Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography

Hosted by Dennis Kelley
Friday, October 15

Excursion Fee:  $89 (includes admission to the Ft. Worth Zoo.  Does not include parking.)

Dennis Kelley is known for his unique story telling imagery of people and animals. Like Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose was told once, “Welcome to the Jungle!” Whether Dennis is building a story when all has been lost on the city streets, or immortalizing one of nature’s beast forever tamed within our concrete jungle, he breathes nature’s story into every image.

If you love photographing wildlife, either in their natural environment, game parks or in a zoo, this workshop is for you. Dennis will give you tips and techniques to take your wildlife photography to the next level. Key topics will include: lens choice, telephoto extenders, filters, timing, focus presets, seasons and his own unique thought process on planning a photo safari.

Join Dennis for a wild adventure at the Fort Worth Zoo and see over 540 species of exotic, native, and endangered animals!  Bring your camera gear and laptop for a half-day excursion of learning, shooting, and tips on processing your images. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime— Ft. Worth style!
The admission price is included in your registration and allows us to travel through the zoo as many times as we desire. We will also be able to visit the Texas Wild! Petting Corral which has domestic goats, domestic chickens, Texas tortoises and corn snakes. This is the adventure you’ve been waiting for, with the added benefit of some great photography education. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Location:  Fort Worth Zoo

Meet the Speaker:

Dennis Kelley is an award-winning, published professional photographer who lives in San Antonio, Texas. He loves all genres of photography, but focuses mostly on sports and wildlife photography.

When Dennis was a child, his father worked as a photographer for the National Weather Service in Oklahoma. His father’s stories and images spurred his interest in photography. After growing up using film cameras and many hours in the darkroom, Dennis originally pursued photography as a hobby after entering the police academy. After 20 successful years in law enforcement, Dennis decided to retire and continue his pursuit of photography as a professional. Dennis enjoys volunteering his time to several organizations, teaching others, and is always looking for the opportunity to capture the true beauty of nature and life. When not behind the lens, Dennis enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, music, and his greatest treasure… his 11-year-old son.

Dennis’ work has been recognized at local and state print competitions, being awarded the “Texas Top 10” for consecutive years. His work has also been accepted into the prestigious PPA “Loan Collection” and has been awarded PPA Gold Photographer of the Year.

Dennis currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of San Antonio. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University and a Master of Science from Sam Houston State University.