Japanese Gardens of Portland
Needle, Charles, Instructor
Tuition: $795 (includes membership to garden)
Treat yourself and your lenses to rich hues of red, gold and amber at the peak of autumn color in one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan: the Portland Japanese Garden.
This workshop offers the unique opportunity to shoot in the Garden on three consecutive mornings from 8 to 10 am before it opens to the public, along with regular garden hours.
Treat your lenses to five different types of tranquil gardens surrounded by stunning Japanese maples erupting in brilliant reds: a flat garden, strolling pond garden, tea garden, natural garden, and sand & stone garden.
Your instructor for the week, Charles Needle, is a renown professional garden photographer and author, who will share tips on creating compelling garden photographs 1-on-1 in the field and classroom.
Emphasis will be placed upon making beautiful compositions that incorporate elements of visual design, such as line, shape, color and texture. The workshop will also cover more advanced impressionistic camera techniques, such as: Multiple-Exposure Monet, Soft-Glow Montage, Composite Montage, shooting reflections, creative camera movement, and creative smartphone apps. Assignments and supportive group image evaluations will also be included.
All formats are welcome. Please have a working knowledge of your camera equipment. This is primarily a digital-capture workshop, but basic image-editing software experience (such as Photoshop or Lightroom) is suggested.