Photowalk at the National Zoo

  • May 4, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Member Bassam Hammoudeh has kindly offered lead this photowalk.

Description:
A walk-about in an urban jungle among the large collection of wild animals at the DC Zoo. Learn photo techniques for creating photo safari shots at the zoo. Creative composition techniques and utilizing depth of field and telephoto compression effects for best results. Expect a walking photo tour while carying photo gear. Entrance to zoo is free. Metro Red line is a block away. If you drive, public parking is available for $4/hr. Meet at the front entrance gate.

Highly Recommended Equipment/gear: 300mm or longer telephoto lens and tripod, comfortable walking shoes, light wind/rain jacket

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  • Jennifer

    Had a great time! Thank you Bassam and all the other participants - learned a ton and had a wonderful morning.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Had a great first event, hope to come to more and enjoy.

    May 5, 2013

  • Seema

    Thanks Bassam, it was a great trip!! Hope to see you all again soon.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Bassam A. H.

    Thank you all for being a wonderful creative group. The light and animals were perfect and images looked so good in the view finder! What more could we have asked for? I look forward to our next event.

    3 · May 4, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Thanks Bassam for leading us today. I really enjoyed the event.

      May 4, 2013

  • Renee F.

    The photowalk was great! I enjoy meeting you. I haven't downloaded my picture yet.

    1 · May 4, 2013

    • Tanya

      Me either! Just woke from my nap and contemplating going to the park or mall to shoot

      May 4, 2013

  • Donna S.

    I just checked my email. I was wait listed up to yesterday for this event. It looks like last night around 7:00 PM a notification to advise of an opening for this event was sent. I just saw that. Hope you all have a good meetup. I will be sure to register early for the next event and not have to be wait listed.

    May 4, 2013

    • Tanya

      I am not the group leader but I will tell you that regularly less than 50% of the people who say they are coming actually show so I would say for an outing like this, wait list or not just come.

      May 4, 2013

  • Tanya

    Awesome and fun group. Great leader!!!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Rob

    Ended up art lot b walking over now.

    May 4, 2013

  • adam r.

    Running a few minutes late

    May 4, 2013

  • Tanya

    Found parking on the street!!! Yaaaa me!!! I'm coming up the hill!!

    May 4, 2013

  • Rob

    I am running a couple minutes late. Hopefully I dint miss you guys.

    May 4, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    I know this is a crazy question but is the front gate to the zoo on Connecticut Ave? Is anyone parking in the lot near Beach Drive?

    May 3, 2013

  • Renee F.

    I see you at the front gate.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Renee F.

    Where are we meeting in the zoo.

    May 3, 2013

  • Nadene P.

    Metro rail doesn't start running until 7 AM on the weekends. Is anyone interested in carpooling to save on parking fees? I live in Germantown and could meet anywhere between here and Rockville or at the Grosvenor metro.

    May 3, 2013

    • Rakesh

      I live pretty close to twinbrook metro (Rockville) and i would be interested. But, I Dont own a car anymore.

      May 3, 2013

    • Nadene P.

      Rajesh, email me your phone number at [masked]

      May 3, 2013

  • Karl W.

    Should have two leaders so no wait list.

    May 3, 2013

  • Jason

    We have an awards ceremony for our daughter's swim team, so I unfortunately can't make this one.

    May 3, 2013

  • Rakesh

    So can members who are on a waitlist come as well??

    April 29, 2013

    • Beth F.

      Oh, that's good to know - I'm on the waitlist as well, but will plan on coming.

      April 29, 2013

    • Seema

      Us too

      May 2, 2013

  • Seema

    We are going to come anyway even though I'm on the wait list. We'll go separately if indeed no space.

    May 2, 2013

  • Nadene P.

    How long do you think we will be there?

    May 2, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Unable to attend, please notify next on waitlist

    May 2, 2013

  • Danielle P.

    Is there a second group leader? If so, does that open up spots for those of us who are on the waitlist?

    May 2, 2013

  • Alfia K.

    Hate to do this, but I will not be able to make it this Saturday. Family obligations...

    May 2, 2013

  • Maureen

    I go to the zoo frequently, and love it. however, I'll go to the the sheep and wool festival instead.

    May 1, 2013

  • Toni Tillman C.

    Hi all :0) I will not be able to meet you guys for this wonderful Photowalk. I will be attending the Sheep & Wool Festival in Gaithersburg, Md pursuing my other passion....Knitting with natural fibers. ENJOY

    May 1, 2013

  • Rakesh

    Hate to ask this, but does anyone have a telephoto lens for a Nikon mount that I could probably borrow for Saturday?? I recently switched from my Olympus gear to Nikon FX and haven't bought a telephoto yet...

    April 29, 2013

  • Maureen

    I'd be happy to lead a group on another day. I'm a member of the Fonz club, and have been taking photographs at the zoo for several years.

    April 28, 2013

    • Tanya

      Working at the zoo?! Did I hear behind the scenes photoshoot?! ;-)

      2 · April 28, 2013

    • Seema

      I'd love a 2d meetup too

      April 29, 2013

  • Curt n.

    The zoo is a great place to capture 2 & 4 footed beings.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Within the Zoo grounds, where are we meeting?

    April 26, 2013

    • Bassam A. H.

      We will meet just inside the Zoo front main gate and before you get to visitor center. Look for people with lots of gear and tripods :-)

      April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That could also describe the FONZ Photo Club :-)

      April 28, 2013

  • Rakesh

    I understand there's a waiting list, but I would really like to come..

    April 26, 2013

  • karel

    I will be out of town on vacation -- wish I could go!!

    April 3, 2013

  • karel

    I will be out of town on vacation -- wish I could go!!

    April 3, 2013

  • karel

    I will be out of town on vacation -- sorry I can't make it...
    Please let someone have my spot.

    April 3, 2013

  • Jamie

    Thats a huge waiting list. Im stepping down so that someone else can go.

    March 20, 2013

  • Bassam A. H.

    Even with simple camera, you can learn about what gear you may want in future, learn technique by observation, gain understanding from field work. Still worth it if you have an interest in nature/wild animal photography.

    2 · March 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      i do howver metro another issue

      March 19, 2013

  • Cathy

    i just have a simple camera

    March 19, 2013

  • Walrus

    I would love to do something like this! But I work on Saturdays -- since it's filled up anyway, any chance of a second date, on a Sunday?

    March 13, 2013

  • Windy

    Not sure how I am fixed for May just yet, but this looks like a great opportunity. I have been reporting on the baby gorillas at another zoo and have found that zoo photography is indeed an interesting challenge! http://zoobabyprints.blogspot.c...­

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best way to get to the Zoo is Metro to Cleveland Park and walk south on Connecticut Ave. Parking is $16 for the first 3 hours, and $22 for more than 3 hours. FONZ members may pay 1/2 price or free depending on membership level.

    February 17, 2013

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