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Wildflower Photography Workshop

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Golden Ridge Condos - Club House

1290 Golden Circle

Golden, CO 80401

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Capture the Beauty of Colorado's Flowers...

Photographing wildflowers is an amazing way to combine fun, nature and your passion for photography. However, if you have ever tried to photograph wildflowers you may already know this is easier said than done. Lighting is often very difficult, motion blur becomes an issue as the Rocky Mountains breeze blows your flowers to and fro, tiny flowers become tiny subjects in your photograph, etc etc etc. Eventually you find that capturing the stunning beauty you saw in person is not possible. Can this be fixed? Well, of course it can and you don't need a whole lot of expensive equipment to do it either.

In this workshop you will learn how to make your images more representative of that jewel in the grass you saw with your eyes. You will learn how to overcome those pesky troubles in the field using inexpensive (or often free home-made tools). You will be introduced to many skills and techniques associated with Macro Photography (due to the small nature of Colorado wildflowers). By the end of this workshop you will have a nice collection of wildflower photos vastly improved from what you were shooting just one day earlier.

My workshops are small, intimate and highly flexible based on the needs of the class and each student. If you still don't understand something after the workshop is completed, then I'll help you after class (just like in elementary school).

Topics include:

  • Techniques:
    • Working with shallow depth of field.
    • Dealing with motion and wind.
    • Modifying poor lighting in small spaces.
    • Composition in the macro world.
    • and much more...
  • Equipment:
    • Building your own:
      • reflectors
      • diffusers
      • wind blocks
      • camera and subject stablizers

What to bring:

  • You will of course need a camera (Any kind will do. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type)
  • A macro lens (if you have it). If not then bring what you have (long zoom if you have one). If you have neither then bring whatever lens you have that has the shortest focus distance.
  • A tripod is HIGHLY recommended but not necessary. A tripod that can go low to the ground is preferable as most colorado wildflower tend to be low to the ground.
  • Knee pads if you have them (you won't regret it).
  • Cloths you don't mind getting dirty (you'll need to lie on the ground).

Location: Golden, CO (start), Then we will move to locations along the front range or in mountains (just depends where the flowers are at their prime).

View Some samples of my flora photography: http://genetewksbury.com/albums/flora/


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