Big Cat Photograpy Workshop

Our wildlife photographer Barbara Meyer offers a
Big Cat Photography
workshop at Colchester Zoo.

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This half-day photography experience is a great opportunity to get good photos of the Big Cats at Colchester Zoo. The workshop participants will have access to one-to-one advice on any photographic aspects while taking photos of the Amur tigers, Amur leopards, lions and other wildlife species, we will pass on the way.

Professional wildlife photographer, Barbara Meyer will be available throughout the afternoon to offer advice on technical photographic aspects and to help participants with the settings on their camera. Based on Barbara's connection to wildlife conservation, our customers will also benefit from learning more about the big cats and how knowing the animals will help to get better images.

The Big Cat Photography workshops will start at 12:00 and will finish at 16:30. At Colchester Zoo we will work around the zoo's Big Cat talks, meaning we will start with the Amur tigers and work our way via the wolves and Amur leopards towards the lions. The tigers, leopards and lions will either be fed or get some enrichments at these times. This will offer great photo opportunities. Through this approach our customers will be able to utilise what they have learnt when coming back to Colchester Zoo
(or visiting any other zoo or wildlife park) on their own.

In order to make our courses most beneficial to all participants, we apply for the half-day Big Cat Photography workshop a maximum number of 8 people per event (minimum of 4 people).

The price for this photography experience is
  • £99 per person.
This includes a 40% contribution to wildlife conservation through Action For The Wild (Colchester Zoo's wildlife conservation charity).

We have agreed the following dates for the Big Cat Photography workshop at Colchester Zoo in 2018:
23 March 2018 (Friday) - only 3 spaces left
28 September 2018 (Friday) - availability > 3 spaces
You can book your place by completing the form at the end of this page and paying either a deposit or the full fee - more details are below.



Milena - Amur leopard

Below is a sample itinerary for our Zoo Photography For Children workshop:
12:00 Arrival and sign-in
13:00 Tigers
14:00 Amur leopards
15:00 African Wildlife
15:30 Lions
16:30 Finish
This itinerary is only a sample as changes may occur, based for example on requirements of participants and circumstances around the animals at the zoo or weather conditions.


You can book by completing the form at the end of this page and, provided it is not indicated above that no spaces or only a small number of spaces are available for the photography workshop date of your choice, proceed to the online shop via the Pay Link to pay either the deposit or the full fee from there (depending on when you book / the full fee is required when booking 4 weeks or less prior to the course date). For more details about the booking process, please check our Terms and Conditions.

If you are not sure about what dates and venue would suit you best, or you would like to get the Big Cat Photography workshop for a friend or family member, you can also buy a gift voucher and agree the course venue and date at a later stage.

Please contact us via info@bigcatphotography.co.uk, if you have any questions.

Big Cat Photography workshop

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