San Francisco Zoo Walkabout
San Francisco Zoo Photography
An on-going Camera Walk Series
10a – 3p most Tuedays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
*Does not include Zoo entrance fee, parking or your other personal expenses.
Limit 6 participants
Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved going to the San Francisco Zoo. Although I wish the animals were roaming free in their natural habit I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to see these magnificent creatures up close. Especially for those of us who might never otherwise have such a chance.
The Zoo is a great place to practice wildlife photography before heading out into the open wildlands or safaris. We’ll go over the various camera settings and techniques needed to get great images.
Its one thing though to look at the animals as a whole, I mean we all know what a Giraffe or Elephant looks like…but have you ever looked closely at a Giraffe’s eyelashes or isolated an Elephants eye? How about closeups of a bird’s feathers or other fine details of a critters hide? If you enjoy abstract photography you can go crazy breaking down these fine details of nature.
Join me for a five hour session at the San Francisco Zoo. In addition to seeing in a different way I will help you with proper camera settings and photographic techniques. This is a great setting for learning wildlife photography in the field as well.
This is for 35mm DSLR and MFT type cameras.
Bring your longest lens you have. I suggest a minimum 300mm. (My favorite here is my 100-400 zoom. I use a tele-converter as well for portrait shots. A wide angle lens is quite handy as well. Tripods can be unwieldy in this environment and are not allowed,however mono-pods are handy and are ok.
Definitely bring layered clothing as it can get cold.
You will be responsible for your meals (we’ll take a lunch break at the cafe) & transportation….
“If you want to rent gear – may I suggest”