SHOOT LIKE A GIRL will be a day of learning, storytelling, and inspiration featuring presentations by outstanding wildlife photographers. Each of our speakers brings a unique vision and approach to their photography.
- Learn how to expand your creativity in making wildlife images as art and story.
- See how wildlife photographers create images with impact to tell inspiring science and conservation stories.
- Engage in panel discussions on craft and storytelling.
- Learn ethics for photographing wildlife in wild places and become a Shoot To Care ambassador.
SHOOT LIKE A GIRL is for everyone interested in photography, wildlife, conservation, and photographic ethics.
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Cook Auditorium
8:30A—4:30P, Saturday, September 28, 2019
8:30 am – Registration check-in
9:00 – Welcome, introduction, and details
Morning Session – Nurturing Your Wildlife Vision
(15-minute break mid-morning)
Featuring: Fereshte Faustini, Tenley Thompson, Jantina Tuthill, and Kerry Singleton.
Speakers and panelists will demonstrate how to stretch creative vision and craft in wildlife photography for art and storytelling.
Lunch – Box lunches are available for pre-order with advanced registration or bring your own.
AFTERNOON SESSION — Shooting to Care: Wildlife Photography with a Purpose
(15-minute break mid-afternoon)
Featuring Jaymi Heimbuch and Keynote Speaker Morgan Heim.
Conservation photojournalists Morgan Heim and Jaymi Heimbuch will explore the power of photography to reveal wild lives and create stories with impact for science and conservation.
Concluding panel discussion
Awards, recognitions, and final wrap-up.
4:30P – Adjourn
All registered attendees are invited to submit a photo for a Wildlife in the Wild photo contest. Submission deadline August 15, 2019. See details here: Contest
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for self-guided field shoots in the area for Saturday evening or Sunday morning after the symposium. We encourage everyone to coordinate and carpool together to visit photo locations around beautiful Jackson Hole. This will be an opportunity to make new friends and learn from one another in the field. Note: an admission fee or Annual Pass is required if visiting Grand Teton National Park.
Through generous support from Soroptomists International of Jackson Hole, a limited number of sponsored scholarships are available for symposium attendance to high school girls in Wyoming and Teton County, ID with a demonstrated interest in photography. Application deadline June 10, 2019. See details here: Scholarships
Pre-register online. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged – space may be limited on the day of the event. Register by June 30 and receive an early bird discount.
Box lunches by Palate Restaurant are also available for purchase with advance registration. There will not be time to buy lunch at the museum restaurant or in Jackson. Please pre-order a box lunch or bring your own.
There is a significant fee reduction for members of the Teton Photography Club and the National Museum of Wildlife Art who apply their discount coupon code.
Featured faculty presenters:
Morgan Heim – Keynote Speaker
Morgan raises a camera to capture moments in an animal’s life that make us consider what that life means. Inevitably, those stories involve people as much as wildlife. She has covered such subjects as drug-cartel impacts on national forests to deer migrations, and wildlife endeavoring to survive on our roadways. Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Newsweek, BBC, Discover and BioGraphic, with films in Telluride Mountain Film, Banff and Wild & Scenic among others. Her film collaboration, The Snow Guardian, went viral on National Geographic and was honored in the Film4Climate Competition during COP22. Also a senior fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, she has been recognized in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Big Picture Natural World competitions for her conservation photography. See her work at www.morganheim.com and on Instagram @moheim
Fereshte is a landscape and wildlife photographer residing in Wyoming. Her passion for photography began in college and has only grown more sophisticated throughout the years. Fereshte loves the great outdoors and uses photography as a medium to capture the majestic beauty, quiet power, and harmonious perfection that only nature can provide. She strives to portray the experience of nature’s majesty for others through her compositions. You can view her work at: https://fereshtefaustini.smugmug.com/
Jaymi is a professional wildlife conservation photographer, writer, and trained naturalist. Her personal photography motto is to start with “why”. When you begin every photograph with the question of why – why you are taking it, why it is important, why it will matter to others and to your subject – then you move beyond snapshot and instead craft a story. Based on the Oregon coast, Heimbuch leads tours to the area’s most photogenic and wildlife-rich locations and teaches clients everything from composition and camera settings to image editing techniques. She also has a passion for teaching conservation photography workshops and providing project consultation to photographers. Heimbuch’s work has been published by National Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and Outdoor Photographer among other outlets. She is the founder of Urban Coyote Initiative, which uses the power of photography to advance science-based awareness of urban coyotes. View her work at: https://jaymiheimbuch.com/
Kerry inherited her love of wildlife from her father, a fisheries biologist. When she was young, he would bring her baby raccoons, foxes, and other orphaned animals he found at the fish hatchery where he worked. From that beginning, she became a wildlife rehabilitator for the state of Utah and cared for wild animals for many years. Now she makes her home in Star Valley, Wyoming, where she moved to photograph wildlife, and feels fortunate to be surrounded by so many wild animals to enjoy and appreciate. You can view her work at: https://kerrysingleton.zenfolio.com/
Tenley is a wildlife and landscape photographer and wildlife biologist based in Jackson, Wyoming. Her work as a photographer focuses on the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its inhabitants. Although Tenley photographs all wildlife, her passion both as a biologist and photographer are on the ecosystem’s wolves and grizzlies bears. Her background as a biologist gives her a unique lens to the character and personality of her subjects. More of her work can be found at TenleyThompsonPhotography.com.
Jantini was born and raised in The Netherlands. She left home at 19 to “discover” the world and worked as au pair in Connecticut for a year. She trained as an Apothekers Assistant (Pharmaceutical Chemist Assistant) and worked in pharmacies in The Netherlands, Aruba, and Delaware. After receiving a B.S. from the University of Delaware, Jantina became a businesswoman, starting two of her own businesses. Once retired, and having travelled a bit, photography became an important part of her life. Workshops “in the field” were her schooling. She was drawn to wildlife early, knowing that without them, we cannot survive physically and mentally. Photography was one way of preserving and teaching about wildlife. View her work at www.jantinadesigns.com
SHOOT LIKE A GIRL is presented by the Teton Photography Club in partnership with the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
SHOOT LIKE A GIRL is made possible through the generous aid of our supporters.
- Soroptomist International of Jackson Hole
Grants in aid:
- Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
- Center of Wonder
- Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board