Spring Basic Wildlife Photography
May 30 - June 3
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Do you love taking pictures, but your camera is a mystery to you? Do you want to learn more about wildlife and how best to photograph them? Do you want to take your photography to the next level while learning how you can help conserve what you love? Then immerse yourself with fellow enthusiasts in the heart of Yellowstone. This is a basic class where you will learn not only the fundamentals of photography but also where and how to find wildlife. With your full days in the field, you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills!
About the Instructor
Meg Sommers has been an outdoor enthusiast since early childhood. A resident of Cody, she has been photographing seriously in Yellowstone National Park since 1990. Meg’s photography covers the full spectrum from landscapes landscape and wildlife to flowers. Her passion, however, is to photograph and tell the stories of wildlife, and she has traveled worldwide to seek out new and interesting opportunities to do so. After 20 years in practice, in 2006, she decided to retire as an attorney and judge to photograph full-time.
Sommers has served as a judge in photo competitions and is a grand prize winner in the Wyoming Wildlife photography competition. She recently added to her list of awards the grand prize in the 2022 Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s Wildlife Photo Contest. Sommers was also featured as a naturalist and professional photographer in a 15-minute video aired on French television about Yellowstone National Park.
Since 2010 she has had the privilege to teach nature and wildlife photography in Yellowstone for Yellowstone Forever and for Road Scholars since 2012. Sommers loves teaching both the fundamentals of photography to adult students as well as teaching advanced photography skills. Her hope is that in doing so, she is helping her students gain a greater insight into the natural world that surrounds us.
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