Wildlife Photography Workshop Beginners & Enthusiasts (AGNPY) 2021-2022

See nature from a new perspective in this nature photography workshop for intermediate photographers.

Image: James Alcock
© Australian Museum

Ages: 16+

Be awed by the 2022 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition, then take that inspiration to the AM photography studio in this half-day intermediate workshop led by award-winning nature photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan.

Your mastery of your DSLR’s potential will be taken up a notch with advanced shooting techniques and tricks applicable to studio and field photography. Then, guided by Angela, photograph live animals (reptiles, possums and other animals), as well as taxidermy from the Museum’s collections.

Angela will share the considerations around ethical wildlife photography and how to get that perfect shot without disturbing your subject or their habitat.


Schedule
Dates Time
Saturday 19 November 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday 20 November 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 26 November 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Limited capacity of 15 people per workshop to allow for individual attention and feedback.



  • Guided exhibition tour
  • Workshop tutorial
  • Live animal photography session.

This course has been designed for intermediate photography enthusiasts with a working knowledge of the basics of their camera’s functions.

Please bring your own DSLR camera and memory card on the day.


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Facilitator: Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Nature photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Angela Robertson-Buchanan is an award-winning nature photographer, published children’s author and passionate wildlife advocate.

Image: Angela Robertson-Buchanan
© Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Angela Robertson-Buchanan is an award-winning nature photographer, published children’s author and passionate wildlife advocate. She is best known for her up-close macro portraits and progression series, featuring birds that have rescue stories or are an ambassador for their species.

Angela combines her interest in wildlife preservation and photography. She works on projects and exhibitions where she can convey a conservation message and supports wildlife organisations by donating prints or a percentage of her sales.

Angela is passionate about teaching the ethics of wildlife photography and shares her knowledge of using available light over flash and in-studio continuous lighting.

Angela has been a finalist in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year four times.


Australian Wildlife Displays


Australian Wildlife Displays are a team of educators with a commitment to preserving native wildlife and educating people about conservation and biodiversity.

They are professional, licensed animal handlers and accredited members of the International Zoo Association, the Australian Society of Zoo Keeping as well as the Mobile Wildlife Educators Association.


Exhibition partners

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition are produced by the South Australian Museum.

Founder and Patron

Dr Stuart Miller AM


Principal Sponsor


Holiday prize sponsor

Presenting partner


Exhibition Partner


The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

To help keep our staff, visitors and community safe, the AM has COVID-19 protocols in place, including physical distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices. Facemasks are encouraged.

View our full COVID-19 safety information here.