Photography Classes

Instructor Amiee Stubbs, Nashville Zoo’s official photographer, is an expert on animal photography. Amiee earned her B.S. in Photography from MTSU, and her animal images have been featured in publications around the world. She is a member of the prestigious Zenfolio Pro Team and has been voted Nashville's "Best Photographer.”

Below are the current photography classes available at Nashville Zoo.

Animal Art Photography I (ages 15+)

Join us for a photography class that teaches amateur photographers to achieve the perfect animal photo.

Animal Art Photography II (ages 15+)

Instructor Amiee Stubbs shares her techniques and experience with the photography class participants.

Post Processing Class (ages 15+)

Bring your camera and your laptop for a photography editing workshop that will teach you how to perfect your animal photos.

Private Photography Lessons

Available for all skill levels, beginner through advanced. Photo editing instruction can also be included.

Animal Art Photography I (ages 15+)

Join us for a photography class that teaches amateur photographers to achieve the perfect animal photo. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer Amiee Stubbs will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Class will cover: camera setup and basic rules, how to take photos of animals behind glass/fences and at a distance, picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer. A digital SLR or bridge camera is required for the class. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

Cost of Program

Members $80
Non-Members $105

Class Dates

August 6, 1- 5pm
November 12, 12-4pm


September 3, 1-5pm
November 12, 1-5pm

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Animal Art Photography II (ages 15+)

Prerequisite: Animal Art Photography I

Instructor Amiee Stubbs is an expert on wildlife and motion photography. She will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Amiee earned her B.S. in Photography from MTSU, and her animal photography has been featured in various local and national publications. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Class will cover: adjusting camera to different situation, understanding animal behavior to improve your results, special behind-the-scenes photo opportunity. A digital SLR or bridge camera is required for the class. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

Cost of Program

Members $175
Non-Members $200

Class Dates

September 10, 8am-6pm
 

September 24, 8am-6pm

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Post Processing Class (ages 15+)

Bring your camera and your laptop for Amiee's photography editing workshop that will teach you how to perfect your animal photos. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or Picasa are recommended, but any editing software can be used in this class. Topics will include cropping, color balance, sharpening, levels, cloning and more!

Class will cover: editing tips and tricks, special close-up photo opportunity, post-processing on your own laptop. A digital SLR or bridge camera, as well as a laptop with photo editing software installed are required for this class. 

Cost of Program

Members $55
Non-Members $80

Class Dates

November 21, 12-4pm

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Private Photography Lessons with Nashville Zoo Photographer

Learn how to capture amazing animal photos. Private lessons with Zoo photographer Amiee Stubbs can be custom tailored to your needs. Choose between 2, 3 and 4 hour lessons. With the 4 hour lesson you have the option to add a behind-the-scenes visit. Up to three people can participate in a private lesson. Amiee will arrange a time convenient for all and will customize your itinerary.

Class typically includes: camera setup, animal and motion photography basics, animal photography practice at the Zoo, animal behavior interpretation, picture review and post-processing basics. A digital camera is required for this course.

Cost of Program (one person only)

2 hour lesson - $180
3 hour lesson - $240
4 hour lesson - $290
4 hour lesson with backstage opportunity - $325

*Add an additional person for $60 each, or $95 each for 4 hour lesson with backstage opportunity (maximum of two)

For novice photography students, a 3 hour or 4 hour lesson length is recommended.

Class Dates

Use the link below to pay for your class. Education staff will contact you to set-up a time/date for your lesson.

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