Wildlife Model Workshop
Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell, MT
June 4-7, 2018
In 1989 I led the first workshop to a game farm in the United States! I have been leading trips to Triple D for 27 years and it has always been a wonderful experience!
Photographing at a game farm gives you not only the opportunity to get great photographs that would take years of work and cause undo hardship on wild animals, but it also gives you the chance to refine your wildlife photography skills by practicing various techniques that you can carry over into the field. The animals are captive, but they are still wild and behave in the same manner as a wild animal. The advantage is we get to have them posing in the areas we want and the poses are usually repeatable!
Practice your panning techniques, try different lenses, experiment with manual exposure and different shutter speeds all with the help of a professional photographer and your skills will grow by leaps and bounds as you create amazing images to add to your photographic library. You will have the chance to get behavior images, portraits and depending on the animals, running and jumping images as well.
Besides just receiving tips and techniques from Lewis in the field you will also experience his renowned teaching skills in the classroom where he will discuss the digital workflow, processing your raw images, mastering creative processing techniques to bring out the most in your images and more! Lewis is well known for his skill presenting both Lightroom and Photoshop as well as helping people with the their photographic technique and composition.
During the class we will be photographing eight species of animals from a list that includes: wolves, mountain lion, tiger, bobcat, lynx, badger, fox, coyote, porcupine, black and brown bear.
Participants: Class is limited to ten participants to allow plenty of room in the enclosures and individual attention in the classroom.
Cost: $1450 if paid by check or $1500 if paid by credit card, this fee includes photographing 8 species with trainers, in field and in class photographic instruction, and all gratuities to the staff. If we do not use the weather day, you have the choice to purchase photographic sessions with additional species available $150 per person. This is optional.
Get all the Information: Download the info packet and registration forms here.
Check out this video to see what you'll be able to photograph