This page is dedicated to passionate individuals who offer training and education in wildlife photography, wildlife viewing, wildlife conservation and various nature-related topics.
A big thanks to Ms. Rachel Schubert’s class, and particularity her two students Kathleen and Stephanie. As part of an activities program at a youth centre in Toronto, the class was learning about wildlife photography and came across my website. Kathleen and Stephanie decided to do some more research at home and found this great resource for beginner wildlife photographers. They thought it would be great for my website visitors and I completely agree! There is a short list of some simple yet powerful tips for beginning wildlife photographers, as well some great reminders for the more seasoned among us. Please give it a read and think of Ms. Schubert’s class in Toronto 🙂
Joe Desjardins – Joe is an Alberta-based nature and wildlife photographer who offers group workshops and individual training in photographic techniques, all the gear (lenses, cameras, tripods, etc), editing software, creativity and composition, and much more…
Check out Joe’s upcoming workshops here
Ghost Bear Photography – Ghost Bear provides a great perspective on management of human/wildlife issues and is an important voice for our wild creatures. They are also great photographers and story tellers.
Check our the Ghost Bear Blog here
Bow Valley Birding and Wildlife Tours – Avid birder and photographer, Dan Arndt offers personalized bird and wildlife tours in Southern Alberta.
Check out Dan’s website here
Turbo’s Track and Tours – Having moved ‘back east’ to Nova Scotia a few months ago, Turbo (aka Paul Turbitt) is gathering a number of wildlife stories from the eastern region of Canada. Before this, he was tracking and touring through Alberta, and his accounts of the variety of wildlife found in Alberta are plentiful, interesting and give some interesting insights into animal behavior
Check out Turbo’s blog here.
Kerri Martin Photography – (Yes, I felt compelled to mention myself as well!) My goal is less about education and more about appreciation, but I realize the two concepts go hand and hand. I tend to present my stories in a introspective, almost spiritual manner that focuses on the beauty I find in nature and wildlife and what it means to me. While I know there are a lot of problems in wildlife conservation and management, I tend to stay away from controversial/negative topics – this is for the sake of my own happiness (and sanity to some degree ;))
Check out my nature and wildlife blog here.
Technical and Web training resources
Many photographers use wordpress as the bones for their websites. This is a great resources for wordpress beginners who are wanting to set up their own sites using an open-source technology: WordPress Tutorial: A Guide to WordPress for Beginners
I would love to grow this list. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for additions to this list.