An essential photography course to get started in the world of wildlife photography. Photograph animals in controlled conditions.
Do you want your photos to stand out? Participate in the photography course and become a nature photography specialist!
You will try different camera settings with all the calm and without fearing that the animals would leave. For more you will learn to anticipate their movements and understand their habits.
The reasons for participating in the Photography Course
You will photograph native wildlife.
You will be accompanied by Raül Carmona, a professional photographer.
Adaptation to the characteristics of your camera or your mobile phone.
Small groups of 4 to 12 people provide personalized attention.
You will spend a quiet and pleasant day in nature.
Photography course time schedule
Timetable: 10:00h – 16:00h
The course lasts 5 hours and there is 1 hour for lunch. The price of lunch is not included in the price of the course. We recommend that you bring your own lunch home.
The next planned photography course will be Sunday, September 17, 2023. Secure your place today: buy tickets for the photography course. If you have any problems with the online purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you!
Photography course price
- €60 per participant with camera
- €30 per participant with mobile or tablet
Each photographer can be accompanied by 2 people. Companions can be with the group throughout the whole course.
The price per companion is €12 and includes the Bird of Prey Free-Flight Show. Boys and girls under the age of 6 have free admission and there is no limit on places.
Photography course in private groups
You can request a photography course for a private group. In this case you can choose the day and the animals you want to photograph. Obviously in this case we have to confirm in advance with the photographer his availability for the day that interests you.
In a private group can participate between 1 and 12 people and has a price of €435.
The photography course is also available as a gift voucher. You will find all the information in the following link: Give away experiences.
Photography Course Planning
10:00 Course start
Presentation of the participants and the teacher.
Breakfast. Participants must bring their own food. At the Zoo of the Pyrenees there is only a small bar serving coffee, fresh drinks, potato chips and ice cream.
Explanation of the basics about:
- Photos of moving animals.
- Camera settings for wildlife photographing.
- Other camera functions and accessories.
11:00 – 12:00 Birds of Prey Free-Flight Show
It gives a great opportunity to:
- Take pictures of animals in movement.
- Observe how they move.
- Learn about the animals of Spain.
The show with animals at the Zoo of the Pyrenees provides a perfect opportunity to take pictures of moving animals. Both mammals and birds are involved.
12:00 – 12:30 Time to review the photos
A moment to review and comment on the photos taken during the show. Preparation for the static photography session.
12:30 – 13:30 Animals in a static position
You can take photos of up to 3 native animals of your choice. During this part of the course you will practice with:
- Contrasts, backlights, close-ups, details…
- Focus of the photography.
- How the composition enhances your photography.
- Scops owl
- Barn owl
- Long-eared owl
- Eagle owl
Daytime birds of prey:
- Black-winged kite
- Golden eagle
Mammals: Roe deer
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Each participant must bring his/her own lunch. The Zoo of the Pyrenees does not have a restaurant. However, you can buy coffee, soft drinks, chips and ice cream at the park bar.
From the picnic area you will have views of the Roca de Canalda mountain. It is the natural habitat of the peregrine falcon, the griffon vulture, the red-billed chough, the egyptian vulture, the golden eagle and the bearded vulture. The south-facing views cover a third of whole Catalonia.
14:30 – 16:00 Landscape and animals with a net in front
You will take a tour arround the Zoo of the Pyrenees and get to know all the animals that inhabit this wildlife refuge.
The following topics will be covered:
- How to photograph animals with a net in front.
- Landscape photography
- Silhouettes in the sky: Authentic wildlife photography.
16:00 End of the photography course
Although the course ends at 16:00, participants can stay at the Zoo of the Pyrenees until the park closes its doors to the public at 18:00 or 19:00 depending on the time of year.
Depending on the season you can participate in:
- Petting zoo with domestic animals
- Birds of Prey Show (summer time only) – this time without looking through the camera lens
- Guided tour – this time without looking through the lens of the camera
Consult the activities, their price and their schedule and add the activities that interest you to the online reservation! That way you will have a more complete experience.
- Before coming read the Rules from the Zoo of the Pyrenees.
- To clarify any doubts, consult our Purchase Policy.
- If you have any questions about the organization of the photography course, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
- For technical questions in the field of photography, directly contact the course teacher, Raül Carmona.
«I came with Raül Carmona to the photography course. It was a wonderful day, both for the surroundings and for taking pictures of the birds, both in flight and static. I’m a fan of photography and I learned a lot from this outing. It was a memorable day that, thanks to your attention and hospitality, it was almost excellence. Firmly continue with the important work you are doing.»