Join us & Practice wildlife photography in a more controlled setting

Learn how to freeze motion, compose for wildlife, and a whole lot more. We’ll guide you around the many exhibits at the Roger Williams Park Zoo (Admission included) and help you achieve your best (semi) wildlife photos!

What You'll Learn
  • Freezing motion

  • Proper depth of field

  • How to use Autofocus and drive modes correctly

  • Composition for wildlife

  • Composing & shooting through obstacles

  • Reducing window glare

Physical Difficulty

We will be spending most of the workshop standing and walking on flat and paved surfaces.
Food will be available for purchase, and we will set aside time to eat lunch.

Recommended Equipment
Meeting Details

Please be at the zoo main entrance at 12 PM. The address is 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI.


Paul Nguyen

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

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Allie Richards

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at