Sun, Jun 30 | 10850 Moore Rd

Foto Wilderness Safari

A wildlife photo safari in the heart of Florida. Photograph from safari trucks equipped with stadium seating and a full-coverage canvas shade. Plus opportunities to feed the animals. Over 450 animals with 50 different species in vast open 260 acres of Florida wilderness. A Foto Banaza!
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Foto Wilderness Safari

Time & Location

Jun 30, 2019, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
10850 Moore Rd, 10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809, USA

About the event

A rain or shine event.

All Skill Levels are Welcome

Group Size is Limited to 20 attendees.

When: June 30

Fee: $99 - Fees are due by June 28.

A photo workshop with wildlife and nature. Two hundred sixty acres of pristine Florida wilderness with 450 animals representing over 50 different species. Located north of Lakeland, FL in Safari Wilderness Park. Here are just some of the species as the park - scimitar-horned oryx (a species that is extinct in the wild), common and defassa waterbuck, zebra, camels, ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs, red lechwe, nilgai, kudu, watusi cattle, and more! You will also have a chance to see a variety of native wildlife too.

You will be shooting from the back of safari trucks equipped with stadium seating and a full-coverage canvas shade. There will be walk-around experiences (included in the price). Riders will have the opportunity to feed the animals from the Safari Truck. Also an escorted tour of the mammal house (which is home to lemurs, coatis, African crested porcupine, and more), and a petting zoo barn.

Although guides make every effort to encourage the residents to greet tour groups, you may not see every animal during your time here. Because the property is so large, and most of the animals live in vast pastures as opposed to enclosures, there is no guarantee that you will see every species on the property.

Included: Safari Tour, Infield instruction, image review and discussion, snacks and bottled water, plus you can feed either the parks budgie or a guinea pig.

Not Included: Transportation to Wilderness Safari, Parking Fee $9 per car, Lemur Hand Feeding,

What to bring: D-SLR or Mirrorless camera, a long telephoto lens, closed toed shoes, hat, sunglasses.

About Camera Equipment - It is all about the lens - You may bring any lens you like, but I would recommend bringing either a telephoto or a super telephoto. The animals do get real close the vehicle, and If that happens, then you may have to switch to a smaller lens.

Last time I was there I had my Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 with a 2x converter. These lenses worked out fine for most shots, but having an extra reach would have been nice. When the animals came up to be fed, I switched to my Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2.

The following recommended super telephoto lenses.

• Tamron 150-600 G2 for Canon, Nikon or Sony (A-Mount Only)

• Sigma 150-600 Sport for Nikon or Canon

• Canon EF 100-400 II USM with a 1.4x Extender.

• Nikon AFS 200-500 with 1.4x Extender.

• Olympus PRO 300 f4 with 1.4x Extender.

• Sony Mirrorless 100-400 G Master - with 1.4 Extender.

Refunds - There are no refunds unless the event is canceled.

Sunday - June 30: (Times are subject to change)

8:30 AM Arrive, Park and head on into the Visitor Center

8:45 AM Meet at the Visitors Center for orientation.

9:00 AM Head out into the park - Tour length approximately 90minutes!

11:00 AM Break out the snacks!

11:30 AM Review Images.

12:00 PM Head Home.

In this workshop, we will cover • Exposure
 (ISO-Aperture-Shutter) • Composition
 • Use of Lenses
 • Expansion and Compression • Creative Thinking 
• Image Review
 • Image Critiquing.

Any questions call Dono (727) 741-1819 or email him at fotodono@mac.com.

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