Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Course

Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Course

Wildlife Photography at Healesville Sanctuary

Next Available: Sun, 19 Mar 9:30AM (AEDT)
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3 hours 30 minutes
Over 10 people have attended this class


Our most popular outdoor event! 

Our Wildlife Photography course at Healesville Sanctuary is excellent for native animal and bird photography.

Healsville sanctuary is perfect for learning wildlife photography and a bird lovers’ paradise. The animals are close and sometimes personal! The bird aviaries are well-designed and perfect for close photography without carrying huge lenses. The spirit of the sky arena display is the climax of our class, and my team will be with you at every stage to ensure you get great results.

What do I bring, and what level of skill do I need?

Your Camera (Obviously!), batteries, and cards for lots of great photos.

Medium and bigger zooms are perfect for this class. We cater to all skill levels, from novices to master photographers and ages 9 to 99. Just bring your camera and your enthusiasm

How many people are in the class, and how many teachers?   

Unlike many Melbourne Camera Schools, we prefer small groups. So, we take a small group of six students and two teachers. So each student receives maximum attention. 

Feel free to stay after the class so that you can use the skills learned to catch one more great image.

Rain Policy

If rain is forecast, we will advise 48 hours before the class and offer alternative dates or a refund of the class cost.

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What you will learn

  • How to take great images of Wildlife

What you will get

  • Hands on advice in a small class, six students and two teachers

What to bring

  • Camera and lots of media cards

What to wear


Appropriate for

Anybody who cares about their photography, any age any experience level

Alwyns Photo School

(37 Reviews)

Who am I

My name is Alwyn Hanson, I have been teaching photography for over 30 years in Melbourne. I have worked with and taught over 30,000 people including new users as well as training groups such as Victoria Police,  MFB and many Government Departments. 

I believe in teaching photography in a simple, logical way rather than boring lectures. My classes are short, practical and complete. Most are three hours long (My experience is longer classes don't always achieve good results)

I teach photography and software based on classes that have run with great success in my previous position as manager of Michaels Media School in the Melbourne CBD. 

I am passionate about teaching and want you to use YOUR camera to take great photos.

I can teach you in a class or if you prefer at your home, cafe or local park. 

You tell me what you want and I can make it happen.

Why Alwyns Photo School is different.

We believe in working WITH all the special features on the camera,NOT turning them all off and going manual. The camera companies have spent millions in development, so why reinvent the wheel. We can teach YOU how to take great photos on YOUR own digital camera.

Alwyns Photo School, making great photography easier.

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5.0 (6 reviews)
Kevinrated it
09 Sep 2022
I spent a few hours with Alwyn yesterday at Healesville Sanctuary. I had a new camera and a little knowledge which is always dangerous. Within half an hour my mind was at ease and I found Alwyn's teaching method to be simple and non intrusive. It's easy to be intimidated with something as complex as photography. I definitely left the course wiser and I was over the moon with some of my photos.
Alwyns Photo School 09 Sep 2022

Hi Kevin, Thanks you your kind words. Yesterday was an exceptional day and the rain stayed away! I look forward to seeing you on future classes

Kerryrated it
17 Jan 2022
“Focus on the face” I learnt a lot about taking photos of animals and if you love Birds then this course is for you.
Alwyns Photo School 17 Jan 2022

Hi Kerry, Thank you for your kind words. I am looking forward to working more with you in the future

Susanrated it
18 Mar 2021
I had a great day with Alwyn. I received many helpful tips on how to improve my photo's and although I was not able to produce any great shots of the birds flying (due to my being slow and not from any lack of instruction from Alwyn) I did take some lovely photos of quite a number of animals. All round, I had a very informative and productive day. I would highly recommend this day at the sanctuary to anyone who wanted to brush up on techniques, composition and getting the best out of your camera.
Alwyns Photo School 19 Mar 2021

Hi Susan, I am glad you enjoyed the shoot at Healesville. It is one of my favourite classes and always a joy to have somebody enjoy it.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Classes are based on a Maximum of Four Students, in the unlikely event that the minimum number of bookings is not reached we will organise either an alternative date, offer and alternative class option or offer a full refund.

Outdoor workshops and events are subject to Weather if bad Weather is forecast (Based on BOM forecasts 48 hours ahead) we will offer an alternative date, or an alternative class option or offer a full refund.

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