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Aug 9, 2018 06:26:59   #
cameraf4 (a regular here)
 
genocolo wrote:
Where can I find them? Any ideas? I googled and searched UHH without success.


I know, big problem. Photo Traveler Publications went out of business some time back. A crying shame, the guides were ENORMOUSLY helpful to photogs. Ebay or anyplace that sells old, used books would be my best guess. I bought about a dozen of them back-in-the-day. Wish I had bought them all.

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Aug 9, 2018 06:54:23   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
genocolo wrote:
Staying at Jenny Lake Lodge and Rust Parrot in mid-September. I have read a lot about photography opportunities on UHH and internet. Must admit I am overwhelmed by info.

Should I consider one of the excellent tours or a private guide? Or, can I do it myself?

If you suggest a guide or tour, do you have recommendations?

Recommendations for your favorite restaurants in Jackson?

Thanks in advance for your help.

If all the tours are "excellent" as you say, why do you need a private tour? Get information from the Lodge. Get in touch with the local Chamber of Commerce and also AAA. They will have a wealth of information. Do your work for your trip.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:02:18   #
kvanhook
 
Need to go to Schwabacher’s Landing before sunrise. Great photo spot. Many photographers jockey for position. Great shots of sunrise on the mountain range. May see beavers in their ponds.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:05:47   #
JayemCO
 
Been there twice this year and am planning a third trip in late September or early October. Love the photographic opportunities there. Check with Jack Bayles he does an excellent job as a guide, knows the area well and will show you what you want to see. This is his website http://jackbaylesphoto.com/. Try to fit a tour in early in your trip so you can utilize what you learn for the rest of the trip. The Bunnery in Jackson is great for breakfast or lunch. We enjoyed the Gun Barrel for dinner. Snake River Brewing is good if you like beer more than food.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:12:16   #
mizzee (a regular here)
 
Do take the tours. I took a photo tour in one of the old Yellowstone buses... not your average bus, that was super. Also a river float. Jenny Lake will have an excellent concierge to help you. Do an all day tour to get the lay of the land and then you can go back to some of them on your own.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:28:44   #
Bird Dawg
 
What boat ride are you referring to?

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Aug 9, 2018 08:54:38   #
Screamin Scott
 
I just got back from Yellowstone. We were in the Northern section for the most part but saw the Lower Falls, Old Faithful & the Grand Prismatic Springs among other sights... My son & daughter in law live in Bozeman Montana and they were our "guides" as they went there for their honeymoon. They also had a friend of my son's guide them then as a wedding present to them (they eloped) and he formerly worked in the park. When you enter the park, the Rangers will give you info and a map. It can get pretty crowded at the bigger attractions so plan on getting there early...
genocolo wrote:
Staying at Jenny Lake Lodge and Rust Parrot in mid-September. I have read a lot about photography opportunities on UHH and internet. Must admit I am overwhelmed by info.

Should I consider one of the excellent tours or a private guide? Or, can I do it myself?

If you suggest a guide or tour, do you have recommendations?

Recommendations for your favorite restaurants in Jackson?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Aug 9, 2018 08:55:37   #
genocolo
 
Thanks everyone.

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Aug 9, 2018 09:10:05   #
Lorendn
 
I think your needs depend upon what type of photographer you are, what you want to shoot, and how adventuresome you are. We have literally dozens of great spots to shoot landscapes and wildlife and all are easily accessible by car. Mid to late September is the best time of the year to visit as the numbers of tourist will be decreasing and cooler weather brings the wildlife into the valley. Clearly there are resources that will help you maximize your time. As you have heard Mike and Daryl are two great photographers who can help guide your visit. There are several other very good guide services that can arrange private tours for photo and non-photo experiences.

The Teton Photography Club (www.TetonPhotographyClub.org) has many local member who are almost always in the field and willing to help visitors. I highly recommend a book by Moose Henderson if you want to see/photograph wildlife (https://www.amazon.com/50-Wildlife-Hotspots-Surrounding-Communities/dp/1944986391/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526423378&sr=1-1&keywords=50+wildlife+hotspots&linkCode=ll1&tag=sastrpre-20&linkId=d9348853eafbf2ce12bd2603de319ab9).

