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Jenny Lake Lodge Photography Workshops




Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park

Fall Workshop: October 1st - 4th, 2015


The Jenny Lake Lodge Photo Workshop includes Nightly Lodging, Breakfast each morning, use of the Jenny Lake Lodge cruiser bicycles  as well as photography guidance from an industry professional at no additional cost.  Call Jenny Lake Lodge Reservations at 307-733-4647 to reserve your room, and sign up for the Workshop.  If you have already made your cabin reservation at the Jenny Lake Lodge, you may call Reservations for the Photography Workshop.

Reservations Receive:

  • Log Cabin Accommodations at the Four Diamond Jenny Lake Lodge
  • Breakfast Daily in the Jenny Lake Lodge Restaurant
  • Participation in the Photography and Film Workshop
  • Daily Cruiser Bicycles use

Package Details:

  • 1:6 Guide-to-participant ratio
  • Camera and Video requirements: Any Camera or Video recorder is allowed (DLSR Cameras are preferred)
  • Topics to be covered (Camera Operations, Composition, Lenses, Filters, Daylight Photography:Existing Light / Indoor Photography: Flash Photography: Action Photography: Portrait Photography: Close Up and Macro Photography, Digital Darkroom)

Duplex Cabins – $399 per night

Inclusive double occupancy rates
*Add $50 per night plus tax for each additional person



Arrival Day

7:00pm Meet & Greet

8:00pm-10:00pm Dinner

Day 1

6:00am – 11:30am – Shoot Sunrise at the Schwabacher's Landing & Historic Mormon Row

11:30am – 2:00pm– Lunch and Class Room

2:00pm – 8:00pm – Wildlife Filming

8:00pm – 10:00pm – Dinner

 Day 2

6:00am – 11:30am – Shoot Sunrise at Oxbow Bend

11:30am – 2:00pm – Lunch and Class Room

2:00pm – 8:00pm – Shoot Sunset at Chapel of the Sacred Heart

8:00pm – 10:00pm – Dinner

 *Schedule is subject to change



Cody Downard

Cody Downard


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.


Examples of Cody's Work:




Topics to be Covered:


Camera Operations:

  • Types of Cameras
  • Lenses, Tripod, and other equipment
  • Memory Cards
  • LCD/Histogram
  • White Balance
  • Exposure
  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • F-Stop/Aperture
  • Manual Exposure/ Automatic Settings

Existing Light / Indoor Photography:

  • The Challenge of low light
  • ISO Settings
  • Lens Speed
  • Hand Holding Techniques
  • Outdoors at Night


  • Making a photo/video
  • Copy a scene or make a photo of the scene you see
  • Viewer’s Eye
  • Isolate the subject
  • Framing the subject



Digital Darkroom Basics

  • Transferring Photos to your computer
  • Basic Editing (Contrast, color, saturation, sizing)
  • Organizing
  • Storage & Back Up
  • Digital Workflow


  • The only two filters you need in the Digital Age
  • Photoshop and other program Filters

Daylight Photography:

  • Bright Sun
  • Overcast
  • Cloudy
  • Light Direction
  • Time of Day


  • Focal Length
  • Zoom vs. Single Focal Length
  • Perspective
  • Depth of Field
  • Using Different Focal Lengths
  • Special Lenses

Flash Photography:

  • Shutter Speed and Flash
  • Red Eye
  • Diffusers
  • Fill and Bounce Flash
  • Blur/Freeze
  • Flash Recycle Time

Action Photography:

  • Stopped Action
  • Blurred Action
  • Autofocus and Action
  • Shutter Lag and Action
  • Panning

Portrait Photography:

  • Posed
  • Nonposed
  • Candids
  • Pets
  • Backgrounds
  • Depth of field and focus points

Macro Photography:

  • Depth of Field
  • Focusing
  • Flash Lighting
  • Setup


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