The Holden Arboretum – Spring Photography Workshop

Azaleas, Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio
Azaleas, Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio

Are you interested in photographing one of the most beautiful displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, and other flowering shrubs in North America? Would you like to learn the basics of digital landscape photography, as well as how to take sharp, colorful, and well-composed photographs of spring wildflowers, ferns, and other nature subjects? If so, join Ian Adams for a hands-on workshop covering spring photography on Sunday, May 22 at The Holden Arboretum in Lake County, Ohio.

Viburnum 'Popcorn', The Holden Arboretum
Viburnum 'Popcorn', The Holden Arboretum

In addition to spectacular azaleas and rhododendrons, Holden’s display gardens in mid-May are full of flowering lilacs, viburnums, and other shrubs.

Heath Pond Gazebo, Holden Arboretum
Heath Pond Gazebo, Holden Arboretum

Whether you are a beginner seeking to learn how to make better photos with your point-&-shoot digital camera, or a more experienced photographer wanting to understand the important settings and controls on your SLR camera, how to select and use the best lenses for landscape and close-up photography, and how to fine-tune your skills in lighting and composition, you will benefit from attending this workshop. During the morning classroom session, Ian will cover selecting and using digital cameras, techniques for optimizing exposure and depth-of-field, and dozens of tips and guidelines for improving your scenic and close-up photography.

Rhododendron 'Bravo', Holden Arboretum
Rhododendron 'Bravo', Holden Arboretum

During the afternoon, we’ll visit the Helen Layer Rhododendron Garden, where dozens of azalea and rhododendron shrubs will be blooming. Holden’s display gardens, filled with lilacs, viburnums, and other spring beauties, and Holden’s Wildflower Garden, where many species of wildflowers will be at the peak of their spring bloom, will provide lots of additional opportunities for spring photography. We will also explore the beautiful woodland gardens at Lantern Court, a Georgian mansion that was the home of the Corning family and is now part of The Holden Arboretum.

Trout Lilies, Holden Arboretum
Trout Lilies, Holden Arboretum
Wild Geraniums, Lantern Court, Holden Arboretum
Wild Geraniums, Lantern Court, Holden Arboretum
Dutchman's Breeches Leaves, Holden Arboretum
Dutchman's Breeches Leaves, Holden Arboretum

To register for the workshop, visit Holden’s website at www.holdenarb.org, or call Vonna Zahler at (440)-602-3833. For more information on the workshop, email Ian Adams at ijadams@neo.rr.com or call Ian at (330)-920-7401

 

 

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  1. As always, stunning images. Are you going to come back to New England to do any workshops? Attending the one you gave at the Maine Botanical Gardens had a profound impact on my photography and I would love to take another workshop.

  2. Kerry: I would love to return to New England, but travel costs are prohibitive and the imminent release of my new book, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio, will provide me with a full plate of promotional tasks for the next 3-6 months. I’m delighted that the Maine workshop has had a positive impact on your photography. Hope you are having a great year in 2011…Ian

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