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Boston Photography Class: Stop and smell the Roses at Kelleher Rose Garden

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James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

73 Park Drive

Boston, MA 02215

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Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. Georgia O'Keeffe

2,000 roses will be in full bloom at the Kelleher Rose Garden located right behind the MFA by mid June.

This is a great opportunity to use your macro lens if you have one so bring it along. I will also be covering beginner and more advanced composition strategies including rule of thirds, asymmetric compositions, echoes, and geometry.

Photo by former participant using shallow depth of field to blur the background and beautiful dynamic composition.

About your instructor: Suzanne Merritt is a master level instructor with a studio at the Boston Center for the Arts. She has led workshops on beauty, photography, and creativity in Asia, Europe and the United States for the past 20 years. She was the founder of the Polaroid Creativity Lab and in 2016 opened The Curious Soul Photo School in Boston MA. website: curioussoulphotos.com see more of photography by suzanne and subscribe to her blog for inspiring tips.

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The Kelleher Rose Garden is one of the hidden gems of the Emerald Necklace string of public parks in Boston. If you have never been, this is your chance, and if you have been many times before, join us to see the familiar beauty in a fresh way. We will do many visual exercises to learn how to show these flowers in their best light.

Photo by previous participant Ben. Perfect exposure capturing the light and shadow on every petal unfolding.

I will give an informative talk about photographing flowers during the first 30 minutes. I will cover light, color and texture as ways to bring out the full beauty of each unique rose. Most of all we will focus on creative composition strategies that will help you organize the visual elements in the most dramatic, moving way.

This is a mindful practice of slowing down to really notice the qualities of beauty that live in each flower. Every rose has its own personality and it is up to you to discover this and express it in your image.

Photo by Suzanne Merritt Capturing the small details and delicate light. pin sharp focus.

There will be several assignments designed to help you see flowers with the eye of an artist. Of course we can all see the obvious beauty of a flower but can you go beyond the first glance to the deeper layers of subtle textures and capture that?

Gain confidence going off Auto. We will work with camera settings so you can experiment with different depths of field and subtle morning light.

This is a great opportunity meeting others in the group who want to take better pictures. We alway have a great time together so I hope you will join us.

Learn the composition skill of selective focus to create stunning images like this.

Please RSVP for the morning if you plan to attend since there are only 10 spots. I always keep the group size very small so you get plenty of personal attention. More details will follow once we have the full list of participants.

This is a spectacular "hidden garden". If you have never visited the Kelleher Rose Garden, this is the perfect time to do so. You will never look at a flower the same way once you see it this way.

I look forward to seeing you there! WE are doing an early morning shoot to avoid the crowds. This way you will be able to take your time and really stop to smell the roses.

Closest T stop is MFA on the green line. 10 minute walk.

Message me if you have any questions at all about attending this class.

Suzanne


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