Newport Photo Guild – Garden Photography Weekend Workshop – June 10 to June 12, 2016

Chinese Garden Window, Montreal Botanical Garden
Chinese Garden Window, Montreal Botanical Garden

If you live in or near Rhode Island, and would like to devote a weekend to improving your garden photography, join us in Newport, Rhode Island, where I will be leading a garden photography workshop on Friday evening, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 for the Newport Photo Guild.

Grove of Japanese Maples, The Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
Grove of Japanese Maples, The Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

We’ll begin with an introduction to garden photography on Friday evening, followed by a classroom session on Saturday morning covering suggested digital camera settings for garden photography; controlling image sharpness and exposure; lighting for garden photos; visual design in composing garden photographs; tips for photographing garden vistas, plant groupings, abstracts, close-ups, water features, buildings and other structures; how to photograph butterflies and dragonflies, pets and people in gardens; and documentary vs. impressionistic garden photography.

Mallow flower at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio
Mallow flower at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio

Following lunch, we’ll visit several beautiful gardens in Rhode Island for a photo shoot.

Japanese Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
Japanese Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

On Sunday morning we’ll share and review selected photos from Saturday’s photo shoot, followed by advice on how to edit, organize, fine-tuneĀ  and store your garden images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. On Sunday afternoon, I will provide some tips for sharing your garden photos using email, slide shows, color inkjet prints, social media and other websites, and self-published books.

Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

For registration and other information on this workshop, visit the Newport Photo Guild’s website.

 

 

 

 

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