Wildlife at Melbourne Zoo Photo Workshop

Melbourne   |  4 Hours   |  Special Interest
  • Gain first-hand experience with your camera's functionality
  • Focusing modes, motion, depth of field, ISO, exposure compensation
  • Composition and lighting for wildlife & nature
  • Small groups, 'repeat for free' guarantee*
  • Detailed notes and critique of your images

Cost: $150 | 14 Dec

On this workshop you will learn the skills required to take photographs of native and exotic animals in a controlled environment, giving you photos that appear to have been shot ' in the wild'. It's a great opportunity for anyone who loves the fauna of our planet and wants to learn the skills of wildlife photography and how to shoot both macro (close -up) and with telephotos ( long lenses) Gain first-hand experience with all cameras. Learn how to shoot a large variety of flora, fauna, & bird photography. The perfect workshop for travellers and those wishing to build a nature photography portfolio and improve their technique. It is suitable for anyone at any skill level.

Learn how to utilize the operation of your DLSR, mirrorless or compact digital camera in order to get fantastic photographs of Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species from around the world. We practice general camera handling, use of long focal length zoom lenses, manipulation of depth of field, shutter speed to freeze or blur movement, composition and lighting techniques.

Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and was modeled on London Zoo. The zoo was opened on 6 October 1862 at the Royal Park site of 55-acre. The zoo is set among flower gardens and picnic areas. Many of the animals are now organised in bioclimatic zones: African rainforest featuring gorillas, mandrills, pigmy hippos and parrots; Asian Rainforest with tigers and otters; and the Australian Bush with koala, kangaroos, emu, echidnas and endangered hairy nose wombats. It is a great place for photographing wildlife!

The zoo is set among flower gardens and picnic areas. Many of the animals are now organised in bioclimatic zones: African rainforest featuring gorillas, mandrills, pigmy hippos and parrots; Asian Rainforest with tigers and otters; and the Australian Bush with koala, kangaroos, emu, echidnas and endangered hairy nose wombats. Popular exhibits also include the Butterfly house, the great flight aviary and the Trail of the Elephants. Melbourne Zoo recently obtained three new Asian Elephants from Thailand



 

what to expect

■ Recognised experts in nature/wildlife photography over 23 years
■ Gain first-hand experience with all cameras, with 'hands on' shooting
■ Ideal for travellers wanting to take much better safari photos
■ Learn how to shoot a large variety of flora, fauna & bird photography
■ Depth of field, aperture, colour balance, lens perspective
■ Freezing and showing motion, exposure, focus modes and points
■ Meet interesting, like minded persons who love wildlife, travel & photography
■ No more than 8 persons per group for more individual attention
■ First hand experience up-close and personal with wildlife
■ Expert tuition from professional wildlife photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ Detailed notes and follow up advisory service
■ Great value for money and our unique guarantee
■ Guarantee that you can repeat the workshop for free if you are feeling off colour, its raining...whatever!

workshop requirements

■ No previous photography experience is required
■ A digital DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera
■ For DLSR and mirror-less camera users, at least one multi range lens
■ Memory Card(s) - at least a 2GB card
■ Charged camera battery
■ DLSR Nikon & Canon cameras for hire ($50), 8GB cards for sale ($19)

course dates & course bookings




Alternatively, you can also download the course booking form and send it to us:

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

time & location

Time:
9 am to 1 pm

Address:
Elliott Ave, Parkville

Meeting Point:
(At the front of the main zoo gates)

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terms & conditions

Payments:
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

Refunds:
We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Course & Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.