Montana Winter Workshops 2018 !

March 9th - 12th 2018

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Optional Birds of prey and winter horse round up. Would require an extra day's stay, of March 13th

March 9th -12th or 13th 2018

Fly in March 8th, shoot March 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th 2018

The 13th for the birds of prey and or the horse round up.






Photograph 8 different species of wildlife over 3 plus days in different locations.

Location is Kalispell, Montana, with the scenic Glacier National Park close by!

Join us for 4 days of the wildest & best Wildlife Photography you could imagine!

I have been teaching the high key shooting at this event!!!



Well cared for animals amid Montana's spectacular scenery!

No Long Lens necessary, as your subjects will be up close and personal!

Workshop is limited so there will be no crowded shooting conditions!

You will shoot in early morning and late evening when the light is perfect!

In 4 days, you will captures hundreds of images of animals you never imagined getting up close to, all in natural settings. We guarantee at least 8 species of animals to be photographed. Additional sessions can be purchased at a discounted rate of $150.00 each session, payable to the ranch.

We can not predict which animals will be used for the 8 selected to be shot.

If the one you wanted, wasn't used, please inquire about the extra sessions!


  • The opportunity to photograph healthy and animals in natural surroundings
  • Hands on help during all sessions with settings, shutter speeds, metering & equipment
  • Small group size allows for maximum flexibility to move about.
  • Up to 10 images critiqued each day for helpful suggestions if you want.
  • The opportunity to learn new techniques
  • 8 animals to photograph over 4 days, not including additional shoots and birds of prey

Airfare, lodging, and transportation is NOT included in the pricing.

  • You can stay at Triple D's Howling Wolf Lodge for $75.00 for a single bed or $85.00 for a couple, per night. Each floor has 2 bedrooms and a shared bath.
  • Optional place to stay is the Holiday Inn Express in Kalispell, I will give you the code for the Triple D discount of $98.00 a night
  • A rental car will be necessary, as the shoots take place at various locations around Kalispell, and you will be required to drive, we suggest "rental car pooling" with other guests to save money. And since you will have mid morning to later afternoon open, a drive to Glacier National Park should be on your menu.


We don't know which animals will be available until close to our workshop date.

I will keep you informed. If you wish additional shoots, they can be arranged.

Other optional shoot includes, the Birds of Prey photo session! This would be

shot on March 13th, if you are interested, with the horse round up afterwards.

The Birds of Prey optional photo session is offered at a cost of $200.00. Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center will exhibit 6 or more raptors in a natural setting.









The winter horse round up is an optional event, the horses would be the afternoon of the 13th. The cost for the 1 long sessions is $350.00.

Your safety is the prime concern to the trainer, and you will listen to the guidelines set down for each animal. Such as, some animals you can kneel to photograph and some you can't. All animals are photographed in a fenced in compound, that is several acres in size. You will always photograph from inside the fence, depending on which animal, there may be a waist high fence between you and them.

View between two shooters of the tiger playing in the water.

Each participant will receive numerous e mails to make sure you come prepared to capture the images you always dreamed of and personal phone calls if you desire. My phone line is always open to you.

A $500.00 non refundable deposit is required to book your space, payable by check or credit card to Triple D Game Farm. Please contact us here at Wild Compass first before booking. All non photographer viewers are $50.00 per day. Please see our Terms and Conditions for payments.

The staff is extremely helpful and will work to the best of their ability (without putting any stress on the animal) to get you the best shots .

We would recommend you bring your laptop to work on your images and also be able to download your cards. Bring spare batteries and several memory cards, you will be using them!


After the early morning shoots, your can use your spare time to explore the surrounding area or take a drive in nearby Glacier National Park and explore until your evening shooting time arrives.

In the evening, we can meet and go through your selected images for critiquing. This may not happen every night, as most guests head into the park to photograph the winter wonderland. Meals not included. The Howling Wolf lodge comes equipped with a kitchen. See photographs of the lodge below...


Shooting schedule will be early morning, and afternoon when the light is perfect.

The schedule is subject to change due to the weather or light or animal.

We will shoot March 9th -12th. We normally use all 4 days for shooting as the light is short in the winter.

Please check your ego and your attitude at the gate before take off to tours. You can reclaim your baggage upon returning home, if you wish.

Shayne McGuire



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