Photography workshops at Twycross Zoo

"Here Alex Wilkinson is using a macro lens to get an detailed photo of a lemurs face, however the curiosity of the animal got the better of the situation."

Ever wanted to know how to get your camera off auto and onto manual?

National award winning photographer Alex Wilkinson will be running photography workshops in partnership with Twycross Zoo. Aimed at beginners, this is a fantastic way to get to grips with your camera kit, among unique and endangered animals. All workshops are tailored and consist of small groups, ensuring you can reach you full potential, as well as a Q&A with a member of the Twycross Zoo team.

With personalised tuition in photography, videography, and post-processing, you can learn:

  • camera operations
  • composition
  • appropriate use of equipment
  • further skill and techniques



24th April, 22nd May, 19th June, 24th July, 21st August, 18th September and 23 October 2016

Starts 10am and finishes at 4pm (including a break for lunch)


£125 per person

How to book

To book a place on the workshop please contact Guest Services at Twycross Zoo on alternatively for further information you can contact Alex direct on



What camera and equipment do I need? A digital camera is a necessity, as well as empty memory cards and charged space batteries. It is also useful to bring along your tripod if you have one. You can use any DSLR, bridge or mirrorless camera, however if you are unsure about the suitability of your camera please don’t hesitate to check with Alex on You’ll also be learning lots of helpful hints and tops throughout the day so remember to bring a pen and paper.

Can I hire equipment? If you wish to try some new kit for the workshop then a 20% discount has been established at Lenses for Hire. A discount code for this will be provided once you have booked on to the workshop.

Equipment purchase: A discount on own brand equipment is also available for everyone who books on to the workshop, with the photographic shop MPB Photographic ( For a discount on equipment prior to the course please contact Alex on, alternatively discount will be provided during the workshop.

Age restrictions? All participants must be over the age of 18.

What is included? The cost includes the workshop, entry to the zoo, a Q&A session with an animal expert, as well as a complimentary hot drink upon arrival. Further refreshments and food throughout the day will need to be purchased so we recommend bringing some money or a packed lunch.

How big are the groups? There are 6 places on each workshop. This allows Alex to provide one-on-one assistance with each student.

What if the weather is bad? No matter what the weather, we will ensure the workshop will go ahead, with the utilisation of indoor and outdoor enclosures used appropriately. It is important to dress appropriately and make sure your kit is protected.

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm