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Close Up And Garden Photography

Offered by Hunterdon Art Museum and held at Race Farm in Blairstown, NJ.

This workshop will be encouraging and filled with insights on photographing within the landscape and your own garden environment, covering many technical, aesthetic and expressive issues with discussion or demonstrations. The goal is to encourage growth in your color vision, composition and understanding of the many issues regarding natural light. The session will be devoted to a discussion on color landscape and garden photography, close-up photography, composition, how to deal with different kinds of lighting, white balance, proper metering techniques for good exposures in the bright sun as well as shade, camera controls, and use of tripod.

There will be time devoted to putting what you learned into practice with a walk through the farm outside areas and greenhouses to photograph the many varieties of plants, flowers and garden accessories. Many of the activities will take place outside so please dress accordingly. We will have easy access to our cars so you can bring some extra layers just in case.

Please bring cameras with instruction booklets; tripod, if possible; and any camera accessories. Students can also bring snacks or lunch. Nancy will have a comprehensive handout for you to take home for future reference.