With its inspiring landscapes and amazing animals, Auckland Zoo is a fantastic place for those looking to develop their photography skills with the help of expert tutors.
The zoo offers workshops for all levels, including kids aged 10–14, those wanting to learn the basics of their camera, intermediate photographers looking to further develop their skills, as well as one-on-one tuition for those wanting to take their photographs to the next level. All workshops are led by professional and experienced tutors.
Early booking is recommended as places are limited. Mention that you saw the workshop on D-Photo and you’ll go in the draw to win the same workshop for a friend!*
Young Photographers Workshop
Run during the school holidays for kids aged 10–14
Covers basic technical terms and concepts, including camera functions, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, white balance, how to use flash, image size and quality, and picture composition
Includes a meet-and-greet with one of the animals
Price: $95 per child
8 January 2019
16 January 2019
21 January 2019
Beginners’ Photography Workshop
Designed to take beginners beyond automatic mode
Small group dynamic allows optimal learning and socializing opportunities
Covers DSLR camera functions, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, white balance, how to use flash, image size and quality, and picture composition
15 December 2018
13 January 2019
23 February 2019
Intermediate Photography Workshop
Designed to develop existing skills
Expand your technical and creative scope in a small-group dynamic
Covers metering, bracketing and exposure compensation, focusing, working with light, composition, which filter and lenses to choose, using flash, understanding playback data, colour space, and RAW vs JPEG
26 January 2019
10 February 2019
Individual Photography Tuition
Specially tailored one-on-one workshop with a professional photographer
For people wanting to learn specific skills or new equipment
Contact the zoo’s Experience Products team to plan your VIP workshop
Price: $340 for a half day or $500 for a whole day
Save 20 per cent on individual tuition if you have attended the beginners and/or intermediate photography workshops. Offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Prices include zoo admission, morning tea and course notes to take away. Friends of the Zoo members receive 20 per cent off with valid ID.
For more information and to book, visit aucklandzoo.co.nz/experiences/photography-workshops or contact (09) 360 4700 or [email protected].
*Excludes the individual tuition workshop.