Melbourne Zoo Wildlife Photography Course

Wildlife Photography at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo Photo Experience

Next Available: Thu, 07 Mar 10:30AM (AEDT)
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3 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class


Join us at Melbourne's amazing Zoo for a Wildlife Photography Course that shows you how to take exceptional images of Tigers to Meerkats. 

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

Melbourne Zoo is well-designed and all areas are accessible. 

This is an excellent course for anybody who wants to learn more about their camera or those who want to take great shots of animals 

What do I bring, and what level of skill do I need?

Your Camera (Obviously!), batteries, and cards for lots of great photos.

Medium and bigger zooms are perfect for this class. We cater to all skill levels, from novices to master photographers and ages 9 to 99. Just bring your camera and your enthusiasm.

How many people are in the class, and how many teachers?   

Unlike many Melbourne  Camera Schools, we prefer small groups. So we take a small group of six students and two teachers. So each student receives maximum attention.   The class price does not include admission to the Zoo.

Feel free to stay after the class so that you can use the skills learned to catch one more great image.

Rain Policy

If rain is forecast, we will advise 48 hours before the class and offer alternative dates or a refund of the class cost.

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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

(59 Reviews)

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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4.9 (16 reviews)
Elizabeth rated it
20 Jul 2023
Great learning experience to suit individual interests, equipment available and level of experience (or lack of it:))
Alwyns Photo School 20 Jul 2023

Hi Elizabeth Thanks ofr oyur kind review. The Zoo class today was great and the rain held off until we finished. I am looking forward to catching up in future classes.

Johnrated it
11 May 2023
Alwyn was very patient and helpful. His knowledge of cameras was impressive and I learnt a lot in just the one day. I’ll definitely be booking into another of his classes.
Alwyns Photo School 12 Jun 2023

Hi John, Thanks for the great review-see you at Werribee in July

Karenrated it
26 Mar 2023
I recently attended a photography course at Melbourne Zoo with #Alwynsphotoschool, and I can confidently say that it was an unforgettable experience. One of the things that made this course so special was the small group size. This meant that each participant received personalised attention and instruction from Alwyn, who was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about photography. Throughout the course, Alwyn shared many helpful tips and tricks for capturing stunning wildlife photographs, and he was always willing to answer any questions we had. His enthusiasm for photography was contagious, and it was clear that he genuinely cared about helping each of us improve our skills. Overall, I would highly recommend this photography course to anyone looking to improve their wildlife photography skills. The small group size and personalised attention made for an incredibly rewarding and educational experience. Thank you, #Alwynsphotoschool, for such a wonderful morning!
Alwyns Photo School 26 Mar 2023

Hi, Karen thanks for your kind review. I look forward to catching up with you in future classes. PS the Zoo class was a very special event especially the Tiger!

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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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