May 13, 2017
The Wildflower Workshop
This Indiana Nature Photography workshop will focus on wildflower photography for the digital photographer. During our day exploring and photographing nature preserves owned by the Sycamore Land Trust, you will gain hands on experience photographing flowers from various views and angles.
Gary and Steven will demonstrate how to use camera settings, lenses – from macros to telephotos – and a variety of homemade and commercially available tools to help you capture the best photos possible.
During this workshop, you will participate in group demonstrations and one-on-one instruction with the instructors. Be prepared to get on the ground and capture some great photographs!
Indiana Nature Photography will donate 10% of the workshop receipts to Sycamore Land Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization that protects nearly 9,000 acres of natural southern Indiana from Brown County to Evansville.
Cost of the workshop is $125 per person. You can register for the workshop here.
How long is the workshop?
We will meet around 8 a.m. and finish shooting between 4 and 5 p.m., depending on the light.
Who should attend?
This workshop is for beginners to experienced photographers
Do I need to be an expert?
We only ask that you are familiar with your camera. You should bring your camera manual as we find it to be a great resource!
Do I need to bring any other equipment?
You will need a DSLR camera with memory cards and lens. If you have a macro lens, extension tubes, or close up filters, we encourage you to bring them.
If you have a flash unit or battery powered light (even a flashlight), then you should bring them. A piece or two of white card stock (10×12 or so) can be used to control sunlight when photographing wildflowers. A diffuser is often helpful.
A tripod is strongly recommended for macro (close-up) wildflower photography and can be very helpful for most shots. For low, close-up shots, you can also use a bean bag (large enough to rest your camera with some extra to fluff for lens support) or a pillow such as neck pillow you would use for travel. Be creative!
You can create an inexpensive diffuser using a piece of cardboard such a photo mat with a hole to frame a photograph. Next, tape a piece of wax paper, tracing paper, or some thin material (an old pair of panty hose cut to size work great!) across the hole and staple or tape it in place.
You might want to bring a trash bag, knee pads, or a garden kneeling pad as you might want to photograph wildflowers from ground level. The ground might be wet, so bring an extra trash bag for you camera bag.
Each participant is responsible for his or her transportation to a central meeting place, which will be announced later. We encourage folks to carpool during the workshops and tours as there is often limited parking in the areas we visit.
If you need to stay overnight, please let us know. We can recommend lodging.
We do not provide meals. However, we will stop someplace for lunch, as we like to eat! Each participant should bring snacks and, especially, water for the hikes