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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


Question for all wildlife enthusiasts, do you visit zoos for animal photography? Do you mind sharing your experience, tips and off course images

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Aug 27, 2022 at 06:38 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


I used to, but not because of “wildlife” photography. Results depend a lot on the lens and the zoo. I’m not going to carry a super heavy lens, so depth of field wasn’t limited enough in settings where fences were in the background. It was mostly just a fun thing, but nothing serious for me. If you have a modern zoo with large habitats for groups of animals, you can get some good shots. Otherwise, it’s mostly snapshots like with any tourism destination.


Aug 27, 2022 at 10:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


I do visit zoos when I get a new system and want to get familiar with it before a big trip in the wild. This lessens my chances of bungling a shot when it really counts.


Aug 27, 2022 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


No.


Aug 27, 2022 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


No, unless it's a rehabilitation facility or sanctuary. Then it's just for practice.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


I visit zoos with the family, and photography as an aside activity. Usually fences and sad animals provide less than optimal shots. If you can get "backstage" photo ops, those could be a lot better. Zoos are improving and a lot have switched over to the sanctuary side of things. One of my local zoos has a butterfly exhibit, which is a good photo opportunity. The best "zoo" I've even been to was San Diego Wild Animal Park and you could get good genuine photos there. Not sure what they have over where you are--I'd think wildlife refuges, national and state parks would be better.


Oct 19, 2022 at 09:31 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


I confess to being a Zoo Photography snob. So much of my enjoyment of Bird and Wildlife photography comes from the hunt, the constant learning about animals behaviour helping me get more and better shots. The satisfaction of noticing clues and small details that mere mortals miss!
Now though, I work as a bus driver doing school charters. So lot's of visits to Zoos. So of course I take my camera to work. There are a couple of Zoos I don't go into, I prefer to go hunting in nearby bush. Right now I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can do that.



Oct 19, 2022 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


I visit the zoo from time to time mainly when I need to check out a new lens, a new body, a new setting before more ambitious wildlife photography


Oct 20, 2022 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


Yes I do, but not frequently. I would not class myself as a wildlife photographer though, although I am a wildlife enthusiast.


Oct 20, 2022 at 09:23 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Do you visit zoos for photography?


It depends on the zoo if it's worth it, if you get a clear line of sight, right animals.
If you are city bound then you can get opportunities this way, and variety.
It takes a lot more effort and time in the wild, and/or cost.
There are different photo motivations, it works for some people.



























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