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Wild Winter
Photography Workshop

Explore the Wild West through a new perspective with a photography workshop led by renowned professional photographers Scott Kranz and National Geographic contributor Stephen Matera. Over the course of the three-day workshop in Cody, Wyoming, work closely with two outdoor photographers as you create images of the one-of-a-kind winter experience. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, with potential astrophotography opportunities under the uninterrupted night sky.

Date: February 8 – 12, 2024

Cost: $1,399

Package includes:

  • Four nights accommodation at Buffalo Bill’s Irma Hotel
  • Three full workshop days
  • Welcome event at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West
  • Photography lessons with renowned photographers Scott Kranz and Stephen Matera
  • Pre-workshop session with photographers
  • Welcome kit
  • Trail snacks
  • $100 food and beverage credit
  • Transportation during workshop days

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel and be refunded your workshop tuition (minus transaction fees) up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop you registered for. If you cancel within 30 days of the start of the workshop, you will be refunded your workshop tuition (minus transaction fees) only if your spot can be filled by another individual.

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There are only 8 spots available in this workshop, giving you plenty of opportunities to ask Scott and Stephen questions as you hone your camera skills in an unforgettable setting. Leading up to the workshop, meet with your instructors virtually to discuss your previous experience as well as what you hope to gain from this workshop. Additionally, you will be sent a welcome kit, itinerary, and full packing list so you’re completely prepared for this special workshop.

Each day of this workshop features shooting at sunrise and sunset, with light to moderate hiking. Participants should be physically fit for hiking with camera packs.

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Meet the Photographers

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Scott Kranz

Scott Kranz is a Minnesota-bred, Seattle-based photographer, filmmaker, and educator, specializing in outdoor adventure and natural landscape visuals. Follow his journey and work at @scott_kranz.

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Stephen Matera

Stephen Matera is a Seattle-based professional landscape and outdoor lifestyle photographer. The National Geographic contributor creates images for the world’s leading publishers and outdoor equipment brands.

Add More Outdoor Adventure

Extend your time in Cody, Wyoming with activities available to book before and after the three-day workshop. It’s the perfect opportunity to put your new photography skills into practice or get comfortable with your gear before the workshop. Contact Gary Fales to arrange these excursions and ask any questions you may have.

Outdoor winter activities available include:

  • Ice Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross country skiing

Photography opportunities:

  • Beartooth Mountains (access via snowmobile)
  • Scenery
  • Waterfalls

Cody experiences and photography:

  • Downtown photography
  • Restaurants
  • Historic buildings
  • Lifestyle photography