Getting Wild About Photography – John E. Marriott

Kermode bear mother with a black cub in the Great Bear Rainforest, BC, Canada


When – Friday February 7, 2020 through Sunday February 9, 2020.

Where – Yukon College, Rm A2206 Lecture Hall.


Friday Multimedia Presentation (7:00pm-9:00pm)


Join professional wildlife photographer John E. Marriott as he recounts many of his favourite stories and photos from his most memorable wildlife encounters. From his one day love affair with a pine marten to his five-year project tracking a wolf pack in the Canadian Rockies, Marriott takes you through two decades of his tallest tales and showcases many of his unforgettable images of the animals that have inspired him to become an outspoken conservation advocate.

Saturday Classroom Session (9:00am – 4:30pm)

Learn all about wildlife photography from one of Canada’s premier wildlife photographers, John E. Marriott.  This full-day program covers everything you need to know about wildlife photography, including an in-depth, beginner-to-advanced overview of your optimal camera settings and techniques for a diverse range of wildlife photography encounters and situations.  John will provide a run-down of his own gear and what he considers to be must-have equipment, he’ll look at the ethics of photographing wildlife, and he will provide insight into how to make a career as a wildlife photographer.

Expanding on John’s popular 2.5-hour Getting Wild About Photography seminars, this classroom session will also take an extensive look at how to improve your wildlife compositions to enhance your skills as a wildlife photographer, and how to edit your images and utilize a quick and effective workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop to produce beautiful imagery.

Join John as he shares with you his experiences photographing polar bears, wolves and other wild predators, and reveals his favourite tips, techniques, and easy-to-access locations for getting incredible wildlife shots.

Sunday Practical Session (9:00am-5:00pm)

Join John as we spend the day in the filed capturing images, editing the images and wrapping up the day sharing some of our favourite captures of the day.  This session will be limited to 20 participants and tickets much be bought online through Eventbrite at the following link:


ABOUT John E. Marriott (


John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, McLean's, and Reader’s Digest. He is an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, was the wildlife photography columnist for Outdoor Photography Canada magazine from 2011-2018, and is the host of the popular web series EXPOSED with John E. Marriott.

John has produced six coffee table books and one guidebook, including three Canadian bestsellers: Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park (2007), Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies: A Glimpse at Life on the Wild Side (2008), and The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper & Beyond (2009).  He most recently released The Pipestones: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family in August 2016 and Tall Tales, Long Lenses: My Adventures in Photography in November 2017.

John is the owner/operator of Canadian Wildlife Photography Tours (, featuring wildlife photo adventures, workshops, and expeditions to out-of-the-way Canadian locales. John prides himself on being a conservation photographer known for photographing wilderness scenes and wild, free-roaming animals in their natural habitats.