Live 2-day online workshop for nature photographers

May 29 & 30, 2024 @ 4 PM Pacific

Space is Limited - Enrollment Closes In...








Camera Trap Photography Workshop


Learn how to set up DSLR camera traps for captivating wildlife shots

with Sebastian Kennerknecht

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SPACE IS LIMITED! Only 24 Seats Available



Master the art of the DSLR camera trap so you can elevate your nature photography with beautiful, intimate, remote portraits of wildlife (without the overwhelm of figuring out equipment, the frustration of troubleshooting camera settings, or wondering where to even put the darn thing)

After this in-depth 2-day online workshop, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to use a DSLR camera trap, transforming your approach to wildlife photography and capturing nature like never before. 

You’ll know how to get images like these…


With your enrollment you get

✅  Access to the 2-Day Live Workshop
✅  Workbook and Resources
✅  60 Days of Access to Session Recordings
✅  Ongoing access to our Academy student group for community & connection

SPACE IS LIMITED! Only 24 Seats Available

You’re a passionate nature photographer. You’ve spent countless hours in the wild, waiting for that perfect shot.

But let’s face it, the local wildlife isn’t always ready for their close-up when you are.

And even when they are, those shots just don’t seem to have that unique sparkle, that ‘wow’ factor that makes people stop and stare.

It’s a struggle!

You want to create art, not just take photos.

You want to capture images that tell a story, that bring the viewer right into the scene.

You want your photos to stand out, to be more than just another snapshot in a sea of wildlife pictures.

You know that a DSLR camera trap could be the key to take your nature photography next level. The perfect thing to turn an ordinary wildlife photo into an extraordinary piece of storytelling art.

You’ve tried to decipher the guidebooks, watched countless tutorials…

But the array of equipment, the complex setup, and the technical jargon have left you feeling overwhelmed and confused.

Ready to simplify the complexities of camera trap photography and gain the confidence to capture those elusive, undisturbed moments of the wild?

Welcome to our live 2-day workshop hosted by the acclaimed conservation photographer, Sebastian Kennerknecht!


Armed with years of experience and a collection of stunning, award-winning camera trap photos, Sebastian is here to guide you through the maze of camera trap photography and share his hard-won secrets with you.

By the end of these two days, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to capture truly unique images of local wildlife – images that tell a story, that paint a picture, that stand out.


This workshop is designed for any wildlife photographer – hobbyist or professional – who wants to transcend the boundaries of traditional nature photography and delve into the exciting creative world of camera trap photography.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your personal portfolio, contribute to conservation efforts, or elevate your professional practice, this workshop will empower you to capture intimate, impactful, and storytelling images of wildlife in their natural habitat.


This workshop will be held over TWO 90-minute sessions, one session per day.

Wednesday May 29, and Thursday May 30, 2023 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern

Different concepts will be covered in both sessions so you’ll want to watch both to maximize the impact.

Sessions will be recorded and uploaded so that you have plenty of time to catch up if you miss a session. And you’ll have 60 days of access to the recordings.


Our private Zoom room. The link will be emailed to you prior to the first session.


We’re capping this workshop at 24 people. Once it fills up, we will consider adding more dates.


With your enrollment you get

✅  Access to the 2-Day Live Workshop
✅  Workbook and Resources
✅  60 Days of Access to Session Recordings
✅  Ongoing access to our Academy student group for community & connection

What You’ll Learn

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to set up and use a DSLR camera trap from a seasoned expert.

Sebastian breaks down the technical aspects into easy-to-understand steps, including:


✅  Exactly what equipment you need for a successful DSLR camera trap kit
✅  How to safeguard your gear from the elements (and other people!)
✅  The breakdown of setting up your camera trap
✅  How to find the perfect location to set up your camera trap
✅  How to mount equipment
✅  A walk-through of camera, flash and sensor settings
✅  All the “don’ts” you want to avoid for a successful set-up
✅  How to use camera trap photography for storytelling and conservation

By the end of these two days, you won’t just understand how to use a camera trap – you’ll be ready to head outside to capture up-close moments with your local wildlife, adding a new dimension to your photography and bringing your creative vision to life.

If you’re a photographer who aspires to capture wildlife in ways no one has seen before, or tell compelling stories of nature through your lens…

Then you already know that the ability to anticipate wildlife movements and select the perfect location is essential to achieving spectacular shots.

Camera trap photography takes this a step further.

It’s not just about being in the right place at the right time…

but also about leaving a piece of your creative self behind to capture those magical moments that may never happen if you’re physically present.

This is where the true power of gear knowledge, creative thinking, patience, and your understanding of wildlife comes into play.

Don’t let the mysteries of wildlife and camera trapping hold you back.

Leap into this exciting new perspective on wildlife photography.

Enroll in our expert-led workshop today, and discover the magic of camera trap photography!

Here’s what mastering the art of camera trap photography does for you

🦊 Elevate Your Skills: Camera trapping helps you develop patience, anticipation, and an uncanny understanding of wildlife behavior, transforming you into a more intuitive and skilled wildlife photographer.

🐻 Expand Your Portfolio: Capture rare, intimate, and candid wildlife moments like never before, adding unique and captivating shots to your portfolio.

