Wildlife Portrait Photography

Learn to capture portraits of wildlife — windows into the wildlife soul.

Level: Intermediate*
Instructor: Diana Andersen
Date: Saturday 12 November 2022
Duration: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: $198
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Yanchep National Park

The saying ‘the eyes are the windows to the soul’ applies to wildlife as much as humans.

But what are we hoping to see in the wildlife soul? If you learn to recognize them, many expressions can be captured in wildlife portrait photography when we achieve a visual connection. Curiosity, fear, playfulness, and watchfulness are among the stories our images can tell, but we need to learn to recognize them and be prepared to take that shot. 

Understanding how to frame your subject and the ideal camera settings for the situation will help you capture engaging wildlife portraits. 

Join wildlife/pet photographer, Diana Andersen, for this workshop to help develop your understanding of wildlife portrait photography techniques.


  • How to approach your subject and position yourself for the best light and angle.
  • How to choose appropriate aperture, shutter and ISO settings.
  • Exposing for the lightest part of your subject.
  • The different types and uses of exposure metering modes.
  • Capturing expression.
  • Achieving focus on the eyes with single point focus.
  • Shooting angles to enhance the impact of your images.


  • Your interchangeable lens camera.
  • Preferable telephoto/zoom lens between 200mm and 600mm.
  • The manual for your camera.
  • Notebook and a pen.
  • A towel or mat to sit or lay on.

* This workshop  is suitable for digital cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras.


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