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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Classes

March
Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects, taking inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe. An expert at honing in on beautiful details from years working in high-end fashion, Douglas will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, and more...
03/25 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
NYBG
April
Get an exclusive opportunity to photograph The Orchid Show 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, return more...
04/03 Tu 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
NYBG
Incorporating movement in a photograph can bring an image to life, emphasizing a shower of cherry petals or the flight of a bird. You'll experiment with leaving your camera lens open longer to capture motion, and learn how the amount more...
04/15 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Maggiotto
NYBG
Stacked image photography allows you to create images of extraordinary depth, sharpness, and detail. In this hands-on workshop using your own digital camera (manual focus required), you'll take a series of photos of the same subject, focusing each shot on more...
04/29 Su 10:00am-04:00pm Falk
NYBG
May
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms more...
05/05 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Craft your own stories, poems, and essays about or inspired by the natural world. The course will explore the many ways nature can serve as a rich inspiration for both novice and experienced writers. No prior writing or botanical experience more...
05/15 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Logan
NYBG
Experiment with composing abstract images using botanical subjects, taking inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe. An expert at honing in on beautiful details from years working in high-end fashion, Douglas will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, and more...
05/20 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
NYBG
Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing-more than photography-asks you to slow down and closely observe what you see, which will help you identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Botanical artist and more...
05/20 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Guida
NYBG
Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media more...
05/31 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
NYBG
  05/31 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Gambino
NYBG
June
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, dedicated macro lenses, and wide angle close-ups will more...
06/09 Sa 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
NYBG
We've all had the experience of photographing the most breathtaking landscape, only to find our pictures don't convey its special magic. Professional exhibiting photographer John Maggiotto will take you out on Garden grounds to show you how to find a more...
06/23 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Maggiotto
NYBG
July
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. William Waitzman, whose artwork appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, will guide you through the hands-on process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms more...
07/14 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
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. This father/daughter duo will cover the basics of digital photography, the art of seeing more...
07/21 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Cahilly
NYBG
Douglas Dubler, who worked with Ansel Adams in the darkroom, is the ideal guide to walk you through the basic skills needed to create arresting black and white photographs. Using a variety of stunning images, Douglas will discuss how to more...
07/22 Su 01:00pm-04:00pm Dubler
NYBG