Photography Shoots



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Already familiar with wildlife photography and just want to spend four hours taking incredible pictures?

Wolf Park’s One-Day Photo Shoots are the answer. Shoots begin at 9:30 am with a review of how to behave around the animals, and then you will enter the enclosure for a period of supervised photography with our main pack of wolves. Depending on weather, there will be a break for lunch. Shoots end at approximately 5:00 pm.

The difference between this event and the One-Day Photography Seminar is that the Photo Shoots DO NOT include any instruction on how to take photographs of wildlife (you will still get instruction on how to interact with the wolves). The Photo Shoots assume you know how to use your camera and have taken photographs of wildlife before, and center primarily around getting you near the animals for great photography.

If you are interested in getting instruction on how to get wonderful photographs of wildlife, try the One-Day Photography Seminars, which include a one-and-a-half hour presentation by resident staff photographer Monty Sloan on how to get those great shots.

Our socialized wolves will allow photographers to get close enough to touch them, so there will be many opportunities for portraits and closeups. Our staff photographer will guide you through good photo opportunities and have the wolves “pose” for you. There will also be opportunity for “candid” and action photographs as well. Any camera, from professional to disposable, is acceptable; if you have the option, a 28-300 mm lens seems to work well. Bring LOTS of film or memory cards!!

Participants must be 18 years of age, and physically comfortable interacting with the animals. Wolves may jump or lean. Sick or injured participants will not be allowed in the enclosure. Participants must wear long pants and closed- toed shoes, no earrings or perfume, to enter the wolf enclosure. No tripods are allowed; the wolves like to chew on them. Space is limited!! Sign up EARLY!!

If friends or family accompany you, they may watch the classroom portion of the program, and observe through the fence, but they may not enter the enclosure. Any guests must be over eighteen or supervised at all times. Please do not leave your children unattended while you are in with the wolves.

Photography opportunities are rarely cancelled, but we will cancel due to severe weather. If we do cancel, or if you cannot make the event due to weather, your fees can be applied to a different seminar. Photo shoots are held in light snow and in drizzle, so bring protection for your camera.

Understand that participating in a seminar does not imbue anyone with authority to speak on behalf of Wolf Park.

Refund policy:
In the event of participant cancellation at least 48 hours in advance, monies for this seminar will not be refunded, but may be applied to a future photography seminar.

Wolf Park reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 5 participants registered as of 30 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to transfer into a different seminar.

More questions? Please email us.

Additional information

Seminar Date

December 1, 2018, March 16, 2019, April 13, 2019


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