Greater Prairie-Chicken Photography Workshop

with Award-winning conservationist/nature photographer, Noppadol Paothong

 

Join world-renowned grouse expert photographer Noppadol Paothong for a unique opportunity to photograph Greater Prairie-Chicken at the peak of mating seasons on a beautiful private ranch in prairie country in north central Kansas. 

The greater prairie-chicken’s mating ground (lek) is located a short drive from the lodge, and you will have the opportunity to photograph greater prairie-chicken from a photo blind at eye level. 

    • During this workshop, Noppadol will share his two decades of experience with greater prairie-chicken while working on two national award-winning books and provide in-depth coaching in the field.

       

    • Besides photographing prairie-chicken, you will also exploring the beautiful prairie landscape and photographing the prairie landscape and other wildlife species that live within this unique ecosystem.

    • He will also assist participants in ensuring memorable photographs with photo discussions after morning shoots and informative sessions on grouse behavior, image editing/processing tips, and techniques to improve your photography skills to the next level.

4-day Greater Prairie-Chicken Photography Workshop
(four days, three mornings)

      • Location: North central Kansas

      • Date: March 15th – 18th, 2023

Number of Participants

  • Five maximum (Four minimum)

  • As of 8/12/22, 3 spots are open.

 What’s Included in the Workshop

    • Noppadol Paothong, your workshop leader
    • In-depth coaching in the field
    • Indoor informative sessions on grouse behaviors, image editing/processing tips, and photography techniques
    • Group photo discussion from morning shoots
    • Three mornings photographing greater prairie-chicken from a photo blind
    • Two afternoons/evenings photographing wildlife and prairie landscapes in the area
    • All meals are included and will be prepared and served by lodge staff (three breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners). The lodge is known for serving excellent meals and good hospitality

What’s NOT Included in the Workshop

    • Lodging is NOT included.*

*The lodge for the workshop is of good quality and is conveniently located just a few minutes drive from the greater prairie-chicken mating ground. Your private room consists of a bedroom and bathroom.

**Participants will need to contact the lodge and arrange their accommodations. A group rate is available for the workshop participants. Detailed information will be provided after workshop registration.

 

Physical requirement: Ability to carry your photo equipment on a moderate hike of approximately 400 yards and sit in a photo blind for a few hours.

Equipment requirement: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses, telephoto lens, wide-angle lens, and mid-range zoom lens (suggested). A laptop with image processing software is required. We prefer and recommend Photo Mechanic.

* Lists of gear and what to bring will be sent after registration. 

 

Workshop Fee: $2,850

    • A $500 deposit, payable by check, is due when you sign up to secure your spot. Balance must be paid in full by check by no later than 30 days before the workshop date.
    • Cancellation: Your cancellation notice must be received 60 days before the workshop start date. 50% of your deposit will be charged as a cancellation fee. After January 17, 2023, your deposit is non-refundable.

Registration

    • You can register by emailing your name and contact information at nop@npnaturephotography.com and sending a $500 deposit (payable to Noppadol Paothong Photography) to the following address.

Noppadol Paothong Photography, LLC
P.O.Box 7801
Columbia, MO 65205

*To keep myself and participants safe and healthy as well as streamlining the process of acquiring destination venues and accommodations, we are asking that all workshop participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

**This workshop has commercial general liability coverage. 

This unique workshop will fill quickly.

Contact us as soon as possible.

* This workshop is for advanced photographers with good working knowledge of their camera equipment.

Contact nop@npnaturephotography.com if you have any questions to ensure this is a suitable workshop for you.