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

May
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...
05/28 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm 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...
06/08 Sa 09:00am-03:00pm Falk
NYBG
Dive in to using low-budget table-top lighting equipment and techniques to make compelling photos of botanical subjects and floral arrangements. Photographer David Samuel Stern will discuss the basic principles of still-life lighting design and walk you through manual camera controls more...
06/30 Su 02:00pm-05:00pm Stern
NYBG
July
Harness sunlight to create dreamlike botanical images in rich blues. Pioneered in the 1840s, cyanotype is a type of photography that doesn't use a camera. Under the expert guidance of artist William Waitzman, you will make 4–6 prints, while exploring more...
07/13 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm Waitzman
NYBG
Don't let your images stay trapped in your hard drive! Experiment with the art of making a print, a process that requires great technical skill and a keen eye for detail. Over his four-decade career, Douglas Dubler has tenaciously pursued more...
07/16 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Dubler
NYBG
August
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...
08/10 Sa 02:00pm-05:00pm Dubler
NYBG