National Arboretum Photography Workshop

DATE: November 1, 2015
TIME: 8:00am – 12:00pm
LOCATION: National Arboretum 
                         
3501 New York Avenue, NE
                         Washington, DC 20002
COST: $89
WORKSHOP SIZE: maximum 12
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Light. Easy walking on paved areas, grassy fields and wooded paths.

REGISTRATION: register with the Capital Photography Center

Join us for a morning at the National Arboretum and learn tips for photographing lush garden landscapes and beautiful close-up details.

Photograph scenes large and small, learning how to use light, perspective and pattern to capture dynamic images. We will visit the Capital Columns and find creative ways to photograph this unique architectural feature in the soft morning light. Our exploration of the expansive arboretum also includes photographing at the Asian Collections, the Herb Garden and the Aquatic Garden.

Topics include:

  • Compositional and perspective choices
  • Effective focusing for landscapes and close-ups
  • Options to control exposure and depth of field
  • Modifying light for close-ups using diffusers and reflectors
  • ...and more

This class is best suited for digital SLR or Mirrorless cameras that allow shutter, aperture, or manual exposure control.

Recommended equipment - Any combination of lenses covering wide to telephoto range (18–300mm), a circular polarizing filter, an extra battery and memory card. Tripods are recommended but not required for this class.