october, 2018

19oct(oct 19)7:00 pm21(oct 21)12:00 pmWeekend Wildlife Photography Workshop


Event Details

Get ready for a weekend of capturing, discussing, and exploring nature photography at Crex Meadows Wildlife area in Grantsburg, WI. Nature photographers Bruce Leventahl and Brian Collins will guide you through multiple lectures and shooting sessions.

This weekend workshop is a mix of instruction and experimentation behind the lens. Take time to explore techniques for using your gear to compose and expose wildlife images; learn how to leverage knowledge of animal behavior to make better wildlife images; and explore the what, where, and when of wildlife photography.


Friday, Oct 19
Evening meet and greet discussion/lecture covering the workshop and wildlife photography techniques

Saturday, October 20
Sunrise Shooting Session
Travel to Crex Meadows to capture images of migrating Greater Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans and other bird species.

Lunch Lecture & Workshop
Review of the morning shooting session and lecture exploring techniques to improve and build upon from the morning session

Evening Shooting Session
Return to the Refuge to practice birds in flight techniques, photograph wildlife landscapes, and do some post-sunset landscape photography in the expansive wetland.

Sunday, October 21 (Optional)
Sunrise Shooting Session
Final morning session to practice and experiment with additional wildlife techniques.


The Grantsburg Inn
(715) 463-2541

Participants are responsible for securing their own accomodations. Saturday night stay is optional.

About the Instructors

Brian Collins
Brian M. Collins enthusiastically combined his passions for birds, conservation biology, teaching and fine art in his pursuit of nature photography. He has been photographing birds for 33 years, and he first honed his craft in true wilderness using slide film. He is currently a biology teacher and contract ornithologist and has had his images of nature published in over 100 books, magazines, and calendars.


Bruce Leventhal
Leventhal’s passion for “all things biology” feeds directly into his work as a nature photographer. His goal is to inspire you to think about the amazing characteristics inherent in all living organisms. The byline on the web portfolio shared with his wife says it all: ‘We Work to Travel – We Travel to Explore – We Explore to Learn – We Learn to Teach – We teach to Conserve.”

Published in magazines, books, calendars, and throughout the web, Bruce uses his images to inspire his high school students to dream big and think about more than themselves.


About Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Crex Meadows is a 30,000 acre property that is intensively managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Bureau of Wildlife Management. Crex Meadows is a unique area containing thousands of acres of restored wetland and brush prairie and Wisconsin’s largest remaining portion of this globally endangered ecosystem. Crex is home to over 280 species of birds, 720 species of plants, over 96 species of butterfly and a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Unlike Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico and the Platte River in Nebraska, Crex Meadows remains a relatively undiscovered migratory stopover for sandhill cranes.


Manfroto Sony Fujifilm Tamron Blackrapid


19 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 12:00 pm