Charles Needle Photography Workshop

Making great pictures of flowers and gardens requires skill and patience. Learn how to craft a truly great garden photograph and capture the essence or “spirit” of your garden using a digital camera. Charles will discuss the concept of “intimate landscape” and teach tips for proper exposure, composition and lighting.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore several methods of making painterly, non-literal images in-camera: camera movement, multiple-exposure montaging, Lensbaby, long exposures, and shooting reflections.

This fun and informative class includes lecture, field demonstrations, and personalized hands-on instruction in the beautiful Bloedel Reserve, an internationally renowned 150-acre nature preserve and garden located on Bainbridge Island, WA. The Reserve is closed to the public on Monday’s, so we’ll be able to photograph with private access.

The Bloedel Reserve is a hidden Northwest treasure featuring a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, Reflection Pool, and the Bloedel’s former estate home.

Bring your camera & instruction manual, lenses & tripod (if you have them), memory cards, spare batteries, knee-pads and a sack lunch.  All skill levels are welcome.

Registration fee includes admission into the Reserve.  No refunds after June 30, 2014.  Limited to 20 participants.

To register for this class, please call the Bloedel Reserve at 206-842-7631.

$160 Members / $180 Non-Members