With the Rocky Mountains in view every day, photographing the Triple D animals in Kalispell, Montana is always an enjoyable experience. Add adorable beautiful wildlife babies to the scene and it doesn’t get any better! This years Springtime Babies Photo Workshop included coyote pups, a mountain lion cub, a pine marten baby, raccoon kits, red fox kits, a Siberian Lynx kitten and striped skunk kits, plus a great variety of wildlife adults. Check out the photos below to see the amazing babies. I will be leading two photo workshops at Triple D in 2018, one in the winter and one in the spring. Pick your season and join me to photograph beautiful wildlife you have dreamed about! My workshop is limited to 10 participants and includes:
- Before the workshop:
- An online recorded webinar prior to the workshop that covers wildlife photography composition tips, camera settings and recommended gear to prepare you. You will have access to both the recording and the webinar materials.
- Detailed handout of what to bring, the itinerary, what to expect and more
- During the workshop:
- Sharing a sample of your portfolio with the group
- Group and one-on-one guidance on location before each photo session to ensure you get the most out of your camera, including optimal shutter speed, aperture, ISO and exposure compensation settings
- Working lunch on post processing wildlife images
- Working lunch on how to create and publish an eBook on Amazon
- After the workshop:
- Written critique of one of your wildlife images
- Group gallery for sharing people pictures and critique submissions
The safety of Triple D animals comes first. With babies, photo sessions are very short in length so as not to stress out the animal, making it likely that there will be multiple photo sessions with each animal to enable the photographers to get a good collection of photos. The trainers Heather Keepers and Justine Hayes do an excellent job setting up areas for us to photograph the babies and giving the babies all the love and attention we would want the babies to have. All of the photos shown below were taken during this years spring babies workshop.
6-week old Siberian Lynx Kitten
3-week old Mountain Lion Cub
10-week old red fox kit with surrogate mom
10-week old raccoon kit
11-week old pine marten
10-week old coyote pup
3-week old striped skunk kits
With each workshop, there are 8 photo sessions included in the price, referred to as “objectives”, photographed over a 4 day period. For this workshop, we photographed 7 baby species. Our 8th session included in the price was with a Siberian Tiger named Hershey. I have photographed her many times over the years in all seasons and she is always exciting to watch and capture in images.
In addition to the objective photo sessions, participants have the option of photographing other species for an additional rate, that are then scheduled throughout the 4-day workshop. The Amur Leopard and Syrian Brown Bear were chosen by most of the group. Here are photos from the optional sessions chosen by the participants. During each optional session, I continue to provide guidance to the photographers on camera settings, including pointing out opportunities to pan-blur the movement.
Syrian Brown Bear
Syrian Brown Bear
Grey tundra wolf
Photo Workshop Group
Thanks to everyone who attended. You were awesome! And thanks to Triple D for always making it a special experience for everyone.
Group Photo – Front L to R: Justine Hayes, Steve Boskin, Lizzy Simkins and Heather Keepers. Back L to R: Jeff Williams, Evelyn Harrison, Valerie Cozart, Carl Bignall, Dave Dunbar and Kathleen Reeder.
2018 Photo Workshops at Triple D
In 2018, I will be leading two photo workshops at Triple D. One in the winter and one in the spring. Pick your season and join me to photograph beautiful wildlife!
See more photos of Triple D animals in my Triple D Portfolio.
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