Sep 26
Oct 16
Oct 26
Nov 13

Bird And Macro Nature Photography Walk

By Canon Collective
$103.91 incl. Fee & GST SOLD OUT
Send your nature photography skills soaring and let your creativity run wild at this bird, macro & nature photography walk. About this event

Join Canon Collective Ambassador and wildlife photography expert Jay Collier for an in-depth, practical workshop designed to advance your nature photography skills.

With access to a range of world-famous Canon telephoto lenses, macro lenses and Canon EOS cameras, this small group workshop is perfect for photographers looking to extend beyond the basics of bird, wildlife and macro photography.

Held at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, you will learn the advanced photographic techniques required to capture stunning nature imagery as we walk around the grounds of the gardens to apply your learning in the field.

Swap between telephoto lenses and macro lenses as opportunities present themselves as the gardens provide plenty of opportunities to capture wild native birds that are attracted to the many native plants which also make for outstanding macro photography subjects.

Each guest will have access to a long telephoto zoom lens, a macro lens and a Canon Speedlite each for the entire duration of the workshop.

Topics covered

 • Exposure, focus & metering for nature & macro photography

• Essential techniques and camera set up for bird photography

 • Using Canon telephoto lenses & extenders

 • Integrating Speedlite flash with nature and macro photography

What to bring

 • Canon EOS camera body, telephoto and macro lens (equipment will be provided to those who do not own a Canon telephoto lens, macro lens or speedlite)

 • Tripod

 • A small reflector or A4 sheet of white card or paper.

 • Canon speedlite if you own one (one will be provided if you dont)

• 6x AA batteries  

• SD cards

• Closed toed comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to working outside for the duration of the walk

• We suggest bringing a water bottle and a packed lunch and or snacks also

Meeting Point

At the main carpark near the shelter at the beginning of the pathway that leads up to the main entry. Please do not meet at the main entry as all camera equipment will be handed out from a vehicle in the carpark.

Skill level

 • This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop, perfect for photographers who have attended similar Beginners workshops or have an equivalent level of knowledge.

Important information

 • Loan gear will be available for use during the workshop

 • As we will be walking for 3 hours, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

 • Dress for walking along paths and tracks and consider bringing your own water bottle, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

COVID-safe event conditions:

Please note that by booking this workshop you agree to the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all participants and of our team. This includes:

 • Adhering to a maximum number of persons (inclusive of your Collective Ambassador) as per government advice

 • Maintaining 1.5m social distancing at all times and indoor distancing as advised by each state government – applicable between Ambassadors and all guests

 • Learning outcomes will be provided by verbal explanation. Canon Collective Ambassadors will be unable to handle your cameras or review results on the LCD screen.

 • Access to hand sanitiser during the event

 • Wiping down / sanitisation of all shared gear

Who should not attend?

 • Anyone feeling unwell or awaiting COVID-19 test results

 • Anyone who has travelled overseas within the last 14 days

 • Anyone who has been in contact with any known positive COVID-19 person within the last 14 days

 • Anyone at “greater risk of serious infection” as described by the Australian Government as follows:

   - people aged 70 years and over

   - people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions

   - people with a compromised immune system

   - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions

By booking an event, you agree to cooperate with all requirements and confirm you do not fall within one of the above listed categories. If your situation changes between booking your event and the day of the event, please do not attend and reschedule your place by contacting us.

Above: Image by Canon Collective Ambassador Jay Collier, flower at Cranbourne Gardens

Main: Image by Canon Collective Ambassador Jay Collier, New Holland Honey Eater at Cranbourne Gardens

Above: Image by Canon Collective Ambassador Jay Collier, the many walkways and landscaped displays at Cranbourne Gardens.

Please consider the following requirements prior to booking this workshop, in consideration of the host and other participants:

 • Please arrive 15 mins before for start time. The workshop will begin at the designated time and late arrivals may not be admitted.

 • If you are more than 15 minutes early, please make yourself comfortable and wait for the host to greet guests together at the same time at the sheltered area at the beginning of the entry pathway nearest to the carpark. Please do not meet at the top entry as we will meet in the carpark to distribute camera gear.

 • Please choose carefully. Except where otherwise indicated, we do not offer refunds unless an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled to a date you cannot attend, or where required under Australian Consumer Law. View the Terms of Registration.

 • Please take careful note of event details at time of booking. If you have any further question’s, contact us at, however please note that due to the nature of our work we may be unable to respond to all request in a timely manner.

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Date And Time
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Time Zone
(GMT+1000) Australia (Melbourne) Time

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens - Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, VIC 3977 View Map
Maximum Event Size 7 People

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens


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