Photography Classes

The Garden offers a world of natural inspiration for you to observe and interpret with the help of award-winning photographers.

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Get an exclusive opportunity to photograph The Orchid Show: Thailand, using your DSLR 100–300mm telephoto lens, and dedicated speedlights. Master techniques to achieve the best lighting and exposure for these vibrant flowers without the use of tripods or monopods. Afterward, more...
03/25 Sa 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
Learn to create intimate and detailed portraits of flowers using various lenses, proper depth of field, filters, and the best framing techniques. Equipment, including zoom telephotos, close-up diopter filters, extension tubes, teleconverters, and dedicated macro lenses will be demonstrated in more...
04/22 Sa 10:00am-04:00pm Falk
This three-session course provides a solid foundation for the beginning digital photographer upgrading from a point & shoot camera, or anyone new to digital SLR photography. We'll cover the basics of digital photography, the art of seeing as a photographer more...
04/29 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Capture the ephemeral quality of spring with the bokeh effect, a soft out-of-focus background achieved by shooting a subject with a fast lens at the widest aperture. After viewing a variety of botanical images that use bokeh, you will practice more...
05/06 Sa 03:00pm-06:00pm Dubler
Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for taking photos, using special effects, editing, postprocessing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social more...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
  05/16 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Gambino
After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas knows what makes a compelling image. Using examples from his own photos and those of the masters, he demonstrates how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form—and without fancy equipment. more...
05/20 Sa 01:00pm-04:00pm Dubler
Make artistic images with your iPhone, the world's most-used camera! Learn to "see as a professional" and make proper use of your focus, flash, self-timer and zoom capabilities. See how preparation, lighting, and environmental conditions can help create unique images. more...
06/06 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
This course builds on skills developed in Fundamentals of Digital Photography. Experiment with multiple ways to take the best portraits of botanical subjects small and large, including flowers and trees. Practice different ways to position yourself to ensure you are more...
06/10 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork has been published in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the more...
06/24 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman