Wildlife & Nature Photography Course - Perth Zoo | 4hrs

Wildlife & Nature Photography Course - Perth Zoo | 4hrs
Partner Focus 10
Location Perth, WA
Duration 240 minutes
Min/max attendees 1/8
Recommended for everyone
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Pricing AU$220.0 (Standard)

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Wow! Thoroughly enjoyed it. I have previously visited the Perth Zoo to take photos of the animals. With the assistance of a professional photographer (Serena) the standard of my photos has risen immensely. Highly recommend this course to anyone.

On this dynamic course you will learn the skills required to take photographs of native and exotic animals in a controlled environment, giving you photos that appear to have been shot 'in the wild'.

It's a great opportunity for anyone who loves the fauna of our planet and wants to learn the skills of wildlife photography. Gain first-hand experience with all cameras. The perfect course for travellers and those wishing to build a nature photography portfolio and improve their technique. It is suitable for anyone at any skill level.
• Established, recognised experts in nature/wildlife photography over 29 years
• Gain first-hand experience with all cameras
• Ideal for travellers wanting to take much better safari photos
• Learn how to shoot a large variety of flora, fauna & bird photography
• Depth of field, aperture, colour balance, lens perspective
• Freezing and showing motion, exposure, focus modes and points
• Meet interesting, like minded persons who love wildlife, travel & photography
• No more than 8 persons per group for more individual attention
• First hand experience up-close and personal with wildlife
• Expert tuition from pro photographers Andrew and/or Serena
• Detailed notes and follow up advisory service

Perth Zoo is one of the world's leading conservation zoos, supporting local, regional and international projects designed to conserve species in the wild. Perth Zoo features one of Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. It is a 41-acre zoo that opened in 1898 in South Perth. It is home to 1258 animals of 164 species and includes an extensive botanical collection.

This Perth wildlife photography workshop will appeal to all photographers wishing to improve their technique and learn how to use their camera properly. This workshop is suitable for anyone with any camera and at any level as we teach you how to adapt your technique to optimise your skill and camera equipment level.

Some of the living creatures we will be photographing in the Australian walkabout section include: the black swan, black-necked stork, brolga, crocodiles, tree frogs, swamp tortoise, little penguins, bridled terns, dingoes, emus, koalas, pademelons, numbats, quokka, red kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas, wombats, Tammar wallabys, Tasmanian devils, Western grey kangaroos and many Cockatoo species. Other critters include numbats, green tree frog, Northern quoll, slow loris, spinifex hopping mouse, squirrel glider, water rat, bandicoots, ringtail possum and brush-tailed bettong. In addition, this exhibit includes a number of invertebrates such as Australian tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes, redback and funnel-web spiders.

The reptile encounter section has black-headed pythons, chameleon dragons, Iguanas, frilled dragons, turtles, olive pythons, perenties, goannas (Monitor), pythons, tiger snakes, water monitors, blue-tongued skinks and spiny-tailed lizards.

In the African savannah section we can photograph African painted dogs, African lions, cheetahs, Grant's zebras, baboons, meerkats, radiated tortoises, giraffes, spotted hyaenas and white rhinoceroses.

The Asian rainforest is home to a number of threatened species including: Asian elephants, Asian small-clawed otters, Red Pandas, Silvery Gibbons, Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, sun bears and White-cheeked gibbons.

Other dedicated zoo areas are perfect for getting great photographs of Lemurs, Squirrel Monkeys, Tamarins, Pygmy Marmosets, Ring-tailed Lemurs, Galapagos Tortoises, Amazon parrots, Blue-and-gold Macaws, Ruffed Lemurs, Javan Gibbons, Cassowary, Tree kangaroo's and Australian Pelicans.

In summary, Perth Zoo has an exhaustive variety of living fauna from around Australia and key world zones. Its a great zoo and a perfect location for honing your wildlife and nature photographic skills.

Andrew Thomasson (BSc) Andrew has travelled extensively on all seven continents and leads photographic trips for global adventure travel companies and for Focus 10 Pty Ltd. Photo wildlife Safaris to Namibia, the Arctic, Tanzania, India, Antarctica and Australia and 20 odd years of teaching wildlife photography courses in Australia

Serena Pearce (B.Ap.Sc., Dip. Photo ) Accredited Member of the A.I.P.P.
Serena has a lifetime of pro photo expertise shooting hippos on the Okavango River, Himba and Sapa hill tribe festivities, warding off camels at the Pushkar Camel Festival and discovering the maze of alleyways in Marrakesh. Much of Australia has been seen from behind a camera lens - with a specialty focus on the surreal outback images of the rugged Kimberleys, pristine southwest, Cue to Uluru and Arnhem Land...all emanating from her backyard playground of Cottesloe beach.

• how to use your camera
• best lenses and accessories
• Depth of field
• White Balance
• Exposure compensation
• Freezing & showing motion
• Lens perspective
• Focusing modes and focusing points

• At least 4 courses per year
• Meet: Perth Zoo - 20 Labouchere Rd South Perth.
Outside the main zoo entrance at 9.00am
Note: participants have to pay their own entrance fees. We suggest buying an annual pass for the best value

Looking for a photography courses in a different zoo? We offer similar courses at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, and Melbourne Zoo.


Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment, bad weather, instructor illness, an 'act of God' or a force majeure such as a pandemic. As an example, a photography course has to be cancelled or deferred to another date and time due to Covid 19 border closures and lockdowns which is beyond the control of Focus 10 Pty Ltd and other related parties. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.


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