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Wildlife Photography at the Denver Zoo

Presented By Mike's Camera

 

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Join Mike's Camera and Denver Zoo for a wild photography workshop. You’ll get class instruction followed by an early morning private, up-close animal experience and a guided walking tour at the Denver Zoo where you’ll get hands-on photography instruction long before the doors opens to the public. Then you’ll be able to share the images you shot at the zoo with the group during a follow up image critique.

 

Your evening pre-safari class will consist of tips and tricks for improving your composition, instruction on exposure, exposure value, and controlling depth of field for achieving stunning wildlife images.

 

Then on Sunday, you’ll get a private walking tour at the Denver Zoo with an assigned Docent from the zoo, and enjoy two custom tailored special animal experiences where you’ll enjoy exclusive private photo sessions with various animals from the zoo’s Wildlife Show followed by a private tour of Tropical Discovery, where photographers can photograph a variety of fresh-water and marine fish, and exotic turtles that can be seen swimming in the 2,250-gallon cerulean blue pool, followed by another up-close animal feeding.

 

In addition to our private guided tour of the zoo, your instructors from Mikes Camera will be on hand to answer any technical questions and provide you hands-on assistance and instruction to ensure you tricks to capture sensational images.

 

Dates & Times

Thursday Evening Class Mike’s Camera, Colorado Blvd Denver

6:00PM-8:00PM

 

Sunday Morning

Morning on-site Photo Safari and Workshop at Denver Zoo

7:00 AM

Check in at Main Entrance

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Walking tour begins: opportunity to photograph Lions, Hyena, Buffalo, Cheetah, Big-horn sheep, and various birds as the rising sun begins to shine.

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Gather at the Wildlife Theater to photograph up-close animal encounters

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Out in the Zoo photographing a variety of animals from Predator Ridge to Tropical Discovery

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Special Presentation at Tropical Discovery

10:00 AM

End our Safari at Tropical Discovery

You can stay and photograph and on your own at the zoo and explore at your leisure.

 

Monday or Tuesday Evening Follow up Critique Mike’s Camera, Colorado Blvd Denver

6:00PM-8:00PM

 

Please note: The above schedule is for general planning purposes of the morning at the zoo. Actual attractions may vary with each Photo Safari date to ensure photo opportunities based on activity of various animals and feeding times.

 

2014 Workshop Dates

Register early as these workshops are limited to only 25 people!

Thursday July 24, Sunday July 27 & Tuesday July 29 - SOLD OUT

 

Tuition

$95 per person and includes instruction, private viewing and access to restricted animals, and a great variety of photographic opportunities for the entire day as well as a 16x20-inch Print of a favorite image from your day’s shoot! You can redeem your print through our Online Photo Center. A Coupon Code for your free 16x20 print will be provided to you at the conclusion of the workshop.

 

Photo Safari workshops are limited to 26 photographers. Participation is for those 12 years and older.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult 21 years or older.

 

Mike’s Camera is proud to donate 50% of proceeds from this workshop to the Denver Zoological Foundation

 

About your Instructor

Brian Rabin is a certified photographic consultant, sales person at Mike’s Camera in Boulder, photographer and educator. Brian is a seasoned photographer and a lead instructor at Mike's Camera. Brain is well known for his enthusiasm and passionate instruction style and brings over 20 years of experience in various photographic disciplines including event photography, portraiture, macro and street photography. His work has appeared in one-man shows, group exhibits and has been published in national and local magazines.

  

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Note: Outdoor exhibits only; and not all animals may be on exhibit.

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African wild dogs, lions, spotted hyenas

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Amur leopards, servals, striped hyenas, tigers

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