Education

March 23, 2009

In my opinion, the best way to improve your skills is to take every opportunity for education that comes your way. In terms of my wildlife photography, I very much enjoy researching my subjects. Footprints, ecology, range, life cycles – I eat it up.

Add the following to my wish list: The Black Bear Field Study Course with Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield of the Wildlife Research Institute. It is a four-day course taught in Ely, Minnesota. In small groups under experts in the field, participants learn first-hand about the behavior of these creatures. More background on the program and all that it encompasses can be seen here.

That area is also special for me because I have family in Minnesota. During past visits I frequently saw moose and loons. Although natives of that area might brush them off as being ordinary, I was fascinated with them. As a kid, I even participated in a loon-calling contest… true story.

The bear course isn’t anything that I can make happen financially anytime soon, but it’s still something to aspire to.

If anyone knows about educational wildlife experiences a little closer to home, feel free to leave a comment.

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One Response to “Education”

  1. Hester Says:

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    I am also eager of getting experience.


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