Wildlife in Winter Snow
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Intermediate Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: You need to be experienced with your camera to make suggested setting changes in the field without hands-on assistance and comprehend the rationale behind the recommended settings (including exposure mode, f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, metering mode, focus mode, assessing histogram and highlight information, and making corresponding exposure compensation changes). This is not a workshop to learn how to use your camera.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be in good health, able to walk on uneven terrain up to 1/4 mile with tripod/camera/lens, and able to stand in place for up to an hour. You must be able to carry your gear without assistance. When allowed by Minnesota Wildlife Connection based on the species being photographed and risk to participants, you may be permitted to optionally kneel or sit down during a photo session. When sitting is permitted, you are responsible for bringing a chair with you in your vehicle if you should need one. If assistance is needed to accomplish any of these physical requirements, you may at your own expense bring a non-photographer participant to assist you. There will be no exceptions to these requirements.
Incredible photo workshop in Sandstone, Minnesota at Minnesota Wildlife Connection with a backdrop of beautiful snowy conditions. With expert wildlife photography instruction, before and during the workshop, and a vast array of beautiful wildlife to photograph, you’ll capture amazing animal portraits.
- An informative online webinar that covers wildlife photography composition tips, camera settings, recommended gear, and a slideshow of photos taken of Minnesota Wildlife Connection animals (along with camera settings) to prepare you to maximize your camera’s potential while shooting.
- 9 photos sessions with the best wildlife that Minnesota Wildlife Connection has to offer. The 9 sessions will be selected from the following species that are all native to Minnesota: Cougar, lynx, black wolf, grey wolf, coyote, red fox, silver fox, cross fox, gray fox, beaver, whitetail deer, ermine, pine marten, badger, mink, striped skunk, spotted skunk, opossum, raccoon and porcupine. Species not included in the cost of the 9 sessions will be offered to participants at a reduced rate and scheduled within the 4 days.
- Photograph wildlife at eye level in winter snow, water and land backdrops. The most common focal length used is 70-200mm.
- Photo sessions offer photo opportunities in the best natural light possible and allow for the chance of inclement weather.
- Class size is limited to 12 participants so you’ll have plenty of one-on-one time with Kathleen to ask questions and get coaching specific to your individual photographic needs.
- Online webinar after the workshop to share your favorite images and get post processing tips
- Pre-trip online photography instruction webinar
- Pre-trip planning handout
- 9 photo sessions at Minnesota Wildlife Connection
- Instruction and assistance throughout the workshop
- Post workshop online webinar
- Trip Insurance
- Airfare (recommend flying into MSP airport)
- Lodging (as we get closer, a list of local hotels will be provided)
- Ground transportation
- Tip for MN Wildlife Connection staff
- Optional photo sessions