Any way you choose, you will have a great visit.

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Aug 9, 2018 09:18:37   #
mlsass
 
We did a float trip down the Snake River with Solitude Float Trips. Very peaceful. Excellent photo ops of the Tetons. Also saw 5 bald eagles and one bear. Guide was great and kept turning the raft so everyone could take advantage of the view. Also head to Schwabacher Landing. The road is gravel, but at the end is calm water that allows for awesome reflections of the Tetons.

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Aug 9, 2018 09:34:42   #
genocolo
 
Thanks for the reference to Moose’s book and endorsement of Mike and Daryl. Just got it.

I think I am going to try it on my own without a guide this time, although I am sure I would learn a lot from mike or Daryl. Just have to absorb all the info and plan the days. Not a once in a lifetime trip. I will be back and want to try it in the winter.
Lorendn wrote:
I think your needs depend upon what type of photographer you are, what you want to shoot, and how adventuresome you are. We have literally dozens of great spots to shoot landscapes and wildlife and all are easily accessible by car. Mid to late September is the best time of the year to visit as the numbers of tourist will be decreasing and cooler weather brings the wildlife into the valley. Clearly there are resources that will help you maximize your time. As you have heard Mike and Daryl are two great photographers who can help guide your visit. There are several other very good guide services that can arrange private tours for photo and non-photo experiences.

The Teton Photography Club (www.TetonPhotographyClub.org) has many local member who are almost always in the field and willing to help visitors. I highly recommend a book by Moose Henderson if you want to see/photograph wildlife (https://www.amazon.com/50-Wildlife-Hotspots-Surrounding-Communities/dp/1944986391/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526423378&sr=1-1&keywords=50+wildlife+hotspots&linkCode=ll1&tag=sastrpre-20&linkId=d9348853eafbf2ce12bd2603de319ab9).

Any way you choose, you will have a great visit.
I think your needs depend upon what type of photog... (show quote)

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Aug 9, 2018 09:36:07   #
genocolo
 
mlsass wrote:
We did a float trip down the Snake River with Solitude Float Trips. Very peaceful. Excellent photo ops of the Tetons. Also saw 5 bald eagles and one bear. Guide was great and kept turning the raft so everyone could take advantage of the view. Also head to Schwabacher Landing. The road is gravel, but at the end is calm water that allows for awesome reflections of the Tetons.


Thanks for the recommendation. Am looking at float trips.

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Aug 9, 2018 09:50:51   #
BrianFF
 
For an interesting dinner and brew selection, go to Thai Me Up which is both Thai restaurant and Melvin Brewing company. It was quite local and entertaining. Apparently they have recently remodeled so not sure if the ambience is the same but if the 24-7 Kung Fu movies are on the TV then not much has changed! Be sure to find the spot where Ansel Adams took his iconic picture of the river bend - it's marked at one of the turnouts along the main highway. Just so many great shots everywhere in the Tetons. We spent 3 days and got everything from crystal clear skies to interesting clouds - driving down from Yellowstone one day to stay in Jackson, drove back up and then back down taking back roads to see other interesting spots (the warm pond with overwintering tropical fish among others), then another night in Jackson with a trip back to Yellowstone. All three days were great for shooting. If in Gardner outside of Yellowstone we loved the K-Bar for pizza and interplay with the staff - sit at the bar. And if you want a fun adventure, stop at the Boiling River turnout, wear your bathing suit and crudy sneakers, and walk up the path about 1/4 mile to where a hot spring meets the cold river and take a dip with all the other folks - it is slippery on the rocks in the water and you'll find yourself looking for that perfect temperature spot only to have the current change slightly and either brrrr or ouch! We spent close to 3 weeks in Yellowstone and Tetons and got to see everything although the wolves were far away on a ridge.

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Aug 9, 2018 10:18:13   #
genocolo
 
Thanks for suggestions.

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Aug 9, 2018 10:51:29   #
jwm1944
 
Grand Teton National Park Photographers map and guide on Amazon. I just got mine and it is great.

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