Photo workshop to focus on the garden | State and region


There’s still time to register for a four-hour hands-on workshop, Close-Up Photography in the Garden: Blooms, Bugs and Beauty, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the WVU Building and the Garden. at the State Fair Grounds.

The public is invited to learn about the art and tricks of close-up photography in the natural world.

To register or get more information, email your details to [email protected] or call Mary Dameron at the Greenbrier County Extension Office at 304-647-7409 by Wednesday, July 20.

The registration fee is $25, payable locally, and includes a complementary lunch.

High school and college photography enthusiasts are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a limited number of scholarship entries.

Attendees can bring a DSLR, smart phone or compact camera and learn how to get the best photos to capture the beauty of the natural world and are encouraged to bring a laptop or other device to upload and share photos.

The workshop will be led by photographer and educator Danae Wolfe. As she describes the program, “With just a few simple tools and a little practice, close-up photography can be an accessible and fun way to bring out the finer details of your garden.

During this workshop, participants will learn about low-cost close-up photography setups and techniques, including reverse lens, extension tubes, and moving macro tricks.

After the lunch break, the class will meet again for a field session of photographing flowers and insects and informal photo critique and discussion.

Wolfe is a writer, photographer and digital marketer with 12 years of experience crafting compelling stories that connect people to nature.

Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners is offering this workshop in memory of Connie Manchester, a gifted photographer and loyal member.


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