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The Basics of Camera trapping

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 begin learning camera trapping. During this four hour workshop (two sessions, each 2-hours long), you will learn the concepts of SLR camera trapping, the basic equipment you’ll need, where to place your camera trap, basic settings of your camera and flashes, and the ethics of camera trapping. This one-day course will set you up to begin your camera trapping journey!

One day workshop: Saturday, June 19th

Class Outline:
  • Session One: 11am – 1pm U.S. Eastern Time – Concept of camera trapping & basic equipment
  • Session Two: 3pm – 5pm U.S. Eastern Time – Location (macro and micro level), basic settings, lighting, composition, and ethical considerations

Click here to purchase the Basic and Advanced Camera Trap Workshop Bundle!

Meet your instructors:

Sebastian Kennerknecht

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.

Jen Guyton

Dr. Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist with a passion for science communication and telling stories at the junction of global environmental change and human culture. She is a National Geographic Explorer, a 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Mozambique, and a member of Women Photograph. Her work has been published in National Geographic Online, bioGraphic, BBC Wildlife, and others, and has won awards in several competitions, including as a category winner in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


Course Content

Saturday June 19, 2021: 11am - 1pm Eastern Time (United States & Canada)
Saturday June 19, 2021: 3pm-5pm Eastern Time (United States & Canada)
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