Explore the world of botanical photography in lovely midcoast Maine!
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Explore the world of botanical photography in the studio and in various gardens throughout lovely Mid Coast Maine. We will experiment with a range of digital photography tools and techniques including macro photography, simple lighting options and black and white conversions. Students will also learn to create a simple and affordable home studio for photographing plants indoors. This course is about visual exploration, so come prepared to play in the studio, to look at gardens in new ways, and to try your hand at still life photography with a focus on flowers, foliage and seedpods.
All Image Credit © Lee Anne White
Past student work (clockwise): Jane Peterson, Eliza Pyle, Ron Perry, Judith Mamiye.
Instructor: Lee Anne White
Lee Anne White is a landscape and botanical photographer whose work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows, including 30 works on permanent display at Brenau University. She is the author and principal photographer of ten books, including Closer to Nature: The Alluring Landscapes of Simmonds & Associates, The Mutable Sea, Patio & Pathway Ideas That Work, Backyard Idea Book and Water Garden Idea Book, as well as the editor and contributing photographer to many others. She is the former editor in chief of Fine Gardening magazine and has photographed more than 75 features for magazines such as Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Kitchen Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, Country Living and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. She earned a master’s degree in creative studies at SUNY/Buffalo State and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting and commercial art at Brenau University.