About the Area

The Formulary Workshops are located in Montana's Swan Valley, 80 miles NE of  Missoula, and 70 miles south of Kalispell. Boasting some of the best wilderness lands in the Rocky Mountains, and blessed with mountain lakes, beautiful rivers, and abundant crystal clear creeks, the Swan Valley earns honors as an outdoor recreational paradise.

Visitors to the valley enjoy a variety of activities in all four seasons. The workshop sits on 26 acres in the heart of the valley.

The Formulary & Workshop staff look forward to meeting you in Montana! 

Do you know about our B&B? Offering darkroom use with a 2 night minimum stay. Open year round for the enthusiastic photographer or nature lover, or Just to get away from it all. Standing Stones Bed Inn Breakfast is the perfect place to relax or be active. Some of the possible activities and attractions in our area include: 

-Trail riding (horseback)
-Water Skiing
-Mountain biking 
-Swimming in the lakes
-Abundant hiking trails around the Valley
-Cross country skiing

Visit Our Website at Standing Stones B&B

Call to inquire about workshops-   (800) 922-5255 
email: formulary@blackfoot.net​
7079 Hwy 83 N, Condon MT 59826
Summer 2017 Workshop Schedule
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June 11-16     Nathan McCreery "The Black & White Process"

June 18-23     Christina Z. Anderson "Amazing Tri-Color Gum and Salted                                                              Paper"

June 25-30     Tim Layton  "Paper Negative"

July 2-7          Sandy King "Carbon Printing with QTR Digital Negatives"

July 9-14        Quinn Jacobson "Wet Plate Collodion Ambrotypes, Salt &                                 Albumen Prints"

July 9-14        Geir & Kate Jordahl   "The Photographic Book"
                       Developing, preparing and executing content for publication

July 30- August 4  Jerry Spagnoli "Daguerreotype: A Contemporary                                                                               Approach"

August 13-18         Steve Sherman   "Power of Process"

August 27- Sept. 1        Elizabeth Opalenik    "Mordançage"

September 3-8       Stephanie Slate   "Alternative Process Photography                                                              Unleashed: Exploring Mixed Media                                                              Using Cyanotype and Van Dyke.

September 24-29th  Luther Gerlach   "Wet Plate Collodion Landscapes:                                                    Ambrotypes, Tintypes, and Negatives in the field"

Sign up early for discounts! Limited space available!

Save up to 25% off tuition

An early registration by the 30th of April 2017 qualifies for a 15% discount on your workshop tuition.

**Register and attend two classes consecutively and receive one night of your B&B stay free also receive a 10% discount off the second weeks tuition.

Remember our bring a friend Discount 10% is available when you both sign up for the same workshop.
Email Registration forms to: formulary@blackfoot.net 

or mail them to

Photographers' Formulary
Po Box 950
Condon MT 59826

Fax: (406) 754-2896

Ask about the Artist in Residency Program! 


The Formulary Workshops have been created as a result of overwhelming requests from customers to fill a void in photographic education: photography workshops which include a broad range of the alternative processes. 

Formulary Workshops offer such a broad range of alternative processes. Workshops include basic photo techniques, a classic, well equipped black and white darkroom as well as corresponding digital instruction. 

The founders of the Workshops are Lynn and Bud Wilson, owners of The Photographers' Formulary, a chemical supply house for photographers world-wide. The workshops stem from their love of photography and the desire to keep the old techniques vital and growing.

​Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have a suggestion for a Workshop or if there is someone you would like to come and learn with here at Workshops in Montana we encourage you to write or call.
If you would like to be included in our Summer Workshops as an Instructor we would like to hear from you as well. 
You can email our program director Lynn Wilson with your suggestions or Proposals.  lynnw@blackfoot.net or call her at 406-544-8960

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