Join Mike's Camera and Denver Zoo for a wild photography workshop. You will get class instruction at the Denver Mike’s Camera location followed by an early morning, private, up-close animal experience and a guided walking tour at the Denver Zoo. You will receive hands-on photography instruction and get to test your skills long before the doors opens to the public.
The Thursday evening 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.
Sunday you will get a private walking tour at Denver Zoo with an assigned zoo docent. You will enjoy two custom tailored special animal experiences - an exclusive private photo sessions with stars from the zoo’s Wildlife Show and a private tour of Tropical Discovery, where attendees 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.
During the private guided tour of the zoo, staff from Mike’s Camera will be on hand to answer any technical questions and provide you hands-on assistance and instruction to ensure you learn the tricks to capture sensational wildlife images in the beautiful morning light. Animal showings will vary seasonally.
Monday evening the experts from Mike’s Camera will review your work and offer tips and tricks to continue to improve your animal photography.
Sunday, June 1 - Morning on-site safari at Denver Zoo
7:00 a.m. Check in at Denver Zoo’s main entrance
- Walking tour begins – an opportunity to photograph lions, hyena, water buffalo, cheetah, bighorn sheep and various birds as the rising sun begins to shine
- Have early morning access to one of Denver Zoo’s most popular exhibits, Tropical Discovery
- Walk through the Zoo photographing a variety of animals
9:00 a.m. Gather at the Wildlife Theater to photograph up-close animal encounters
10:00 a.m. End of official safari at Wildlife Theater
Participants are welcome to continue their day at the Zoo honing their new photography skills on their own.