Private Photography Workshops


Yellowstone’s Wild World, LLC

Is excited to announce that we will be taking our vision for educating people about Yellowstone and the wildlife to the next level, by offering private photo tours.

Photography Workshops 

Full day, comprehensive photography and wildlife interpretive workshops for $695 per person.


We are now offering private one or two-day photography workshops of Yellowstone that will be designed to fit your personal needs and photo skills.


Throughout the day we will focus on the ethics of photography in the national parks, from the environmental factors to the comfort levels of the wildlife, and how to read the landscape to make your own discoveries.  We will help you with lighting and composition so that you can take your photos beyond memories to something that you will be proud of.

We might take short hikes in order to get away from the crowds, join the masses if there are some cute cubs wandering around with mama.  It is your tour!

Although we can not guarantee that you will see any particular animals, there is a good chance of seeing grizzlies, black bears, wolves, coyotes, fox, badgers, birds, bison, elk, pronghorn and deer.  Grizzly boars are already out and black bears and grizzlies with cubs will begin emerging between April 15 and May 10.  Wolf pups will have been born but they will be in their dens, as will coyote pups and fox kits.  Bison babies begin to drop around mid April and continue through June.  One thing that is good about pups and kits being in their dens is that the family will be out looking for food to deliver to the youngsters and so your chances of seeing them is good.  Wildflowers, if it is a wet year, will begin blooming in June and be most prolific late in the month and July.

Weather is always variable in spring – you might have anything from snow to green grass and sunshine.  It is part of the magic of the park.  Anything is possible.

Whatever we will find during our day will be filled with wonder because we will be in one of nature’s biggest gifts, Yellowstone National Park, out in the wild and filling our senses with beauty.



Wolf Yearling, Photographed in May, 2013National Park.


Your photography guide is Deby Dixon of Deby’s Wild World.

Deby has published many images and they have been found on billboards, television, major news sites, in books, book covers, magazines and many newspapers.   She has also published many stories about wildlife and nature.  Her images hang on walls throughout the world and she has more than 40,000 people who follow her daily Yellowstone adventures, on Facebook.

Deby has spent nearly every day for the past 7+ years going into the park, roaming around, watching wolves and other wildlife, taking photos and hiking.  You will not find anyone who knows more about the wildlife and how to find them, then Deby.  Deby is also an animal advocate and believes in using an ethical approach to photographing the wild of Yellowstone, from reading the animal to knowing when it has had enough, to remembering not to slam car doors or speak loudly.

If what you want is a more intimate knowledge of Yellowstone and its wild animals, and to learn how to take better photos, from someone who is hands on and in the park during most daylight hours, then you can’t go wrong by booking with Deby.

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These tours will be geared towards photographers of all skill levels and will be custom designed for the individuals.  Where we go and what we see will depend on your goals.

To be eco-friendly, we ask that all participants refrain from smoking or using scents of any kind.  We will carefully follow the park rules and instructions given us by the rangers.  Short hikes, less than 1/2 mile, will be allowed, if desired but we will be careful to not damage the park’s resources or disturb the wildlife.  We want you to enjoy Yellowstone and get great photos while being safe and preserving our national park.

Tours and workshops will be provided year-around and all will be private, limited to no more than two people.  Our focus will be on wildlife but if you prefer landscapes, or want a mixture of both, don’t hesitate to speak up.  We will do the tour your way.


During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, our workshops and tours will be geared towards maximum safety for all involved.  Masks will be worn when distancing is not an option, inside and outside.  We will highly encourage clients to drive their own vehicle and follow their guide, using walkie talkies to keep in contact.  If this is not possible, we will screen each person to assure they are healthy.  Your guide will be getting regular COVID tests and limiting the number of tours in order to minimize virus contact potential.  And questions, please don’t hesitate to contact.



We can not guarantee that you will see any particular animals, or that you will be able to get closeup shots if the situation is unsafe or unlawful.  For wildlife photography we recommend a minimum of a 400mm lens – 500 or 600 is preferable and a tripod.  Bean bags for shooting from the vehicle, are recommended.  Bring plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries.  If available, you can rent a Nikon D610 with a Sigma 150-600 lens for the day, at an added cost.  Tripod may or may not be available.  I will have a scope that we can use for viewing distant wildlife.  The amount of time you want to spend watching animal behavior will be entirely up to you – but the focus will be on photography.


Full day, 8 hour tours, begin at 6 a.m.  $695.00 per person, maximum 2 individuals on photography workshops.  Don’t hesitate to ask about rates for a friend or spouse who wants to tag along on a private tour.  A second day can be added for the reduced amount of $500.00.

Included in each tour will be a full day in the park, with as much photo instruction as you desire, transportation to and from your local accommodations in Gardiner.  Or, if you are staying elsewhere, we can make arrangements to meet.  You will need to bring bear spray, binoculars, camera equipment (please be familiar with the basic settings of your camera), sturdy footwear, clothing layers (be prepared to be cold and hot, all in the same day) and sunscreen.

Cancellation Policy

Booking and payment is required in advance.  If cancelled fourteen days prior to the scheduled workshop, you can receive a refund of half of the amount paid.  Trip insurance highly recommended.  Be familiar with the park rules and be prepared to follow them.

Not included

Lodging, transportation from airport, park pass (good for 7 days) and gratuity not included in this price.  Fun, great photos and enhanced knowledge of the wildlife and park are included.  Bring your park pass if you have one.

*Note, it is important that you know the basic settings of your camera prior to the workshop.

Not Permitted on Tour

Firearms, smoking and perfumed scents are not permitted.  Deby reserves the right to end any tour if participants are unwilling to follow the rules and be respectful to wildlife and others.

Deby Dixon is a permitted photography and art guide with Yellowstone National Park and is trained in CPR.




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