Contact: Laura Stegman, (310) 470-6321 / (310) 991-2835
LOS ANGELES ZOO PHOTO DAY OFFERS ONE-OF-A-KIND OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 7:30am to 4pm
The 22nd Annual Photo Day at the Los Angeles Zoo on Sunday, November 4, 2012, presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) and Paul's Photo, based in Torrance, features one-of-a-kind photo opportunities for film and digital photographers of all levels of expertise. Among activities for participants in the event, from 7:30 am to 4 pm, are hands-on workshops with instruction for novices on the basics of wildlife and nature photography as well as opportunities for accomplished shutterbugs to explore new horizons while focusing on the art and science of outdoor photography. Also included in the admission price are use of loan equipment from major manufacturers, one-on-one time with manufacturers' representatives, photo walks, catered lunch, keynote address by award-winning Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons, t-shirt, early admission to the Zoo, animal close-ups for photography, and a photo contest with prizes. Experts from Paul's Photos and representatives from the top brands in photography provide participants with a full day of photography and education. FitzSimmons' keynote speech offers a fun-filled look at his techniques and the challenges he faced in taking the mesmerizing portraits of beautiful and bizarre animals in his Curious Critters children's picture book.
Photo Day is among many Los Angeles Zoo events presented by the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963. For nearly five decades, GLAZA has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. GLAZA also builds and invests endowment funds and operates five essential departments on behalf of the Zoo, including development, publications, membership, volunteers and oversight of the Zoo's food/retail concessions. There are currently 73,000 GLAZA member households representing more than 300,000 adults and children, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and a volunteer corps of over 700.
L.A. Zoo Photo Day admission prices are $175.00 per person, and $60.00 for guests. Guests receive catered lunch and early admission to the zoo. Regular Zoo admission is still available for non-Photo Day participants. Photo Day registration closes October 15. Please call (323) 644-4763 for more information.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.
For general information, call (323) 644-4200.