Spring Wildlife Photography
Do you love watching wildlife and want to learn how to photograph them? Not quite sure how your camera works and want to learn more? Then come immerse yourself with fellow beginning and intermediate enthusiasts in the heart of Yellowstone. With the Park's north entrance in Gardiner as your home base, we will spend the first morning and early afternoon in class learning the fundamentals of your camera, how to find wildlife and how to take your photography to the next level.
The rest of the class will be spent in the field. You will witness the wonders of this magical place, watching and photographing wildlife as they go about their lives. Spring is an excellent time to be in Yellowstone with new life appearing around every corner. We will be looking not only for the large predators but also for all the other wildlife who make up the rich tapestry of this amazing place. You will have ample opportunity to photograph wildlife and learn about their behaviors while practicing your new techniques and the ethics of wildlife photography.
Note: No lodging is provided for this course. You can find more information on Gardiner-based lodging in the course letter below.
About the instructor
Meg Sommers has been an outdoor enthusiast from early childhood. A resident of Cody, Wyoming, she has been photographing wildlife seriously in Yellowstone since 1990 and teaching wildlife photography here since 2010. Meg's nature photography covers the full spectrum, but her passion is to photograph wildlife and help to tell their stories.
While her heart will always belong to the Greater Yellowstone area, she has traveled worldwide to seek out new and interesting wildlife. Through her award-winning digital photography, she has found a way to share the beauty and grace of these areas with others. A knowledgeable naturalist, her dual passions for both nature and photography combine with her enthusiasm for sharing the wonders of it all with her students.
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