Prince Edward Island Red Fox Visual Storytelling for Teens

10:00 pm - 02 July 2019



Join American photographer Amy Shutt, 15 year old American photographer Ashleigh Scully and Canadian photographer Brittany Crossman of The Canid Project for a canid-centric workshop photographing and learning about the Urban Red Foxes of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Learn how to best tell their story through photography.

Our aim with The Canid Project Teen Workshops is to provide experiences for teenagers aged 13-18 years old interested in wildlife and conservation.

During our workshops we will not just focus on the technical aspects of photography, but also on

•How you can use your photography for conservation and education.
•How to best tell a compelling natural history and conservation narrative as a visual story.
•The ethics of wildlife photography, and in this case the ethics of urban wildlife photography, and the proper way to approach urban wildlife.
•Tracking wildlife ethically

Proceeds from this workshop go directly to The Canid Project to help fund educational endeavors and the fox rehab in Louisiana, as well Hope For Wildlife in Nova Scotia.

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Current Teen Workshop Dates:

July 2-5, 2019: Spots Available

July is a great time for urban fox families because the den sites will be active with kits from the age of 2 to 4 months old. This provides a great opportunity for not only pictures but for learning how to approach urban wildlife ethically, which is our main goal with this workshop. Nowadays we don't have to go "out there" to experience wildlife, all we have to do is take a look right outside our back doors.

Amy Shutt and Brittany Crossman have formal and active backgrounds in photography and education. Ashleigh Scully is a young photographer of 15 years old, renowned for her conservation-focused wildlife photography. See all instructors' full bios below. Brittany has spent the past few years directing much of her photographic energies into photographing these foxes and developing a keen understanding of their dynamics and behaviors. She will offer an educated guiding experience that will allow us to get the best photographs while also respecting our subjects and acting ethically in our approaches.

Photography will take place for 3 full days at the best times for light and fox activity in the mornings and late afternoons.

Look forward to compelling presentations during the day by Environmental Biologist Hailey Lambe of Parks Canada (who spent two years working on her thesis on the urban Red Foxes of Charlottetown and Stanhope in Prince Edward Island), Amy Shutt, Brittany Crossman, and Ashleigh Scully.

The workshop will conclude the evening of July 5, 2019. In the downtime between shoots Amy, Ashleigh, and Brittany will instruct you in many facets of wildlife and conservation photography, canid conservation, and ethics including:

•Ethical practices of urban wildlife photography
•The natural history of the Red Fox in Canada, and specifically Prince Edward Island (by biologist Hailey Lambe)
•Conservation photography and how you can contribute to raise awareness
•How to tell compelling stories through wildlife photography that help to educate the public
ªBest camera settings and gear for wildlife photography
•Photographic techniques, composition, and use of natural light as it applies to wild canid species
•Intro on tracking wildlife ethically

See more: https://www.thecanidproject.com/peiteens

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