If you enjoy wildlife photography, learning from experts, and having the opportunity to get the PERFECT shot, this class is for you! Our photography classes are designed to build your confidence while enabling you to improve your photographic techniques. Instructors Craig Racicot and Jerry Roberts' collective experience in photography is only eclipsed by their enthusiasm for teaching the subject. Craig has spent 25 years at the San Diego Global as an animal keeper and photographer. Jerry served as the SeaWorld San Diego staff photographer for 13 years and has worked as a freelance photographer for the past 20 years.
Both Craig and Jerry deliver their topic, most often hands-on, with humor and humility while sharing their collective knowledge gained from many years in the world of corporate, photojournalist, and wildlife photography. Whether covering the birth of a killer whale or shooting through glass or wire to document the first hand feeding of the California condor, Craig and Jerry have a plethora of insights to share with you to help you make better pictures!
Session I: Beginning Wildlife Photography
September 14 and 21
This two-part class is designed to introduce and acquaint students who are relatively new to photography or to some newly purchased camera equipment. Our professional instructors will begin with the basics and cover all the instruction with clear communication and opportunities for questions. Students will gain confidence in a stress-less environment. By the end of your session, you can expect to be comfortable using autofocus, light metering, composition, and the basics of exposure, to name just a few! Few photography classes worldwide include the unsurpassed beauty of the San Diego Zoo's grounds, and during each class you will have the opportunity to stroll the facility prior to it opening to the public. Before you know it, you will be taking pictures you never thought possible! Be prepared to read your owner's manual prior to attending.
$144 per two-part session for members, $153 for nonmembers. For reservations or more information, please call 619-718-3000.