Wildlife Photography Class

DISCOVERY WILDLIFE PARK – GUIDED PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Join seasoned wildlife photographer Greg Harvey Harvey Wildlife Photography on a special access excursion to the Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail, Alberta. This one day guided photography excursion gives you exclusive access to photograph some of the parks most interesting animals. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with 3 or 4 animals. The specific availability of animals may vary. The animals will include at least 3 species of Black bear, Timber Wolf, Beaver, Raccoon, and a Baby Kodiak Bear cub.

The day will be divided onto two special access photography sessions and four hours of classroom instruction with Greg Harvey. Between the photo sessions and classroom time, you will have access to the park to explore and take photographs of their other animals which include monkeys, tigers, jaguars, and many others.

ITINERARY

6:30 AM – Meet at Discovery Wildlife Park, 5400 – 42 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P9

7:00 to 8:00 AM – Special access photo session

8:00 to 9:30 AM – Free time to explore park and have breakfast

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Classroom time with lunch provided, Henday Association for Lifelong Learning, 5300 – 55 Street Cl, Innisfail, AB T4G 1R6 (403)227-2866

2:00 to 7:00 PM – Free time to explore park and have supper

7:00 to 9:00 PM – Special access photo session

COST

The guided excursion is $550 plus GST. Lunch will be provided during the classroom session. All other meals, travel and accommodations are the responsibility of each individual student.

EQUIPMENT

– Your camera (DSLR preferred). Mirrorless cameras are acceptable) with formatted memory card and charged battery.
– A lens ranging at least 70 – 200.
– Your camera manual if possible.
– A laptop and card reader if possible.

ACCOMMODATIONS in INNISFAIL

Super 8 – 4704 42 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P6 (403) 227-6001
Days Inn – 5010 40 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1Z1 (403) 227-4405
Motel 6 – 4512 42 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P6 (403) 227-2214

Camping with 30 or 50 amp service is available at the Discovery Wildlife Park for only $35 or $40 per night. The campsite features a stocked fishing pond for a different kind of wildlife experience.

This photography excursion will be a very long day. For safety’s sake, we recommend spending Friday and/or Saturday night in Innisfail so that you are not driving home exhausted after a long day. A visit to the Innisfail Heritage Village, Dickson Store Museum, Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens, or the Dr. George/Kemp House Museum on Sunday would provide you with some fantastic, additional opportunities to create photographs before you return home.

Event Venue Date
Wildlife Photography Class | September 9 - 10, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • September 9, 2017 9:00 am
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Picture of Camargue horses sparring in Southern France in black and white. Photo by Greg of Harvey Wildlife Photography.

Join renowned wildlife and nature photographer Greg Harvey for our Wildlife Photography Workshop. Spend a fun and enlightening weekend with Greg while he instructs on the various tools and techniques needed to create stunning wildlife photos.

During this intensive weekend, Greg will spend one entire day in the classroom educating you about wildlife photography. Once you have received a firm grounding in the techniques, you’ll head out into the field for a wildlife photography session at a specifically chosen location. Greg will be with you every step of the way to help you come away with the best possible images.

The exact time and location of the photography excursion may vary depending on the time of year that the class is being offered and what species of wildlife may be available. We recommend that you keep your Saturday evening and early Sunday morning (Sunset and sunrise) available as these are often the best times of the day to find and photograph wildlife.

The location of the photography session is generally within a short drive (one hour) of Edmonton. We try to carpool on these excursions to reduce our impact on the environment. Please also be prepared to offer or accept a ride with fellow students. Travel to the location

Your Instructor for Wildlife Photography

Your instructor will be Greg Harvey.
Wildlife photography class instructor Greg Harvey
Greg enjoys nature, photography and travel. He combines these passions to create wildlife images from around the world.

Armed with a large format printer and a workshop, Greg prints and frames his own work. He leads photography groups to Southern France, Kenya and Alaska.

Greg says “I’m either taking pictures, editing pictures, treating, stretching and framing canvases”. See more of Greg’s amazing photography at Harvey Wildlife Photography.

Photo note: Class instructor is shown standing in a Polar Bear den entrance.

What to Expect

  • 8 hours of classroom instruction
  • a field trip to a specially selected location for a wildlife photography session
  • personalized instruction by professional photographer Greg Harvey
  • Wildlife Photography class handout
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Snacks during coffee breaks and lunch on Saturday
  • Weekend classes include a full hot lunch on both days including soup, salad, choice of main course, side dishes and dessert
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants

Equipment Required

To get the most out of this wildlife photography class, you DO NOT require the latest and greatest digital SLR camera with a monster telephoto lens. However, there are a few pieces of equipment that you’ll require to help maximize your experience.

At a minimum, you’ll want to have…

  • A digital SLR camera manufactured in the last 5 years
  • A telephoto lens in the range of 70-200mm or 70-300mm.
  • Memory card(s) that can hold 200-300 images.
  • A computer to process the images made during the workshop.

Some optional equipment to consider…

  • a tripod capable of supporting your camera and telephoto lens
  • a laptop with current photo editing software installed on it like Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop or Apple Aperture.
    • Most software manufacturers make 30-day trial versions of their software available for download from their web sites.

snow fox up close

Prerequisites for the Wildlife Photography Class

Cost

  • $300.00 Canadian Dollars (plus GST)

photo of a mail lion in Africa

Polar bear mom and cub walk together on the snow

Polar bear mom and cub walk together on the snow

a puffin rests on a cliff in Iceland

This picture depicts a puffin resting on one of the Latrabjarg cliffs in Iceland.

Class Location

Our classes are taught at the Providence Renewal Centre, located in SW Edmonton, within city limits. It’s a beautiful retreat centre, situated on over 20 acres of park like grounds, and it also has a cafeteria for meals (for the weekend class). There are numerous hotels and shopping located very close by for those of you that are travelling.

More Information

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information, please contact us at:
E-Mail: Contact us Electronically
Phone 780-669-1261.

Event Venue Date
Wildlife Photography Class | September 9 - 10, 2017 Providence Renewal Centre
  • September 9, 2017 9:00 am
Register