ABOUT US
 

Perfect Light Camera & Supply and The Yellowstone Camera Store are factory direct pro dealers for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma, Black Rapid, MeFoto, Delkin, Hoya and many other top brands in the industry.

 

Perfect Light Camera & Supply was opened in 2008 by Christopher Balmer and has quickly become the Nation's leader in photography education with over 12,000 classroom students from across the United States.  Photo Adventure Workshops was created in 2016 and The Yellowstone Camera Store opened in 2019.

 

We are the same price as online dealers and big box stores, all with the same warranties and far better service!

MONTANA

The Yellowstone Camera Store

16 N Canyon Street

West Yellowstone, MT  59758

(406) 646-5191

Hours

Monday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm

Saturday 8 am - 6 pm  

Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

Closed:  October  9  2019

IDAHO

Perfect Light Camera & Supply

2169 E 17th Street

Idaho Falls, Idaho

(208) 523-6789

Hours

Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

2019 Perfect Light Camera & Supply | Photo Adventure Workshops | The Yellowstone Camera Store 

BRAZIL

Brazil Photo Tour / Workshop

A steady mist rises from the falls plummeting over the brink of Brazil and Argentina. Iguacu Falls is by far one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Regardless of where you look, indescribable vistas await this photo tour. This is where our journey into Brazil begins.  The steady roar of the falls is somehow soothing and comforting as it overtakes the worries of this world with the wonder of the natural world.  The resonance of the river's voice fills up the soul. So, listen closely while you are here.

 

The first part of the journey will find us staying here at the falls in wonderful accommodations with the falls serving as a backdrop.  

 

 

 

A Unique Jaguar & Wildlife Experience
 

The cuisine served here never disappoints with local dishes highlighting the flavors of Brazil.  An abundance of wildlife scurries about, stopping just long enough as if to pose for a photo shoot. You don’t want to miss the Macuco Safari as we get a little wet, drawing a little closer to the falls, both refreshing and invigorating!

The second part of our photo journey takes us deep into the heart of Jaguar country in the midst of the Pantanal.  Stay at a beautiful lodge for the next several days that includes all meals.  The search for these magnificent cats won’t be difficult as we will take part in daily boat excursions to search for jaguars that line the rivers here.  Jaguars will not avoid the water and are quite good at swimming.  So be prepared to capture beautiful images of South America’s most beautiful cats both on land and in the water on the Brazil photo tour.  Macaws, herons and a host of bird species, large and small, reside deep in the Pantanal, which is home to over 1,000 species.

 

The tropical warmth here is a blanket that surrounds and comforts as you become more and more immersed into South Americas largest concentration of wildlife. The wind itself carries with it the scent of wildness and the rawness of an untouched and undefiled land. Life is ever present in the Pantanal and the circle of life endures here. Truly, this journey holds a plethora of both landscape and wildlife photography opportunities to capture the best of both worlds. You have one life, so make the most of the journey and join us in Brazil for a photo adventure of a lifetime.

Dates

October 20 - 30, 2019

$5295 per person
$1,500 Deposit
$825 Single Supplement
Final Balance Due July 20, 2019

Deposits and Balances please pay in cash or check. CC will incur a 3.5% merchant processing fee.

Availability 

 

Sold Out

 

2020 Dates COMING SOON!

Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photographers/Guides

Christopher Balmer

What's Included 

Lodging throughout the photo tour workshops as outlined above. If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

  • Flights from the airport of departing city (TBD by PAWorksops) to the resort and back to the determined city.

  • Lodging throughout the workshop as outlined

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

What's Not Included 

  • Flights or transportation to the airport of the departing city determined by PAWorkshops

  • Suggested Gratuities: $10 per day/per person for the driver and $10.00 per day/per person for a local guide. $1-5 Misc.

  • Airline Fees / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

  • Brazil Visa - As of June 2019, no Visa is required

What's Should I Wear? 

