Really Wild Photography
Do you have a keen interest in the art of wildlife photography ?
After a highly successful 2014 season of Photography workshops the Isle of Wight zoo is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Summer Photography Workshops dates,
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 4 photography sessions.
The Photography sessions will focus primarily on big cats , n
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 4 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
- Entry to the zoo
- 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 workshop, this is suitable for people aged 18 or over only.
Karen-Jane will make the final decision on whether classes can go ahead
. She will check the weather forecast in the weeks leading up to each workshop and will try to notify participants a week in advance via our social media feeds and Isle of Wight Zoo website if the forecast is too severe to go ahead. In the event of her illness the zoo will notify participants as soon as possible and offer a choice of refunding your fee or allocating a different date.
2015 Workshop Dates
17th May - Really Wild Photography 10am - 6pm
31st May - Really Wild Photography - 10.am - 6pm
14th June - Really Wild Photography 10am - 6pm
28th June - Really Wild Photography 10am - 6pm
27th July - Twilight Photography 2pm - 8pm
3rd August - Twilight Photography 2pm - 8pm
24th August - Really Wild Photography 10am - 6pm
7th Sept - Really Wild Photography 10.am - 6pm
Make a Booking Enquiry
Karen-Jane also offers one-to-one photography sessions for £175
per person for people who would prefer tuition on an individual basis. Bookings will be dependent on Karen-Jane's availability please contact her directly
if you are interested in this service.
About Karen-Jane Dudley
Professional wildlife photographer Karen-Jane Dudley has been proudly associated with the zoo for a number of years providing the zoo with its images for publicity and support and is responsible for the beautiful images on the website and within the zoo itself.
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 in 2013
KJ also hosts workshops twice a year in the art of responsible & ethical wildlife photography in South Africa
To see more of KJ’s work please visit
Karen-Jane's portfolio is at k1photography.com.
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