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It's clicking time at the zoo: LA Zoo presents 23rd annual Photo Day

A desert bighorn sheep at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
A desert bighorn sheep at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

No event like the space shuttle Endeavor flyover has brought out so much excitement for photography or been as much of a boon for apps like Instagram. Hundreds of people sent KPCC a slew of amazing photos with their pocket cameras, even as our photo and video editors encouraged us to whip out fancy dSLR's and adjust our ISO speeds.

But maybe you did bring your zoom lens out last Friday, or maybe you've been taking photographs for years, in which case the LA Zoo has an exciting new event for you. On November 4 the LA Zoo will present its 23rd Annual Photo Day. The event includes a full day of photography and education from experts like Sigma Pro's David Fitzsimmons on the basics of wildlife and nature photography. With early admission to the zoo beginning at 7:30am, attendees will have a special chance to snap photos of animals in a series of hands-on workshops. Also included in admission is the use of state-of-the-art equipment, along with a catered lunch.

LA Zoo Photo Day admission costs $125 per person until October 1, then goes up to $175 before registration closes on October 15.