Exclusive Access: Tropical Orchid Macro Photography
Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography
Skill Level: All levels, some familiarity with the manual settings on your camera preferred
Join others to enhance your skills and expand your botanical portfolio! This workshop allows students an exclusive opportunity to get up-close and personal with the wonders of beautiful tropical orchids! In-class time will be spent learning DSLR techniques to create stunning macro images of the tropical orchids and other flowers, including tips on focus, lighting with and without flashes, background, and composition. The Conservatory will then close to the public for one hour, allowing exclusive access for class participants who will enjoy private, hands-on shooting time to explore through a macro lens. Participants will gain confidence in their macro skills and will have the unique opportunity to photograph the orchids during class without photo permit restriction nor the feeling of being crowded by public visitors, as Don provides guidance.
Required Equipment: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, macro lens and/or extension tubes, tripod, and a corded or wireless shutter release.
Suggested Equipment: Kneeling pad -Since some of the flowers will be close to the ground, a pad to kneel on is helpful.
Limit 14, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom
$99 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies