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Yukon Photography and Filmmaking

Peter Mather • Photography

The class begins with a showing of Yukon made movies and slideshow. Wewalk through the first steps of a photography or film project project. We will discuss finding and planning a story, fleshing out the logistics of how long it will take, what images you’ll need to share the story, and figuring out how you will tell the story. We will then examine a few case studies of successful photography projects and the details of how and why they were successes. 

We dive into the nitty-gritty of documenting your story. This is where you can really let your creativity fly! Peter will share a variety of photographic techniques that can be valuable in storytelling. We will touch on camera trapping, lighting techniques, drone techniques, and more! We will also delve into creating and maintaining relationships with your project’s subjects and contacts. 

Grade Suitability7-12
Maximum Class Size20
Time Required2 hours, 2 hours prep
Material RequiredArtist provided
Material CostNone
Language of InstructionEnglish

Peter Mather

Peter Mather is a professional photographer, writer, and teacher. Peter specializes in outdoor adventure, wildlife, and wilderness landscape photography.  Introduced to wilderness travel and adventure at a young age, he took up photography in 1998, focusing on wilderness, wildlife conservation, and photojournalism.
Peter’s stories have appeared in Geo, Audubon, Canadian Geographic, The Smithsonian magazine and the New York Times. His photo story on wolverines, won the 3rd place prize in World Press Photo competition, in the Nature Stories category.
Peter is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and Minden Images. He is a Panasonic Lumix global ambassador and a fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Between wilderness canoe trips, Peter lives in Whitehorse Yukon where he teaches, volunteers for wilderness conservation organizations and presents slideshows.

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