Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Course

Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Course

Wildlife Photography at Healesville Sanctuary

Next Available: Thu, 06 Jun 9:30AM (AEST)
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3 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class


Our most popular outdoor event! 

Our Wildlife Photography course at Healesville Sanctuary is excellent for native animal and bird photography.

Healsville sanctuary is perfect for learning wildlife photography and a bird lovers’ paradise. The animals are close and sometimes personal! The bird aviaries are well-designed and perfect for close photography without carrying huge lenses. The spirit of the sky arena display is the climax of our class, and my team will be with you at every stage to ensure you get great results.

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. 

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

(65 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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5.0 (13 reviews)
Chrisrated it
19 Apr 2024
A great morning with Alwyn. Some great insights and I came away with some photos that have been appreciated by some very tough critics at home :-)
Alwyns Photo School 19 Apr 2024

Hi Chris, Thanks for your very kind review. I always enjoy running the class at Healesville as everyone gets a chance for great photos as the animals are so close and photogenic. See you in a future class

Luigirated it
02 Mar 2024
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Alwyns Photo School 02 Mar 2024

Hi Luigi, Thanks for the geat review, I hope to see you in a future class

Glendarated it
25 Jan 2024
Inspiring and informative class. Alwyn is a great teacher and was able to ensure that the four participants in the class were supported to advance our own skill level and improve technical knowledge of our individual cameras. Full marks for making the class about personal development. He combined his knowledge of how to frame a good image and use manual settings to take the best photo irrespective of the quality of the individual camera. Thank you
Alwyns Photo School 25 Jan 2024

Hi Glenda, Thank you so much for your kind review. The class was fun except for the very persistent mosquitoes! I look forward to catching up in a future class

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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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