Aurora Borealis forms curtain pattern over Wiseman Alaska

Shetzer’s photography specializes in one-of-a-kind wildlife photography workshops in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Our professional expertise and small-group philosophy allows us to cater to each individual’s photography goals while capturing stunning images of spectacular animals in their natural habitat.




Grizzly Bear Photo WorkshopJoin award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Shetzer for a trip of a lifetime on our grizzly bear photo workshops in the pristine environment of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

During the grizzly bear photo workshops, you will capture stunning images of grizzly bears in their natural habitat and perfect your wildlife photography skills while enjoying the picturesque setting of the Alaskan wilderness. Guests on the grizzly bear photo workshops will be immersed in the region’s spectacular scenic beauty, photographing coastal brown bears while enjoying home-cooked meals and staying in an exclusive and strategically-located lodge, where bears can often be seen just outside the deck.


Hummingbird Photo WorkshopsExplore the vibrant rainforests of Ecuador with us during our 8-day hummingbird photo workshops and learn specialized techniques to create stunning images of hummingbirds as they feast on native flowers.

Over the course of the hummingbird photo workshops, we will journey over mountain passes and across the equator into lush rainforests to three different bird lodges.

Each destination we stop at is home to unique species of hummingbirds and a diversity of flowers, giving you the opportunity to create your own exclusive portfolio of exotic hummingbird images.


Bald Eagle Photo WorkshopsJoin us in capturing the majesty of America’s national bird at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve during the largest bald eagle migration in the world. Our bald eagle photo workshops are centered on the more than 3,000 bald eagles in southeast Alaska that congregate from far and wide to feast upon salmon during the last major run of the season.

Every bit of the 48,000 acre Chilkat Preserve is inhabited by the American Bald Eagle at some point during the year. But a unique natural phenomenon attracts a breathtaking amount of birds to the picturesque landscape near Haines, Alaska in the early winter months.


Costa Rica Photo WorkshopsJoin us on our 9 day photographic adventure through stunning Costa Rica as we capture beautiful images of hummingbirds, toucans, sloths, frogs, flowers and much more.

During the Costa Rica photography workshop, we will share our techniques for creating hummingbird images with flash photography setups as well as natural lighting to ensure you go home with your perfect image.

Learn how to freeze the hummingbirds wings and display all their feather detail. We will show you how to use 6-8 flashes per multi-flash setup controlled by radio triggers to produce an effective shutter speed of 1/10,000 of a second.



Moab Astrophotography WorkshopExplore the world of landscape-astrophotography and remote telescope imaging in our unique Photography Workshop based in the beautiful sandstone cliffs of Moab, Utah, the gateway to Arches National Park, Deadhorse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park !

Imagine capturing heaven and earth in one image – combining beautiful nature with millions of stars and the Milky Way. At night we will take you to our favorite places around Moab and show you how to capture natural arches and stars in a single image.


Custom Photo WorkshopsShetzer’s Photography will happily work with you or your organization to design a custom photography workshop or a customized photography trip.

All details of our custom experiences are customizable and can be fine-tuned to the needs and desires of our clients. We specialize in wildlife and nature photography.

Additionally, we are local Coloradans and know all the secret spots in the Colorado Backcountry and across Utah. We can take you on an incredible photography tour through these areas, which are some of the hidden gems of the United States.

Photography Workshop Locations

Bald Eagles Photo Workshop
(Haines, Alaska, United States)
Costa Rica Photo Workshop
(San José, Costa Rica)
Grizzly Bear Photo Workshop
(59.98, -152.64)
Hummingbirds of Ecuador Photo Workshop
(Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador)
Moab Astro photography Workshop
(Moab, Utah, United States)