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Great photographs can move people on an emotional level. Great photographs utilized for the conservation of nature can move people to do something on behalf of wild lands, wildlife, and human communities. But there’s more to conservation photography than just snapping pictures. Join Amy Gulick and Dave Showalter, fellows of the International League of Conservation Photographers, on a journey of inspiration and learning to give you the tools and confidence to pursue your own conservation photography projects.

Schedule:

January 12, 2021 (90-minutes) – In the Beginning: What’s your passion? In this session, we’ll explore how to take an idea and apply it to a conservation issue. 

January 14, 2021 (90-minutes) – What’s the Story: Compelling stories are essential to move people to act for conservation. In this session, we’ll examine what makes a strong story and how to craft photos that best tell a story.

January 16, 2021, (90-minutes) – Pictures and Partners: The communications tools you create will, in part, be determined by the needs of your collaborative partners. In this session, we’ll explore various forms of conservation communications and how to identify and work with partner organizations. 

January 19, 2021 (90-minutes) – Show Time: You’ve done your field work and created your communications tools—now what? In this session, we’ll talk about how to target audiences and broadcast your message.

January 21, 2021 (2-hours) – Fast Pitch Party: Utilizing everything we’ve learned, you’ll craft and pitch your own conservation photography project.