Introduction to Digital Flower Photography: Workshop with Saxon Holt and Allen Rokach

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 8:00am - Thu, 06/14/2012 - 6:00pm

Macro photography is much more than taking close-up pictures.  Macro work allows the engaged photographer to use depth field, focal points, and unique compositions with shape and color, to create artful images.

In this all day workshop with photographer Saxon Holt, students will start the day with their cameras in a working lesson on macro photography shooting the famed Dahlia Garden and Arizona Garden adjacent to the Conservatory. Following a presentation from his PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop and an in-depth critique of each participant's morning work, students will be allowed to work inside the Conservatory with Saxon until closing to put the day's lesson into practice.

Registration Fee: $150 General; $130 Conservatory of Flowers Members; Lunch and light refreshments included.

Students should have a digital camera that has manual controls and a dedicated macro lens.  A tripod is strongly encouraged and a small fold up reflector disc.  For the critique students need to bring a laptop computer.

About the Instructor

Saxon Holt is an award winning photographer of 20 garden books and owner of PhotoBotanic a resource for garden photography, as well as a member of the Conservatory of Flowers' Advisory Council.

For more information, visit the event registration page, or reachl Public Program Manager Morgan Davis,