Western Section will host nature photography workshop

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society, along with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of The Wildlife Society, will host Nature Photography for Biologists and Enthusiasts, A Workshop for the Serious Beginner, Sept. 27-29 at Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

The workshop is aimed towards the serious beginner in wildlife photography. The mission is to teach hobbyists how to capture nature in the field using the skillset of a biologist or enthusiast who has an edge in understanding the subject. Participants will practice photography of megafauna, macro subjects, and landscapes. Time will be spent in the classroom, then in small groups with instructors who come with different backgrounds. Participants should be able to walk away with a good sense of composition, factors to consider for finding and tracking, equipment to use, tricks of the trade and how to read animal behaviors to prepare for getting great pictures. There will also be time to practice some post-processing to finalize images.

The workshop defines “serious beginners” as people who currently own a DSLR or mirrorless camera and enjoy photography on their own time but would like to know some basics to improve their art.

Registration includes dorm-style lodging; three dinners, three breakfasts and three lunches; access to wildlife-rich areas around Point Reyes; and exposure to experts in the realm of wildlife photography in the field and the classroom. Cameras and camera equipment are not provided.

Registration is:

$443 for members of the Western Section or San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
$488 for non-members
$340 for students or early career professionals

Click here to register. A flyer with more information is also available here.

Contact Ivan Parr at workshops@tws-west.org with any questions.

Header Image: Point Reyes National Seashore. ©Andrew Seles