Fall Photography Walk, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens – October 29, 2023

Japanese Maples, West Terrace, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron

The unique combination of architecture, nature and horticulture at the magnificent 70-acre Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron will be the setting for a 2-hour Fall Photography Walk on Sunday, October 29, from 2-4 pm. 

Manor House from Northwest, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Sugar maple, tulip poplar, tupelo, ash, birch and many shrubs provide a tapestry of fall color photography opportunities in the gardens at Stan Hywet. During twenty years of photographic exploration I’ve gained an intimate knowledge of the gardens at Stan Hywet, and we will visit some of these special places during our afternoon photo shoot.

Birch Allee, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio

The Birch Tree Allee is an iconic part of the garden with a 550-foot long “alleyway” of more than 100 gray birches growing from the original root stock. Over many years, the trees have formed a corridor with natural light and shadows streaming through the branches and golden foliage in the fall.

Chrysanthemums, Carriage House, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

The Stan Hywet garden staff, assisted by many volunteers, create beautiful seasonal displays throughout the year, highlighted by pots of multicolored chrysanthemums during the fall. 

Japanese Maple Reflected in West Terrace Pool

As we stroll around the grounds at Stan Hywet, there will be many opportunities to create abstract, impressionistic images  – I call this photograph my “Monet moment.”

The restored Japanese Garden is bordered by colorful fall foliage
Cosmos and many other late season flowers bloom in the Cutting Garden at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Boston Ivy Leaves, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio

Bring your iPhone, Android smartphone, or digital camera to the photo walk and pick up many tips on lighting, composition, and some of the new camera features available on the recently announced iPhone 15 models. My new iPhone 15 Pro Max, which includes a 48-megapixel main camera and a 5X optical zoom camera featuring a tetraprism design developed by Apple’s optical engineers, is scheduled for delivery in the next few days, and I look forward to testing these new features as fall progresses in northeast Ohio, and sharing the results during our October 29 photo walk.   

To register for the photo walk, visit the Stan Hywet website here.    





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