Wildlife Photography

October 14, 2021 - October 28, 2021

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

If you have not received login information by the start date, please email online@rmsp.com.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.


Whether you’ve been photographing wildlife for years or just dreaming of capturing your first great shot, this class will help you photograph animals with intention. Explore how to tackle the unique challenges of wildlife photography, create varied compositions, and capture compelling moments — all while using ethical field practices. Jessica will also touch on technical and gear considerations to help you get the most out of your current setup or upgrade thoughtfully.

Topics include:
  • Introduction to wildlife photography and ethics
  • Exposure settings and technical considerations
  • Gear considerations
  • Being intentional about the composition you create and the moment you capture
  • Understanding how composition and moment communicate something about an animal
  • Getting that “lucky shot”
  • Photographing, editing, and sharing ethically

The final session will also include a critique of students' wildlife photos.

You should come to this class with a basic understanding of exposure. If you’re still shooting on Auto or simply want a great refresher, consider registering for Exposure Basics: Shooting in Manual Mode.


STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"This was great overview and had takeaway points right away! I was excited for each class and the critique was a great bonus."

"Jessica is a very good teacher, classes had students with different levels of knowledge and skills, yet she was able to make the class relevant to all. Her passion for both photography and wildlife was obvious."

"The course opened my eyes to the ethical side of photographing wildlife. The other aspects we learned were amazing, too!"

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Thursday, October 14: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Thursday, October 21: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Thursday, October 28: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
What is the cutoff date for registration?

We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a course is full. Register early!

How do I register?
  1. Register online.

  2. Call the RMSP offices at (406) 543-0171 or 1-800-394-7677.

How do I attend an online course?

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Are online sessions recorded?

Online sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. 

How many participants are in an Online Course?

It depends on the type of course, but we typically cap online courses at 25 or fewer students. 

What is RMSP's Online Course cancellation policy?

Tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

What equipment will I need for my class?

We recommend headphones or ear buds to minimize audio feedback.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Online Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Online Courses, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

Tuition
$90

Instructor

INSTRUCTOR
Jessica Carter

Jessica Carter is all about balance: passion with practicality, simplicity with thoroughness, creativity with strategy. She even balanced a degree in business administration with one in public administration. Jessica has worked with small nonprofits, universities, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Through most of her career, she’s developed and managed programs for college students, adult learners, retirees, and alumni. (Speaking of alumni, she’s also a graduate of RMSP’s Summer Intensive.) Jessica is currently the Program Director at RMSP where she manages the Professional Intensive and Summer Intensive programs, balancing the big-picture curriculum with logistical details. She teaches business planning and management courses in Professional Intensive, and she loves bringing new ideas, helpful insights, and a boost of energy to aspiring entrepreneurs. Jessica’s love of teaching is second only to her love of nature; in addition to business courses, she also teaches wildlife, nature, and abstract photography.

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.