A RETREAT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

IN YELLOWSTONE SEPT 9-14, 2018

HOSTED BY CRIS & DEANNA DUNCAN
ESCAPE THE MUNDANE AT THE  FIND YOUR FOCUS

PHOTOGRAPHIC RETREAT

PHOTOGRAPHY

Visit both iconic and off-the-trail attractions with top pros, great light, a variety of wildlife and breathtaking views all while surrounded by like-minded friends.

ADVENTURE

Experience Yellowstone like few do. Hike to majestic locations, encounter wildlife, breathe the fresh air and see the stars.

EXCLUSIVE

FYF is an exclusive event and space is limited. This means more one-on-one time and amazing experiences for all. Limited to 20.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Nothing builds community like like-minded people sharing experiences together. Hikes, meals, image cafes and more.

FOOD & LODGING

It's like summer camp for grown-ups. Lodging is on a private ranch just outside the park and meals are homemade. Additional Fee required*

LOANER GEAR

Thanks to our tremendous sponsors, you will have access to thousands of $$$ in lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sigma with focal lengths up to 800mm.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT

#FYF_2018

COMMUNITY

Explore Yellowstone with other like- minded individuals and create connections that last a lifetime.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Yellowstone is a photographer's haven--the grandest of locations in the best light. Images from FYF are wall-worthy.

RESTORATION

Escape the mundane and be recharged, refreshed and encouraged. FYF will ignite new creativity and inspiration for you and your craft.

REGISTER

FIND YOUR FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHIC RETREAT

SEPT 9-14, 2018

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people is perhaps the best way to learn, grow and be refreshed. Create friendships for life in this intimate group.

Fall in love with photography all over again and create what you desire. Yellowstone provides the canvas, you provide the story.

Few things can replace one-on-one small group education. Learn in an exclusive group in one of the world' s most unique landscapes with top pros along side.

CREATE

CONNECT

LEARN

 'Find your Focus' is geared to photographers who just simply love photography and want  to see with a fresh perspective. This is not your ordinary workshop. "Find your Focus" is a one-of-a-kind experience. It is an event that is sure to leave you refreshed, inspired and more passionate about your craft than ever before.  This is a retreat.  At 'Find your Focus' you will fall in love with photography all over again, be motivated to chase your dreams and be inspired to be better than before. This is all about  building relationships with other photographers, creating a network of friends that last a lifetime and becoming great photographers.

 Find Your Focus is led by Master Photographers Cris and Deanna Duncan

LODGING AT THE

MACDONALD RANCH

FIND YOUR FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHIC RETREAT

YELLOWSTONE

SOME OF THE SITES

Iconic geysers and the worlds largest thermal features await. The wildlife amidst the steam is a true beauty to witness.

Mammoth is like visiting another planet. Salt and sulfur form a landscape so unique, you must see it to believe it.

One of the best places in North America to find wildlife. Bison, elk, bear, pronghorn, wolf, moose and more roam free in this spectacular valley.

MAMMOTH AREA

GEYSER BASIN

LAMAR VALLEY

Yellowstone National Park is America's first and oldest national park. Covering 3.5 million acres, 3500 square miles and 3 states, YNP is bucket list location. From the sprawling hills and streams of Lamar Valley, to the rustic woods of the canyon, to the thermal features and everywhere in between, Yellowstone provides an unparalleled canvas for the creative. Experience this national treasure with other like- minded people who get excited when the car stops. You will not see YNP like you do at FYF with any other photographic tour or workshop.

 Find Your Focus is led by Master Photographers Cris and Deanna Duncan

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INCLUSIVE VALUE

TRANSPORTATION

 

Local transportation is included with your registration. You are responsible for your travel to and from Bozeman, MT (BZN). We will pick you up and take you back. This is not a tour bus, but mini vans that allow you to experience the park in comfort. More details on the registration page.

FOOD & LODGING

$875

 

The Lodge at The Historic MacDonald ranch will be our home base. Located along the Yellowstone River, this is a destination all by its self.  Additional fee required* $875/person. This fee guarantees you a bed and a min of 2 meals/day.

 

REGISTRATION

$975

 

Tuition for this event is only $975 per person and includes local transportation, shirt, world class locations,  instruction and social activities. Pay in full and receive a $100 discount. FYF is a PPA approved continuing education event.

 

MORE INFO

QUESTIONS

  • WHAT IS FYF?

    Q: What is FYF?

    A: Find you Focus is a photographic experience unlike any other. Set in beautiful Yellowstone National Park you have the adventure you have always wanted as you share the experience along side some of the leading minds in photography today. You will be able to shoot, recharge and connect with pros and peers in a way few get to experience.

     

    Q: Is this a landscape workshop?

