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Flower Photography and Composition Class


Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, August 24th
9:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

Hollister House Gardens, Washington, CT

Come learn various tricks and tips to improve your flower photography, from lenses, to equipment, camera settings and compositional techniques. The beautiful gardens of the Hollister House are a great place to practice photography composition with its many structured gardens and buildings.

Topics included in this class will be:

The use of depth of field preview to get a better idea of what your photos will look like; using Auto ISO to use the best shutter speeds and aperture for your composition; lenses for macro photography and the use of extension tools and other macro lens adaptors; focus shift shooting and focus stacking with slide rails for long depth of field in your macro photography; various focus stacking software for editing and post processing; various styles of macro photography; challenges of macro photography and how to work around and or use them to your advantage as a stylistic choice; composing your photos to increase depth and dimension in your photos; choosing suitable backgrounds to make the best of your flower photos. 

Equipment. It is recommended to bring a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera. Cell phones are not acceptable for this class.

Recommended lenses are macro lenses or, if you don’t have them, a telephoto zoom lens around 200 to 300 mm. Depending on time, we may add other topics to the class so bring a wide range of lenses from wide-angle to telephoto zoom, if you have them.

A tripod is recommended as well.

The workshop is limited to 10 students and the fee is $40. An additional $5 donation is required by Hollister House upon arrival.

RAIN DATE is August 24.

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