Melbourne Zoo Experience Workshop

When: Next Workshop TBA

Where: Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, Victoria

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Join Mark as he guides you through an exciting day of wildlife photography at Melbourne Zoo! After an initial group tuition session and once everyone is ‘up-to-speed’, we start our day of wildlife photography.
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Our first stop will be the gorgeous and ever playful Meerkats. These little guys and girls will keep you entertained and allow many opportunities to grab some great shots. Mark will be on hand throughout to talk to you one-on-one, and make sure you are utilising your camera to its potential.

We'll then make our way to the Mandrill enclosure to photograph these imposing characters. Along the way you'll have the opportunity to photograph Gorillas and Lemurs. Amazing.

On our way to the Elephants we'll stop off at the Tiger compound and then take a wander through the butterfly house for a change of pace and lenses.

We will photograph many more species during the course of the day. Lions, Servals, Zebras and Leopards to name but a few.
We won't, however be racing from one display to the next to try and photograph every single creature at the Zoo. We will take our time and Mark will show you how to photograph the animals that we do choose correctly. We will discuss optimum settings and look at depth of field, composition, lighting and many other features.
We'll finish our day at the fantastic new Baboon enclosure. This recently completed state of the art facility will give you uninterrupted access to photograph these amazing creatures.
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Subjects covered will include:

Composition Backgrounds Aperture/depth-of-field

Recommended shutter speeds Lighting Best hand-holding techniques

Metering Focal points Focusing styles

And much more…

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Things you should bring:

  • Camera gear
  • A long telephoto zoom lens. 70-200, 70-300, 18-200, etc.
  • 1.4, 1.7 or 2x tele convertor (if available)
  • Flash
  • Memory card(s),
  • Sturdy tripod (optional)
  • Camera owners manual - Important!
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare batteries
Price:  $319.00 per person (excluding entry fee)
Please note a 2.9% service fee applies to credit card payments.

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Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Mark with plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tutoring.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
For further details on any of our workshops or if you have any other questions, please phone Mark on 0459 221678.  Alternatively, you can email

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