Ladies Summer Outdoor Photography Workshop

Beginner to Intermediate Skill Level
Sept 5, 2019 - Sept 8, 2019


  • Summer is prime time to photograph and experience Jackson, WY. Temperatures are perfect and summer colors make for a vibrant backdrop.

  • Workshop constructed for the beginner/intermediate photographer with opportunities to focus on lifestyle, portrait, and landscape photography.

  • Post-processing/image critique session and access to a three pack of Elise’s Lightroom Presets to help understand how different looks are achieved.

  • Build relationships through a unique experience over shared hobbies.

  • Small group size (5) to maximize individual attention.

  • All food and transportation during the workshop will be taken care of.

  • As a personal goal, Elise would like to not only play the role of workshop host, but

    also do her best to document your experience to leave you with images of yourself that you can be excited about.



The itinerary is kept somewhat flexible so we can adjust for weather and group interests. The itinerary below is just an example of what you can expect.

Day 1 (Thursday, Sept. 5):

  • Meet in Jackson at 12:00pm. We’ll head out together from here for a scenic introductory day hike to discuss basic photography principles.

  • Car camp at a beautiful location with Teton views where we’ll cook a meal together and practice capturing lifestyle imagery in a camp setting.

Day 2 (Friday, Sept. 6):

  • Wake up early to shoot sunrise followed by a camp breakfast.

  • Drive to a trailhead where we will begin hiking to a backcountry location for an overnighter in the mountains.

  • Backpack a few miles in to camp where we will have time to practice what we’ve learned so far.

  • Cook dinner at camp followed by a night photography lesson for those interested.

Day 3 (Saturday, Sept. 7):  

  • Wake up early to shoot sunrise (or sleep in if you prefer!), have breakfast at camp, and head out for a quick day hike.

  • Hike out and drive to a lodge-style AirBnB. We’ll spend some time here doing a group edit/image critique session.

  • Go out to dinner out (Restaurant will be chosen by participants).

Day 4 (Sunday, Sept. 8)

  • After a leisurely morning, we will head out to a scenic location for a portrait session. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on each other.

  • Head to Granite Hot Springs for a soak before heading back to Jackson.

Day 5 (Monday, Sept. 9) Travel home


Recommended Gear

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Body

  • Sturdy Tripod

  • All of the lenses you own

  • Extra batteries, memory cards, cleaning supplies, and battery banks if you have them

  • Laptop and external hard drive for backing up images

  • Though not essential to attend the workshop, it would be beneficial if each attendee had Adobe Lightroom for the editing session

  • Everything you would normally take on a backpacking trip. You do not need to bring a tent, stove, or water filter.

  • Rain jacket, down or insulated jacket, and other appropriate backpacking/camping layers.

  • Day pack

  • Headlamp

  • Sunscreen

  • Beanie

  • Thin gloves

  • Water Bottle

  • Swimwear + Camp towel



  • You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from Jackson, WY (It is often cheaper to fly into Salt Lake City and take the Salt Lake Express from there). Please arrive before 12:00pm on September 5th and plan on staying through the evening of September 8th. Elise will be available to help with airport pickups/dropoffs upon request.

  • All attendees should be in reasonably good physical condition and must be comfortable hiking 5 miles.

  • The timing of this workshop has been selected for optimal summer photography opportunities. It should be noted that weather can vary quite a bit in the rocky mountains and everyone should be prepared for a variety of conditions. If weather forces us out of some of our plans, we'll adjust based on group vote to make the best use of our time!

  • Women only. All attendees should be over the age of 18.

  • To sign up, please email Elise at