Join Staci for a half-day Garden Photography Workshop in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The South Pond area is surrounded by beautiful natural plants, bugs, and birds; it’s the perfect setting for practicing macro photography. We will meet at Cafe Brauer, and head out around the pond and to the Shakespeare Garden, finally ending at Green City Market. Then, using natural light, we’ll practice several kinds of macro photography, nature photography, and if given the chance, wildlife photography.
As we make our way around the pond, we’ll work with depth of field, shutter speed, micro focus adjustments, and finding beautiful light since light is the most important aspect of all photography, especially macro! We will also hone our eyes to find the small details and pick out unique compositions. Lastly we will step back to take environmental shots and find some creatures, small and large, to practice wildlife portraits.
Our Garden Photography workshop will start early to take advantage of the beautiful light, lesser people, and more creatures out and about. Then, over the next two hours, we’ll make our way around South Pond, and end up at the Green City Market to photograph the fruits, veggies, and flowers there. Finally, we’ll finish with a light lunch at the market and cover any questions on gear, photos, and style.
Garden Photography Workshop Details
Meet at Cafe Brauer at 8:00am
2021 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Contact me with questions on transportation and parking
Finish at Green City Market at 11:00am
Group size: 6
Bring your camera, lenses, including a macro lens if possible, a polarizer filter if you have one, a tripod, remote/cable release, and comfortable walking shoes as we do a lot of walking. You will also want sunscreen, water, a hat if it’s sunny, and appropriate warm gear if it’s forecast to be cold or windy. Down by the lake the temperature can be cooler than other areas of the city, so you’ll want to come prepared. Feel free to contact me with any questions on what to bring.
We will email you the week before to the workshop to give final details and check in to give updates on the weather. We go ahead with the workshop in any weather so long as you or your gear are not in danger. For example, unseasonable cold, wind, or foggy misty weather won’t stop us! But, if we do have to cancel due to dangerous weather or any circumstances out of our control, we will first attempt to reschedule with you. If rescheduling is not possible, we will offer a refund. If you need to cancel, you must do so 14 days ahead of time or forfeit your registration fee.
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