The gardens will be the centre of the workshops which concentrate on how to master pictures of flowers, landscapes , colour, patterns, details and ultimately, extreme close-ups.
Workshoppers will learn how to isolate subjects from the background, record accurate colour, manage depth of field, deal with camera shake, shutter speed, plus, how to use tripods [properly], use fill-flash and, if you own one, use off-camera flash and reflectors, to add modelling light to the subject.
|Generally, to get a close-up shot like this you'd need to use a Macro lens. |
If you don't have one of those (quite expensive) accessories, you could use an extension tube.
These are easy to use and are a (significantly) cheaper option to a real macro lens.
|No need for a Macro lens in this example. |
This protea is about the size of a small dinner plate!
|Learn how to isolate your subject using the right camera angle, lens focal length and of course, aperture setting...|
|Beautiful foxglove snapped at f5.6 with a telephoto lens to push the background out of focus - thus isolating the subject from the background...|
|Colour is a perfect subject for all photo projects. |
In this shot it's all about green on green, a combination that's often overlooked by photographers who often chase the brightest, punchiest hues.
|A sight to behold! |
Even if you are not into gardening, this is a fantastic blue puya plant, with its hundreds of tiny blue flowers attracting a whole range of flying insects and native birds, is a magnificent photo challenge.
|Sometimes you get lucky. |
Finding a less obvious point of interest, such as this ladybug, works nicely as both a point of focus and spot colour...