Welcome to the Wildlife Photography Apprentice. An apprenticeship is a form of vocational training that combines on-the-job learning with classroom instruction.  I am an amateur wildlife photographer living in West Texas. I hope this website can serve as an apprenticeship of sorts and together we can learn and improve our wildlife photography skills. It’s been said that all you need to become a wildlife photographer is plenty of money and plenty of time. Well, I have neither, and most likely neither do you. So traveling to exotic locations every week to photograph rare wild animals just isn’t going to happen. Like you though, I do enjoy the great outdoors and photographing wildlife.  The Wildlife Photo Apprentice offers a treasure trove of tips, tutorials, and techniques to improve your photography. From mastering the intricacies of composition to understanding the nuances of lighting, with each blog post I try to create a virtual classroom. The majority of the wildlife I photograph is right in my own backyard so to speak, within 300 miles of my home. So I’ll also delve into invaluable location information, guiding photographers to the best spots to capture stunning shots of West Texas’s unique flora and fauna.  I hope together we can learn how to identify and take advantage of the wildlife photography opportunities close to us and practice the things we’ve learned. So stay a while, read a blog or two, look at the gallery, and leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.

Remember, whether it’s a hawk sitting on a nearby fence post,

or a fox up a tree in the field down the road, 

wildlife is everywhere. The opportunities to photograph wildlife are endless. So, explore the site. See some of the wildlife I’ve had the opportunity to photograph and learn some of the ways I do it, then head out and shoot some wildlife of your own.