Wolf Park’s photography seminars are primarily for people who would like to learn more about wildlife photography, and wolf photography in particular. You do not have to be a “professional” photographer to attend! Bring the camera of your choice (from high-end DSLR to smartphone to disposable film camera) and learn how to photograph Wolf Park’s socialized wolves in a low-key, relaxed setting.
Each seminar includes a talk by Wolf Park’s photographer, Monty Sloan on how to get the best out of your time in with the wolves, including good angles, flash usage, and how to eliminate fencing and other background clutter in your shots.
- 9:30am Tips and basic wolf photography methodologies.
- 11:00 Lecture and slide presentation on wolf behavior (required prior to entering the wolf enclosure)
- Break for lunch
- Approximately 2:00pm – 5:00pm photography within the main pack!
- Wrap up by 5:00pm
All times for sessions in with wolves are approximate and are highly weather dependent. Times given are generally correct for sunny days. For inclement weather, we often skip lunch so it is highly recommended that you bring a bag lunch or snacks when the weather looks at all problematic. Even on overcast days we often skip lunch as we may lose light by early afternoon. This is especially true of late November and December sessions.
On days with rain, a change of clothes is recommended as you will most likely get wet and muddy. Rubber rain coats are not generally allowed in with the wolves as they may try to consume those. On rainy or snowy days it is recommended you bring some small hand towels to shield your camera from moisture. Plastic bags and covers are not allowed as once again, the wolves will try to consume those. They usually do not bother towels unless you drop your towel. (Then we take photos of a wolf running around with a towel.)
Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Restrictions will apply.