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College of Forestry and Conservation

Wilderness Photography Workshop

2013 Wilderness Photography Workshop is Full
Watch for details for Future Workshops!

Bowman Lake Grasses Photo by David Marx

Contact The Wilderness Institute now for more information or to enroll in this year's autumn Wilderness Photography program. This is a great opportunity for participants of any skill level to learn the intricacies of wilderness photography in scenic Glacier National Park. Out in the field at first and last light, participants shoot photos of fall colors, lakes and streams, mountain-filled skylines, and burned areas, as well as frost-lined leaves and morning-chilled insects. The Workshop is an opportunity to experience wilderness with a lens: focusing on light, color, form, and composition. The cost is $95 and includes instruction, transportation, camping and dinners.

2012 Wilderness Photography Workshop, October 5-6 in Glacier National Park

Photos by students and instructor, David Marx. See more at Wilderness Institute Student Slide Show: Glacier National Park 2010 from David Marx on Vimeo.

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Early Morning Mist over the
North Fork of the Flathead River

Photo by David Marx
The Wilderness Photography program was established through a generous donation in memory of John G. Batchelder. This program includes a searchable web-based image library on and wilderness photography workshops.

Previous Workshop Photos

The workshop is led by David Marx.  David has been teaching digital photography since 2002 and has lived in the Glacier National Park area since 1998.  His photography has been featured in publications like Outside, Backpacker, Travel Montana, and Skiing Magazine.  His commercial work can be found on the Whitefish Mountain Resort website, in publications from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and for sale at iStock and Veer images online.

Transportation, instruction, camping and dinners provided; participants must provide camping and hiking gear and other meals. This introductory wilderness photography workshop is not geared for professional photographers.

To register for this workshop and for more information please contact the Wilderness Institute.

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Full Moon over Glacier National Park
Photo by David Marx


Lake Bowman
Glacier National Park
Photo by Brita Ahman, 2007


Fall Colors
Photo by Brita Ahman, 2007


Sun on Burned Forest
Photo by Sarah Potenza, 2007