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 natures beauty and spectacular animals in their natural habitat.

If you have any questions on a trip, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

-Matt Shetzer





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.



Colorado Fall Colors WorkshopColorado local photographer, Matt Shetzer, will be hosting a unique tour of southwestern Colorado’s fall colors. His local knowledge, combined with a 4×4 Jeep and a small group of just 3 photographers per guide, will take you to places that other photographers just dream of during the Colorado Fall Colors Photo Workshop.

This Colorado Fall Colors Photo Workshop will take you to iconic Colorado locations such as Crystal Mill, Yankee Girl Mine, and Dallas Divide with its stunning views of the 14,150 foot Mt. Sneffels.


Iceland Photo WorkshopsJoin us in stunning Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice”, to photograph beautiful cascading waterfalls, black sand beaches, cool blue glacial ice, glacial lagoons, Icelandic horses and much more. During the Iceland photography workshop we will be visiting the iconic “must-see” locations as well as some of the more remote locations that offer breathtaking images of this Nordic island nation.

September is a great month to be in Iceland as the sun now sets unlike in the summer months. The start of fall offers nice temperatures and perfect opportunities to photograph the stunning Aurora Borealis over interesting foreground objects.


Moab Astrophotography WorkshopExplore the world of landscape astro photography and remote telescope imaging in our unique Astro photography Workshop based in the beautiful sandstone cliffs of Moab, Utah and picturesque Southeast Utah.

We will focus our time in beautiful areas such as Arches National Park, Deadhorse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky and Needles districts). As we journey South from Moab, we will visit the area now included in the Bears Ears National Monument of the Cedar Mesa plateau as we visit remote Anasazi ruins and photograph the dark skies at night.


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)
Colorado Fall Colors Photo Workshop
(Ridgway, Colorado)
Costa Rica Photo Workshop
(San José, Costa Rica)
Grizzly Bear Photo Workshop
(59.98, -152.64)
Hummingbirds of Ecuador Photo Workshop
(Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador)
Iceland Photo Workshop
(Keflavik, Iceland)
Moab Astrophotography
(Moab, Utah)
Shetzer’s Photo Workshops and Tours was last modified: March 16th, 2017 by Matt Shetzer