Wildlife Photography Essentials

Your introduction to the ins and outs of wildlife photography!

Wildlife Photography Essentials 
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Date: Saturday 18 September 2021
Time: 11.00am (seminar), 1.00pm (field trip), 2.30pm (workshop ends)
Cost: $130
Instructor: Craig Franke
Location: Team Digital (5 Coolgardie Terrace, East Perth)
Maximum participants: 16

Course pre-requisites: You need to be familiar with key concepts in photography, including Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Depth of field. If you’re not, consider doing one of our beginner’s workshops. You will also need a telephoto zoom lens – we recommend at least at least a 70-300mm lens, but recommend longer lenses eg. 100-400mm or 150-600mm). 


If you have a passion for the great outdoors and would like to know how to photograph animals in their natural habitat (or even in the zoo), then this event is for you!

“Wildlife Photography Essentials” will take you on a journey through the mindset of a wildlife photographer. This is a great introduction to the world of wildlife photography: you’ll learn the best lenses and equipment you need, how best to use them, the “pro secrets” of taking great images of wild animals and tips for working in a natural environment and becoming familiar with the behaviour of the birds and animals you intend to photograph.

We’ll start with an information-packed seminar where wildlife photographer, Craig Franke, will show you how to think and shoot like a wildlife photographer. You’ll learn techniques, settings, trouble shooting and strategies for photographing wildlife, including birds.

This is followed by a field trip to a nearby nature reserve where you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned. Craig will be available to answer your questions or assist you if you ask for help or guidance during the field trip. 

Find your wild side (and the wildlife photographer in you) in this workshop! Places in this mini workshop are limited to 12, so book early to avoid missing out.

Note: Should the weather be inclement on the day of the workshop, the field trip will be postponed to another date.


  • Your interchangeable lens camera or superzoom camera with more 80x or more magnification.
  • A telephoto lens. We recommend at least a 70-300mm lens, but suggest longer lenses such as 100-400mm or 150-600mm.
  • Optional: A monopod.
  • Notebook and a pen.

NOTE: This workshop is suitable for interchangeable lens cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It is also suitable for superzoom cameras that let you get more than 80x magnification.


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