Springtime Baby Animal Photography

CUTE - Red Fox baby - Baby Animal Photography Workshop

Ridiculously Cute Babies and Right in Front of Your Camera!

Overview Baby Animal Photography

This photography workshop provides a rare opportunity to focus your camera on baby animals! I cannot possibly describe how cute they are and how much fun you will have. I promise you there is nothing quite like this workshop.

This is a special wildlife photography workshop that’s focus is to get you some great images of baby animals. I’ve yet to meet a photographer that doesn’t love photographing baby animals and it is typically very difficult. We take the difficulty out by presenting you this unique opportunity to photograph some incredibly cute animals in great settings. We will be photographing as the weather and light dictate. After our day’s planned photography is complete, we will return to the hotel for classroom work. We’ll review the day’s photos, and I’ll give you some advice on ways to improve. We’ll work on principles of composition and digital workflow. The class will be small, so there is plenty of opportunities for me to help each of you with your individual needs.

Baby Animal Workshop Highlights

  • It’s all About the Baby Animals
  • 8 Species of Baby and Adult Animals
  • Classroom: Image Critiques, Digital Workflow and more
  • Small Group with Personal Attention from Instructor
  • Kalispell, MT

Arrive June 14, 2018 by 6 PM

Depart June 19, 2018


Daily Schedule

I never know in advance exactly how many species or even which species we will be photographing each day. We will make a plan the night before the workshop, and if the animals and the weather agree, we will be all set. After that mother nature takes over and we’ll work with the animals on their schedule.

June 14, 2018 – Day 1
6:00 PM ~ Springhill Suites

Arrive in time for an informal get together, 6PM at the hotel. We’ll have some time to meet each other, and we’ll go over what you can expect for the next few days including just how early you’ll be getting up each day!

June 15-17, 2018 – Days 2, 3 & 4
These will be our primary workshop days. Plan to rise and shine well before sunrise so we can be in position for the morning’s photography! The light will dictate our day’s activities, and we’ll shoot as long as we can with good light. We’ll return to base in the middle of the day. You’ll have time to forage for lunch, download your images, re-charge your batteries and then meet for that day’s classroom activities. This is the format we’ll follow all three days.

June 18, 2018 – Day 5
This day is a wild card. It will be used to make up any sessions that had to be canceled for some unplanned occurrence as well as for you to add a couple of more sessions. These extra sessions are $150 per person per species, and some species will have a minimum number of participants for them to be available.

The workshop is officially over at the end of day 5. This means we won’t have official classroom activities. Some of you may sign up for available options or additional species, and I will, of course, be there to assist with your optional sessions,

June 19, 2018 – Day 6
This is your best departure date.

Included in the Workshop

Your tuition incudes three days of photography instruction with 3 classroom sessions critiquing your images and presentations on “how-to” photograph wildlife. We will also spend some time on best practices for digital image processing and backup strategy. I encourage questions and lively discussion on most topics that you have interests in pursuing. I try to tailor the classes to your specific needs.

We’ll be photographing eight species during our three days. During this workshop, we can expect to photograph multiple species in a variety of different locations. All of the locations are ecologically correct (as much as we can) for the species. We will not know the species included in the class until our arrival. However, we almost always photograph mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, fox, and wolf.

Not Included in the Workshop

Your local transportation, accommodations, staff gratuities, optional sessions, additional species and meals are not included.

I will be sharing almost 14 years of experience photographing the animals at the ranch. I have photographed every animal in every setting and season. I have been there for so long, I have photographed the great grand parents of some of the animals you will be photographing. This means, I can coach you up on what to expect so you can be ready for the action.

While in the field and prior to every photo sessions, I will review your camera settings based on the conditions that we are presented with.

The workshop attendance is usually about 8 photographers. You can count on minimal interruption from too many clients and that allows you as much one on one attention as you need.

During the classroom sessions, we will review your images, I will teach you foundation principles of wildlife photography, how and why to setup your camera and show you my digital workflow. My class sessions are always focused on your needs so be ready to ask questions and participate in the process.

You should bring lots of energy and a lot of memory cards! You are going to photograph a lot more than you imagine. On my last trip one gentleman shot 1200 images during the first morning session! We may photograph as many as 3 sessions with minimal breaks in between for downloads. You need to have enough cards or a portable download device to keep up with the action!

A tripod can be used and is recommended. You will not need long glass, a 70-200mm (1.5 crop camera) is enough for the majority of the photography. On full frame cameras the 100-400 zooms from Canon and 80-400 from Nikon seem to be ideal. There are some places where a 400mm can be used for tight portraits.

We’ll normally shoot regardless of the weather and showers are certainly possible, so you should be prepared for that. Also, bring mosquito repellent, you’ll likely need that.

There is not going to be a great deal of physical exertion on this trip. One location that we will likely use has a hike of about 200 yards with a moderate hill to climb. We’ll be able to take it slow and I’ve never lost anyone…yet!

We park near our locations so don’t worry about having to carry your gear. I’ll help you pick the right lenses for each shoot, it’ll be really simple for you.

It’s almost impossible to list everything that you’ll need, so just get in touch, and we can talk about what you have and what you might need.

Air Travel
Glacier International Airport (FCA)
This airport is actually in Kalispell and is a short 15 minutes to the recommended hotel.

Missoula International Airport (MSO)
It is sometimes less expensive to fly to Missoula, but then you have to drive the 150 miles to Kalispell.

Ground Transportation
You will also need a rental car.

I can try to put you in touch with other clients that might be interested in sharing a car.

Recommended Workshop Hotel

The recommended hotel is the Springhill Suites. All classroom activities are at the hotel. We’ll caravan to the workshop from the hotel; if you are staying anyplace other than the Springhill or the cabin at the ranch, you’ll need to meet us in the lobby.

There is also an opportunity to stay at the ranch’s gorgeous Howling Wolf Lodge. The Howling Wolf has shared accommodations; you will have a private bedroom and share the common areas. Please contact me for details.

There are numerous hotels nearby for every budget. Let me know if you have any questions.

Springhill Suites By Marriott
250 Old Reserve Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
Hotel Front Desk: 1-406-314-6600

You MUST CALL THE HOTEL to get our group rate; it’s not available online or via the 800 number. Use my name or Triple D Ranch to secure our negotiated price, as of this writing $144.

Alert!

This hotel will sell out during the Baby Wildlife Photography Workshop and possibly during the Winter Wildlife Workshop as well, so as soon as you know you are coming to the workshop, make your reservation!

Complete the “Reserve Your Space” form on the right of this page. On a mobile device it may be at the end, but it’s a big green box, you can’t miss it.

I will get an email which will provide me with your request including the payment details. I will confirm space availability and then send you an invoice from your preferred payment method for the deposit. Once I receive the deposit your space is confirmed.

When I receive payment I will follow up with another confirmation email and receipt.

About 30 days before departure, you will get a welcome kit with the nuts and bolts of what to expect. Of course, feel free to email me or call me and we can talk about it as much as you like!

There is a 2.5% convenience fee to pay your balance by credit cards. There are no fees with any of the listed payment methods for your deposit.

Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions and or the FAQ to fully understand about deposits, cancellations and other important, but boring stuff.

Registration Details

Tuition
The tuition for the Baby Animals Photography Workshop is $1495

Deposit
The deposit for this workshop is $300USD. The deposit can be paid by PayPal, Credit Card, Wire Transfer or Check. Actually, if you have another way you would like to pay, I am open to new ideas when it comes to collecting money!

The balance of the workshop tuition will be due April 14, 2018 (60 days prior).

Your Destination

Baby Animal Photo Gallery

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