- Learn how to use your camera’s advanced settings
- Practice skills in composition, lighting, and storytelling
- Gain insights in species identification and wildlife behavior
- Learn what it takes to be a pro wildlife conservation photographer
Free workshop for teen girls ages 13-18
Girls Who Click is a nonprofit organization that empowers teen girls to enter the male-dominated field of nature photography and use their work to further conservation efforts around the world.
We aim to inspire a new generation of female nature photographers and conservationists through our free nature photography workshops for teen girls.
We believe that photography is not just about making pretty pictures – it’s about using effective pictures to making a difference. Through Girls Who Click, girls will gather the confidence to pursue their passion and apply it as adult photographers and conservationists.
Workshop students are teen girls, ages 13-18, who are interested in photography and conservation. Girls Who Click will make a special effort to recruit students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
While many of our students have taken photography classes in school, no photography experience is required!
Students are expected to bring their own camera gear, but it doesn’t have to be fancy. Even a smartphone will do!
Two spaces in each workshop are reserved for low-income students, for whom camera equipment will be provided for the day.
May 5, 2018
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Leaders: Jaymi Heimbuch and Leslie Palotas
Special Guest: Dr. Renee Albertson, Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute
Our first workshop of 2018 was offered at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. During their workshop, teen girls had the chance to learn about the profession of wildlife photography and got the opportunity to photograph a wide diversity of wildlife, including tide pool creatures, harbor seals, seabirds and the beautiful landscape of coastal Oregon.
Along with photography lessons, students learned about wildlife and ocean safety from naturalist Leslie Palotas, and enjoyed a talk from special guest Dr. Renee Albertson, a scientist from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, about how photography is used in scientific research and conservation.
We went through a ton of information in the workshop, and the girls were engaged and enthusiastic. It was a wonderful experience and inspiring for me as an instructor seeing how much the participants loved wandering the tide pools creating their shots.
“This workshop exceeded my expectations. I loved that we got the chance to meet people who actually use photography in their jobs.” C.B.
“It was exciting to learn about different ways that photos can be used. I love photography and wildlife, and this was an opportunity for me to learn and explore both.” L.D.
“This workshop went above my expectations…We got to have lots of freedom to take photos, which I really liked. It was SO much fun!” G.P.
“I give this workshop a 10.5 out of 10!” P.C.