Sacramento Zoo has wildlife photography workshop

February 28, 2018 by  

The Sacramento Zoo and Mike’s Camera will be presenting a three-part wildlife photography workshop early in March.

The workshop class session will cover techniques for creating great wildlife photos, exposure, shutter speed, composition, awareness of light, focusing tips, and panning. Instructors will also discuss various species of animals in the zoo.

The second session will be a trip to the Sacramento Zoo for a private zoo experience to practice skills. The day will begin at the Kampala Conference Room, where guests will meet and photograph The Zoo’s Interpretive Center Animal Ambassadors.

Next will come the zoo walkabout where instructors will be nearby to answer questions and give instruction as guests photograph the animals. After about an hour and a half, the safari will likely end on the Reptile House Lawn, although attractions vary to ensure the optimal photo opportunities.

The last session will be a follow-up critique. Each guest will receive a matted 12×18-inch print of their favorite shot after the photo has been shown in a gallery-like atmosphere. Guests can take their favorites to nearby print shops to get some poster printing carried out.

All three sessions will be at the Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. The classroom session will be March 8 at 6:30 am, The Private Zoo Experience will be Sunday, March 11 at 8:30 am, and the final critique and gallery will be March 13 at 6:30 am.