Wildlife Photography: Capturing Portraits of Your Favorite Animals

Konsta Punkka, Outdoor Photographer, Squirrel Whisperer

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Intro

    • How to "Whisper"

    • Gear & Settings

    • Locations

    • Warm-Up Landscape Shots

    • Shooting Portraits of Animals

    • Wrap-Up


About This Class

Go into the wild with 21-year-old Finnish photographer and self-proclaimed "squirrel whisperer," Konsta Punkka.

In this 30-minute class, you’ll learn Konsta’s tried-and-true techniques for capturing stunning portraits of animals, including:

  • finding a shoot location near you
  • how to gain the trust of squirrels, hummingbirds and foxes
  • how to "whisper" to get the animals closer to your lens
  • what camera equipment and settings can achieve the best shots
  • how to showcase the emotions of the animal

With insights for every level of experience and equipment, from iPhone to DSLR, you'll walk away with the skills and knowledge you need to shoot like a pro, and a newfound respect for your natural surroundings.

Join Konsta and his furry friends for a picturesque adventure! 



Photo credit: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

137 of 139 students recommendSee All

You would have to spend that many years of life to learn those quick tips about animal behavior that Konsta so naturally teaches and in a couple of lessons.
Being in nature requires patience and testimonies of people who have done that successfully. This class helps you figure out what to do when it comes to wildlife close ups.
This class was such great insight, not sure if I will be in one spot long enough to try this just yet, but hopefully in the future. Amazing stuff!
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Konsta Punkka

Outdoor Photographer, Squirrel Whisperer

21-year-old Outdoor Photographer and Squirrel Whisperer based in Helsinki, Finland.