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Photography

Bring your own fully charged digital camera and its manual.

Foundations of Photography
Friday, April 10, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Public $55; Members $45
Learn to use your digital camera with confidence! Learn the basics of digital photography in a friendly atmosphere, including demos and guided exercises.
[PG15P16] Mark Trusz

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Digital Botanical Art Prints
Sunday, April 26, Noon to 5 p.m.
Public $70; Members $55
Take shots of a botanical specimen, transform them into digital botanical sketch images and print them. Each student will go home with two striking botanical prints. Additional materials fee of $10.
[PG15P23] Mark Trusz

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Foundations of Photography
Sunday, May 10, Noon to 5 p.m.
Public $55; Members $45
Get a firm grasp of the foundations of photography by learning with your own digital camera and renowned photography instructor Mark Trusz. Learn the essentials of digital photography, get to know your equipment, learn basic techniques and receive one-on-one feedback in a friendly atmosphere. This fun, engaging course takes place indoors and out, including demos and guided exercises.
[PG15P29] Mark Trusz

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Macro Photography: Getting Close to Nature
Saturday, June 20 & Saturday June 27, 8 a.m. to Noon Public $120; Members $95
Come close — real close — to nature in this two-day intensive on macro photography with professional photographer/wildlife enthusiast Max Skwarna, featuring hands-on learning both indoors and out. Learn to work with your camera’s macro settings to control and capture light, regulate depth and focus, enhance and compose images all while capturing small and spectacular parts of the garden. Explore specialized macro photography equipment, flash applications for indoors and out and additional software effects. There will be scheduled time to review images for class critique and homework assignments.
[PG15S11] Max Skwarna

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Digitally ‘Pressed’ Flowers
Friday, July 24, Noon to 5 p.m.
Public $70; Members $55
Experiment with photography where plants and technology meet – in the scanner! Learn how to use a flatbed scanner to create pressed flower designs as images. Bring your own (fresh or dried) cut flowers, leaves and any other botanical bits, a USB memory stick to bring your new creations home on and your own creativity!
[PG15S22] Mark Trusz

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Framing the Bees
Sunday, August 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $65; Members $50
Join the summer’s sweetest photography course in the garden. This special fusion course combines macro photography skills and urban beekeeping! Providing hands on experience, we’ll literally be getting into the hives, while focusing (pun intended) on developing your macro photography skills with the thousands of honey bee models. Meet and learn more about one of the world’s most popular pollinators, and become a more experienced shutter bug. The outdoor, in-hive component will be complemented with indoor class time to review images. It’s bound to BEE a good time!
[PG15S24] Haley Chambers

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