    A: That and much more. While at Find Your Focus, it would be a sin not to photograph the target rich environment, yet there will be much more to "Find your Focus" than just landscape. We will be having evening fire-side chats covering several different topics from enhancing your images with Lightroom, Photoshop, lighting on location, leadership and business and open forums to ask the questions you have always wanted to ask. You will also have great networking opportunities as well as a time to recharge your batteries.

     

    Q: What will I learn?

    A: When you get some of the world's leaders in photography in the most majestic location on the planet, the answer is more than you can imagine. You will shoot, chat, connect and relax with pros and peers alike in an intimate environment. Find your Focus is limited to no more than 20 paid participants so your access to these leading minds is virtually unlimited. You will learn shooting techniques, digital work flow, leadership and business tips and whatever your mind is open to.

     

  • TRAVEL INFO

    Q: Where do I fly/drive?

    A: Yellowstone is easily accessible via air to Bozeman, MT airport (BZN). The lodging is located just outside of the North entrance to Yellowstone. We have directions, maps and airline info on our registration page. If flying, we will have transportation from the airport for you. (some restrictions apply)

    Q: How does the transportation work?

    A: Your registration includes transportation to and from the Bozeman airport as well as all week in the park. We have several vehicles that seat 6, and seats are randomly assigned. At home you may always ride shotgun, but at FYF, you can find yourself in any seat. If you feel that you can not ride in any seat of a vehicle, consider bringing your own vehicle. There is no discount for bringing your own vehicle.

    Q: When should I arrive/depart?

    A:  To take part of the free transportation, your  flight must arrive before 3pm MST on Sunday Sept 9th and depart no earlier than noon on Fri Sept 14th.  If driving, arrive at the ranch before 6pm on Sunday and you may leave on Friday.

  • FOOD AND LODGING

    Q: Am I required to pay the food & lodging fee?

    A: Yes. The fee of $875 per person guarantees you a bed and a minimum of 2 meals a day. The rate is actually at a lower cost than staying at a hotel.

    Q: What is the food & lodging fee for?

    A: We will be staying at the MacDonald ranch in Gardiner, MT, just outside the park entrance. The Food and Lodging fee is $875 for the week and includes your own bed (in most cases, your own room) and two meals a day. We do have discounts for those wanting to share a bed.

    Q: What about food allergies?

    A: We understand and know the difficulty it can be finding meals. At FYF, we provide a min of 2 meals a day. We have gluten free options available. Please list any sever food allergies on the registration form.

  • HIKING & EXCURSIONS

    Q: Will there be hiking?

    A: Yes, each day we will have excursions. Some will be available by road and others by foot.  Most trails will be an out and back so you do not have to go the distance to keep up. Hiking is an "your own pace"

    Q: Are the trails difficult?

    A: This is a hard question. Each person will have different ideas of difficulty. Hikes and trails range from 0-800' elevation changes and can be as long as 6 miles. Each location we visit has options for the uber explorer and the Sunday stroller, so no one is left out.  At FYF, we ask that attendees can maintain a 30 minute mile

    Q: Can we go any where we want?

    A: Yes and no. All locations on the itinerary have been scouted and planned so that you have  the best experience possible.   At FYF, we have a scheduled time line with freedom to explore built in.  For your safety, it is best to stay in groups of 3 or more.

  • WHAT DOES THE FEE INCLUDE?

    Q: What does the registration include?

    A: Your registration includes the admission to the 'Find your Focus' event, world-class education in Yellowstone National Park, T-Shirt, PPA merit (if applicable), travel to and from BZN airport and in the park along with a closing evening reception event. A hospitality suite is also available all week with water, drinks and light snacks.

    Q: What other expenses are there?

    A: You will be responsible for your lodging. We will be staying at the MacDonald ranch in Gardiner, MT, just outside the park entrance. The Food and Lodging fee is $875 for the week and includes your own bed (in most cases, your own room) and two meals a day. You will be responsible for your air travel, some meals, gate fees, alcohol, gifts, souvenirs and personal items.

    Q: Cancellation policy.

    A: If I cancel, do I get my money back. Unfortunately no. Due to the inclusive nature of the event and the demand for space at these locations refunds can not be issued. However, your ticket may be transferred to another person or rolled over to a following event or FYF product. In rare cases, exceptions and partial refunds may be made on a case by case basis. If you feel you may not be able to attend, many companies offer trip insurance at very affordable rates. Check with your local agent for details.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

    Q: What do I bring?

    A:  Check out our Attendee info page for a packing list and suggested clothing.

    Q: How does the loaner gear work?

    A: Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have over $70K in loaner gear for you to use at no additional cost. Each day, through a random drawing, each person can select the piece they wish to use. After everyone has gone, all remaining gear is free to use.  If you have a pice of gear you want to yourself, consider bringing it with you.

     

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