MELBOURNE ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP


3 hour session, max 6ppl

The Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop is best for beginner to enthusiast photographers and covers a wide range of topics from composition to simplified settings. If you’re an Auto Mode junkie this is a great chance to graduate to Program Mode and for those more experienced photographers a great opportunity to move to your next set of manual modes. One of the highlights of running this workshop at the Melbourne Zoo is that is gives us plenty of diversity with our subjects allowing for experimentation with settings, different lighting and an introduction to macro photography. Best of all this half-day workshop is limited to a small team of just 6 giving, so there is plenty of personalised attention relevant to your specific camera model and experience.

The Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop includes your entry into the zoo, notes on the topics covered and I encourage you to bring your smart phone along as well in case you would like to record miniature tutorials specific to your camera!

Following your workshop you will be invited to join the Matt Krumins Photography Course Collective Facebook group, giving you a safe and productive environment to continue your photography growth through both peer and instructor feedback.

This exclusive small-group workshop is your chance to revolutionise the way you see compositions and capture your photographs.

Hear what people are saying about my workshops and teaching style: 70+ reasons to book


Get off Auto or Program mode!

Stop letting the camera make decisions about your photos and get in control!

Launch into Program or Priority modes

Sounds daunting? Don't sweat it! My simple analogies will have you there in no time!

Get to know your cameras features

Feeling lost in those horrible manuals? Throw them out, I'm here to help now!

Get under the hood!

Let me help you customise your camera to suit your needs

Polish those Compositions

Get the quick tips on how to make your images stand out!

Creating stories

Photos are more than just pretty pictures, learn to tell a story!


Parking & Timing


Melbourne Zoo photography workshop time & location: 9am-12pm meeting at the Melbourne Zoo Elliot Avenue entrance. Parking is $2 for 5 hours.

FAQs

The Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop covers entry to Melbourne Zoo for the day and can also be contributed towards a full zoo membership at the end of the session. The workshop its self includes a quick reference guide to the settings and composition ideas covered.

Your workshop has a limit of just 6 people giving you plenty of one-on-one instruction as well as personal attention relevant to your camera brand and model.

Also, I believe that photography concepts take practice and time so at the conclusion of your workshop you will be invited to an exclusive online support group on Facebook where you can continue to grow your photography alongside other Matt Krumins Photography Workshop participants!

Melbourne can be a funny place when it comes to weather so regardless of the forecast I always recommend bringing a waterproof jacket as even on a sunny day Melbourne can show it’s unique ability to change on a dime! If we have minor drizzle or patchy showers we will be out shooting still as many parts of the zoo are undercover and as a bonus we will have less people to contend with!
If we do have significant forecast rain you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made 5 days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.
In photography we never stop learning, so whether you are an enthusiast photographer or or a complete beginner, my small course size will give you plenty of one-on-one attention to ensure new ideas and concepts can be tailored to your experience level!
A lot of my workshops are about how to see things rather than purely looking at the camera itself, so what you really need is a camera! That’s it! If you’re just starting out this is the perfect time to get to know the ins and outs of your new camera and get off Auto mode without getting into the technical stuff and if you’re more experienced I’ll be guiding you through how to get the most from your settings (and come cool settings deeper in the menus!)

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Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop

$149.95

Please note: Cancellations 7 or more days prior to the workshop will be offered store credit however cancellations less than 7 days from the workshop are non-refundable.

