Wildlife Photography Workshops and Lessons

Sebastian Kennerknecht-IMG_97480-Bird Workshop Participants

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


California-Salamander-Photography-WorkshopSalamanders of the central coast of California Photography Workshop

February 18th, 2017 – Santa Cruz, California
This half day workshop is intended for photographers who want to improve taking images of salamanders while adding some central coast salamander species to their repertoire.

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay, CaliforniaSea Otter Photography Workshop

February 19th, 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 three people to allow for plenty of movement around the boat!

IMG_85625_Tule_Elk_California_Sebastian_KennerknechtTule Elk Photography Workshop

February 21st, 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


IMG_98594_Bullers_Albatross_New_Zealand_Sebastian_KennerknechtBirds of New Zealand Photography Workshop

October, 22nd through November 5th, 2017 – 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 southwestern 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)
-Depth of Field, Hyperfocal Distance
-White Balance
-Focusing (including fast moving subjects)
-External Flash, Fill Flash

Price: $75 per hour

Sebastian Kennerknecht-IMG_97895-Tule Elk Workshop Participant