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Wildlights with Denver Zoo is a fun three-part night photography workshop!

Learn how to photograph Zoo Lights art pieces at night as well as how to "paint with light" and how to achieve generally more pleasing photographs through an exploration of exposure value at the first night's webinar.

Then apply learning during a night shoot at Denver Zoo where you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to photograph animals up close at the Zoo’s Exploration Station, and then go have a walkabout on the grounds to capture the beautiful zoo lights. Meet again for a critique to share your best images.

This workshop is brought to you by Denver Zoo and Mike's Camera.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to photograph illuminated subjects at night
  • General exposure lesson; useful in all disciplines
  • ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Spot Metering, Focusing
  • How to paint with light

Tuition  $179 + Eventbrite online processing fee

(You are welcome to pay in Store to avoid paying the Eventbrite fee)  


At the end of the event you can submit your favorite image for a Free 12x18 print to showcase your work.

Max Class Size

This workshop is limited to 30 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

Snow or Cold, Rain or Shine!

Please keep an eye on the forecast and come prepared for the cold!  There is always a possibility of snow this time of year, which makes for even more spectacular photos! This workshop will not be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather.

Workshop Schedule

Lecture: Monday November 27, 6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Live in our Online Classroom

Shooting Workshop: Wednesday November 29, 5:00PM - 8:00 PM

at Denver Zoo (the group will meet at the main entrance at 4:45pm)

Critique: Tuesday December 5, 6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Live in our Online Classroom


PLEASE NOTE:  Registration will close 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

You will receive a link to access the webinar the day before it begins.

If you have any issues, please contact us at education@mikescamera.com.

For questions about this event please contact Scott Dougherty at our Lone Tree / Park Meadows location - 303-708-9655. Thank you!

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