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Mark Schenk
Mark Schenk
2017-10-14T00:27:09+0000
In my professional life my objective is to learn from the absolute best people. I spent three hours with Matt recently preparing for an upcoming dive trip - Matt has the great talent of taking complex topics and explaining them in practical and memorable ways. The processes he has developed to simplify the shooting process are excellent. I walked away extremely happy at having been helped by a master - someone who is the master of their craft but has also mastered the art of teaching it. I'll be taking more workshops with Matt. Thanks.
Dimi Deane
Dimi Deane
2017-10-11T06:50:17+0000
Carrie Swenser
Carrie Swenser
2017-10-03T22:11:50+0000
I completed the Lightroom Image processing course with Matt last night and Matt's style of teaching is pitched at all levels of understanding. I can't wait to see how my new skills will transform my photos! Highly recommend attending one of Matt's workshops!
Giannina De Bono
Giannina De Bono
2017-10-02T09:21:05+0000
I had a one hour photo workshop with Matt. Matt explained my camera functions in a really easy way, which has now given me the confidence to go out and take great photos. I totally recommend this workshop. Thanks Matt �
Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer
2017-09-20T00:16:00+0000
This was my first time on a workshop with Matt and I was blown away, his teaching methods and analogies on the technical parts is incredibly easy to follow and remember. This was with no doubt the best workshop I have ever been on, it is not even comparable to any other workshops I have done with other photographers. Matt makes you feel so much at ease and creates fun. Even in the group environment, we still had one on one assistance and never felt rushed as I have experienced with other photographer's workshops. If you are trying to decide on which photographer to do a course with, look no further than a workshop with Matt Krumins. Truly the best!! I have given this review 5 stars, however it should be showing all of the stars in the Milky Way it is that good!!!
Siham Plop
Siham Plop
2017-09-19T00:42:40+0000
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop and it was really good. Matt is really passionate and provide individual attention to all the participants. I really enjoyed this class and highly recommend it! I learned a lot about composition and a different way of taking pictures. It's a really fun way to learn and practice photography.
Cristian Biotto
Cristian Biotto
2017-09-15T23:15:01+0000
Enjoyed the afternoon around Melbourne with Matt. Learned a lot of different techniques and simple tricks to make an average photo a great one. Matt follows each of the participants with enthusiasm and give focused advice. It was also incredible to notice details in the streets which are usually lost in a day-to-day commute. Highly suggested experience!
Peter Lilley
Peter Lilley
2017-09-15T22:37:07+0000
I had excellent afternoon working through the options I had long ignored on my camera. All those buttons and knobs do have a purpose, who would have known ? Melbourne's inclement weather tried to cruel the day with persistent, and at times torrential rain, but it instead threw up some interesting and unique photo opportunities. Thanks Matt for a very informative session, many great tips this novice can now easily apply!
Sally Bell
Sally Bell
2017-09-13T00:18:17+0000
Did Matt's seascapes workshop followed by the lightroom course. Both were well structured and practical and I felt I had acquired new skills by the end. Matt was friendly and approachable and didn't laugh at any of our dumb questions! He even stopped on the way back from the workshop and bought rice to put my camera in after it got a little wet!
Russell Bell
Russell Bell
2017-09-12T05:22:49+0000
I attended Matt's beginners Lightroom class last night and found it extremely helpful. I came out with some new skills as well as confirmed what i had learnt before hand. I started taking photos a few months back while off with my second back operation. The small class size was great for getting a little extra help as well making it nice environment to learn. I plan on getting involved with the location photography workshops when the timing is right. Matt made the steps simple and post processing an easier task.
Donna Fisher
Donna Fisher
2017-09-10T08:08:21+0000
Loved Matt's Seascapes Workshop - he made it easy to understand, a laugh along the way - especially as it was wet and cold. Now I have to spend some � as I love what the filters can do. Thanks Matt!
Arthur Sliwinski
Arthur Sliwinski
2017-09-03T23:20:55+0000
Great session, learned heaps and Matt was very accommodating and ready to answer questions. It was also good to get pushed and challenged in the composition of our shots, thanks Matt!
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
2017-09-03T12:05:32+0000
Had a brilliant and informative time with Matt. He really helped my photography skills by showing me some great tips and tricks.
Sarah Serong
Sarah Serong
2017-09-03T11:33:31+0000
Matt is lovely - he gives some tips and explanation, then lets you actually have the time to try and explore what you want to achieve when it comes to your photos. I really appreciate that he was so flexible in allowing me to alter the booking date - most companies would not be so great about it. I really loved that the tips were easy to digest and apply, and that no question was too silly. Thanks for such a great workshop!
Grant Partridge
Grant Partridge
2017-08-31T00:41:47+0000
I went on Matt's Street and Travel Workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it .Learned a lot of tips and techniques. Looking forward to doing another workshop with Matt.
