Photography shoots are primarily directed at photographers that are already skilled at wildlife photography. No formal photography instruction is provided. If you are not already an experienced wildlife photographer we suggest that you consider taking the photography seminar before taking a photo shoot.
- 9:30am Lecture and slide presentation on wolf behavior (required prior to entering the wolf enclosure)
- 11:00 Animal photography session 1
- 12:00 Break for lunch
- 2:00 Animal photography session 2
- 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.)