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We offer two photography courses:

Photography Basics

A two-day training course designed to give participants the basics of great photography in one of Australia’s most unique and scenic locations – Taronga Zoo!

Photography Enthusiasts

A one-day training workshop designed to help students get the most out of their digital SLR using the Zoo's unique fauna, flora and scenic surrounds.

Entry Requirements for Photography Courses

  • Participants must have their own Digital SLR Camera.
  • Minimum age requirement for this course is 16 years of age.
  • Participants are also required to have a reasonable level of fitness and physical ability to traverse the Taronga Zoo site.

Location to Meet for Photography Courses

Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman. Participants meet at Taronga Zoo Education Centre.

>> Download Photography Basics and Enthusiasts Course Enrolment Form

Photography: Participant Feedback

This course has helped many budding photographers get more out of their cameras while snapping the photogenic scenery at Taronga Zoo. See what they have to say about the experience.


Meet the Photographers

Jay Collier
Jay started working with some of the world’s leading camera manufactures in the late 1990s and has been photographing African wildlife professionally since 2004. Jay now heads Canon Professional Service (CPS) and provides support to many of Australia’s leading professional photographers. 

Mandy McLellan
Mandy’s combined experience of over 10 years as a Taronga Zoo Keeper and running her own photography business, ensures an intimate and creative experience for all course participants.