Wildlife Photo Trips and Wildlife Photo Workshops

If you are a wildlife photographer who loves photographing wild animals in their natural habitat, if you want to open new horizons, and if you want to photograph new species, then join us for a wildlife photography workshop.

We offer you a unique experience that is much more than an ordinary tutorial on how to use your gear. In our tutorials, you will gain all the technical knowledge required for successful photos.

You will also learn how to find and observe wildlife, and you will be traveling with other photographers sharing similar interests.

A photographer hidden in ferns during an animal photo course devoted to the call of the red deer in France.
A photographer hidden in ferns during an animal photo course devoted to the call of the red deer in France.

Creating Beautiful Wildlife Photographs

Do you want to explore innovative ways of photographic creativity? Join us. We will guide you in unleashing your creativity and channeling your imagination to create stunning photographs of beautiful wildlife. Our photography courses are suitable for both beginner photographers and experienced photographers.

Our pedagogical progression and our courses are based on a method of learning and teaching that we like to call “ACANP”.

Do you want to take beautiful pictures and make wonderful memories? Are you undergoing troubles with technical terms, camera settings, and the framing, composition, and processing of your photos? Please join us for a photo workshop. We will help you understand those technical terms and acquire the skills you need to create the photos of your dreams.

During our travels, we often encounter photographers whose photographs are blurry or improperly exposed. They are having difficulties with composing and framing photos, with using their cameras properly, or with editing their photos digitally. We started our wildlife photography workshops to share our technical knowledge with people in these frustrating situations. Are you one of these people? Within days, through our educational approach, you will no longer be frustrated with your photographs, but you will be satisfied with your exceptional work.

Some Technical Points Addressed During Our Training Sessions

It would take a long time to outline the list of technical points that we address during our wildlife photography trainings. The goal of our wildlife photography courses is to allow you to develop your own artistic vision while mastering your photographic equipment. We are professional photographers specialized in fine art photography (also known as art photography). We create collections of art prints from our photographs made in the field. We have all the answers to your questions concerning animal photography and their intense visual impact.

You can use your photographs for art exhibitions or make art books.

During our wildlife photography workshops, we tackle artistic creation, black and white photography, minimalist photography, exposition in nature photography, and the components of a “good photo”. But we also deal with the equipment used in wildlife photography, such as the lenses and cameras. We also deal with the essential subjects of composition, framing, and points of view to enhance an animal.

Our photo sessions are designed to give you a solid foundation for easier progression on the field. We want to give you the essential tools for the complex field of photography.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, you will always find new themes to develop in nature photography. While learning photography on the computer is an excellent start, photographic learning on the field is an irreplaceable experience. Several of our trainees in wildlife photography told us that in one week, they had progressed more than several years’ worth of web documentation.

Another critical point that we deal with is the use of fixed or floating blinds. For us, the blind remains the best technique to make photos in France of wild animals whether they are red deer, wild boars or roe deer. The floating blind allows photographs of migratory or non-migratory wild birds to be made under exceptional conditions. Wildlife photography of birds has become one of our specialties.

Another of our specialties is that we approach the competition photography during our workshops. Competitions are part of photography because they allow us to compare our work with that of others and see progress. Our advice has allowed many photographers to win competitions or climb onto the first steps of a podium.

Traveling to Make Animal Pictures

We organize many wildlife workshops in France. We might travel to the Dombes or Brenne for birds, or we might go to the Charente-Maritime for red deer and wild boars.

Besides France, we also organize animal photography trips to Africa, whether in Kenya or Ethiopia. In Romania, we may photograph birds or in the United States, we may photograph the great land mammals.

We offer different formulas of wildlife photography courses according to your desires. But these nature courses are always organized with maximum comfort. Whether it is for lodging or food, we desire the best, as we know that this is your vacation before anything else. It is a time to relax and enjoy life.

Learning A Wide Range of New Skills

Our travel and wildlife photography courses are based on examples and practice. We'll reveal tips for successful pictures, for example, we never use abstract or confusing technical jargon. Although we want to help you refine your style, we also want you to enjoy creating photographs.

Utilizing stories from our experience, we will explain various concepts, discussing artistic sensitivity, framing, color, and the proper way to use light. We have extensive experience as professional photographers, and we have trained hundreds of photographers. Everything we teach is based solely on our experience. We never lose sight of the fundamentals of photography.

During our wildlife photography workshops, we discuss two basic techniques for photographing animals: going on a “photo walk,” and waiting in a blind. We also address how to use both natural and artificial lighting. For example, we have developed a technique for photographing fast-moving birds such as hummingbirds. We will explain the techniques necessary for photographing diverse types of animals.

Wildlife photography requires in-depth knowledge of animals’ behaviors and habitats. We are very familiar with the places where we take photographers, and we always describe an animal’s habitat in detail, because we know that this knowledge is essential for good photos.

