LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Zoo announced the return of its popular Wildlife Photography Basics class on Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The one-day course is in partnership with Murphy’s Camera.

Participants will learn the building blocks of great Zoo wildlife photography. Zoo staff will lend their expert advice on what animal behaviors to look for as well as the best times and seasons to photograph different species.  Murphy’s Camera experts will advise on the basics of framing a shot and practical methods for taking advantage of available light.

The class meets from 9 to 11 a.m. and is designed for teens and adults eager to learn the basics of wildlife photography. For the Aug. 12 class, participants will take a photo walk through the South America area with views of puma, bald eagle, lynx, maned wolf, flamingos, sloth, hyacinth macaws or toucan (depends on rotational schedule) and jaguar.

The Sept. 9 class features the Islands area with views of the little penguins, dalmatian pelicans, Aldabra tortoises and rotational islands mammals which could include Sumatran tiger, orangutans, babirusa, tapir and siamangs.

Registration for both classes is open now for $60 for non-members and $40 for members and includes all-day Zoo admission. Visit the zoo’s website for more details and to register.


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