Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops 

Our photography workshops are a great opportunity to perfect your snapping skills!

If you want to learn to take better photographs, understand your camera better or want to take photos on that once in a lifetime trip! Our workshops are a must for all amateur wildlife photographers. Run by professional photographer Dave Stevenson, our day long workshops combine a tutorial session and two incredible locations to practice in!

Your experience

  • General workshops will teach you more about the technical side of photography and start to look at the fundamentals of composition, leaving you with the knowledge to keep your photography moving forwards. 

  • Advanced workshops explore composition and how to approach the art of photography, with a view to telling incredible stories through taking more unusual, creative and impactful photographs.

What to expect on the day

The session starts at 10:30am with hot drinks and the tutorial session, after this it’s time to head out into the zoo to explore and try out the tips from Dave!  

There will be a maximum of ten people taking part in the workshop, giving you lots of time to explore and get those perfect pictures!

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring a spare battery and memory card!

What we've done to keep you safe on our experience...

Our Photography Workshops have been adapted to ensure that you don’t miss out on our usual experience whilst keeping everyone safe. This includes moving our tutorial session to a larger room to accommodate everyone whilst allowing for social distancing, following the one-way systems around the Zoo, and offering no-contact feedback on photographs that you take during your workshop. We also have hand sanitiser available throughout the experience and encourage participants to wash their hands regularly.

Click here to find out how the rest of the Zoo has been adapted.

Price

  • £130 per person

Please note: ZSL Gold members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. This discount will be added automatically at checkout when you sign in using your registered email address. If you are having problems please call us on  0344 225 1826. 

How to book

  • Book online. 
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Photography Workshops as gift vouchers. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.

Please note that if you are booking as a supporter including members, Patrons or Fellows, guests who are also supporters, can accompany you without booking a timed slot to visit in advance. Please arrive together as a group, with your booked experience ticket. If paying visitors would like to join a supporter on their Experience, they will need to book their timed slot to visit the Zoo, in advance. If you are not a member and are a paying visitor booking for an Experience, please ensure you also book your Zoo entry on the same date as your Experience here.

 

ZSL London Zoo 

Book a General Photography Workshop at ZSL London Zoo

Book an Advanced Photography Workshop at ZSL London Zoo

 

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 

Book a general photography workshop at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Book an advanced photography workshop at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

 

 

Know Before you book

  • General admission is included for the participant

Please note that if you are booking as a supporter including members, Patrons or Fellows, guests who are also supporters, can accompany you without booking a timed slot to visit in advance. Please arrive together as a group, with your booked experience ticket and valid Membership card(s). If paying visitors would like to join a supporter in the Zoo during the day of their Experience, they will need to book their timed slot to visit the Zoo, in advance. If you are not a member and are a paying visitor booking for an Experience, your admission to the Zoo is included in your booking.

  • The experience takes place outdoors so please come prepared with wet weather clothes
  • Tickets are for personal use only and may not be sold on. 
  • For participants with a disability or learning difficulty, please contact on experienceenquiries@zsl.org for advice before purchasing any of our experiences.
  • Accompanying carers will be given access to the course free of charge. Free Carer tickets must be obtained in advance and can be purchased over the phone only. Please call 0344 225 1826 to book.
  • The experience may be altered on any given day due to animal welfare, health issues, staff shortages, bad weather or changes to the Zoo’s collections, but will ensure that if this is the case, the activity will be replaced with another similar task. We endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum and will notify you as soon as possible if such changes are made. 
  • We may have to change or cancel the date of an experiences for reasons such as the minimum number of participants has not been reached, extreme bad weather, staff shortages, animal welfare issues or force majeure. We will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible if this is the case. Regrettably, we cannot cover travel, accommodation or any other related costs if we are forced to cancel a date.
  • Please arrive on time to take part in the workshop
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please contact us on experienceenquiries@zsl.org

2021 Dates

ZSL London Zoo Workshops

2021 Dates coming soon!

Book our General Photography Workshop at ZSL London Zoo

Book our Advanced Photography Workshop at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Workshops

2021 dates will go on sale on 1st November 2020

General:

  • Friday 7th May 2021
  • Friday 21st May 2021
  • Friday 11th June 2021
  • Friday 25th June 2021
  • Friday 9th July 2021
  • Friday 10th September 2021
  • Friday 24th September 2021

Book our General Photography Workshop at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. 

Advanced:

  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Friday 28th May 2021
  • Friday 18th June 2021
  • Friday 2nd July 2021
  • Friday 16th July 2021
  • Friday 17th September 2021

Book our Advanced Photography Workshop at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.