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Wildlife Photography Course

Private tuition in a small group setting

May, June, July, & August Dates Now Available

Calling all Photographers and Nature-Lovers!

Are you ready to embark on a wild adventure with your camera? Are you eager to capture breathtaking shots of wildlife up close and personal? If so, Treeswift Wildlife & Nature: Wildlife Photography Course is the perfect choice for you!

Our course is unlike any other. We won’t just teach you the theory behind wildlife photography, we’ll take you out into the field to apply tried and tested techniques in real-life situations. With our small-group private classes (limited to just 4-6 students), led by a professional teacher whose camera-less so we can focus solely on your learning, you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention.

Over the course of four three-hour sessions, you’ll explore four different nature locations in and around Melbourne, each with its unique set of circumstances, habitats, and wildlife. From Wet Gullies & Rainforest to Wetlands & Lakes, Woodlands & Dry Forest, and our special bonus Nocturnal Spotlighting session, you’ll have the opportunity to capture stunning images of flora and fauna in their natural habitat.

Our sessions typically start at 8.00am and end at 11.00am, allowing you to make the most of the early morning light when wildlife is most active. And for our special Nocturnal Spotlighting session, we’ll head out on dusk and return after dark, giving you the chance to capture unique shots of our nocturnal creatures such as frogmouths, frogs, gliders and maybe even an owl or two!

Don’t settle for an online or textbook-based course. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you’ll learn from a professional and have the chance to put your skills into practice in the great outdoors. Book your spot now for the Treeswift Wildlife & Nature: Wildlife Photography Course!


Our Wildlife Photography Courses are typically based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Some of our regular locations include Jells Park, Westerfolds Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Banyule Flats Reserve, Braeside Park, and the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Sounds good! What can I expect?

Our course is for people of all levels of experience, all camera-types, and all natural interests (animals, plants, landscape – we gotcha!). You will receive over 12hrs of real-life field experience that will help you develop lifelong photography skills. Also, sign up and receive “Treeswift Wildlife & Nature – Basic Guide to Wildlife & Nature Photography eBook” for you to refer to both during and after the course. Guests will also be provided with water, tea, coffee, snacks during the course.

Unit Breakdown:

  • Location, Location: where to go & how to locate wildlife
  • Take That Shot!: how to interact with wildlife without disturbing your subjects
  • Photos In The Field: understanding what it means to photograph in the field – weather, habitat, natural light, etc
  • Reactionary Principlesexpect the unexpected when dealing with nature
  • Crafting Your Shot: composition, lighting, framing, and natural settings
  • Safety First: Keeping safe in the field
  • Tools Of The Trade: equipment & gear – maintenance, set up, tripods, lenses/camera, finding the best set up for you, getting the most out of your equipment, etc
  • Wildlife Watching Ethics: ethics in the field – respecting nature, conservation, and your subjects
  • Post-Production: editing software recommendations, storing your photos, publishing, licencing, etc

Upcoming Course Dates (Melbourne):

> May (Weekly Course): May 6, 13, 20, 21 (4x spots remaining)
> June (Weekly Course): June 4, 11, 18, 25 — (6x spots remaining)
> July (Weekday Course): July 3, 4, 5, 6 (5x spots remaining)
> August (Weekly Course): Aug 5, 11, 19, 26 — (6x spots remaining)

Wildlife Photography Course

Course At A Glance:


Alex NguyenFebruary 2022
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Such a great experience! I learned so much during my Treeswift photography course!
Morgan BlamfordDecember 2021
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This course took my photography skills above and beyond! Each week we are taken to a different forest or lake and get to practice our shots live on site. The treeswift team are there to help improve our photographs, suggesting different angles, how better to use the light as well as want animals we're seeing. I highly highly recommend!
Peggy MooreMay 2022
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I would just like to commend you on what you do and how professional you all are. Correspondence was clear all the way through. Our guide was fantastic! (Has amazing knowledge and an eye like a hawk). I enjoyed every minute even and got some shots that I am very happy with!

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