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Creating Images With Impact in Conservation Photography with Jaymi Heimbuch

Creating Images With Impact in Conservation Photography with Jaymi Heimbuch

Episode 7: Today I sit down with wildlife conservation photographer, Jaymi Heimbuch, to chat about:

  • Key elements of a conservation story
  • How to pitch conservation stories to publications
  • How to familiarize yourself with wildlife behavior
  • Quality versus content when it comes to image creation
  • The role of social media in conservation photography
  • And so much more!


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Jaymi Heimbuch

Conservation Photographer

Jaymi Heimbuch is a wildlife conservation photographer, who was listed in the “Top 10 Female Nature Photographers to Watch” in Wild Planet Photo Magazine. Jaymi’s photography has been published in National Geographic Books, Sierra Magazine, Bay Nature Magazine, Wild Planet Photo Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, and in many other outlets.

She is also an accomplished writer with publications about the environment, wildlife, and companion animals in the Huffington Post, Beautiful Beasties, Sierra Club’s Green Life Blog, and a cover feature in BBC Wildlife Magazine. Jaymi was also the recipient of a National Geographic Expeditions Council grant to create the Urban Coyotes Initiative, which was a 6-year project that combined photography, filmmaking, and science to raise awareness on how to safely co-exist with this incredible animal in the urban environment.

Jaymi’s current passion is helping other nature photographers craft visual stories so that they can inspire smarter decision-making locally and globally. To this end, she created the Conservation Photography 101 course, which is a self-paced online course that guides you through the step-by-step process of identifying a conservation story, crafting a photo essay, and pitching it to editors for publication.

She is also the creator of Wild Idea Lab, which is a membership community for conservation photographers and filmmakers with access to a peer community and mentors, exclusive access to educational content and resources, and ongoing coaching and support.

Lastly, Jaymi is the host of Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast (, which you should definitely check out if you are interested in learning more about conservation photography.