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An introduction to wildlife photography

Animal Magic - beginners photography workshop for wildlife enthusiasts

  • Starts 17 Aug
  • 199 Australian dollars
  • Australia Zoo, Beerwah

Available spots

Service Description

This workshop is of particular interest if you love animals and wildlife, or maybe you’re going on a safari or holiday and want to get more familiar with your camera before you go. Our day starts with a short morning session covering the essential camera theory where we will guide you through and explain the key features of your camera. Amongst the topics we will cover, you will learn how to control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO for absolute creative control of the camera and how to use the correct focus modes for sharper images. We then spend the rest of the day putting the theory to practise as we take a casual walk around Australia Zoo with a break for lunch and a visit to the croc show. During the day there will be plenty of opportunities to explore different photography techniques and photograph animals as diverse as crocodiles, snakes, koalas, birds, tigers, zebras and more. What could be better than learning how to take better photos with your digital camera, and then putting it to the test and capturing photos of some of the amazing animals, from the tiniest lizard to the tallest giraffe there will plenty to see – this will be a day to remember. This workshop is designed with the novice in mind and begins with a morning theory session followed by an afternoon of practical picture taking with ample time for questions and two Photo Genius instructors on hand to assist you and help you capture some amazing photos. What you will learn Understanding and controlling exposure using the camera manual and priority modes, aperture and shutter speeds, what are they and how do they affect the image, the advantages of using the manual versus auto, focusing modes and selective focusing, understanding lens focal length, depth of field, focus modes, using and understanding ISO. What camera do you need Digital SLR or Mirrorless / micro four thirds cameras are ideal as you will need to use the manual functions of the camera (if you are unsure about the suitability of your camera please contact us). A telephoto zoom lens will also be required. Zoo entrance and lunch not included The Australia Zoo Photography Workshop is limited to just six participants ensuring plenty of personal attention, guidance and One-on-One time. No previous camera or photography knowledge required. (Australia Zoo is not affiliated with this workshop or Photo Genius. )

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel your booking then we will be happy to offer a place on another course/workshop or a full refund providing that we are given at least 6 days notice. No refunds are possible for cancellations made within 6 days of the course date or for no-shows. Photo Genius Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any photography course or workshop due to bad weather, tutor illness or inadequate enrolment. In the case of cancellations refunds will be made available upon request (with the exception of cancellation due to poor weather.) Wet weather policy If a course or workshop has to be cancelled due to bad weather then participants may choose to attend another course/workshop at a later date as listed on our website. Sorry but we are unable to offer refunds on courses or workshops cancelled or re-scheduled due to bad weather. All refunds transactions are made via PayPal.

Contact Details

(07) 3396 6576

South Bank, South Brisbane QLD, Australia

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