Most major airlines service Missoula, Montana, which is approximately 80 miles  south west of Condon. Once in Missoula we suggest you rent a car or inquire about our shuttle (fees apply), which makes one pick up at 3:00pm the Sunday that your workshop begins. Please see cancellation policy below for more information on travel arrangements. Please note: You may want to be sure that your workshop has enough participants to run BEFORE you purchase airline tickets, reserve cars, etc. Photographers' Formulary is not responsible for loss of travel expenses due to cancellation of workshops. 

Because of our remote location and intensive nature of our workshops the workshop meal plan is a requirement,the cost is $275.00. We can cater to any dietary needs you may have. 

 All 3 meals are provided and snacks, coffee and or tea will be available throughout the day. The meals are delicious and homemade. 

 Transfer / Cancellation Policy

Workshops must have at least 5 participants to run, because of this sometimes workshops are cancelled due to insufficient registration. In light of this we end registration one month before the start date of the workshop and encourage people to not purchase airfares, rent cars, etc. before this point in case of workshop cancellation. *** Photographers' Formualry is not responsible for compensation if you have already purchased your airfare, etc. before a workshop is cancelled.***

If for any reason you choose to transfer to a different workshop please notify us at least 30 days before the start of your first workshop. The transfer is dependent on space and availability and if any additional payment is necessary you will be invoiced.

If for any reason you need to cancel a workshop, please notify us at least 30 days before the start of your workshop.

 If notification of cancellation is made less than 30 days before the start of the workshop we will retain the $200.00 deposit. No refund will be given for $20.00 application fee, as it is non-refundable.

No refund of any  fees will be made for withdrawal/cancellation after the workshop begins.

If cancellation of your room is made less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshops no refund will be given.

In the event that WE  must cancel a workshop, for any reason, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full to you. With an exception to the non-refundable  $20.00 application fee.
7079 Hwy 83 N | Condon,  MT 59826
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There are six rooms available onsite at our B&B on a first come, first served basis. All rooms are non-smoking with private bath. Double occupancy rooms, shared with another workshop participant (5 available), are for $250.00+tax per person for five nights, Sunday thru Thursday. Single room (1 available) are $450.00+tax. All rooms are located on the 2nd floor and accessible by stairs. 

Camping is also available for $100.00+ tax. (Includes showers)

Reservation options are listed on the workshop application. Be sure to register early to reserve your rooms. In the event that all of the rooms are taken, and camping is not what they want, it is the responisibilty of the applicant/attendee to secure their own accomodations off site.  

There are cabins for rent nearby at the Swan Center. You can contact them at 406-754-2397. There are also some Airbnb accomodations you can book on their site. 

Because of our remote location and intensive nature of our workshops the workshop meal plan is a requirement, the cost is $275.00 for 3 home cooked  meals a day. We can cater to any dietary needs you may have. 

 All 3 meals are provided and snacks, coffee and or tea will be available throughout the day. The meals are delicious and homemade. 

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Workshop Information 
We have had many questions about COVID-19 regulations and precautions, so we will address those here. 
The Formulary is going on county and state regulations which are, of course, changing all of the time. For the latest info visit :

Cleaning/Sanitizing: We will be providing sanitizers and cleaning solutions throughout the workshop facility for participants to be able to sanitize each station, and all surfaces throughout their use. It is the responsibility of the participants to sanitize their areas as we do not have a full time cleaning staff in the workshop building/ darkrooms. 

As for masks, we are going by the governors directive which reads as follows : “GENERAL MASKING: Individual responsibility remains Montana’s best tool to combat the spread of COVID-19. Montanans are encouraged to wear masks and should follow the best industry practices adopted by any business they visit to slow the spread of the virus.” While we encourage mask use, we do not require it. Many people have underlying health conditions and cannot wear a mask, and we as a business cannot ask about health conditions. Therefore, we are leaving it up to the individuals. 

Vaccinations: W have been asked if we are requiring people to be vaccinated in order to attend. The answer is no. 

Social Distancing: Again, this is left up to the individual to practice social distancing when possible.

So, the over all take away from the above information is that we are leaving it up to personal responsibility, if a participant is uncomfortable with this we would encourage them to wait until the next summer to enroll.

Workshop Fees & Payments
Workshop fees are listed under the course description for that workshop, each workshop cost varies according to instructor and process.  

Upon registration there is a $220.00 deposit and application fee due ($20 non-refundable application fee and $200 refundable* registration fee). *The $200 registration fee is NOT refundable if cancellation is made by the participant less than 30 days prior to the workshop.

The remainder of the workshop, meal, & lodging fees are due 30 days prior to the start date of that workshop, and unless otherwise instructed will be taken via the payment method used on your application.

At the end of the workshop a Lab Fee is assessed based on the chemicals and supplies used and the number of students. Some lab fees will be significantly more than others based on the process used. For example,  processes using gold and silver like Salted Paper will be more expensive than processes like cyanotype. This fee is not covered in the course cost.

Lodging fees are based on the type of lodging chosen, you can find these options on the application.

Meals are a flat rate of $275.00 for the week. 

Please see the Transfer/Cancellation Policy listed below.

Workshop Schedule

Your workshop begins Sunday at 6:00 pm with a dinner and overview from your instructor and ends the next Friday mid-morning at which time you will check out and pay any applicable lab fees. 

Each instructor is different as far as the morning start time, but be prepared for early mornings. 
Check out/lab fee payment begins at 9:00 am the Friday morning that your workshop ends, with the actual workshop ending between 11:00 am-12:00 pm depending on the instructor. The exception to this is Dan Burkholder's 2019 Workshop which starts Sunday at 6:00pm until 11:00-12:00pm the following Sunday.

​The dark rooms are available throughout your entire stay.

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Workshop  Facilities 

With a state of the art film-based darkroom, equipped with eight Saunders color head enlargers, and an 8x10 enlarger for those really big negatives, the Photographers’ Formulary offers a first rate venue to produce high quality photographic work. Two additional darkrooms designed and equipped for the alternative processes, combined with large, accessible work-spaces, assure maximum opportunity for a successful workshop experience. There is always ample darkroom time in the evenings for students to work. Workshop instructors can supervise evening sessions or there may be un-supervised sessions with your lab assistant for those who want to make the most of their time here.

If location, location, location is important in real estate, it’s crucial in photography. The Photographers’ Formulary sits in the middle of 26 acres of Montana’s Swan Valley, surrounded by mountains to the east and to the west, and along the shores of seven glacial lakes. The Bob Marshall Wilderness, the largest wilderness area on the continent of North America, lies just across the highway on the western slopes of the Rockies and climbs to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Brilliant sunrises and golden sunsets add to the beauty of our unique location, and help make it a photographer’s land of opportunity. To the west, across pasture-lands next door, the Mission Mountain Wilderness stretches into the distance.

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