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Eastern Idaho Photo Workshop and Tour

Explore Eastern Idaho and some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain near the Idaho/Montana/Wyoming borders.

Thursday, May 28 to Monday, June 1, 2020

Eastern Idaho is known to be an adventurers Mecca.  Its towering mountains, pristine and beautiful rivers and streams, and vast expanses of open land create a landscape where there is something for everyone. 


Much like the rest of the state, there is a vast variety of landscapes and environments packed into relative proximity with each other.  The area has a very obvious volcanic history with its dormant volcanoes poking out of the flatlands, caves and hot springs seemingly everywhere, and rocky outcroppings creating dramatic viewpoints over the valleys and rivers.  One doesn't have to drive far to find beautiful pine forests and pristine mountains streams.  There are also massive sand dunes deposited by the persistent winds blowing across the flat lands for thousands of years.  As if that wasn't enough, the area is absolutely overflowing with wildlife of all shapes and sizes!

Join professional outdoor photographer Chris Celentano on the type of adventure he is known for;exploring off-the-beaten-path places.

Take your photography to the next level

This workshop is your chance to capture stunning images that you can be truly proud of while getting one-on-one instruction and guidance from professional outdoor photographer Chris Celentano.  Explore some of the most incredible landscapes in and around Eastern Idaho while also learning how to take your images to the next level.  This is your chance to see many of the stunning places you've always wanted to visit, or have always wanted to capture in a better way, all in one long weekend. 


Take advantage of Chris' unique eye for capturing the stunning beauty of Idaho and the surrounding states on this all encompassing, multi-day adventure.  Not only will you be able to see and photograph abandoned homesteads, but you will also get to see some of the most stunning back-country vistas the area has to offer.  Wildlife Refuges, 400 foot tall sand dunes, huge 100 foot tall waterfalls, and massive 14,000 foot tall mountains!  

The Nitty Gritty

Where, When, How

Skill Level- Beginner, Novice, Semi-pro

Physical Fitness- Moderate + - Some hiking and steep inclines as well as a close proximity to some cliffs at various places throughout the trip.

Duration- 4.5days

When- Meet at the Big5 parking lot at 3:00PM, Thursday, May 28th in Coeur d'Alene to arrange carpool.  

What To Bring-

-Your DSLR or mirrorless camera setup,

-A tripod, CPL and ND filters(if you have them- Highly recommended!),

-A refillable water bottle 

- Any other drinks you might want.

-Snacks for 4 days of adventuring

-If you have waders, bring them!

-Camping gear- Tent/Hammock, Sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cot, tent, tarp- Whatever you need to sleep in the mountains/desert. We will be camping each night!

-Sufficient clothing for hiking and sleeping in the high mountains during late spring/summer.  A rain jacket is a must! 

-An eagerness to learn!

-Bring at least a couple of quick, non-refrigerated easy camp meals for the trip; breakfast and dinner.  We will be in semi-close proximity to civilization and will grab food locally most of the time; but in the event that we need to get up and out before sunrise, or are out late, you will want to be able to prepare something quick.


Basic trip schedule:

 Leave Coeur d'Alene  by 4:00PM, Thursday May 28th.  Drive to Roberts, Idaho.  Camp.  Begin Friday by shooting some wildlife, landscapes, and homesteads in and around Roberts.  In the afternoon we will head to St. Anthony and set up camp at Elgin Lake.  We will shoot the dunes from late afternoon into the evening.  Saturday morning we will get up and head to Mesa Falls.  Spend the day exploring around Ashton and take in the stunning forest and views.  We will return to Elgin Lake to camp that night.  On Sunday, we will get up before sunrise and drive toward Tetonia to shoot sunrise over the Tetons.  We will then spend the day exploring and shooting around the Idaho-side of the Tetons.  Sunday night will be spent at Elgin Lake once more.  Monday we will head back to Coeur d'Alene.  

Feel free to email or message with questions!

Investment: $450.00 Per Person-  Only 10 Spaces Available!

***If the COVID-19 pandemic has not subsided by mid-May, the workshop will be rescheduled to sometime in early October 2020.***

***Similar workshops start at $1200!***

***5 spaces minimum must be filled in order to hold this workshop***

***A $225.00 non-refundable deposit will be taken as part of the total cost of a workshop spot.***

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