Wildlife Photography Workshops and Lessons

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I would love to hear your thoughts about wildlife photography workshops. I created a short survey. Fill it out and you get 10% off of one future photography workshop!

California Wildlife Photography Workshops

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay, California

Sea Otter Photography Workshop

December 27th, 2017 – Moss Landing, California
Want to photograph sea otters from both land and sea? We will spend a full day capturing portraits, hopefully mothers and their pups, and bachelor groups of sea otters from both land and sea. Limited to eight people, giving everyone freedom to move around the large boat!


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Tule Elk Photography Workshop

December 28th, 2017 – Point Reyes National Seashore, California
We will photograph the amazing and endemic Tule Elk for a full day in Point Reyes. The animals should be starting their rut, which will allow us to see males posturing, calling, possibly fighting, all in the beautiful setting of the California coast. There will also be a high chance of getting close to Coyotes and Bobcats!


International Wildlife Photography Tours

Costa Rica Jaguar

SLR Camera Trap Photography Workshop

April 13th-22nd, 2018 – Panama
This workshop is for photographers wanting to learn the technique of SLR camera traps. This will enable you to get those wide-angle, “animal in its habitat” shots that are impossible to get with telephoto lenses, and will allow you to pursue getting images of hard to see species.


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Birds of New Zealand Photography Workshop

October 20th through November 3rd, 2018 – New Zealand
New Zealand has a large number of endemic and unique bird species. We will travel to the North Island, South Island, and Stewart Island to photographically cover many of the seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl of these islands. The stunning landscapes will of course be a plus, and not to be overlooked!


Private Photography Lessons in northern Berkshires, New England

I offer private lessons for people around western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, or northeast New York (I am located in Williamstown, MA) who need help with their photography skills. This generally means that we first assess your strength and what you would like to improve on. Please do not feel reluctant because you are completely new to photography, everyone started at that same point.

Lessons are generally field based where we focus on specific aspects of photography, and may be followed by editing sessions on the computer. I usually give lessons on an hour-to-hour basis since people learn and take in material in different ways. I am of course always happy to do a whole day lesson as well.

Please feel free to contact me if you need help with any of these:
-Basic Camera Operations
-Camera versus Lens functions
-Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO)
-Histograms
-Depth of Field, Hyperfocal Distance
-White Balance
-Focusing (including fast moving subjects)
-Metering
-External Flash, Fill Flash

Price: $100 per hour

Sebastian Kennerknecht-IMG_97895-Tule Elk Workshop Participant