Photography Course-Wildlife at Melbourne Zoo

Photography Course-Wildlife at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Photo Experience

Next Available: Sun, 10 Jul 9:00AM (AEST)
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3 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class


All classes are designed to follow Government Covid safe guidelines. Bookings are fully refundable if Government health restrictions change

As from February 2022 we are no longer offering prices including admission in our Zoo classes. Currently Melbourne Zoos charge from $30 admission. Please allow for this in your budget)

Note Membership of Melbourne Zoos currently is from only $10 per month and includes unlimited access to all 3 Melbourne Zoos

Join us at Melbourne's amazing Zoo, where over three hours, we show you how to take exceptional images from Meerkats to Tigers

About this Event

We meet at the Melbourne Zoo and explore the various animals and their habitat.

As we tour the Zoo we aim to take amazing images of Animals from Snakes to Elephants. But not just snapshots, by careful use of your camera controls and lens choice you can achieve great results.

We can teach you how to do that!

What do your need?-Your Camera (Obviously!), batteries and cards for lots of great photos.Medium and big Zooms are perfect for this class.

What level of skill do I need?-We cater for all skill levels from novices to master photographers. The class is suitable for all ages from 9 to 99.

How many people in the class?- Unlike many Melbourne camera schools we prefer small groups, so a we take a small group of six and two teachers.

Please note during the current Covid crisis we cannot guarantee that  all the zoos attractions are open 

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What you will learn

  • How to take great images of Wildlife

What you will get

  • Hands on advice in a small class, six students and two teachers

What to bring

  • Camera and lots of media cards

What to wear


Appropriate for

Anybody who cares about their photography, any age any experience level

Alwyns Photo School

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Who am I

My name is Alwyn Hanson, I have been teaching photography for over 30 years in Melbourne. I have worked with and taught over 30,000 people including new users as well as training groups such as Victoria Police,  MFB and many Government Departments. 

I believe in teaching photography in a simple, logical way rather than boring lectures. My classes are short, practical and complete. Most are three hours long (My experience is longer classes don't always achieve good results)

I teach photography and software based on classes that have run with great success in my previous position as manager of Michaels Media School in the Melbourne CBD. 

I am passionate about teaching and want you to use YOUR camera to take great photos.

I can teach you in a class or if you prefer at your home, cafe or local park. 

You tell me what you want and I can make it happen.

Why Alwyns Photo School is different.

We believe in working WITH all the special features on the camera,NOT turning them all off and going manual. The camera companies have spent millions in development, so why reinvent the wheel. We can teach YOU how to take great photos on YOUR own digital camera.

Alwyns Photo School, making great photography easier.

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5.0 (6 reviews)
Anandhirated it
24 Mar 2021
Professional classes
Alwyns Photo School 24 Mar 2021

Hi Anandhi Thank you for your kind words

Leannerated it
25 Jan 2021
I did the Wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo course with Alwyn and his associate. It was a fantastic day. Great, knowledgeable, instructors. Very friendly. Lots of great hints and tips along the way. The small group made it so that there was no waiting for advise about settings or whatever and therefore miss 'the shot' , they also pointed out/ recommended lots of great photo opportunities along the way too. I highly recommend this course and i will be doing more courses with Alwyns Photo School again soon. Happy Photographer
Alwyns Photo School 25 Jan 2021

Hi Leanne, Thank you for your kind words. I love my job and positive feedback like your makes the effort so worthwhile.

Carmelrated it
17 Jan 2021
I enjoyed an informal yet informative session with Alwyn at Melbourne Zoo this morning. Great ratio of staff to partiticipants (2:6 in our case) so plenty of opportunities to ask questions and seek advice. Alwyn and Michael were both very approachable and never too pushy with their many suggestions. We had ample time at each encloure on the itinerary and a chance for a chat or a rest stop along the way as needed. I think we all benefitted from Alwyn's familiarity with the Zoo and his careful planning of the event. I will be back.
Alwyns Photo School 25 Jan 2021

Hi Carmel, Thanks for your review. Photography is a rewarding artform and its always a pleasure to work with people like yourself

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Cancellations & Refunds

A full refund will be made for cancellations received more than 5 working days prior to the event. Cancellations made between 1 and 5 working days from an event will incur an administration fee of $25 and the remainder of the course fee can be refunded. NB. Refunds will not be given if a customer fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days of an event. Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.

In the event that a course is cancelled by Alwyns Photo School booking fees will be refunded in full however Alwyns Photo School will not accept responsibility for travel or accommodation for cancelled courses.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Classes are based on a Maximum of Four Students, in the unlikely event that the minimum number of bookings is not reached we will organise either an alternative date, offer and alternative class option or offer a full refund.

Outdoor workshops and events are subject to Weather if bad Weather is forecast (Based on BOM forecasts 48 hours ahead) we will offer an alternative date, or an alternative class option or offer a full refund.

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