Spend a week with Lee Anne White exploring garden photography, capturing the essence and beauty of botanical spaces while learning techniques to convey the spirit and emotion of gardens through your lens.
Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1495
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 12
A garden is a place for plants…and so much more. A garden enhances a home, creates an inviting space for outdoor living, provides nourishment for the body and soul, and helps us reconnect with nature.
This workshop is about looking at gardens with an eye toward capturing a spirit of place and telling each garden’s unique story. We’ll visit stunning Maine gardens each day—a mix of public and private, large and small, in a wide range of styles, and with both interesting architectural elements and lush plantings. In these gardens, you’ll develop ways of working that will help you convey not only what you see, but also how the garden makes you feel.
This is a field workshop, so plan to spend long days exploring beautiful places. Your time in the field provides an opportunity to receive both group instruction and one-on-one support. We will also gather daily in the classroom to review and discuss images.
You’ll learn how to:
- Look at a garden through the eyes of the designer and/or creator
- Discern what makes a garden unique and create an engaging story
- Compose more compelling images
- Capture the personality of plants
- Make the most of shifting light and changing weather
What to bring
Bring your digital camera (cell phones welcome) and the tools you need to download, process and share images. You should already be familiar with your camera’s operation and have a basic understanding of exposure metering and image processing. A circular polarizing filter and tripod are recommended.
All images copyright Lee Anne White.
Instructor: Lee Anne White
Lee Anne White is a fine art photographer who works both in the field and in the studio with a focus on landscape, plants, and architecture. She also has more than 20 years of experience as an editorial photographer, book author, and magazine editor, and a master’s degree from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York/Buffalo State.