The Art of Wildlife Photography – Lone Pine Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket
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This hands-on, 3.5-hour photography workshop, is set in the unique sanctuary of Lone Pine – the world’s largest and first koala sanctuary – and will introduce you to the specialist skill of photographing Australian animals in their native environment.

Our Nikon School Lecturer and Professional Wildlife Photographer, Michael Snedic will teach you the tricks of the trade when working with wildlife. Whilst you can’t control your subject, you can learn to control how they’re photographed, through the optimisation of your camera’s settings, the use of longer lenses, and the development of your visual instincts.

In addition, you’ll learn how to accommodate your shot for zoo-specific variables including background detail and ‘available light’.

Our aim is that you’ll gain the necessary skills to take memorable images of various wildlife species – skills that’ll also be of benefit in a range of other photographic disciplines.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

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Course inclusions:

  • Overall workshop time: 9am – 12.30pm
  • Entry to Lone Pine Sanctuary

Topics Covered:

  • Camera equipment and settings
  • Choosing the right lens
  • Working with your environment
  • Composition of the photograph
  • Anticipating animal behaviour
  • Angle of view
  • Lighting & Depth of field

What to Bring:

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • Fully charged camera battery
  • Your camera Instruction Manual
  • Memory card(s)
  • Lenses - Longest focal length lenses you own (and wide angle if available)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Monopod (optional)

Note: If your Nikon camera is SnapBridge compatible, please bring along your mobile device with the SnapBridge application already installed.

For more course information or enquiries phone:

1300 851 435 (Mon-Fri 9-5 PM AEDT)