Fall Color in Grand Teton National Park

4-Day Workshop with Jerry Dodrill and Grant Ordelheide

Photograph the Grand Teton at the Peak of Autumn Color!

Mountain Light is excited to offer an intensive fall photo excursion for intermediate to advanced photographers in the Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming. Mountain photographer Jerry Dodrill will lead this workshop assisted by Grant Ordelheide. Our dates are aimed to hit the peak of the fall color season and the time of year when wildlife are very active. Bring a range of lenses from wide angle to telephoto and a sturdy tripod for this in-depth workshop.

In addition to huge sweeping landscapes in peak alpenglow light, it is likely we will see elk, moose, antelope and grizzly bear along the many lakes, rivers and streams below these majestic mountains. We will be staying in comfortable cabins at the historic Jackson Lake Lodge inside the park, so we will have easy access to some of the best photo viewpoints. Early morning and late sunset shoots should be expected, with mid-day group image reviews of work created. During these in-depth reviews we analyze and discuss your images, demonstrating Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop techniques to process and optimize them. Presentations include discussions about planning trips, forecasting light, design and composition for photographers.  A small group size ensures you will receive plenty of personal instruction both in the field and the classroom.

Our meeting room is at the Jackson Lake Lodge, so we suggest staying here or close by. We have a block of rooms reserved for workshop participants. Call (307) 543-3100 to put your name on one of these rooms, or we can call and book a room for you – just let us know what you would like. Make sure to let the desk agent know that you are with the Mountain Light Photography Workshop Group.

With limited enrollment, expect these workshops to fill up quickly. Please contact us promptly to reserve your space. A deposit of 50% is required at time of booking to reserve space, with balance due 60 days prior to workshop start date.

To enroll in this workshop, call us at (760) 873-7700 or click the 'Enroll Now' button at the upper right.



Mountain Light is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service




About Instructor Jerry Dodrill

Photo (c) Jerry DodrillIt was clear early on that Jerry Dodrill was not cut out for a desk job. His career as an adventure and landscape photographer has fostered a lifestyle that the average person might call unconventional. An avid climber of twenty years, he feels equally at home in a rocky bivouac or a soft bed. In college he dropped pre-med classes in favor of fine art and spent weekends scaling Yosemite's granite walls. Photography was at first a by-product of many adventures, but quickly became a goal of its own as he captured each experience with a concise aesthetic and spiritual light quality that reveals a sense of inspiration and captures the imagination.

Jerry's adventures have led around the globe. He has climbed all the major walls in Yosemite Valley, at crags across the West, close to a hundred summits in the Sierra, and peaks in Bolivia, Argentina and China. Full embrace of the many disciplines of climbing have led to many adventures and tales best told late at night around a raging campfire.

Photo (c) Jerry DodrillIn 1997 Jerry achieved degrees in both fine art and photography at Pacific Union College (Napa Valley) then worked under acclaimed photographer Galen Rowell in Berkeley. He was soon managing Galen's gallery and workshops, an amazing experience (akin to a photographers bootcamp), but spending way too much time in the office. After several years he left to pursue his own projects.

Jerry's dedication has not gone unnoticed. He has won several international awards and has been exhibited in fine galleries such as the Ansel Adams, Mountain Light, Mumm Napa Valley, and Banff Center for Mountain Culture. His clients include The North Face, Vanity Fair, Sunset, Men's Journal, Outside, Alpinist, Rock & Ice, and Climbing magazines. His work has been featured in many ad campaigns, books, and publications and is represented by Aurora Photos. After running a gallery on California's North Coast for the past five years, he now resides in the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, California.

For more about Jerry Dodrill, please visit:    JerryDodrill.PhotoShelter.com






About Instructor Grant Ordelheide

Photo (c) Grant OrdelheideGrowing up in the Colorado Rockies, Grant Ordelheide's love of nature long preceded his love of photography. Being part of a family that appreciated and explored the outdoors helped him learn to appreciate and enjoy the landscape. Grant followed his passion and received a Bachelor's degree in photography with an emphasis in business from Pacific Union College. Today he spends as much time as he can in nature hiking, backpacking, and snowboarding.

Photo (c) Grant OrdelheideThroughout the years, Grant has found a passion for teaching photography workshops and sharing his love of photographing the outdoors. ​ Grant's work has appeared in Outside, Climbing, Backpacker, The Yosemite Journal, and several other publications. Grant currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

For more about Grant Ordelheide, please visit:    www.GrantOrdelheide.com




1. What's included: Mountain Light's internationally renowned workshop program features world-class photographer and instructors with additional support by our knowledgeable staff, a small group size to insure all participants the time and attention needed, and are centered in locations hailed for their pristine beauty and scenic diversity. Most meals are included as an integral part of our workshop experience, as group meals afford you the opportunity learn from fellow participants and the instructor and staff. Transportation to, from and during the workshop is not included. We suggest carpooling to and from field shoots, a great way to get to know fellow students and the instructors! Lodging is not included in the workshop price, though Mountain Light staff can offer suggestions for area lodging ranging from campsites to RV parks, motels and fine hotels.

2. As a gesture of thanks for your participation in our workshop program, Mountain Light is pleased to offer a 10% discount on workshop fees to those who have taken a Mountain Light workshop in the past. New participants who simultaneously enroll in two or more workshops are also eligible for 10% off each session! We also offer a 10% discount to full-time students, full-time art or photography teachers, and members of the North American Nature Photographers' Association (NANPA). Note: These discounts are not cumulative. The maximum available discount on any workshop is 10%. International workshops and certain special sessions may be excluded.

3. A note on camera formats and critiques: Mountain Light instructors are skilled with both digital and film photography, and are happy to work with participants using either medium. However, film will not be processed during the workshop so participants using film exclusively will be unable to have their field work critiqued. That said, we encourage the participation of photographers working with film cameras so long as they are content to accept this limitation. One solution is to shoot some digital alongside the film work, and we welcome film users to bring ten 35mm slides, digital scans or a print portfolio of existing work for critique.

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Mountain Light Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm (U.S. Pacific).
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