On this 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 and how to Shoot both macro (close -up) and with telephotos (long lenses)
• Gain first-hand experience with all cameras
• Learn how to shoot a large variety of flora, fauna & bird photography
• Depth of field, aperture, colour balance, lens perspective, handling movement
• Exposure lock and compensation
• Small groups
• First hand experience up-close & personal with wildlife
Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. What makes Taronga something special is its location. It is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour overlooking Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
This Sydney wildlife photography workshop will appeal to all photographers wishing to improve their technique. We cover such things as the best gear for specific subjects. For instance when we are photographing creatures such as Iguanas compact cameras are fantastic but not so good for prowling tigers where you need fast shutters speeds. 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.
• Learn which camera gear best suits the subject
• Shutter speed, aperture, manual & auto modes
• Lenses and accessories
• Depth of field
• White Balance
• Exposure compensation
• Colour balance
• Handling movement
• Lens perspective
• Realism in your images
• Focusing modes and focusing points
■ 117 pages of detailed notes
■ Repeat this course anytime for a refresher for just $50
■ zoo entrance fee. If you plan on coming back for a refresher or for whatever reason we suggest you get an annual zoo members pass with a range of benefits
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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.
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.
(5)Yesterday’s course at the zoo was Fantastic. Andrew is a fun, enthusiastic and informative teacher. It certainly was a worthwhile experience.
(5)I found the morning session entirely entertaining (Andrew is a bit of a character) and informative at the same time. The session allowed me as a novice photographer to ‘join the dots’ in terms of understanding and using the Nikon camera’s functions in respect of the more intricate settings such as Bracketing, White Balance and depth of field settings.