Custom Workshops

and Private Sessions

Custom Workshops and Private Sessions

Your group can reserve a macro-photography workshop with a custom curriculum. Our 1-4 day workshops use a hands-on approach with live animals to teach the principles of fine-art, scientific, and stock photography.


Your curriculum may include:

  • Animal handling and posing techniques
  • Taking diagnostic photographs from which an animal’s species can be identified
  • Flash techniques for obtaining ideal depth of field and creative lighting effects
  • DSLR Video Techniques
  • How to find “the creative angle” to bring out the personality of animals in photographs
  • Photographing animals with a landscape in focus
  • Lightroom photo catalog management and editing
  • Marketing your images

Workshops are led by Paul S. Hamilton, PhD, a field biologist and accomplished wildlife photographer. Workshops are given in Tucson, Arizona, near Saguaro National Park, or we will come to your venue. Prices start at $150/person/day, depending on location and group size.

Contact us today to book a workshop or private session.

Kristiina Ovaska, Three-time Participant

“An incredible, breathtaking experience. . .a trip of a lifetime that I hope to repeat!”

Brian Lee, Three-time Participant

“A truly mind-blowing experience. I will never forget it and skills that I learned have kicked my photography up into another level.”

Ulrike Fischer, Participant

“A breathtaking experience for anybody ready for a challenge in exchange of being allowed to ‘focus on life overlooked’.”

More Details

Dates: Custom

Location:  The Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, or your venue

Subjects: Macro wildlife, landscapes, abstracts, and more.

Cost: Starting at $150/person/day

Skill Level: Beginner to Professional

Physical exertion needed:  Varies

Costs Included and Excluded: Dependent on contract

Contact Us For Details
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Privacy and Refund Policy

Privacy Policy

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Refund Policy

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to TBG, we will honor your request for a refund made within 5 business days of your donation. To request a refund, call 520 647-1434 (US). Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Refunds for any products may be made within 15 days of receipt of item(s), upon item return. Call 520 647-1434 for arrangements.

Refunds policies for activities such as workshops and internships are given on the application pages for those activities.