Nature Photography Workshops with Steve McGrath

Nature Photography Workshops with Steve McGrath
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Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121, US
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Photography Workshop Series at Franklin Park Zoo



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Spring, summer, fall, or winter, macro photography opens the door to a wonderful new world of photo opportunities. This course will show you ways to use your existing
camera gear to make spectacular macro photographs. The close-up world is a magical place full of pattern, color, and abstract imagery, Flowers become abstract works of art: rusty doors become textured canvasses; stones become polished
gems: butterflies and other insects can become sci-fi monsters!

Saturday November 15th 2014 - 10:00am-1:00pm

Limit: 15 participants

Class Time: 3 hrs

$30 members

$45 non-members


On a Zoo Photography Workshop where you will learn how to use your digital camera like a pro and improve your wildlife photographic technique. Understand the settings of your camera and what you need to compose a professional looking photograph.

You'll have the opportunity to practice what you've learned out in the Zoo with Steve on hand to give you tips.  With so many great photographic opportunities and challenges at the Zoo, you'll have plenty of pictures and new skills to take home! Close up opportunities will be available!

Saturday December 6th and Saturday December 13th* 2014 - 10:00am-1:30pm

Limit: 15 participants

* This class will be split into two classes to allow for a class assignment and the hours will be a total of 7 hrs, with each class being 3.5 hrs

$70 members

$105 non-members


Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion, "nature photography". He has taught many of these classes and workshops throughout New England.


Now, he will be teaching a Photography Series at the Franklin Park Zoo!

In this series you will be able to learn how to use all of the functions of your Digital Camera, such as the camera modes, white balance, ISO, macro, panoramic and many other functions. We will cover composition, and the Digital Photo management of your images on your PC. There will also be a Workshop focusing on Photoshop! There will sometimes be assignments, and student critique of all the students work. And time to photograph close up at the Zoo!



$10/hr for members

$15/hr for non-members

Please sign up for as many classes as you would like, there is no individual limit.  Though the classes can stand alone as individual workshops, they can also be taken together as a full series on Wildlife Photography if you sign up for all 8 classes.

Each class has a maximum of 15 participants.  There is also a minimum of 5 participants in order to run the class.  If minimum is not reached, a full refund will be offered for the cancelled class.  Minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

Equipment is not included in the classes.  Participants must bring their own cameras, lap tops, etc. depending on the needs of the class.

Contact the Education Department at 617-989-3742 or with any questions about the class details, registration, or to contact Steve McGrath.  



Cancellation Policy
You can change your registration up until 1 day before the program by logging back into this registration. Please note that after that time these programs are non-refundable unless cancelled by Zoo New England. Please contact the Education department with any questions.