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Dallas Zoo Offers Nature Photography Workshop and Photo Safari on July 13
Jul 9, 2013

You don’t have to travel around the world to photograph exotic wildlife in natural settings. Take a guided tour to animal habitats that offer the best opportunities for photographers on July 13 at a photography workshop and safari at the Dallas Zoo.

This day-long safari and workshop will be led by Earl Nottingham, Texas Parks and Wildlife chief photographer and Cathy Burkey, staff photographer for the Dallas Zoological Society.

Zookeepers will be on hand to help encourage the animals to be in the best possible locations for pictures. There will also be an in-depth question-and-answer discussion that will address types of photography, workflow, printing, and more.

“Earl Nottingham is a wonderful photographer who will give us tips on how to photograph animals in exhibits including lighting, composition, and versatility,” Burkey said. “This is an incredible, not-to-be-missed opportunity.”

During the workshop, participants review the pictures taken and discuss color, design, composition, light, shadow, nuance, and tone. Students will learn the differences between portraits and behavior shots, how to set up for a great image, ethical considerations, and more.

The cost is $125 for DZS members and $150 for non-members and includes a continental breakfast and lunch as well as admission to the Dallas Zoo and parking. Participants must bring their own cameras and equipment.

Friday is the last day for registration. This event is limited to 15 participants, who must be age 18 and older. For more information or to register, visit DallasZoo.com, email Cathy.Burkey@DallasZoo.com, or call 469.554.7423.