Steven calls himself a Zootographer; a photographer specializing in creating photographs that inspire people to visit their local zoos and wildlife parks. His photographs have been published internationally in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums calendars and books, by the AP International news bureau, in scientific studies, as well as by local TV stations, newspapers and magazines. The Oakland Zoo in California uses his photographs for press releases, maps, signs, banners, billboards, calendars, trading cards, their Social Media channels, the zoo's official web site and more.
with Steven Gotz
The zoo is a wonderful place to begin or renew your love of photography! Join Steven Gotz at the Oakland Zoo as he takes you through all of the photographic opportunities that can be found at your local zoo. From shooting megafauna like lions and bears to microfauna like reptiles and insects, there’s always something to photograph at a zoo. In this class you’ll learn about the gear and camera settings you can use, how to shoot through fencing and glass, how to use small flash in surprising ways, how to shoot animals in natural looking habitats, the importance of doing your research before you go, and so much more. As Steven takes you through the zoo he shares many tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your zoo experience.