  • Waterproof shoes

  • Sandals

  • Swimming suit

  • Lightweight clothing

  • Rain jacket

Suggested Photo Gear

  • 1 or 2 Camera bodies 

  • Wide angle, low aperture lens

  • Telephoto Lens

  • Midrange zoom

  • Extra batteries

  • Battery charger

  • Multiple memory cards

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Rainsleeves

  • Small flash

  • Small waterproof camera

  • Card reader

  • 4 Stop Neutral Density for widest lens

  • Moose Filter for widest lens

  • Graduated Neutral Density Kit

  • Lens cleaning cloths

  • Rain jacket/garbage bag to protect camera bag from rain

  • BlackRapid Strap

Suggested Non-Photography Gear

  • Bose (or other noise cancelling) headphones

  • Sanitary Wipes

  • Disposable toothbrushes

  • Passport (A Visa is needed for this trip)

  • Type N power plug adapter/converter

  • Emergen-C

  • Medications

Protect Your Trip

Travel insurance isn’t just for medical assistance. Our plans protect you AND your belongings. We offer coverage for lost, damaged and stolen luggage and belongings. Our insurance team can help you replace lost prescriptions and travel documents while you’re on your journey. Travelex Insurance is here to help.

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fees 

All travel workshop balances are due 90 business days before the photo tour workshop start date. Full payment is required on bookings taken 60 days prior to workshop start date. All workshop fees can be paid by check made out to “Perfect Light”. All card transactions for final payments will be charged a 3.5% processing fee. There will be a fee affixed for late payments. Deposits are due at time of registration and are non-refundable.

 

Workshop Cancellations

After registering for a workshop tour, you have three (3) business days of the original deposit date to cancel and receive a full refund (less a 6% card fee). Cancellations on the part of the participant must be made in writing and received by our office by US mail or email. If you cancel 121 or more days prior to the photo tour workshop start date, 25% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 or less days prior to the workshop start date, 100% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 days or less prior to the workshop start date and your spot is filled by another participant, you may receive a refund less all transfer fees. All refunds will be made by check.

 

Cancellation Fees

121 or more days prior to workshop start date 25% of workshop price forfeited

120 days or less prior to workshop start date100% of workshop fee forfeited

 

  1. Transfers You may transfer your workshop registration to another person to participate in your place. To transfer, please submit written notifications of the alternate participant's name, email address, phone number, and mailing address via letter or e-mail to perfectlightcamera@gmail.com. You will be responsible for any transfer fees.

  2. Safety, Insurance, and Physical Fitness Every effort is made to ensure your safety. However, participants are responsible for their own safety and accident insurance. We do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged property. Participants must be in good physical condition for activities in an environment that may be cold, wet, and windy.

  3. Rules and Regulations: Whether the workshop you participate in is held on private, public, or government lands, you agree to abide by all rules, restrictions, and ordinances governing such lands and property. You also agree to respect the rights of other workshop participants, instructors, and those providing services to or for the workshop. Failure to comply with any governing rules or authority may result in the removal of the participant from the photo tour workshop or related activity with no provisions for refund.

  4. Disputes and Jurisdiction Any dispute over this contract involving litigation or court proceedings will be held to the governing laws of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho. Jurisdiction for any legal dispute over this contract will be conducted in the courts of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho.

  5. Schedules All workshop schedules are tentative (subjects, events, and times). Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather and other environmental conditions, direct or indirect logistical arrangements, transportation plans, health conditions of workshop participants and/or instructors, employees, or assigns, and/or any other factors deemed to be relevant by Perfect Light Workshops. However, we will make every effort to include just as many photographic and instructional opportunities to the participants if changes are made.

  6. Model Release: You consent that any and all photographs made of you or that include you or your property may be used by Perfect Light Workshops and/or its assigns in promotional and/or advertising efforts for no fee and/or compensation.

  7. Equipment: It is the responsibility of each participant to bring and provide his or her own equipment. Workshop participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring, but it is a suggested list only and does not replace personal preferences and for one’s possibly limited resources or health restrictions. We will attempt to have camera and accessory manufacturer’s demo products on hand for workshop participants to try and use. However, we make no promises as to the availability of any demo equipment.