Photography Course-at Healesville  Sanctuary

Photography Course-at Healesville Sanctuary

Wildlife Photography at Healesville Sanctuary

Next Available: Sun, 03 Jul 9:30AM (AEST)
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3 hours 30 minutes


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 Healesvilles's amazing Sanctuary where over three hours we show you how to take exceptional images from Koalas to Eagles  This class is held on several Sunday Mornings over the year

We meet at the Healesville and explore the various Animals and their habitat.

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 for all skill levels from novices to master photographers  and all ages from 9 to 99. Just bring your camera and your enthusiasm

How many people 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 includes admission to the Zoo and feel free to stay after the class, so you can use the skills learnt to catch one more great image.

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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

(22 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 (3 reviews)
Kerryrated it
17 Jan 2022
“Focus on the face” I learnt a lot about taking photos of animals and if you love Birds then this course is for you.
Alwyns Photo School 17 Jan 2022

Hi Kerry, Thank you for your kind words. I am looking forward to working more with you in the future

Susanrated it
18 Mar 2021
I had a great day with Alwyn. I received many helpful tips on how to improve my photo's and although I was not able to produce any great shots of the birds flying (due to my being slow and not from any lack of instruction from Alwyn) I did take some lovely photos of quite a number of animals. All round, I had a very informative and productive day. I would highly recommend this day at the sanctuary to anyone who wanted to brush up on techniques, composition and getting the best out of your camera.
Alwyns Photo School 19 Mar 2021

Hi Susan, I am glad you enjoyed the shoot at Healesville. It is one of my favourite classes and always a joy to have somebody enjoy it.

markrated it
12 Feb 2021
I did a photography tour with Alwyn at Healesville Sanctuary. My wife is the photographer in the family but she was very impressed with the photos that I brought back and that is very high praise indeed! The emphasis from the get go was on producing interesting photographs and that the technical side of things is there for that purpose and that purpose only. So it was a great hands on learning experience that was truly enjoyable without boring lectures on the minutiae of technicality. I'm confident the tips I learned will stay with me because I actually took the photographs using them rather than learning them in a lecture that I'd probably forget in a few days. Definitely recommend the experience.
Alwyns Photo School 12 Feb 2021

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your kind review. I love photography and teaching it is an extra bonus especially to an appreciative student!

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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