• Preparing a Blind
    5:31

    In this session on preparing a blind, expert photographer Doug Gardner says, “Being a good wildlife photographer is more than just mastering exposure and composition. It’s making the right preparations to get the best photo opportunities. To shoot nesting birds, that means a blind for camouflage.” Before preparing the blind to photograph the pileated woodpecker,…

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  • Photographing Pileated Woodpeckers from a Blind
    6:32

    How do you capture a pileated woodpecker nesting high up in a tree? Professional wildlife photographer, Doug Gardner, teaches you how to photograph these beautiful birds in their natural habitat. In this video, Doug joins wildlife photographer Jared Lloyd for the planning and preparation it takes to photograph these birds. You will join the experts…

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  • Sunset Photography Tips
    6:27

    Are you a beginner photographer or a seasoned expert wanting to expand your visual horizons? Are you eager to learn some additional wildlife photography tips? Then take a trip in a flat-bottomed skiff through the North Carolina coastal waters as pro photographers Doug Gardner and Jared Lloyd take you to the remote outer bank and…

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  • Capturing Wild Horses - Course Preview
    1:12

    Join a team of professional photographers as they seek out the famed wild horses of North Carolina. Learn about these stunning creatures and how to get the best photographs of them.

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  • Working the Subject
    5:52

    This session takes you through the process of composing your shot, exercising patience, working the shot, and waiting for the right moment. You’ll see stunning examples of wild horse photography, with tips and tricks that will help you capture your own beautiful shots.

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  • History of Horses
    5:08

    Learn about the history of North Carolina’s wild horses. How did they come to be on the island, and how do they thrive in such harsh conditions? These horses are magnificent, and capturing them in photo form is something that many people never get the opportunity to do.

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  • Capturing Stallion Action
    6:06

    Shooting wild horses and other animals is immensely rewarding, but it isn’t always easy. You need skill, care, and patience. Learn how to capture those wild stallion shots and how fading into the background and being unobtrusive can help you take better wildlife photos.

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  • Photographing Washington’s Coastal Wildlife - Course Preview
    1:48

    Professional photographers Photographers Doug Gardner and Aaron Baggenstos take you on a chartered boat off the coast of Washington State to photograph harbor seals and killer whales. You will get technical and creative advice and learn how to get high quality shots under less-than-ideal circumstances.

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  • Locating Harbor Seals: Wildlife Photography
    7:09

    Travel on a chartered boat with professional photographers Doug Gardner and Aaron Baggenstos through the waters off the coast of San Juan Island between Washington State and Canada. You will learn how to look for and spot harbor seals as they sun themselves on the rocky coast and its outcroppings.

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