Capturing Great Light, a Garden Photography Workshop with Claire Takacs
Saturday, August 31st from 3:30-8:00pm – a picnic supper, a presentation from Claire, and evening photography
Sunday, September 1st from 6:30am-5:30pm - an early morning photography shoot and group critique
Participants will have access to the garden when it is closed to the public on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. This workshop will be held rain or shine.

Workshop Description:
Claire Takacs will lead a one-day workshop that provides photographers with a new way of seeing gardens. Claire’s work is celebrated for how she uses the magical light of sunrise and sunset to create dreamy garden images. Whereas much garden photography concentrates on plant combinations, light, more than anything else, creates atmosphere and mood. This workshop aims to show participants how to use light in creating powerful images. Claire is inspired by gardens that shift with the seasons and over time to create images of beauty that are aligned with natural rhythms, therefore Chanticleer will be an excellent setting in to learn in.

The workshop begins Saturday evening with a picnic supper, giving you a chance to meet Claire and mingle with participants. Following supper, Claire will give a presentation on photographing gardens around the world. She will share selected images that convey her appreciation of light and describe how she created the image to best capture distinctive plant combinations, remarkable settings, expert design, or some ineffable combination of all these. Claire will expand on how she sees gardens as works of art and believes in their ever-increasing importance in our daily lives.

The workshop is open to all skill levels but is best suited for individuals who are comfortable and competent operating their camera equipment. Bring your camera, cards, spare batteries and any additional lenses you care to work with. A tripod is useful but not necessary. A laptop to download and edit your work is strongly recommended and will allow you to better participate in the group critiques.

Price:
$450.00*
*Price includes garden admission, breakfast and lunch each day, and an opening reception

Please complete this form to begin the registration process. Erin McKeon, Public Programs Manager will contact you to confirm your registration and for payment. You can contact Erin directly at emckeon@chanticleergarden.org or call 610-687-4163 ext. 115.

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