Join nature photographer Andrew Goodall for a great day of photography tuition at the Sunshine Coast’s own Australia Zoo. Practice your skills and learn some new tricks shooting some very colourful characters!
The plan is simple. We meet in the morning and spend a full day exploring the zoo and working on each new challenge as they come. See how much difference the light, the angle and the right camera settings make to every photo opportunity. Your best photos depend on good camera technique, but also developing your instincts working with light and dealing with good or bad backgrounds.
Each workshop will be different depending on the weather, and on which animals perform for us on the day. But you can expect to photograph plenty of great subjects including Lemurs, Meerkats, Tigers, a variety of birdlife and more. The indoor reptile house poses its own challenge…see how to get great shots even in dim light.
This is an intermediate workshop focused on practicing wildlife photography skills, and it will be assumed you already have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc. However with such a small group (six only) there will be plenty of time to get some help with any individual camera issues you may have. If you are looking for a beginner’s workshop you should consider the Photography Essentials two-day workshop in Maleny.
Although you may use a variety of lenses at the zoo, a telephoto lens is what you will use the most. We suggest a focal length of 200mm or higher would be ideal. I will be taking photos with an 18-135mm, and a 150-500mm over the course of the day.
I have kept the price much lower than my usual full-day workshops, but please note that your entry into Australia Zoo is NOT covered by the workshop fee. This decision was taken because our very small group will not qualify as a group booking, plus many people have annual passes or can benefit from seniors discounts etc. So each person will pay for their individual entry into the zoo.