Program Rates: Non-member $175, Member $157.50
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2020
Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about wolves and what to look for in capturing their unique behaviors. See how the 2020 pups are adapting to life in the Exhibit Pack as the fall colors start to appear. The schedule highlights the Exhibit Pack’s peak activity for photographing and allows for a Saturday field trip to view surrounding wolf habitat.
Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form). Read all documents very carefully. Winter wear for this program is extremely important, and must not be overlooked.
Minimum Age: 18
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 14
Activity Level: Moderate. The field trip will depend on weather and wolf activity at the Center and will include hiking over uneven ground one to three miles depending on group activities.
- Expert instruction by Center master photographers
- Training in wolf behaviors by Wolf Care staff
- Hands-on instruction in wolf and wildlife photography
- A field trip into wolf territory
- Opportunity to gain advice and share experience with other photographers
- Photographic opportunities all weekend of the Center’s Ambassador Wolves
- What’s for Dinner? Weekly feeding program
Outdoor hikes and activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.
Note: The emphasis on this program is placed on photographing wolf behaviors; we are not teaching you how to use your camera but rather how to interpret behaviors and anticipating what “comes next.”
- Breakfast on your own
- 9:00 a.m. – Program begins. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for early morning photography
- 10:00 a.m. – Classroom – Wolf Ethogram
- 11:30 a.m. – Wolf Enrichment at Windows
- Noon – Lunch provided
- 1:00 p.m. – Tentative field trip, discussion of habitats and seasonal use
- 4:00 p.m. – Photo session: shooting during the action or breaktime if needed
- 5:30 p.m. – Dinner provided onsite to take advantage of wolf activity
- 7:00 p.m. – “What’s for Dinner?” program.
- Programming ends for the day at approximately 8:30 p.m
- 8:30 p.m. – Wolf Communication lecture – Optional field trip based on vehicle logistics
- Breakfast on your own
- 7:30 a.m. – Doors will be open for early morning photography
- 8:30 a.m. – Program begins
- Story-telling through photos and continuation of fundamentals of photography
- Show your best photos of the session
- In teams, choose a photo – draft wolf logs for website (include name of authors and photo credit
- Program concludes at approximately 12:00 p.m.