Jay Collier, Canon Collective Ambassador

Intermediate Wildlife Photography at Healesville Sanctuary

Where:Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Badger Creek VIC 3777
Cost: $49
Skill level: Intermediate
Maximum event size:1-8 people
  • 11 Feb, 10:30AM - 2:30PM / 18 Feb, 10:30AM - 2:30PM / 04 Mar, 10:30AM - 2:30PM / 19 Mar, 10:30AM - 2:30PM / 17 Apr, 10:30AM - 2:30PM

About the event:

Note: The workshop cost does not include entry to the sanctuary. To save time on the day please arrange your entry ticket ahead of the 10:30 AM start. Please visit the Melbourne Zoo website for current ticket prices.

Join Jay Collier from Canon Collective for an in-depth wildlife photography experience at Healesville Sanctuary.

Over 4 hours you will learn and practice the key tips to successful wildlife photography covering exposure, camera settings, focus, composition, wildlife portraits, and of course the high speed action of birds in flight during the spirits of the sky bird show.

Tap into Jay's 15 years of professional wildlife photography experience as he shares the many techniques and principles of wildlife photography with a small group of only 8 to ensure plenty of 1 on 1 time, advice and support.

Each guest will receive tips on how to set up your own cameras and access the many custom functions in order to better understand how to get the most out of your Canon EOS camera.

Each guest will also have shared access to an extensive range of Canon EOS cameras and L series telephoto zoom lenses on the day including the professional Canon EOS 1DX series cameras, EOS 90D, EOS 5D Mark IV and mirrorless EOS R camera bodies as well as lenses such as the EF 100-400mm series II, EF 200-400mm, EF 300mm f2.8 and 400mm f4 DO series II at no extra cost. (please note that all guests will receive at least 1 lens at all times on a shared basis and may be asked to rotate gear between guests when requested)


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:

Techniques covered:

Focusing, exposure, composition, panning, shutter speed, camera settings, custom functions, birds in flight and wildlife photography

Recommended equipment:

Please BYO Canon EOS camera and any lenses you might wish to use. A complete range of Canon EOS cameras and telephoto lenses will be available for all guests to use on the day (please note that all guests will receive at least 1 lens at all times on a shared basis and may be asked to rotate gear between guests when requested). Ensure you bring spare batteries, memory cards and appropriate clothing for 4 hours in outdoor conditions. Consider a water bottle and snacks also.

Event location:

Meeting at the archway near the front gates closest to the car-park where equipment will be distributed ahead of entering the zoo.

Important Information

General Fitness required, grip sole with closed toe shoe recommended. Where the event takes place outside we can’t control the environment so please take care in your surroundings.

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 for your chance to be featured on the Canon Collective Instagram account.

Your Ambassador

Jay Collier

Based in Melbourne, Jay’s a long-time photographic professional with a passion for African wildlife.

Healesville Sanctuary


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