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The Art of Stunning Flower Photography

CLOSED Create art through photography that will express your emotional response to the beauty and mystery of flowers. Move beyond snapshots to images that will inspire by learning how to use composition, light, depth of field and the equipment to get the perfect shot in the camera. Then learn the post processing skills to take your images from the camera and transform them into great shots! Ron will illustrate workflow techniques and the post processing tools to assist you in achieving your photographic vision for all subjects. What a great way to learn! Sign up for one or both workshops

If you would like to create images like Ron's shown above, then you don't want to miss this opportunity to build your photographic skills. This is your chance to get answers to your questions.

Week One:

  • Introduction—why photograph flowers
  • Gear for flower photography
  • Accessories for flower photography
  • Lighting and how to modify it
  • Exposure and choosing an aperture
  • Selective focus and “shooting through” technique background considerations
  • Composition
  • What do you see; what do you want to convey
  • Putting it all together in the field with hands-on instruction

Week Two:

  • How to finish with typical workflow and post processing techniques for flowers and other subjects
  • A group discussion of student work from Week 1 and why an image works or why it doesn't by providing constructive ideas how to improve.

This workshop is designed for you so we want to know what camera you use, camera format and post processing software you use, if any. Please fill out the questionnaire and return it to dlarge@jacklondonpark.com 

Ron Berchin spent his career as a professional photographer traveling around the world on assignment and he will offer hands-on instruction to help you achieve your vision. Learn more  and see more of Ron's images.

Note: Students should have a working knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and be familiar with their equipment.

Each workshop size is limited to 10 students so register now. Heavy rain will cancel week one and the workshop will be rescheduled.

What to bring: A camera, with adjustable aperture and shutter speed, a tripod, and polarizing filter. Also, if you have one, bring  a macro lens or other close-up accessories, telephoto lens, cable release, but most of all bring your enthusiasm to improve your camera skills.

Admission: $100 for both weeks; $75 for Week 1 only or $45 for Week 2 only

Week One When: Saturday May 12th, 10:00am to 3:30

Week Two When: Saturday May 19th, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Meet in the museum parking lot (on the left as you enter the park), 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen

If you have questions contact, Deborah Large at dlarge@jacklondonpark.com

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