Moira Lennox — Minnesota
Course: Yellowstone In Winter
I’m on a journey of discovery. One that has never really been about the destination, as I am
having fun learning and meeting great people.
My adventure with Rocky Mountain School of Photography started a while back when I walked into
my local camera store and picked up an RMSP flyer. If only I knew how that single act would affect
my life. It was the beginning of a great relationship. I signed up for the Basic Photography
workshop, had a ball and learned a ton. I was hooked immediately. A couple of years later the
Advanced Photography workshop really pushed me and I loved the challenge. Two more workshops and
I found myself registered for Yellowstone in Winter. In the park, you can hear wolves howl, see
foxes hunt for mice in the snow and watch bison huddle around hot springs, creating ghostly figures
in the mist. The night sky is second to none, with no city lights to dim the Milky Way. Mornings
bring fresh animal tracks, which tell the story of the night’s activities. Yellowstone is far from
sleepy. There is magic in the air and it’s not just the gold dust that glows in the morning light.
The workshop was more than a photography trip; it was an educational trip of a lifetime. It’s not
like any other workshop for all the reasons above, not to mention the temperature swings that make
it a true adventure.
Over the last couple years I have become more serious and focused on my photography journey. Now, it
is time to give up the day job, which has paid for the hobby, and have the hobby become the day job.
So, in 2011 I will be one of the lucky students attending the Summer Intensive program at RMSP. I am
ready for the new world with just a tinge of nervousness. I have no idea what SI will hold, but if the
workshops are any indication, I will not be disappointed. I am completely confident the staff at RMSP
will guide, challenge and support me while becoming my photography family.