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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Tuesday from 4:00-6:30 pm EDT for five weeks, October 6-November 3. (Several optional “check ins” will be scheduled throughout the course.)

Flowers, plants and objects found in nature have long fascinated still life photographers and are especially good subjects for photographing at home in a small or portable studio. Whether you shoot at the kitchen table for a few hours at a time or have a spare room for a more permanent set up, we’ll explore ways to work in small spaces with limited equipment and materials at hand. Learn how to see and alter natural light, work with affordable continuous studio lights (optional), choose an appropriate lens, and work with backdrops, flat lays and location settings. We’ll also explore the creative use of found and domestic objects as backdrops and props, as well as basic arranging strategies. A suggested list of materials and resources will be sent in advance and students are encouraged to gather found objects in nature (seed pods, nuts, leaves, shells, etc.) to photograph. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, container plants and household objects made from natural materials such as wood, clay and stone are also good subjects. A tripod, macro capabilities (lens or filters) and a polarizing filter are recommended.

Students should already be comfortable with their cameras, image-processing software and sharing images for weekly reviews.

All Image Credit © Lee Anne White

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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.