Exclusive Access Field Trip: Macro Photography in a Biome Conservatory
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer
Skill Level: All levels, some familiarity with the manual settings on your camera preferred
Plants have evolved in extraordinary ways to be succeed in biomes across the world… and the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota has seven separate biomes with thousands of diverse species to prove it. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hone your macro photography skills with some rare and unusual plants! Begin the class at the Arboretum, where Frank will discuss technical considerations for successful macro flower and plant photography. Topics include focus point, depth of field, composition, equipment choices and lighting. After an hour lunch break, head to the St. Paul campus’ CBS Conservatory via convenient Arboretum transportation. Conservatory curator Lisa Aston Philander will offer the group a private tour of the collection containing over 1200 species of plants from around the world. After the tour, return to your favorite biomes and plants to capture one of a kind macro photographs with one on one guidance from Frank. You’ll return to the Arboretum with beautiful images of rare plants, a greater appreciation for the fascinating plant kingdom, and macro photography skills to use in the future!
Required equipment: DSLR or Mirror-less camera, a macro lens, tripod, and shutter release
Optional Equipment: macro wide-angle lens, extension tube, light ring
Fee includes instruction, transportation to and from the CBS Conservatory. Bring a lunch or purchase at the Arboretum Cafe.
Limit 14, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place
$120 member/$140 non-member, includes Arboretum admission