Snowy Owls: Exclusive Access to These Birds of Prey

Join Kevin Pepper in beautiful rural Ontario, Canada to shoot the amazing snowy owls. We have exclusive access to some of the best areas, and local guides that will bring us right to where the owls are, and we will get you in position to get beautiful wildlife imagery. Kevin will instruct both in the classroom and in the field on best practices for wildlife photography, catching the birds in flight, and more. We'll feature image reviews and critiques, as well as post-processing instruction in Lightroom. Everything is included in this workshop, all meals, transportation, transfers, lodging and of course, photo instruction!

You will be captivated by the snowy owls' mesmerizing yellow eyes and witness the stealth flight and the subsequent attack on the unsuspecting voles and rodents they feed upon. We will get you close enough so that you can shoot with lenses from a 70-200mm to fill the entire frame upon attack of their target, to as long as a 500mm telephoto to capture the acrobatic turns and wing action while in flight.

This workshop is designed to give you great opportunities to photograph the owls on properties not accessible to the general public. We will take you to the locations away from the local birders and photographers that line the side of the roads, looking from afar, and assist you with exposure, compensation, metering, focus tracking and more. Snowy owl photography is one of the most challenging conditions you may face, cold winds, blowing snow with a white subject, but we will make sure you are ready.

Images from Muench Workshops guest Jim Pickrell, Snowy Owls February 2017.

Location:

Ontario, Canada

Tuition:

$3,995

Dates:

February 24–March 2, 2018

Fitness Level:

Medium, some walking, must
tolerate cold weather shooting

Your Pros:
Availability:

Limited to 8 Guests

It was the hardest shoot I’ve ever been on, shooting owls flying fast, often in snow and wind. Kevin was an awesome mentor, instructing on how to shoot this difficult subject (the landings can be just as interesting as the flights). I highly recommend this workshop next time it is offered.
— Donna Passero, Snowy Owls '17 and 10 more Muench Workshops

General Itinerary

February 24, 2018: You'll fly into Toronto on or before Saturday February 24, 2018. You will stay at the Sheridan Gateway Terminal 3 right at the Toronto Airport this first night. The workshop begins with a welcome dinner and a classroom session featuring owl images, and we'll talk about techniques and preparedness for shooting these birds of prey.

February 25, 2018: We'll pick you up at the hotel at 12 noon, and drive north to our shooting location.

February 26–March 2, 2018: Our days generally begin at 7:00am, when we head out to a variety of exclusive areas where we expect the owls to be. We will spend each morning shooting as much as we can! Of course the focus is on snowys but we may get lucky and find some barred owls or other birds. We will take a midday break for lunch at a local restaurant, and prepare for our afternoon shoot, which can be a repeat of the morning if the owls were cooperative, or we may go to one of our many other locations. At the end of a long day, we head back to our hotel for some rest, dinner and critiques, working on images, and post-processing instruction.

March 2, 2018: The workshop concludes late morning. Flights home can be anytime after 4 p.m. from Toronto Airport.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)
  • All meals during the workshop
  • Transportation during the workshop
  • Photographic guiding and instruction
  • Image reviews and post processing instruction
  • Inspiration and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to and from Toronto. Alcoholic beverages. Trip and cancellation insurance. Items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,500 USD will hold your space. Final payment of $2,495 will be due not later than November 1, 2017. All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Additional Information

This is an amazing opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful avian predators on our planet. Click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in the great white north!