Wildlife Photography At Sacramento Zoo

Wildlife photography


It starts with class instruction at our Sacramento store and is followed by a private, up-close animal experience and day at Sacramento Zoo! We’ll provide hands-on photography instruction and you’ll share your best images at the final in-store gallery showing and critique.

Includes a 12x18-inch matted print of a favorite image from your day's photography session, plus a $10 coupon you can use towards anything in-store, at any Mike's Camera location!

What You’ll Learn

  • Techniques to make great wildlife photos in a zoo setting
  • Composition, exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, panning, focusing tips, awareness of light
  • About various species of the majestic animal kingdom


$149, plus Eventbrite online processing fee
Save 10% on early registration when register 2 weeks in advance!

Tuition includes evening lecture, hands-on photography session
at Sacramento Zoo with private viewing experience, a matted 12x18-inch print & a $10 coupon.

Mike's Camera is proud to donate 50% of proceeds to the Sacramento Zoological Society

What to Bring

  • Your camera(s) with extra memory cards
  • A variety of lenses from telephoto and zoom to prime and macro
  • Flash and/or flash extender
  • Tripod/monopod; suggested, but not required
  • Water, snacks and/or sack lunch. Food and refreshments can also be purchased at Kampala Café, or Savannah Snacks
  • Hat to protect from the sun, sunscreen, light raincoat or appropriate clothing for the season
  • Comfortable shoes and a watch

Please note, you will not be able to leave your belongings inside the Kampala Conference Room during your visit.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Seminar at Mike's Camera Sacramento

Thursday October 17, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Photography walk at Sacramento Zoo:

Sunday October 20, 9.00am to 12.00pm

Critique and Gallery Showing at Mike's Camera, Sacramento

Tuesday October 22, 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Seminar at Mike's Camera Sacramento:

Join us at 6.30pm for instruction on how to capture the best images of the wildlife at the Sacramento Zoo. your instructor will give you tips and tricks to prepare you for the best interactions with the animals.

Sunday at the Zoo:

Meet at 12:00PM at the Kampala Conference Room for an exclusive private photo session featuring Animal Ambassadors from the Zoo’s Interpretive Center. This session will be followed by the opportunity to photograph the wide variety of animals at Sacramento Zoo during the afternoon hours when they are most active. Instructors from Mike’s Camera will be on hand to answer any technical questions and provide you hands-on assistance and instruction.

Critique and Gallery showing at Mike's Camera Sacramento:

Showcase your fravorite images and talk to your fellow students about how they captured their shot and what made it their first place selection. Your instructor will give you pointers and praise on your images and allow you to share the vision that caused you to capture that shot.


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