Zoo Walkabout

Zoo Photography Workshop

An on-going  Camera Walk Series

10a – 2p most Tuesdays, 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 Zoo. Although I wish the animals were roaming free in their natural habitat 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 local wildlands or African safaris. We’ll go over the various camera settings and techniques needed to get great images.

It’s 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 close-ups of a bird’s feathers or other fine details of a critter’s hide? If you enjoy abstract photography you can go crazy breaking down these fine details of nature.

Join me for a four-hour session at either the San Francisco or Oakland 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 the longest lens you have. I suggest a minimum of 300mm. (My favorite here is my 100-400 zoom. I use a teleconverter 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.

You will be responsible for your meals (we’ll take a lunch break at the cafe) & transportation….


Questions? Please contact me!

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