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We offer two photography courses:

Special Offer!

Current Taronga Zoo/ Taronga Western Plains Zoo staff members/ volunteers/ Taronga Training Institute students/ Zoo Friend members

Book and pay in FULL for any short course (excludes "keeper for a day") scheduled for 2015 by 30/06/15 and receive a 25% discount!!!!!*

* evidence of current employment/membership etc is required at the time of application, view individual courses for further details and to enrol.

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.

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

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. 

Paul Jones - Paul Jones is an award winning photojournalist who has a passion for storytelling. He uses his photography and multi-media techniques to communicate the stories of everyday life.