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Photography Workshop with Tom Murphy

Two-Day Photography Workshop

Stay tuned for details on classes in 2023!

Join Yellowstone photography master Tom Murphy for a two-day workshop to improve your photography skills.

November 13th 9am-5pm and November 14th 7am-5pm

Tom will review the elementary, important aspects of making a good photograph, with a review of the understanding of the three core tools. Day 1 is a hands-on classroom day with Tom where he will cover the sensitivity of the chip, ISO, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, and what it can highlight in a photograph. Day 2 is a half-day of field photography in Yellowstone National Park with Tom (transportation provided). In the afternoon you’ll return to the classroom and Tom will critique and provide feedback on your photography.

Price: $250 per person for both days (reduced rate of $195 for guests staying at the Mammoth Hotel). Advanced registration is required.


  • Mammoth Textbook by Tom Murphy
  • Signed copy of Tom Murphy 2022 calendar
  • Two days of instruction and body critique
  • Half-day of field photography in Yellowstone (transportation provided)
  • Beverages during workshop**
  • Critique your body of photographs

Required equipment:

  • Digital camera and lenses
  • Tripod
  • Laptop for reviewing and editing photos


*Please note class size is limited to a maximum of 20 students and we will be following any applicable health and safety guidelines.

**Meals are not included in the price. Participants that dine with us in the Mammoth Hotel Dining Room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the course will receive a special, complimentary gift. Participants are also able to bring their lunch or dine in nearby Gardiner, MT (15 minutes away, please note options may be very limited.)

About Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a renowned wilderness photographer, whose passion and specialty is Yellowstone National Park. Since 1975 he has traveled extensively within its 3400 square miles, hiking thousands of miles and skiing on hundreds of extended overnight trips in the backcountry. He has skied across the park twice-once on a 14-day solo trip.

His photographs have been used, both editorially and commercially, in numerous regional, national, and international publications. Clients include: Life, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, Audubon, and Time. Newsweek, the New York Times  Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Esquire and others have sent him on assignments.

His first book, Silence and Solitude, won a 2002 Montana Book Award. Tom’s video, Silence and Solitude, produced by Montana PBS, earned an Emmy nomination.  PBS Nature’s show “Christmas in Yellowstone” first aired nationally in 2006, and features Tom’s winter photography and some of his backcountry stories. It is aired internationally each December on PBS. Read more about Tom on our blog!