Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton

Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton

Intensive Weekend Workshop

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

Dates and Days
Course Format
More information
2011 • Sep 16 – 18

 

Weekend Intensive
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2012 • May 5 & May 6

 

Weekend Boot Camp
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Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton - Pair of goslings swimming in a pond

Pair of goslings swimming in a pond

Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor and professional wildlife photographer, Paul Burwell, for our Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton.  This class will immerse you into the world of wildlife photography.  We’ll spend the entire weekend together helping you learn about the aspects of wildlife photography necessary to produce compelling images.  We’ll discuss the equipment the pros use and the technical skills necessary to produce captivating images.  We’ll talk about finding wildlife photography opportunities and developing a creative vision to separate your photos from the average.  And we will discuss choosing the right digital darkroom tools and techniques for selling your images.

During this intensive weekend, Paul will spend classroom time educating you about wildlife photography.  Once you’ve received a firm grounding in techniques, we’ll head into the field for a wildlife photography session at a specially chosen location.  Paul will be with you every step of the way to help you come away with the best possible images.

Once you’ve captured some images with the new techniques and skills you’ve learned, we’ll come back into the classroom where you can digitally process your images.  Each participant will have the opportunity to choose 4 – 6 images to have critiqued by the instructor with a focus on what’s good and what could have been done differently.

Porcupine wide-angle portrait

Porcupine wide-angle portrait

About your instructor for the Wildlife Photography Class edmonton

Paul Burwell is a professional outdoor photographer, writer and educator.  His images have appeared in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertisements and calendars. He is a contributing editor for Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine where he has a regular column called “Let’s Go Digital!”  In addition to the wildlife photography workshops and tours he hosts worldwide each year, he also teaches a number of photography classes at Edmonton’s Metro Community College.  Paul has been a finalist in both the 2009 and 2010 Worldwide Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and has been named by Popular Photography magazine as a “top shooter” of wildlife photography in their March 2010 issue featuring a two-page spread of Paul’s photo of a Snow Leopard.

Paul facilitates his workshops and tours in a cooperative and constructive environment and does not photograph for his own portfolio when he’s teaching.  He is strictly there to help you learn.

Pair of Red Fox kits play-fighting in some tall grass

Pair of Red Fox kits play-fighting in some tall grass

Equipment Required for the Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton:

To get the most out of this workshop, 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 includes…

  • 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.

      Snowy Owl perched in an old tree

      Snowy Owl perched in an old tree

This Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton includes:

  • 9 hours of classroom instruction
  • a field trip to a specially selected location for a wildlife photography session
    • your instructor, Paul Burwell, will be onsite with you to help you make the best possible images
  • Wildlife Photography course book
  • CD with numerous articles pertinent to wildlife photography
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Delicious snacks during coffee breaks
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants
Snow Leopard watching intently from the down-side of a snowy hill - CA

Snow Leopard watching intently from the down-side of a snowy hill - CA

Location of the Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton

  • Providence Renewal Centre – 3005 119 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Field trip locations are a short drive out of Edmonton and will be discussed during the class
    • We try to car pool to minimize our impact on the environment

Cost of the Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton

  • $266.67 Canadian Dollars (plus tax). Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.
Male Grizzly standing and watching

Male Grizzly standing and watching

Policies and payment information are available here.

For additional information on our Wildlife Photography Class Edmonton, please contact us electronically.
Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free: 1-877-778-1745

Dates and Days
Course Format
More information
2011 – Sep 16 – 18

 

Weekend Intensive
Click here to register
2012 – May 5 & May 6

 

Weekend Boot Camp
Click here to register