Training for photographers and filmmakers who are passionate about nature, conservation and science.

Do you love nature and wildlife photography and are excited to

Inspire Audiences! Create Change! Get Published!

You’ve come to the right place.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a

Nature Photographer!


There’s nothing like an incredible photograph to get folks stirred up.

Imagine creating beautiful images – or, even better, jaw-dropper photo stories – that inspire people to care about wilderness and the wild things that call this planet home.

What we see, we understand.
What we understand, we love.
What we love, we protect.

And nature photographs are the driving force for positive change.

You can craft the visual stories that make all the difference while also fulfilling your creative passion and love of being behind the camera.

Hi, I’m Jaymi Heimbuch, founder of Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy.

With 14+ years of experience as a wildlife conservation photographer and photo editor, I’m here to help you master the art of nature photography, visual storytelling, and getting your photos into the world where they can inspire audiences, spark conversation, and make a meaningful impact for you and our wild world!




Everything You Need

In One Spot

We are all about diving deep into the how-tos and the must-knows. Bookmark our ARTICLES area to get free mini-trainings, in-depth tutorials, location guides for planning your next photography adventures, researched guides on the latest gear, and expert advice for every level whether you’re just getting started or are growing your photography business.

“Conservation photography is photography with a purpose. It is about what you DO with your images to bring attention, understanding, and action to environmental issues.”

– Jaymi Heimbuch 

Begin your visual storytelling adventure

Guide To
Conservation Photography

Discover how to become an impactful visual storyteller and make photo stories with purpose