Shannon Benson


Shannon Benson


Shannon has been involved in various conservation projects over the years including shooting two charity calendars for Devil Ark called the Australian Girls of Herpetology, volunteering her photographic services for Wild Aid and WSPA, working with the critically endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana in the Caribbean as well as spending many years as an Australian wildlife carer involved in rescue and rehabilitation specialising in reptiles.

Shannon has authored three books, the first ‘Captive Care of the Central Netted Dragon’ is eco-physiology and husbandry focused. Her second title, 'Pet Photography How-To' teaches readers her secrets as an award-winning pet photographer. Her latest title 'Wildlife Photography How-To' teaches essential photography fundamentals combined with her tips on working with and photographing wildlife to provide a thorough wildlife photography guide.

Known for her professionalism, easy-going nature and technical ability Shannon's vibrant images have captured the attention of clients like Ritz Carlton Magazine, Penguin Publishing, Hardie Grant Publishing, Mars and RSPCA amongst others.

Her knack for bringing out the best in her animal subjects is clear in her award winning images. Shannon's desire for technical excellence shines in her work while maintaining a sense of spontaneity and freedom. Her work has been exhibited around the world including Paris, New York and LA.

Specialties include working with all manner of wild and domestic animals, travel and lifestyle photography.

12 June Studio 2 09h00 – 10h30 Wildlife
Shannon will be talking about her extensive journey deep into the world of wildlife photography, her choice of equipment, her partnership with videographer Russell MacLaughlin, their adventures, the highs and lows and everything in between, all accompanied by examples of her work.


14 June Studio 1 09h00 – 10h30 Wildlife
Shannon will be talking about her extensive journey deep into the world of wildlife photography, her choice of equipment, her partnership with videographer Russell MacLaughlin, their adventures, the highs and lows and everything in between, all accompanied by examples of her work.

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