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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 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
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 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 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
29th July - Twilight Photography  2pm - 8pm
2nd August - Twilight Photography  2pm - 8pm
23rd August - Really Wild Photography 10am - 6pm

6th Sept - Really Wild Photography 10.am - 6pm
Make a Booking Enquiry

Individual Tuition

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.
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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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