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Welcome to The Nature Photo Guys Podcast,

with Joe Desjardins & Chris Gibbs!

The Nature Photo Guys host a podcast and YouTube Channel, where they talk about all things related to nature photography, including gear, techniques, philosophy, and everything in between.

So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax.

You're listening to

Joe Desjardins and Chris Gibbs,

"The Nature Photo Guys!"



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Canon R5 Wildlife Hybrid Rig | 8K Video + Photography
The Nature Photo Guys review 2021 and discuss their plans for 2022
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Joe Desjardins

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For nearly three decades, Joe has been immersed in photography. He began his career as a studio photographer in Northern Ontario, Canada. Growing up in this remote area allowed him to learn his craft while exploring the outdoors, making wildlife and landscape photography a perfect fit.

Today, Joe works as a professional photographer from Calgary, Alberta, focusing mainly on wildlife and landscape photography. 

Joe loves to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography with others through teaching, workshops and speaking engagements.

Joe is an award-winning and nationally published photographer who has earned multiple national accreditations in various disciplines, including equine, landscape, nature, wildlife and more.

Joe has also garnered the designation of Master Photographer (MPN) in Nature Photography with MPI, Master Photographers International.

Above all, Joe’s biggest passion is teaching and loves the enthusiasm his students bring to the classroom and the field. 

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Chris Gibbs

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From a very young age, Chris has had an interest in photography, videography, and technology. After spending 25+ years in the broadcast industry, Chris broke away from the corporate world in 2019 and now works as a professional photographer and videographer, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  


Chris is always in search of creating the perfect memory, whether it be enjoying a fresh snowfall in the Rocky Mountains, observing a mama bear in spring with her new cubs, a gorgeous sunset on a warm summer’s evening or witnessing the amazing behaviour of a bull elk during the fall rut.


All of Chris’ creative ventures in his pursuit to capture the wonders of nature can be found in “Footprints In Nature, a visual gateway to the Natural World”.

Footprints In Nature captures the scope of his work which includes scenic visuals, wildlife videos and photographic artwork, which can be purchased on his website, www.FootprintsInNature.ca

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Nature Photography and Video Workshop

with Joe Desjardins and Chris Gibbs
The Nature Photo Guys!
June 8-11th, 2023

Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of learning, sharing and collaboration with Joe Desjardins and Chris Gibbs of The Nature Photo Guys Podcast!

Throughout this workshop, Joe and Chris will explain various techniques and guide participants in the field using those specific techniques for photos and videos. We'll also touch base on using video for social media, such as Instagram reels and YouTube shorts.

There will be classroom-style presentations on landscape and wildlife photography and video.

This time of year, we have an excellent opportunity for bears, foxes, elk, sheep, eagles and deer, along with the beautiful Waterton landscape. 

This workshop we be held at the Bayshore Inn, downtown Waterton.

Workshop cost: $2499.00 plus GST.  (Based on single occupancy)

Email info@thenaturephotoguys.ca if you have any questions or to register!

(Instruction and lodging are included. Cost does not include food, travel and park pass)

Cancellation Policy – Workshop cost is non-refundable but is transferrable.