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About us...

Glacier Photo Guides offers private photography instruction and guiding in beautiful Glacier National Park. We believe that the best way to learn photography is through hands-on experience with the guidance of a knowledgable teacher. Whether you're looking to learn a new camera, or simply make the most out of your time photographing in the park, we are happy to help!

We focus on you and building your landscape photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced. We work with all experience levels and strive to make even the most technical aspects of photography approachable and enjoyable.


Owner & guide: sarah ehlen

Photography has been a lifelong passion of Sarah’s, with a focus on landscape, nature, and travel imagery. She studied photography at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana where she now works as both a photography and Adobe Lightroom instructor.

Sarah also has more than a decade of experience working as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, and she is certified in Wilderness First Aid by Aerie Backcountry Medicine.

With a degree in Ecology and an extensive knowledge of the natural world, Sarah is able to bring a unique perspective to her teaching of landscape and nature photography.  She loves helping people explore wild and beautiful landscapes with their camera.

Additionally, she is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, specializing in helping photographer's of all levels learn the art of post processing.

Sarah's images are available as fine art prints and she has also been published in Portland Magazine, Big Sky Journal, and Montana Magazine. You can view more of her work by visiting her website.

Sarah’s experience as a park ranger coupled with her ability to teach anyone at any level made for an outstanding day. She took us on a guided hike in Glacier Park, stopping along the way to point out how to compose a photo, capture the light and use “all those buttons” on my camera. One of the best experiences I’ve ever had vacationing with a talented, humble and knowledgeable photographer. My daughter and I had so much fun and our photos are spectacular.
— Debra G.

Guide: David Marx


David Marx has taught photography workshops and classes in some of the world's most beautiful places for almost twenty years. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in both Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. David is also the creator of Focus Photo School, a website filled with video tutorials on Adobe Lightroom and more. David's video tutorials and field workshops have helped train thousands of photography enthusiasts over the years.

As a longtime resident of Montana, David is intimately familiar with Glacier National Park and loves sharing his knowledge with others. David is a landscape and travel photographer with a special interest in photographing night skies, northern lights, timelapse, and long exposure images. View more of David’s work on his website:

Great experience with David Marx. I learned several tips, learned how to use my camera better, got some amazing shots, and got a private one hour astrophotography lesson.
— Tony A.