Past Meetup

Wildlife Photo Workshop at the Franklin Park Zoo

Price: $35.00 /per person

Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Road · Boston, MA

How to find us

Meet us inside the zoo ar the ZEBRA ENTRANCE

Location image of event venue


Wildlife is one of the most challenging photography subjects and one of the most rewarding. There is nothing quite like making an excellent image of one of Nature’s beautiful beasts. Along with the technical challenges of wildlife photography you also have the challenge of actually finding critters in the natural world.

That is why I am holding the Wildlife Photography Workshop at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. ( When asked about why he robbed banks the notorious criminal Willie Sutton replied “Because that is where the money is”. Zoos are where the animals are.

We presented a very useful and popular photo tour to the Bronx Zoo in 2012. This workshop is based on that, with the convenience of a nearby location that is very photography friendly.

The zoo presents a unique opportunity to photograph a many subjects, with easy access, so the photographer can concentrate building skills rather than on searching for subjects. In this workshop we will be working on observation, timing, composition and focus control that makes for great wildlife images. The Franklin Park Zoo offers a nice variety of species, shooting conditions and easy access points (platforms and open perimeters).


We will begin this workshop at 10:00 am when the Zoo opens inside the park. We will meet on the grassy field just inside the ZEBRA ENTRANCE. We will spend 20 to 30 minutes reviewing techniques and discussing your creative options for wildlife photography. We will then spend the next two hours working our way through the exhibits (indoor and outdoor) practicing our skills.

You will receive a workshop preparation guide prior to the workshop date that includes info on equipment selection and the camera controls to review. You will also receive a wildlife photography shooting guide – class handout- to help you during the workshop.

The fee for this workshop does not include the entrance fee for the Zoo! There are many discount offers and rates available. Many Local libraries participate in discounted pass program.