Wildlife At Werribee – Safari Photography

Werribee Open Range Zoo
K Road
Werribee South
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Nikon School has teamed up with Werribee’s one-of-a-kind Open Range Zoo to give budding photographers the ultimate safari experience without the need to travel abroad.

Bring along your DSLR or mirrorless camera and your longer lenses, jump on board an exclusive safari off-road vehicle, and let us take you through an expertly created wildlife savannah for an exciting and informative 4.5-hour photographic adventure.

Our Nikon School Lecturers will ensure you hone the photographic and creative techniques required for a zoo setting – teaching you how to use your chosen camera and lenses to work with a sprawling natural habitat full of iconic animals, including rhinos, giraffes, antelopes, and zebras.

In other words, you’ll walk away with new, enviable skills in the field of wildlife photography.

Skill Level: Entry level to Intermediate.

Workshop inclusions:

  • Entry to Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Workshop with professional photographer Cormac Hanrahan.

Schedule for the Day:

  • 12:30 – 13:30: Introduction and Lecture
  • 13:30 – 14:45: Guided tour around zoo for photography
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Short Break
  • 15:00 – 16:20: Private Off-Road Safari Vehicle photography experience
  • 16:20 – 17:00: Final questions
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Topics Covered:

  • Shutter speed, aperture, ISO and the fundamentals of exposure
  • Different types of metering and when/how to use them
  • Dealing with hard, soft, and dappled light in the outdoors
  • Importance of background choice
  • Maximising impact through and composition point of view
  • Exposure compensation, what is it and how to integrate it with A, S, and M mode.
  • Three camera set ups for wildlife photography

What to bring:

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • Fully charged camera battery
  • Your camera’s Instruction Manual
  • Memory card (s)
  • Lenses – especially long lenses (200mm / 300mm +) if possible
  • Monopod (optional)
  • Water, Hat & Snacks
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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)