Where To Find Wildlife Photography Courses

There are a lot of options out there for wildlife photography courses. Courses are great for all photographers to take from time to time, because they introduce you to different ways of approaching the craft while presenting an opportunity to network with others. You can find courses all over the place that suit your needs.

These courses are designed for photographers that are beginning to shoot wildlife, not beginner photographers. Before taking a course, you should have knowledge about how exposure is influenced by the ISO, aperture and shutter speed. You should also be knowledgeable when it comes to lenses, otherwise you will find yourself confused.

Online Courses

The Perfect Picture School of Photography is a web based school where students download weekly video lessons from instructors. They offer a four week basic wildlife photography class that teaches students what equipment they need, where to find wildlife, how to compose a shot, and how to digitally alter their work. The class is $195. For more information, go to http://www.ppsop.net/wild.aspx.

Local Colleges

If you prefer face to face time with an instructor for hands on learning, then check the local colleges in your area. Most colleges have art departments and a few even offer majors in photography. Find out what schools are near you and visit their websites to see what they offer. You should also call too, because if the class is not listed, there still might be an upcoming seminar or workshop. You'll never know until you ask.

Workshops/ Tours

A lot of companies are offering expert led tours through exotic areas to photograph wildlife. These tours can be expensive, but they offer great opportunities to travel and see wildlife. Plus, you have the peace of mind in knowing that you're time won't be wasted looking for a great place to shoot. An added benefit is that you'll be working under the instruction of a much more experienced photographer who will teach you how to get the best shots. The Wildlife Photo Academy is one of many companies that offers these tours, and you can the program out at: http://www.wildlifephotoacademy.com/.


Whatever type of course you choose is up to you. What's more important is that you go outside and shoot. Courses are great, but nothing is better than actual experience. Make the time, pick up your camera, and go out for a hike.

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