Photograph a conservation story from start to finish!

Learn how to create a conservation-focused photo story and how to pitch it to editors through our on-location small-group workshops. Our instructors take you into the field on an “assignment” and guide you step-by-step through the story creation process. Head home with a photo story that's ready to pitch!

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Workshop Highlights

– 7-day and 10-day in-person workshops

– Learn how to build a conservation photo story from concept to publication

– Hands-on experience working alongside nonprofit or university partners

– Develop your skills in storyboarding, technical and creative shooting, editing a compelling portfolio, and writing an attention-grabbing pitch

– Get plenty of on-the-ground photography time and one-on-one instructor time thanks to a small-group setting

– Head home with a photo portfolio that is ready to send to editors!

What Our Students Say

“Throughout the week we received informative classroom lectures, assignments and several in-the-field photo assignments. And through it all we weren't just students, we were photojournalists, working a project documenting and raising awareness of an incredible conservation organization. I was pushed outside my comfort zone several times but through that learned what I was capable of while still receiving expert guidance from Jaymi and Mo. I walked away with skills beyond my expectations. Thank you, Jaymi and Mo, for a life-altering experience!” – Teri F

“I learned SO much about storytelling in such a short time. Jaymi and Mo are both incredibly passionate and experienced and very dedicated to ensuring every participant is getting the most out of the workshop experience.” – Samantha S

“The structure of the class from pre-planning to capture were excellent. The information & experience I gained in this class will be used in all facets of my photography and the stories that I tell.” – Jeanne H

“WOW what can I say!? It was such an incredible experience. Jaymi is an exceptional being and teacher. Her presence, patience, and generosity has made the demanding days much easier to juggle through. Learning how to make a story come to life from scratch, what is involved in taking story telling photos… I was constantly challenged, but also motivated and truly inspired. I would highly recommend taking anything Jaymi has to offer, and I look forward to any opportunity to learn from her again.” – Jia L

“I learned so much about creating a story telling portfolio. The nightly image reviews and portfolio review at the end were so helpful to teaching me how to take a photograph the conveys a story in itself. Jaymi Heimbuch and Morgan Heim are such talented and creative photographers. They are great teachers and are very supportive. If you are interested in conservation, photography, and how to tell a story with photographs, this workshop is for you.”Sherry S

“What a fantastic experience. The agenda was so well planned and organized, but allowed flexibility to seize unexpected opportunities. We all learned so much about pulling together a strong story. Jaymi and Mo were wonderful, supportive mentors. Highly recommend!” – Michelle G

“It was an incredible experience in every way! Jaymi's clear way of transmitting essential information and her passion and enthusiasm transformed the hard work into pure joy. At the end I left with a new set of tools, feeling inspired and prepared to start a new conservation documentary story on my own, ready to pitch to magazines and different organizations and have a deeper positive impact with my photography. This course is a true gift to yourself and the world, I highly recommend it!!” – Veronica D

“The course was an extraordinary experience of learning, sharing and being creative. The challenge of developing a powerful story for an association committed by heart to the conservation of their local forests leaves me full of energy to create more stories. What a blast!” – Paula I P