Kass Brumley, Canon Collective Ambassador

Wildlife Photography – Before Hours at The Sydney Zoo

Where:The Sydney Zoo, 700 Great Western Hwy, Bungarribee NSW 2767
Cost: $149
Skill level: Intermediate
Maximum event size:1-10 people
  • 26 Jun, 7:30AM - 10:00AM / 27 Jun, 7:30AM - 10:00AM / 10 Jul, 7:30AM - 10:00AM / 11 Jul, 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Image of cheetah taken by Kass Brumley at the Sydney Zoo

About the event:

Ticket cost: $149 (Does not include zoo entry, see important info for collective members code)

Have you ever wonder what its like to have a whole zoo all to yourself? Join Kass Brumley from Canon Collective for an exclusive before hours wildlife photography workshop at the brand new Sydney Zoo. To ensure you get the best head start, the session will start with a theory session learning the tips and tricks for capturing wildlife with Kass before heading into the zoo at 8am. Once inside the zoo our first stop will be the Australia precinct where we will put theory to practice then from there we will work closely with keepers to capture animals as they wake and emerge from their night dens. You will have a full hour inside the zoo before gates open to the public and then a further hour to explore at your own leisure using any camera equipment you have borrowed, Kass will be on hand to help with any questions, tips or tricks. At the end of the session we will meet back up again to return gear and debrief, after that you are free to enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day as you wish.

During the workshop we will help you better understand the critical settings and techniques to master wildlife photography such as:

• Camera settings and set up
• Focus modes and technique
• Exposure and metering
• Aperture and depth of field
• Shutter speed
• Composition
• Tips and tricks for Sydney Zoo Enclosures

The ticket price of this event does not include zoo entry cost, if you already hold an annual pass then bring that as usual otherwise use the code in the important information section to secure a discount for your day pass. Please book online for the same date as this course and select the AM option for your visit.

Please remember that while we do our best to work closely with zoo keepers to show you the widest variety of animals in the zoo, the animals at Sydney Zoo have freedom of roam to enter and exit enclosures as they wish so we can not guarantee viewing of specific animals.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.

The little details:

Recommended equipment:

Please BYO Canon EOS camera, lenses, memory cards and spare batteries. Canon EOS cameras and telephoto lenses will be available for guests to loan for the duration of the workshop at no additional cost.

Event location:

Meet at the main front gates 10 mins before the event starts. Parking is available onsite.

Important Information

Workshop ticket does NOT include entry to the zoo. We have secured a discount code for you to use online when purchasing day passes that you will receive with your booking conformation email, please ensure when booking your pass that you select the date of this workshop and select the AM option then enter the Canon Collective discount code (CANON-9PX11) at checkout. If you already hold an annual pass there is no need to purchase extra zoo entry, please bring your pass along as usual. General fitness required, grip sole with closed toe shoe recommended. As the event takes place outside we can’t control the environment so please take care in your surroundings. Ensure you dress for the weather and protect yourself from the sun.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective

Your Ambassador

Kass Brumley

Based in Sydney, Kass grew up in sunny Queensland and has a passion for capturing the world around her.

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