Bird photography workshops with Chris Tzaros

These popular workshops, led by renowned wildlife photographer Chris Tzaros, are held on an occasional basis. Over the past seven years we have conducted 30 workshops – all have been fully subscribed.

The workshops cost $120, are limited to 12 participants and offer expert, personal tuition on photographic techniques and field craft.


Please contact me if you would like to participate or be added to the waiting list for future events.

Read a biography of Chris Tzaros here.

Chris Tzaros in action.

Chris Tzaros in action.

Australian Painted Snipe, Moolort Plains, 25th August 2011. Photograph by Chris Tzaros.

Australian Painted Snipe, Moolort Plains, 25th August 2011. Photograph by Chris Tzaros.

White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Cairn Curran Reservoir, 23rd October 2011. Photograph by Chris Tzaros.

White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Cairn Curran Reservoir, 23rd October 2011. Photograph by Chris Tzaros.

Here is what participants have said about the workshops …

“The work shop was very welcoming and friendly. Everyone was treated equally no matter their skills or camera preference. The coordinators were professional and knowledgeable. The oral presentation was clear and concise. I enjoyed every minute. The field trip was amazing and I wished it went longer. In short it was fantastic!”

“The small size of the group is definitely a plus. You felt you had the opportunity to ask one on one questions and not be tripping over 50 other people out in the field”

“The workshop was sensational value for money and I would have no hesitation recommending it to others”

“I found it all very interesting. As a relative newbie to birding and photographing birds I was interested in all aspects, particularly learning the functions of my camera better, (I know ISO etc now!) and of course the location visit”

“Thanks for a great day – I found it really worthwhile and put some of my knowledge to practice in Tasmania very soon afterward!”

“Good mix of theoretical and practical, experience and talk, meeting other photographers”

“Already have recommended it to others, I enjoyed the day, meeting others with a similar interest & learning to not fear the DSLR”

“Absolutely excellent value – a basic Nikon class that runs from 10am to 4pm (to which you have to bring your own lunch) costs $249.00!!!”

“Yes I think it was excellent value for money. Having access to 2 highly skilled/regarded ornithologists/ecologists/ photographers & in a suitable venue/ great birding forests.”

“The best aspect was the professional approach (and knowledge) combined with a really friendly and engaging delivery.  The capacity to ask questions and so make the session interactive was great.”


In the field at the Rise and Shine – participants in the Spring 2014 workshop.

13 responses to “Bird photography workshops with Chris Tzaros

  1. I am very interested in the workshop, but am wondering what equipment and minimum lens you would suggest for best results please?

    • Hi Liz – from past experience we have people with the full range of gear, from hybrid cameras with zoom capacity to pro DSLRs with long lenses. While we concentrate on DSLR techniques much of what we cover is about field craft, understanding bird behaviour and composition etc. We always have spare camera for people to test and experiment with – this is good if you are considering upgrading or getting into bird/nature photography more seriously. Our overall aim is to help people enjoy bird photography and to improve their general knowledge, skills and techniques. Hope this helps … happy to discuss in more detail.
      Cheers, geoff

  2. this sounds amazing! i’ll check back for dates.

  3. Maryanne Anderson

    I could really do with some tuition. I am a keen bird watcher of eight years or so and a huge nature lover. Taking photos of birds can be very challenging as they don’t sit still!! I would love to take part in this course! I would appreciate some info when it comes to hand.

  4. Christine Sebire

    Could you please let me know of any bird photography workshops to be held in the next few months. I have a very keen bird photographer brother who I would like to gift with a workshop but having trouble finding any in Victoria. With thanks Christine

  5. Hi,

    Could you tell me where the workshop is held. Thank you. Liz

  6. Hi,
    Just wondering if these are still running or any are planned for 2021?

  7. Hello geoff I was wondering if i could put my name down for a course this year 2021

  8. Shellie Drysdale

    also wondering about courses in 2021 – I have 3 boys with cameras who would love to come along also

  9. Hi Geoff,

    Interested in buying a workshop for my mum. Where abouts are they held and are there any spots this year?

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