The Art Of Wildlife Photography – Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo
700 Great Western Highway
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This hands-on 4.5 hour photography workshop, set in the brand new Sydney Zoo, will introduce you to new specialised skills when photographing animals from all walks of wildlife.

Join Cormac Hanrahan to learn 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 all manner of species – skills that’ll also be of benefit in a range of other photographic disciplines.

Note: Tickets to this workshop are inclusive of admission to Sydney Zoo.

Skill Level: entry level to intermediate.

What you will learn:

• Technical skills related to equipment used for animal photography (adaptable to other areas)

• Compositional skills related to animal photography (adaptable to other areas)

• Tips for anticipating animal behaviour

• Tips and techniques for working with unique environments of wildlife enclosures

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Topics Covered

• Camera equipment and settings

• Choosing the right lens

• Working with your environment

• Composition of the photograph

• Anticipating wildlife behaviour

• Angle of view

What to bring

• DSLR or mirrorless camera

• Fully charged camera battery

• Spare Battery

• Your DSLR Instruction Manual

• Memory card(s)

• Lenses - especially long lenses (200mm / 300mm and above) if possible

• Pen & Paper

• Tripod or Monopod (optional)

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

If you are interested in purchasing a gift voucher for any of the other Nikon School courses, please click here.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more course information or enquiries phone:

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