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Chester Zoo Photography Day

Chester Zoo   

• One-day photography courses at Chester Zoo
• Learn to take great photos of the big animals
• Hosted by professional wildlife photographer Rachel
• Suitable for beginners & those with some experience

What's Included

• One day photography course at Chester Zoo
• Photograph Elephants, Orangutans, Tigers, Rhinos and many more!
• Learn how to get the best out of your camera
• Topics covered include; aperture, shutter speed, ISO and composition
• Experiences last for 5 hours
• Zoo entry fee is included
• Goody back including 'quick cards' to take home with you
• You will form part of a small group of up to 4 participants

What Can I Expect

Sign up for our Chester Zoo photography day and track Tigers and Elephants with your lens! These one-day photography workshops take place at Chester Zoo and will show you how to take great safari-style pictures of magnificent animals.

Your host for this course at Chester Zoo is professional photographer Rachel. As she says: 'photography is my life' and having visited Africa on safari, she loved it so much she decided to specialise in wildlife photography. For this passionate and talented photographer, nothing beats capturing the majesty of these mighty animals.

Luckily, there's no need to go to Masai Mara or the Serengeti to take photos of big animals. Chester Zoo is home to over 21,000 animals, including lots of the stars of safaris. From the Greater One-horned Rhino to the Asiatic Lions, they are all here at Chester Zoo and very photogenic they are too!

As you move around the zoo, Rachel will show you all you need to know concerning aperture, shutter speed, ISO settings, focus modes and composition to get the very best images of the animals you'll be photographing. This is your chance to finally leave 'auto' mode behind and really start taking your own photos.

One of Rachel's best pieces of advice is to slow things down. Take the time to sit and observe the animals you're taking photos of. Watch as the female Elephant protectively wraps her trunk around her offspring, witness the Black Rhino rubbing its horn and spot the Orangutans using leaves to have a good old back scratch. All these moments make for great images.

And indeed, Chester Zoo is a great venue for these courses. Covering over 125 acres, you'll have lots to see and lots of fascinating subjects to photograph throughout your day. Entrance tickets to the zoo are included for all participants too.

Whether you're a total beginner or have some photography experience, all are welcome on this Chester Zoo photography course. If you have your own DSLR camera bring it along, but if not there's the possibility of hiring one through Rachel. Enjoy your day and capture some great images of those magnificent mammals!


• Selected Saturdays throughout the year
• Sessions start at 10:00 finishing at 15:00


• Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire

Suitable For

• Suitable for beginners and those with some experience
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

• Participants should bring their own camera
• DSLR camera and lens hire is available is required for an additional fee, payable when booking your date
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
Chester Zoo Photography Day
The Chester Zoo Experience
Total Price£135.00
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