basics of camera trapping

Summit Online Workshop

May 22 & 23, 2023

Two 90-minute sessions

Workshop Tuition: $199 USD

*Class size limited to 20 participants and sessions are recorded for playback.

an intro to camera trappings

Have you always wanted to use SLR camera traps, but have no idea where to start. This class is the perfect solution for you to dive into camera trapping. During this workshop you will learn the concepts of SLR camera trapping, basic equipment needs, where to place your camera trap, basic settings of your camera and flashes, as well as the ethics of camera trapping.

May 22 & 23, 2023 

Workshop outline

Two sessions with time reserved for Q&A. May 22 & 23 at 8PM EST.

Session One: Concept of camera trapping

Learn the basics of camera trapping and how to use the basic equipment. 

Session Two: location, settings & ethics

Learn more about the trap’s location at a micro and macro level, the camera’s settings, lighting and composition. We will also cover the ethics of camera trapping. 

Meet your instructor

Jen Guyton

I‘m a photographer and ecologist with a passion for telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. I believe that stories — whether in the form of film, photography, writing, or something else — have the power to persuade and motivate. That makes them crucial for protecting our wild places.

I’m a National Geographic Explorer, 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Gorongosa National ParkMozambiqueand a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. I’m represented by Nature Picture Library. I have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, which I completed with the help of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Before that, I earned a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies with an emphasis in Communicating Conservation in a Developing World from the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. I’ve traveled on three continents, including ten years traveling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa.


Sebastian Kennerknecht is a wildlife and conservation photographer with over fourteen years of experience visually covering wildlife and environmental issues internationally, focusing in particular on wild cats. He has produced high quality editorial photographs, time-lapses, videos, and web content featured in and by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian, The Economist, Science, and Conservation International, among others. Using highly customized SLR camera traps, along with conventional photographic techniques, he works closely with field biologists to both effectively and ethically capture photographs of some of the rarest cats on the planet while also highlighting the threats they face. Working for conservation organizations and on magazine assignments, Sebastian has photographed twenty-three of the forty species of wild felids, in twenty-nine different countries.

Sebastian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California – Santa Cruz, won NANPA’s emerging photographer award, and is an associate fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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