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

September
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...
09/17 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
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 Dubler will show you how to use the lines, shapes, patterns, textures, more...
09/29 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
NYBG
October
Discover a variety of techniques that will help you create stunning photos of the birds you spot. Photographer Clay Taylor will discuss what type of light, vantage point, and gear will help you produce shots that are most true to more...
10/13 Sa 10:00am-02:00pm Taylor
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...
10/20 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Cahilly
Cahilly
NYBG
Light fundamentally influences the mood and composition of your photos. Explore how to make the best use of different kinds of natural light by optimizing your camera settings, consciously choosing what time of day you shoot, and using shadows, a more...
10/21 Su 03:00pm-06:00pm Stern
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...
10/21 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Guida
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...
10/28 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Maggiotto
NYBG
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...
10/30 Tu 10:00am-04:00pm Falk
NYBG
November
Award-winning photographer Mindy Veissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography's meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw more...
11/17 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Veissid
NYBG
December
After decades as a sought-after fashion photographer, Douglas Dubler knows what makes a compelling image. Using his own photographs and those of the masters, he'll demonstrate how to create powerful images with light, shape, and form-and without fancy equipment. Walk more...
12/04 Tu 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
NYBG
January
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...
01/24 Th 10:00am-04:00pm Falk
NYBG
February
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...
02/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Gambino
NYBG
  02/09 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Gambino
NYBG
March
Award-winning photographer Mindy Veissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography's meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw more...
03/14 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Veissid
MDTN