Photography Course

Courses are conducted by professional photographer, June Andersen, at the MOGO ZOOm Learning Centre situated within the beautiful grounds of Mogo Zoo.

Mogo Zoo’s magnificent animals together with the wonderful sounds of lions and tigers as well as the sweet songs of the gibbons combine to make this a very special and unique venue for photography and learning.

The MOGO ZOOm course runs over 2 days and participants enjoy access to areas otherwise closed to Zoo visitors – this means an opportunity to utilize purpose-built viewing platforms and camera portholes.

We offer two different courses, MOGO ZOOm and MOGO ZOOm Advanced, and both include:

  • a two hour tutorial conducted by June

  • lunch and morning/afternoon tea on both days

  • course notes

  • lots of photo opportunities throughout the 2 days

  • guidance from June the entire time

  • expert commentary by Zoo staff who engage will with the group

  • maximum of 8 people per course

Cost – $430.00 per person


MOGO ZOOm dates – 2019

Aug 10/11 Advanced
Sep 14/15
Oct 12/13 Advanced
Nov 9/10  
Dec 7/8 Advanced

For further information please call 0488 988 044, or, email



Any questions regarding accommodation near to Mogo Zoo can be directed to Pattie, via or 0488 988 044


Must be in writing by email or post
Cancellations received no later than 10 working days prior to commencement of the course will be given a full refund
Cancellations made between 5 and 10 working days will be charged a cancellation fee of $75. Regrettably, no refunds can be made after this time. Any cancellation fee will be treated as a direct donation to the Mogo Zoo.

What to bring?

Camera and lenses, battery, and camera manual

Battery charger

Extra battery and memory cards.

An email will be sent to participants, 2 weeks prior to their course, advising meeting times and any other additional information that may be required.

June Andersen

June is a professional nature photographer and has her studio in Jervis Bay, NSW, where she teaches digital photography, fine art printing and framing. Junes images appear on numerous websites and are extensively used by National Parks Australia.

Her career as an educator in the visual arts profession extends over 30 years and she is highly respected both in Australia and overseas.

For June, this collaboration with Mogo Zoo is the perfect combination – considering her ability to teach, her love of nature and her passion for photography.




 It is obvious when you see the animals at Mogo Zoo interacting normally within their family groups, that they are healthy, alert and contented in their environment.  All of the staff have a passion for wildlife and genuinely love their animals.  Animals don’t breed well in captivity if they are under stress, so the success of Mogo Zoo’s breeding program is further proof of the animals’health and well-being.  

 MOGO ZOOm is a fabulous program.  June Andersen, a passionate and gifted wildlife photographer, is an enthusiastic teacher who explains things in simple terms that even a novice can understand.  Going behind the scenes at the zoo is a tremendous privilege - you feel like you have actually entered the animals’ domain and can relate to them so much better.  If you ever want to go on an African photo safari, I highly recommend doing the MOGO ZOOm program beforehand.  It will give you the skills you need to take great wildlife photos.  

Ken Duncan.


The MOGO ZOOm, Through The Lens Experience has exceeded all of my expectations.

June, with the support of Pattie, taught us how to shoot beautiful images from photographic opportunities not available to regular zoo visitors. Much was learnt in the classroom sessions with June professionally catering for differing skills and equipment.  The invaluable and expert wildlife guidance of Clive ensured that the animals remained undisturbed by our small group and that our and their wellbeing remained of the utmost importance. Mogo Zoo staff are so accommodating and took time out of their hectic day to allow us time with the animals and share fascinating information with us. I can guarantee you will be thrilled with the animal interaction and photographs you can capture. That element alone makes this experience great value for money. One warning though, this is something you will want to do over and over.  In fact, I am about to do my fifth one.


Canberra, ACT