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Wolf Photography Workshop

Date: October 5-7, 2018
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2017

Program Rates: Non-member $175, Member $157.50
Deposit: $50

 

 

Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about the Center’s ambassador wolves, learn to read wolf body language so you can be ready for the next action shot.  Staff will also provide a scenic tour in wild wolf country to capture the fall colors that peak this time of the year.  

Note: the emphasis on this program is placed on photographing wolf behaviors; we are not teaching you how to use your camera but rather how to interpret behaviors and anticipating what “comes next.”

Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form).

Minimum Age: 18
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 14

Instructors: Lori Schmidt, Kelly Godfrey, Ann Rasberry

Activity Level: Moderate. The field trip will depend on weather and wolf activity at the Center and will include hiking over uneven ground one to three miles depending on group activities.

Package Includes:

  • Expert instruction by Center master photographers
  • Training in wolf behaviors by Wolf Care Staff
  • Hands-on instruction in wolf and wildlife photography
  • A field trip into wolf territory
  • Opportunity to gain advice and share experience with other photographers
  • Photographic opportunities all weekend of the Center’s ambassador wolves
  • What’s for Dinner? Weekly feeding program

 

Program itinerary

Note: outdoor activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.
Emphasis on this program is placed on photographing wolf behaviors; we are not teaching you how to use your camera but rather how to interpret behaviors and anticipating what “comes next.”

 

Friday

  • Receive free admission to the International Wolf Center. Use this time for self-guided exploration of the Wolves and Humans and Little Wolf Exhibits, to watch a wolf-themed movie in the theater, to participate in an interpretive program in the auditorium or for observation of our ambassador pack of live gray wolves. Check the Center’s website for seasonal hours of operation.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Meet at Auditorium windows – learn wolf posture/behavioral indication of attitude
  • 5:30 – Move to windows and take advantage of evening wolf behavior
  • 7:00 p.m. – Highlights of the Ambassador Wolves DVD

Saturday

  • Breakfast on your own
  • Program begins at 9:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for early morning photography
  • 10:00 a.m. – Classroom – Wolf Ethogram
  • 11:30 a.m. – Wolf Enrichment at Windows
  • Noon – Lunch provided
  • 1:00 p.m. – Tentative field trip, discussion of habitats and seasonal use
  • 4:00 p.m. – Photo session: shooting during the action or breaktime if needed
  • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner provided onsite to take advantage of wolf activity
  • 7:00 p.m.  –  “What’s for Dinner?” program.
  • Programming ends for the day at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m. Wolf Communication lecture – Optional field trip based on vehicle logistics

Sunday

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 8:30 am – Meet at Front Doors
    • Story-telling through photos and continuation of fundamentals of photography
    • Show your best photos of the session
    • In teams – choose a photo -draft wolf logs for website (include name of authors and photo credit
  • Program concludes at approximately 12:00 p.m.

 

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