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Advanced Zoo Photography Primates

Advanced Zoo Photography Primates

Join us at Audubon Zoo for a morning of intermediate and advanced instruction focused on our primates! After a presentation on Audubon Zoo’s primates and conservation initiatives, professional animal photographer and photography instructor Amy Shutt will instruct you on advanced photography techniques focused on the anatomy, habitat, behaviors and special adaptations of the primates and how to use this information to make compelling images. Amy will also share some of her regular animal photography tips and tricks so you can get the best shots possible. We will then spend exclusive time before the zoo opens photographing orangutans, western lowland gorillas, and black-handed spider monkeys, among others.

Come spend the morning with us and learn more about photography, primates, and conservation!

Individual critiques of the images taken during this class will follow in an exclusive Advanced Photography Class: Primates Flickr group! A portion of the proceeds from this special class will go directly to HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project. Please view more about this amazing organization here:

Please visit Amy's portfolio and photography workshops sites: and

Please contact Amy with any questions on this class: (225) 200-1895 or

  • Ages: 16 years and older 

  • Level: Intermediate and Advanced.
  • Prerequisites: Participants should have completed the Basics Zoo Photography Class 1 or have a deep understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and know how to use these together for proper exposure and know how to properly use Aperture Priority and Manual Mode, as these basic photography fundamentals will not be covered in this class.
  • Required EquipmentDSLR camera or a point and shoot/mirrorless camera that has the ability go into Aperture Priority and Manual modes, a telephoto lens that can zoom to at least 200mm, and a monopod or tripod. 

  • Duration: Total 4 hours 8am- 12pm, Saturday March 29th. 

  • Fee: $131 for members, $144 for nonmembers 


March 29:

1.) Classroom Presentation: 8am-9am

2.) Photograph primates in the Zoo: 9am-11:30am

3.) Q&A, Flickr group tutorial, folder packet presentation: 11:30am-12pm

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March 29th, 2014
8am - 12pm
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