Led by Photographer Jenni Bidner
100% of Tuition Donated
to the Wildlife Science Center!
Join us in this rare opportunity to photograph wolf puppies at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Columbus, Minnesota. The WSC is hosting a guided tour that will give participants unprecedented access to their wolf puppies!
What makes this opportunity unique is that you will be guided into an extra-large pen and allowed to photograph up to 15 wolf pups. These are puppies that had to be removed from their packs or were orphaned, and will be 11-12 weeks old at the time of the workshop. We have selected this weekend for the seminar because of the ages of the puppies. They are very playful at this age.
Emphasis will be on maximizing shooting time and photo opportunities. A basic understanding of your camera and wildlife shooting techniques is assumed. Award-winning photographer/author Jenni Bidner will lead the tour and help you achieve the best photographs possible. WSC Director Peg Callahan will be available to narrate canine behavior and help predict where the “action” will be.
Because these are wild animals, you will not be allowed to approach the puppies. However, they tend to be curious and playful, so if they approach you (which is highly likely) you will be allowed to interact with them. Thus it is not surprising that you will get terrific photos with normal to moderate telephoto lenses. Maybe even wide angles should the pups decide to play near you.
Only 4 Sessions Offered - Choose between morning and afternoon shooting sessions on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 2016. The afternoon session on July 9th, and the morning session on July 10th, are now full! Each session will begin with a safety orientation and photographic techniques discussion, followed by at least 2 hours in the pen. You may sign up for one or both sessions. Every effort will be made to provide a feeding session with deer meat; encourage howls and promote play. The pen has been landscaped for good photo opportunities. The class size is limited.
Pricing - Instructor Jenni Bidner is volunteering her time, and expenses so 100% of your tuition will go toward the operating expenses of the not-for-profit Wildlife Science Center, helping them to continue to care for these beautiful animals. The price for this wolf puppy photo shoot is $295 per session, or $495 for the full day (two
sessions). To insure a tailored and unique experience, class size will be limited.
Learn more by downloading the official event flyer HERE.