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Tue, Jun 18


Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden

The World Up Close: Digital Macro Photography

with Elizabeth Larson Photography

The World Up Close: Digital Macro Photography
The World Up Close: Digital Macro Photography

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284, USA

About the Event


Learn to take compelling macro photographs, with flora and fauna of the Garden as your subject. Students need to know basic operation of their cameras (how to adjust your settings, use of aperture and shutter). We will get up close and personal in the Garden from the tiniest of insects to water droplets on a petal. We will discuss essential equipment, basic techniques and controlling depth-of-field and what makes a macro photograph better. A DSLR camera with manual settings is needed with a macro lens (your own or rented) or extension tubes for one of your other lenses, diopter or even a telephoto lens.  A tripod or monopod and external flash are recommended for macro photography. Beginner and intermediate photographers welcome.

$149 / $139 PJCBG members. Limited to 10 students, advance registration required.

In the event of inclement weather, a makeup class will be held on June 25 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

About the Instructor

Elizabeth is celebrating 34 years in business as a professional photographer this year. She specializes in wedding photography, lifestyles, natural portraiture, travel, garden, and editorial photography. Elizabeth has been teaching yearly photography workshops at the prestigious John C. Campbell Folk School since 2011 and has taught several local and out of state workshops as well. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, journaling, live music, kayaking, and the great outdoors. A member of Professional Photographers of North Carolina, American Society of Media Photographers, Wedding & Portrait Society, Guilford Horticulture Society, Central Carolina Dahlia Society and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. To view more of her work, please visit her website and her Instagram page.

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