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Isle of Wight Zoo,Yaverland Seafront
Sandown, Isle of Wight
PO36 8QB

Really Wild Photography

Do you have a keen interest in the art of wildlife photography ?


After a highly successful 2016 season of Photography workshops the Isle of Wight zoo is pleased to announce the release provisional dates for the 2017 Photography Workshops season,

A series of full day photography workshops will be hosted by professional wildlife photographer Karen-Jane Dudley  who will guide you throughout the day with advice and tips on the art of wildlife photography . The workshops will give behind the scenes access at a number of  specially designed photography stations providing you with a unique opportunity to photograph a variety of the zoo’s stunning big cats including Zena the zoo’s white tigress  and Casper the white lion, at close quarters .

The purpose built  photography stations have been designed with both safety and photography in mind with specially designed ‘lens ports’ that will give a clear unobstructed view .The ‘lens ports’ will be of great benefit to photographers of any level including those using compact cameras . The full day workshop will include KJ’s personal guidance throughout the days photography sessions.

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The purpose built  photography stations have been designed with both safety and photography in mind with specially designed ‘lens ports’ that will give a clear unobstructed view .The ‘lens ports’ will be of great benefit to photographers of any level including those using compact cameras . The full day workshop will include KJ’s personal guidance throughout the days photography sessions. , lunch and refreshments .

 Early booking is recommended due to limited number of places available



Price for a full-day workshop

  • £105.00 per head
  • Island Resident discounted rate £95.00 per head 
  • Student discounted rate £70.00 per head
This includes:
  • Entry to the zoo
  • Lunch
  • Full day's photography tuition with Karen-Jane Dudley .
  • Accompanied 'behind the scenes’ access .

Sessions may be subject to change depending on animal welfare and weather.


Each group to accommodate min 8 people/max of 12 per workshop. If sufficient places are not sold classes may have to be cancelled, in which case the zoo will refund your fees or allocate you a place on another workshop at your request.

Due to the close behind-the-scenes nature of the workshops a strict age restriction of aged 18 or over only.


Sunday 26th March 2017 - Really Wild Photography - 10am - 4.00pm

Sunday 16th April  2017 - Really Wild Photography - 10.am - 5.30pm

Sunday 7th May 2017 - Really Wild Photography 10am - 5.30pm

Sunday 28th May 2017 - Really Wild Photography 10am - 5.30pm

Sunday 11th June 2017 - Really Wild Photography  10am -5.30pm

Sunday 25 th June 2017 - Really Wild Photography 10am-5.30pm

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - TWILIGHT WORKSHOP - 1PM -7PM

Sunday 6th August 201 - TWILIGHT WORKSHOP - 1PM -7PM

Sunday 13th August 2017- TWILIGHT WORKSHOP - 1PM -7PM

Sunday 27th August 2017 - Really Wild Photography 10am -5.30pm

Sunday 16th Sept 2017 -Really Wild Photography 10am-5.30pm


Make a Booking Enquiry .

With many years of experience as a professional photographer specializing in Big cat  photography field Karen-Jane or “ KJ “ as she is simply known to most has, seen an increase in  publishing demand for her images on a global level including  UK , South Africa , USA , Asia , Australia and South America .with exhibitions in the UK and USA 

KJ also hosts workshops twice a year in the art of responsible & ethical wildlife photography in South Africa & Botswana .

To see more of KJ’s work please visit

Karen-Jane's portfolio is at k1photography.com.

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