Learn how to utilize the operation of your DLSR, mirrorless or compact digital camera in order to get fantastic photographs of Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species from around the world.
We practice general camera handling, use of long focal length zoom lenses, manipulation of depth of field, shutter speed to freeze or blur movement, composition and lighting techniques.
Why a Focus 10 Pty Ltd wildlife photography workshop?
Established, recognised experts in nature/wildlife photography over 23 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
Melbourne 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 Melbourne wildlife photography course will appeal to all photographers wishing to improve their technique. We cover such things as the best gear for specific subjects. 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, Conures, Ruffed Lemurs, Javan Gibbons, Cassowary, Tree kangaroo's and Australian Pelicans.
In summary, Melbourne 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. He has 25 years of teaching wildlife photo workshops and courses in Australia and around the world.
• 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 6 courses per year
Meet: Outside the top main Melbourne zoo entrance at the specified time. NOT the lower train entrance
Note: participants have to pay their own entrance fees. We suggest buying an annual pass for the best value