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Winter Zootography Workshop with Sony // Part One: Online Seminar

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


 Winter Zootography Workshop with Sony

Looking to add some ferocity to your zoo images? Join National Camera and Sony Imaging Specialist, Ashley Ondricek, for a special winter Zoo photography experience.



Thursday, January 12, 2023


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Part one of this workshop begins with an online educational seminar on Thursday, January 12th. Photographing animals at the Zoo in the Winter offers some unique challenges and perspectives. During this educational presentation, Sony Senior Imaging Specialist Ashley Ondricek, will cover lens selection, composition tips, how to overcome fences, glass, and much more. Whether you are new to animal photography or a seasoned enthusiast, this is a workshop for you! Bring your questions, a Q&A portion will follow at the end of the online presentation.



Part two of the workshop is on Saturday, January 14th, at the Minnesota Zoo. This is where you will put what you’ve learned from the online seminar into practice!

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Workshop attendees are encouraged to submit images they took at the Zoo for the online image review on Tuesday, January 17th. This is an opportunity to share your unique visual perspectives, and how that may differ from person to person. 

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Online Seminar // Thursday, January 12th • 6pm-7pm

In-Person at the Minnesota Zoo // Saturday, January 14th • 10am-2pm

Online Image Review // Tuesday, January 17th • 6pm-7pm


Registration Fee: $69

Parking and admission for the zoo is included in your registration fee. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so be sure to reserve your spot early and provide a working email address when purchasing your tickets. Participants will be emailed full event details and the link to the online seminar around 2pm on Wednesday, January 11th.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: 

Part-Two of the Zootography workshop is a rain, snow or shine event. If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please contact us right away. A refund may not be issued for any cancellations made after the registration deadline has closed on Tuesday, January 10th at 10pm CST. All other cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation request has been made prior to the registration deadline.


Please Note: We will be using the Webex platform for the online seminars, and you can join from your browser without having to download any new software. We recommend joining up to 10 minutes early, to ensure that you have time to troubleshoot your connection if necessary. You will be placed in a waiting room until the host is ready to begin the event. For the best experience, we recommend using Chrome or Firefox to view and participate in this class. 


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Ashley Ondricek // Bio:

Ashley Ondricek has been working in the photography industry for over 15 years.  He started with film cameras, using a Pentax K1000 and Speed Graphic 4×5, and traversed the camera landscape until finally discovering the mirrorless world of Sony. Today, most of Ashley’s creative work revolves around travel, wildlife photography and zootography, but also has experience with professional portrait and wedding photography. Ashley became a member of the Sony Digital Imaging team in 2017, and can be found working with Photo Specialty Retailers throughout the country educating customers through product demonstrations, seminars and workshops.


Email questions to classes@natcam.com

or call us during regular business hours at 763.546.6831

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Sunday 12pm-4pm


January 12
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ashley Ondricek