Please enjoy my most recent article on the Visual Wilderness blog: How to Capture Stunning Waterlily Photos.
The waterlilies and lotus flowers have been amazing this summer at Chicago Botanic Garden but I am most excited about leading a workshop at Garfield Park Conservatory this week "In the Water with the Waterlilies." We are going into the water to photograph the aquatic flowers up-close, an amazing opportunity! I am truly honored that GPC is allowing me to hold this workshop. Registration filled in 10 minutes so I didn't even have a chance to put it on my website. I hope to do it again in the future. I will also be speaking at Garfield Park Conservatory on Wednesday, August 8th, 6 p.m., as a part of their 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series. My talk is "Photographing the Botanicals and Flowers at Garfield Park Conservatory." The talk is free but you do need to register via the Eventbrite link.
Our big Out of Chicago Flower and Garden Photography Conference is being held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, August 26-30, and I am so excited for this amazing event. There are still a few spots left for those interested in totally immersing yourself in flower and garden photography for a week with 10 incredible instructors.
I hope you are out there shooting this summer, capturing the beauty in the world! Let me know if I can help you in your journey. Our craft takes time, patience and persistence; it does not come overnight. Our creativity requires constant nurturing - the quiet time to reflect and let ideas brew and the slowing down to truly observe the world around you.