Edinburgh Zoo Nature Photography Workshops


Have an unforgettable day learning how to take better photographs of stunning animals and understanding how to get the most of your camera. 

We are privileged that renowned professional photographer, Laurie Campbell, will be running our photography workshops. Laurie was actually at keeper at Edinburgh Zoo before embarking on a highly successful thirty-year career as a nature photographer and has now returned as the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) nature photographer in residence. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in leading photographic workshops, has illustrated and authored several books including the bestselling ‘RSPB Guide to Bird & Nature Photography’ and has won twenty-three awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. In 2014 he was awarded the RSPB's Lifetime Achievement Award. A selection of his work can be viewed at

The workshops consist of tutorials as well as a tour of Edinburgh Zoo, taking in a number of different settings and animals – big and small, furry and feathery. Laurie will be with you for the entire day, giving personal attention to each participant as well as sharing many tricks of the trade. 

Do you have a camera and can take a good basic shot, but are unsure of how to get the most out of all the settings and functions? Are you keen to find out a bit more about the basics of photographing animals and nature? In this workshop, Laurie will take you through the fundamentals of nature photography and help you to get more out of your camera. There will be options for one-to-one tuition throughout the day, so don’t worry about being at a different level to others in the group.

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Feedback for our photography workshops:

"There is no doubt that Laurie is a master in the art of photography, a day wasn’t long enough to scratch the surface of the knowledge he has gained over the years. He was very professional, gave out personal one-to-one advice where requested. I feel like I learned more about photographing wildlife in one day than all my amateur experience put together over several decades."

“I really enjoyed the close proximity to the lemurs and access to the balcony at the chimps.”

"I would recommend the course to anyone wishing an up close opportunity to photograph animals and birds with the help of a true expert.”

“Laurie was a great teacher, answering technical questions in layman a terms and very willing to share his vast knowledge of photography. The staff at the zoo are lovely, very welcoming, they went out of their way to make it a great day.” 

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