The Art Of Wildlife Photography – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
1-5 Wheat Road
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This hands-on, two-hour photography workshop will give you exclusive access to the unique animal kingdom that is WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo at Darling Harbour. You’ll be introduced to the skills required to photograph all creatures great and small, including making what’s microscopic look larger than life through the niche method of macro photography.

During this workshop, you’ll gain rare access to the zoo before it opens to the public, giving you the freedom to roam around and explore its grounds. You’ll meet some of Australia’s most iconic species of both land and water animals as they thrive in this authentically recreated natural habitat.

You’ll then have the opportunity to learn from a Nikon School Lecturer, who’ll teach you the key terms and techniques, as well as the correct camera settings and lens choices required to photograph wildlife in all its unpredictability.

As you’ll be meeting zookeepers and learning how to take flawless, uninterrupted close-ups of the zoo’s reptile population, it’s important to bring along your macro lens in addition to your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

To cap off the workshop, you’ll be treated to a light breakfast on WILD LIFE’s renowned Koala Rooftop.

Skill Level: Entry level to Intermediate.

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to take amazing shots of active and inactive animals (focus will be on reptiles and lizards)
  • Advance your technical skills
  • Explore your creativity
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Topics Covered:

  • Animal Photography
  • Camera equipment
  • Familiarisation with your gear – including settings
  • Lens choices – macro vs standard
  • Importance of depth of field
  • Composition of the photograph
  • Letting light work for you
  • Knowing your subject
  • Viewpoint

What to bring:

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera & flash
  • Fully charged camera battery
  • Your camera's Instruction Manual
  • Memory card (s)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Tripod (optional)
  • To get the best out of the course we would suggest bringing one of the following Macro lenses: AF-S DX Micro 40mm, AF-S Micro 60mm or AF-S Micro 105mm.

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

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For more course information or enquiries phone:

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