This seminar is designed to increase knowledge and skills in wildlife photography, from field craft, tactics and strategy to aesthetics and image composition. Participants will discover how to use blinds and concealment to get closer to wildlife as well as learn the criteria for a strong photo image and tips that will make pictures stand out in a sea of “me too” digital images. Van Den Brandt also discusses his favorite and most productive national and international wildlife photography destinations. Class time will be split between lectures and dawn field sessions at local natural areas. Veteran shooters as well as those new to wildlife photography will leave the seminar with new and tangible skills that can be immediately applied toward becoming a more productive photographer. The only real prerequisites are an SLR or mirrorless camera, basic understanding of its operation, and enthusiastic passion for wildlife photography.

John Van Den Brandt is a professional wildlife photographer with over three decades of photography experience. While successful in wedding, portrait, product and model photography, he has focused solely on wildlife since 1995. Since founding his wildlife photography company, Wild Wind Images LLC in 2007, Van Den Brandt’s wildlife images have appeared in numerous articles, websites, textbooks and ads. His framed fine art prints grace the walls of homes and businesses across the country. Van Den Brandt’s presentations are illustrated with his own stunning images. Many of those images have appeared in his nationally distributed wildlife calendars that have sold over 100,000 copies. Van Den Brandt makes his home in northeastern Wisconsin with his wife Jean, his “field assistant, muse and co-conspirator in planning an adventurous life.”


Sunday, June 12, 2022 to Friday, June 17, 2022