Knowing how to use your equipment is also important in wildlife photography. We will discuss cameras, lenses, tripods, balls, blinds, and camouflage. We will give you our best advice.

Sharing Our Love for The Beauties of Nature

If like us, you love the beauties of nature, you will marvel at the wealth of opportunities for wonderful photos that are open to you. Observing the animal world will always give you extraordinary joy.

Our goal is to help you enjoy the beauties of nature. We will teach you how to create beautiful wildlife photographs. We will not ask unnecessary questions or distract you from the beauty in front of you. Usually, we take small groups — no more than 5 or 6 people — on our photo workshops, so that we can talk to each person individually and help them fulfill their creative potential.

If you would like to know more about our work during our workshops, you can consult the workshop reports that we write to share our experiences. Our blog is also a source of useful information. You will discover some of the technical aspects that we address during our nature photography courses.

Traveling with Other Photographers

Participating in a wildlife photography workshop with us is a great way to meet and relax with other photographers who are passionate for the beauties of nature, all while learning new techniques. We believe that you will enjoy your vacation where you will be given the chance to exchange inspirations, impressions, and technical insights with photographers of similar goals and interests.

The art of photography cannot be learned only on a computer. It is learned when a person is completely immersed in the field.

This is what we offer. If our descriptions pique your interest, then you will benefit from our wildlife photography workshops, and you will enjoy your unique experience.


  •   Freddy R.This wildlife photography workshop was a revelation for me. The atmosphere was excellent. Amar is a very thorough teacher, and he is never stingy with technical advice. He shared all his technical knowledge about approaching big mammals with us. Under his guidance, we were able to safely approach and photograph very fierce animals. I had a great time, and I already want to participate in another workshop.

    Freddy R.

  •   Pascale L.I have had an extraordinary week. I discovered wildlife photography. We lived in a gorgeous area with a stunning number of animals. I appreciate what Amar taught us, especially about techniques for approaching animals. Whenever I look at the pictures I took, I'll remember how I created each one. In every photo, I captured moments that I will always remember. It’s crazy how many wonderful memories I brought back. I learned a lot from Amar, both about photography from a blind and about the right way to approach animals. I think that I will now be able to approach animals closely enough to get really good photos of them. It was a great experience. My best memory is probably from the part where we learned how to approach animals without frightening them away. You have to move very slowly and carefully. I learned to move little by little until the animals weren’t frightened by my appearance. I am so happy that I succeeded.

    Pascale L.


Some pictures of the previous wildlife photo workshops we have organized

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Wildlife photo workshop from floating blinds in France - June 2019
Tuesday 06 June 2017

Wildlife Photo Workshop From Floating Blind in France - July 2019

Photographing birds from floating blinds: a wildlife photo workshop in La Dombes, France in June 2019 From June 1 to 10, 2019, we will teach a wildlife photography workshop about photographing birds from floating blinds in the marshes of La Dombes. La Dombes is a swampy area northeast of Lyon,… Read more.
Wildlife photo workshop dedicated to the bellowing of the red deer stag - September 2019
Tuesday 07 June 2016

The Bugle of the Red Deer Stags - September 2019. Photo Workshop

Photographing The Bugle of the Red Deer Stags During the Fall Rut in France - September 2019 If you are a wildlife photographer who loves photographing animals in their natural environment, if you want to discover new horizons and photograph new species, and if you want to gain new technical… Read more.



Photography Workshops Dedicated to Nature Enthusiasts


Not only do our workshops in wildlife, underwater, or landscape photography initiate training of photographs, but they also provide you with the opportunity to learn digital photo editing. Our photography training courses will allow you to learn the techniques of artistic photography whether you are a beginner photographer or a confirmed photographer. We invite you to join us in this adventure!



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Amar and Isabelle Guillen. Professional Photographers of nature.

Isabelle and Amar Guillen are two photographers specializing in underwater, wildlife, and landscape photography. In 1987, their photographic adventure began while they both prepared for a degree in computer engineering. The visual beauty offered by the sumptuous surrounding landscapes and the wildlife held within began (and continues) to be their source of inspiration. This has led them to entirely devote themselves to a professional photographic career, allowing them to share their contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. For the last fifteen years, they have photographed both the animals and their terrestrial and underwater natural landscapes. Their photographic scenes are animated by the infinite mysteries hidden in nature.
Through their photographic gaze of nature, they strive to highlight the importance of its conservation. Isabelle and Amar live and exhibit between France and the United States, both of which supply wildlife, landscapes, and cultures, providing inspiration for the Guillen's work. Isabelle and Amar have published several books including "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime Coast", "Reflections of Haute-Saintonge", and "The Secrets of Underwater Photography ".