Lesser 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 Lesser Prairie-Chicken at the peak of mating seasons on a beautiful private ranch in prairie country in western Kansas. 

The lesser prairie-chicken’s mating ground (lek) is located a 40 minutes drive from the lodge, and you will have the opportunity to photograph lesser prairie-chicken from a large photo blind at eye level.   

    • During this workshop, Noppadol will share his two decades of experience with lesser 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 be exploring the beautiful prairie landscape and photographing the 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 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Photography Workshop
(four days, three mornings)


      • Location: Western Kansas

      • Dates: April 18 – 21, 2024 (Full – Sign up for a waitlist!)

Number of Participants

    • Five maximum (three minimum)

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 lesser prairie-chicken from a photo blind
    • Two afternoons/evenings photographing Burrowing Owls and prairie landscapes in the area
    • Lunches (and lunch beverages) included

What’s NOT Included in the Workshop

    • Meals are NOT included (except two lunches, which will be provided)
    • Lodging is NOT included.*

*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.

Workshop Fee: $2,950

    • 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 by 60 days prior to the workshop start date. 50% of your deposit will be charged as a cancellation fee. After that, your deposit is non-refundable.

Physical requirement: Ability to 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.


    • You can register by emailing your name and contact information at [email protected] 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 [email protected] if you have any questions to ensure this is a suitable workshop for you.