Beginners' Photographers Workshop

Beginners' Photographers Workshop
From NZD $195.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Location: Auckland, Auckland

Discover the basic functions of your camera and stretch your photography beyond automatic modes to engage the manual settings.

We will introduce you to basic technical terms and photography concepts including:

  • How to use the basics of your camera
  • Aperture and Shutter Priority modes
  • Understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • What is depth of field
  • Focussing
  • Optical vs. Digital Zoom and when to use these
  • Understanding White Balance
  • Using your camera’s flash
  • Image size and quality
  • Picture composition

Our small friendly group dynamics will allow you to confidently master your camera while enjoying the companionship of fellow photographer’s photography enthusiasts as you collectively explore this dynamic art form. With so many great photographic opportunities at Auckland Zoo, you will have plenty of pictures and new skills to take home!

Group size: five participants to every tutor with a maximum 10 participants in a workshop. Participants aged 15 years and over.


  • no previous experience necessary
  • a digital camera (we recommend a DSLR camera)
  • fully charged battery and charging unit/cable
  • memory cards, we recommend 8GB or 16GB
  • camera manual and any other accessories you might have
  • comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for the weather.

Workshop fees includes Zoo admission, morning tea and course booklet.

Friends of the Zoo members must present I.D.