There are numerous angles to experiment with, but the crowds can be thick if the weather is decent. If you arrive early, bring a headlamp to make finding your way and setting up a little easier. There are 2 main barns to focus your efforts. The Thomas A. Moulton barn is on an unpaved road south of Antelope Flats Road. The John Moulton Barn is located slightly north, easily within walking distance if you don’t feel like moving your car. Be careful in this area, as the bison and other wildlife roam free and will often be within feet from where you are standing and/or driving.
Many people wonder if they can wander beyond the fence and think it may be private property. This is park land, and you can absolutely walk past the fence for a better shot and to try different compositions. Be courteous to other photographers if there’s a photog crowd all trying for the same image. It’s frustrating when another photographer walks right into someone’s frame, causing someone to lose a desired shot. Most photographers are very friendly and willing to wait a few minutes if you ask them before walking in front of their frame.
Thomas Moulton took over 30 years to build this barn, so spend some time taking in the history once you have your photos.
The John Moulton barn, located north of the Thomas Moulton Barn, offers numerous compositions. I suggest you use a long lens and setup at a distance in the brush to the East of the barn. Zoom into the barn to compress the mountains in the background. You won’t be disappointed. It can be muddy in the brush, so be careful and make sure you have your footing. And it should go without saying, but beware of wildlife. You could easily stumble across wolves, elk, moose, bears, bison and any of the other wildlife that is commonly found in Grant Teton National Park.