Cairns Family Photography Workshop

Fancy something a bit different this school holidays? Rainforestation’s Family Photography Workshops provide an informative, snap-happy time for budding young photographers!

Join our experienced photography instructor to learn how to take photos with your digital camera, then put your skills to test in our Koala & Wildlife Park photographing some of our beautiful Australian animals. 

This event is for parents and children together and is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills, have fun and is perfect for beginners and budding photographers alike!

What You Will Learn

The day begins with an essential camera theory. Learn the key features of your manual camera and discover the techniques needed to take amazing shots!

Learn about composition and framing, then learn about how to control aperture and shutter speed for more creative control over depth of field. This allows for sharpness where you need it and that lovely blurred effect where you don’t. Teaching the principles of Portrait Photography, you will be shooting both people and animals.

Whilst the instruction is focused on the younger audience, parents are of course welcome to bring another camera and benefit from the tuition as well. This presents a great opportunity for the children and their guardian to enjoy photography together. (*A small number of cameras are available for hire if required, just bring a USB to save your images)

About The Instructor

Elyse Fitzpatrick has over 10 years’ experience as a professional photographer shooting everything from portraits and weddings to aerial photography. She is passionate about learning new skills and techniques and loves to share her passion for photography with others.


  • Photography workshop with professional photographer (Max 10 participants)
  • Entry to the Koala & Wildlife Park

The Dates

Monday 14th December and Tuesday 15th December 9.30am- 1:00pm (includes 30 minutes for lunch- A range of lunch options are available at the Tree House Café. From burgers to pasta or salads to sandwiches, we have vegetarian options and a range of hot and cold drinks).


Adult Participant Child Participant
$35 $35

Adult spectators are free. Adult spectators can sit with their child, participate in activities, but will not have a camera of their own. Alternatively, adult spectators can wait on-site at the cafe, but must remain onsite for the duration of the workshop.

Camera hire is available at $10 per camera and must be pre-purchased while booking. Please bring your own USB if hiring camera.

Call us on 07 4085 5008 to book

Important Information

  • Minimum age 8 years
  • No previous camera or photography knowledge is required
  • To ensure everyone gets some personal attention from the instructor, each course will have a maximum of 10 “participating cameras”, this may be 5 child participants with 5 adult participants or 10 children with adult spectators.
  • This is a COVID Safe activity: You will be required to register for the event. Social distancing can be observed during the tuition and photography session in the park.


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