Australia Zoo – Beerwah, Queensand
When: Thursday 9th of August 2018
9am - 4.30pm
$195 plus GST (excludes Zoo entry fee)
Subjects covered will include:
- Recommended shutter speeds
- Lighting/flash use
- Best hand-holding techniques
- Focal points
- Focusing styles
- Recommended lenses and accessories for wildlife photography
- And much more…
Start - 9:00am (meet outside Australia Zoo, near the entrance).
Once everyone has arrived, we will board the next train to ‘Africa’. On arrival to the African section, Michael will assess participant’s skill levels as well as give a run-down of the day’s itinerary. After this brief session, Michael will present a session on the best wildlife photography techniques, which will include specifics that are relevant to photographing animals in captive situations. After the briefing, the giraffes, rhinos and zebras are all fair game for your lenses!
Morning Tea (there is a café at the African section or bring your own)
Following Africa, we will move on to the Asian section to photograph the amazing tigers, the gorgeous red pandas and any other photogenic subjects along the way.
Lunch (cafe or bring your own)
After lunch we visit the cute otters, Australia Zoo’s famous crocodiles, followed by Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, koalas, cassowaries and much more. Michael will be on hand throughout to talk to you one-on-one, and make sure you are utilising your camera to its full potential.
There is no planned afternoon tea break but there will be time to grab a drink along the way. We also venture to ‘Roo Heaven’ where there are different species of kangaroos and wallabies to photograph at close range. There are also echidnas nearby, which always make for great photos.
We will then visit the wombats, followed by time in the huge walk-through bird aviary, where there are many varieties of birds to photograph.
The last session of the day will be in the snake house, where the well-lit enclosures make for some great photography.
To wrap up the day, Michael will help you with any problems you may be having with your photography techniques.
(During the day, there will be ample opportunity for you to talk to Michael and ask any questions you may have in regards to wildlife photography or photography in general).