Explore the world of botanical photography in lovely midcoast Maine!

Date: Jul 8-14, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1295
Class Size: 14

Image Credit: Lee Anne White

Learn how to make more compelling plant and garden photographs while exploring beautiful gardens and unique nature preserves along the coast of Maine. Discover easy exercises to help you break through creative blocks, to look at plants in new ways, and to develop your own photographic style. Explore creative techniques for altering natural light, controlling background clutter and simplifying compositions. Learn how to capture the personality of plants and the spirit of a place. As a bonus, we’ll also explore macro photography in a natural-light studio setting.

By the end of the workshop, students should be able to:

  • Work more creatively, playfully and experimentally
  • Compose more compelling images
  • Understand lens choice, depth of field and their impact on the final image
  • Understand the impact of lighting on plants and in gardens; use reflectors and diffusers to alter the light on plants
  • Photograph plants in gardens, nature and the natural-light studio
  • Identify their intentions in botanical photography and explore their photographic style
  • Think beyond the capture to potential image processing and presentation options

Header Image Credit © Lee Anne White

Image Credit: Lee Anne White

Past student work (clockwise): Bill Snyder, Sara Gray, Merrill Saltzman, Gary Biasucci.

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Instructor: Lee Anne White

Lee Anne White is captivated by the beauty, essence and changing complexion of natural, designed and cultural landscapes. She enjoys them most in the quiet moments—in the soft light of sunrise and sunset, on winter days when trees bare their bones, and on foggy mornings when less is visible and the world doesn’t seem quite so complicated.