John Verga
John Verga
2017-08-29T11:32:03+0000
I bought my first camera at the age of 16, now at nearly 60 years of age I am still loving photography. Unfortunately the last 30 years I have been tied up with work but I am now starting to resurrect my passion for photography. I recently purchased a Nikon D7200 which I love but unfortunately nothing has changed, the manuals leave a lot to be desired and so I've done several workshops to try and learn about my camera. This included a Nikon School workshop and a Ted's Camera Workshop among others. Quite by accident I stumbled across Matt's website. I started reading some of the tutorials which are written in an excellent lay back manner in a language that is easily understood. Looking through Matt's various workshops I decided to try the Seascapes Workshop and WOW WHAT A DAY!!!! Matt has a gift for teaching........ like his tutorials he relays information in a simple uncomplicated way. I learnt more about photography and more importantly my camera with Matt yesterday than I did with all the other stuff that I've done, and to boot I came away with a couple of shots that I was ecstatic with. There was myself and only two other people in the group which gave Matt plenty of time to spend with each of us.I was keen to do this workshop as we would be using filters and Matt supplied Lee filters for us to use and I've now decided to replace my Hoya filters with one of these systems. I look forward to doing lots more workshops with Matt particularly the Astro Workshop in Cohuna, and once again Matt thank you so much for such a fantastic day! Looking forward to the next one!
Terri Allen
Terri Allen
2017-08-29T01:40:39+0000
Another very enjoyable course with Matt on Lightroom 101. I had previously done Matt's underwater workshop. His easy going style, backed up with the step by step videos makes this an excellent value course to take. Oh and the red wine helps as well....
Amanda Stuart
Amanda Stuart
2017-08-28T23:42:07+0000
I did Matt's Seascape workshop and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Matt is very engaging and passionate about teaching photography, and as the day involved driving from Melbourne to Point Lonsdale we had plenty of time to talk about loads of photography issues. As there were only three of us, Matt was able to give everyone attention whenever they needed it. We all learnt new ways of seeing. Personally it was a first for me shooting (intentionally) in black and white and I'm now totally obsessed. The filters were a steep learning curve but a great start. And thanks very much for putting me on the Queenscliff ferry Matt - such a nice way to end a great day.
Paul White
Paul White
2017-08-22T06:09:23+0000
My Son sent me a voucher for the Travel workshop from his workplace in the UK and I wondered why? I had to travel from Canberra to Melbourne and stay a couple of nights to do the workshop! But since I was an "Auto" photographer I learned so much about what I could do to improve my photographs, especially low light photography, that I thought my Son had made a very good decision to buy the voucher. Now to the Aurora Borealis, it will never look so good, I hope.
Carly Howe
Carly Howe
2017-08-20T09:38:25+0000
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop, and Matt I had learned so much thank-you. Even my partner was walking around with us had learnt a few things as well, would definitely do another workshop thank you
Ben Tyson
Ben Tyson
2017-08-20T07:15:09+0000
We had the travel workshop with Matt yesterday and it was brilliant. He knows what he's taking about and explains things in terms it's easy to understand. His method of teaching is engaging and passionate and we learnt great tips and techniques. Highly recommend and will be joining another of his courses in future! Thanks again Matt
Joanne O'Neill
Joanne O'Neill
2017-08-20T01:16:54+0000
I attended yesterdays street photography workshop - this is the 4th workshop of Matt's I have attended. Matt has great skill in simplifying information for beginners. I have a long list of workshops I want to attend - thanks Matt for keeping me on track in my photographic journey.
Simone Camilleri
Simone Camilleri
2017-08-19T03:22:10+0000
Went on the Melbourne Zoo photogrpahy workshop today and loved it. Not only did i meet some amazing people but Matt simplified photography and made it so much easier to understand. So happy with thr workshop and will be booking many more in the future. Thank you so much
Michelle Coyle
Michelle Coyle
2017-08-15T02:57:30+0000
I took Matt's Lightroom Class last night. The class ran for 3 hours and i learnt so much. Matt is incredibly patient, which is so important when you're just a beginner. Having said that several people in the class had done previous classes with Matt and were there to learn more or just to refresh skills learnt prior. I can't wait to start practising and sharing some of my images for feedback, which was encouraged on the night. Great to enjoy an evening with other peeps with the "Shutter Bug" Thanks Matt, I will look forward to more workshops with you.
Justin Wallis
Justin Wallis
2017-08-11T05:26:58+0000
I bought the Melbourne Zoo class as a birthday present for my partner, she said it was the best gift she ever received! Matt was so knowledgeable and patient with us all, and the small group was enthusiastic and motivated to learn and improve their photos. The location was obviously perfect, as it offered numerous subjects to hone our skills on, plus who doesn't want to see 3 teenage lions fooling around! Thanks very much Matt for the superb lesson. Cheers, Justin and Michelle