🦅 Master Technical Nuances: Gain an in-depth understanding of camera settings, gear specifications, and techniques specific to camera trap photography, elevating your technical prowess.

🫎 Explore Fresh Creativity: With camera trapping, you leave a part of yourself in the wilderness, opening up a world of creative possibilities in capturing wildlife moments.

🦫 Tell Powerful Stories: Capture sequential images that tell compelling stories about wildlife, enhancing your narrative abilities in photography.

🦏 Contribute to Conservation: Participate in ethical wildlife photography, contributing to conservation by minimizing human-animal interaction and disturbance to natural habitats.

🦌 Develop Research Skills: Learn about animal patterns and behavior, improving your research skills and understanding of the wildlife you capture.

Meet Your Instructor

Sebastian Kennerknecht is an award-winning wildlife and conservation photographer with over fifteen years of experience visually covering wildlife and environmental issues internationally, focusing in particular on elusive wild cats.

His in-depth knowledge of building and using highly customized DSLR camera traps, along with conventional photographic techniques, has helped him capture high-quality editorial photographs, time-lapses, videos, and web content featured in and by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian, The Economist, Science, Conservation International, and more.

And he brings that knowledge directly to you, breaking down his skills into simple, straightforward steps you can easily follow.

Through this interactive live online workshop, Sebastian guides you through the details of remote camera photography so that you can capture beautiful and captivating images of animals, whether they’re in your backyard or off in remote areas.

Here’s the fine print in large, because we believe in clarity.


No refunds for this workshop will be granted for any reason. Space is extremely limited, which means that if you decide to take one of the spots, it’s yours, even if you do not attend.

The sessions will be recorded, so you’ll still learn a TON from watching the recordings even weeks after the live workshop is over. You’ll have 60 days of access to the recordings on the Academy’s community platform and can rewatch as many times as you’d like. 

Also, this workshop does not cover the basics of how to use a DSLR camera. We’re focusing on gear, set-up and settings for a full camera trapping kit (that includes using a DSLR).

Beginners are absolutely welcome, and you’ll get immense value from the workshop, even if you’re just starting out. However, if you’re looking for instruction on the technical details of using a DSLR camera, this isn’t the workshop for you.

Again, this workshop will be recorded for distribution to future students, so by registering, you’re giving the thumbs up to being recorded.

If you’re not sure if this workshop is a fit for you, simply reach out at and we’ll get back to you right away.

Enroll in the 2-Day Live Online Workshop for $249


With your enrollment you get

✅  Access to the 2-Day Live Workshop
✅  Workbook and Resources
✅  60 Days of Access to Session Recordings
✅  Ongoing access to our Academy student group for community & connection


➡️ You are a nature photographer eager to add a unique perspective to your portfolio

➡️ You’re familiar with DSLR basics, and looking to upskill with specialized equipment like camera traps.

➡️ You want a deep dive into the technical aspects of camera trapping without getting overwhelmed

➡️ You value learning from a seasoned professional in an intimate, limited-participant setting


You have zero interest in varying the types of photographs you capture. This training is about stretching your creativity and capturing fresh images with a specialized approach.

You’re only interested in learning gear. We’re covering not just the equipment but also naturalist skills you’ll need for successful camera trapping.

 You’re looking for a how-to on using your camera. This workshop is specialized, focusing solely on camera trap photography.

Begin your camera trap photography adventure right now for $249

You might be wondering…

Do I need to be at both sessions? Or can I choose one from the two dates?

We’ll be presenting different material at each of the sessions, so you need to watch both sessions to get the full training. You do not, however, need to attend any of them (or all of them) live. The sessions will be recorded and you’ll have 60 days access to the replays. If you can be there live, that’s ideal because then you can get your specific questions answered.

What if I'm not happy with the workshop? Can I get a refund?

Because of the limited number of spaces for this truly in-depth training, no refunds will be granted for any reason.

If you choose to register and save your space, that space is yours whether you attend live or not.

The sessions will be recorded, so you’ll still learn a TON from watching the recordings even weeks after the live workshop is over.

If you’re not sure if this is a fit for you, reach out and we’ll give you our honest personal opinion about whether or not you’ll benefit from the workshop.

What level of photographer will benefit the most from this workshop?

This workshop is designed to benefit photographers at any level, from beginners to advanced.

If you’re just starting out, you’ll find the step-by-step instructions and thorough approach invaluable in setting up your camera trap for the first time.

More experienced photographers will gain an insight into Sebastian’s methods and techniques, honing their skills to capture truly unique wildlife shots.

It’s all about enhancing your ability to tell powerful stories through your photographs, regardless of your current skill level.

Will I get personalized help on setting up my own camera trap?

This workshop’s format is definitely interactive and you’re encouraged to ask questions.

That said, it’s not designed to provide personalized one-on-one instruction or assistance on setting up your own camera trap. But you will indeed learn the ins and outs of DSLR camera trapping from a comprehensive perspective.

This workshop gives you the knowledge to confidently set up your own camera trap independently, using the techniques and tips shared during the sessions.

Don’t let the complexities of camera traps keep you from your passion.

Join us for the transformative workshop and step into this unique niche of wildlife photography.

The wild is waiting.