for more information and to set up your individual program.

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Glacier Institute - Winter Photography Workshop

February 25, 2017

Join professional outdoor photographer and author Rick Sheremeta as he leads this one day photographic workshop.

This is unique opportunity to learn the techniques of winter photography from an expert in the field. Rick has written many articles on winter photography over the years, the latest being - "Tips to Improve Your Winter Photography" in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine; and "10 Tips to For Better Winter Photography" in the January 2015 issue of Shutterbug Magazine. These and other informational articles are available for download from our Article Archive.

Be sure to register early so you don't miss out on this exciting adventure and learning experience.

For details or to reserve your space, click on this link ... Glacier Institute

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Glacier Institute's - "Nature Photography in Glacier Park" - June 20 - 24, 2017

Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park in a 4-day fun filled Nature Photography Workshop taught by Rick Sheremeta, and offered through the Glacier Institute. This course is open to all ability and skill levels. In this program Rick will share his knowledge regarding image composition, techniques for achieving correct exposure, dealing with dynamic range challenges, depth of field, and other useful tips that will aid you in improving your photographic skills. These principles will be applied in the field to capture and record the incredible landscape and wildlife throughout Glacier National Park. This is a great opportunity to view and photograph the Park accompanied by a professional photographer.  Although the program will concentrate on digital single lens reflect (DSLR) cameras, those with point and shoot cameras are also encouraged to attend.

The format to this multi-day course is as follows:

  • Day 1 will be devoted to Basic Photographic Techniques and will be geared for the beginner.

  • Day 2 and 3 will concentrate on Advanced Photographic Techniques.

  • Day 4 will consist of a hands-on introductory demonstration to the digital darkroom utilizing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was created specifically for photographers. In this workshop, you will learn what to do with your images after you’ve taken them – how to organize them with file management, image enhancement through post capture processing and image adjustment, outputting options, and more.  The information and methodology learned here will prove to be invaluable regardless of the digital darkroom software you choose for your own use. 

Class size is limited ... so sign up early. Contact Glacier Institute

OR please feel free to Contact Us Directly with any questions or for more information.

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Glacier Institute - "Introduction to Photography in Glacier Park" - July 23, 2017

This program will be an introductory course for beginners in photography set in the beautiful and grandiose Glacier National Park. In this course, you will learn the basics of “How to make a photograph” versus just taking a snapshot. You will learn techniques that will serve as the basis upon which you will grow your overall photographic skills and develop your own creative vision. You will be introduced to exposure with natural lighting, composition, control of motion, use of perspective and depth-of-field, plus other valuable skills all intended to help you build on your photographic capabilities. We’ll begin with a brief slide show and discussion to introduce you to the basics of photography. After the introduction, we’ll spend time out in the field along the shoreline of Lake McDonald exploring detailed exposure and composition techniques. We’ll then head up the Going-To-The-Sun Road for some photographic pit-stops, identifying and practicing specific techniques along the way. Back in the classroom, we’ll spend the remainder of time reviewing what we learned, and conducting a review/critique of images shot. The class will end by about 4:00 PM.

Class size is sign up early. To register contact Glacier Institute

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