Exciting News! Out of of Chicago 2023 Garden Conferences

July 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

I hope you are enjoying the summer and finding lots of opportunities for photographing flowers and plants.
I am excited to announce that I will be an instructor at two upcoming Out of Chicago Conferences - Out of Desert Botanical Garden, March 19-23, 2023, and Out of Chicago Botanic Garden, August 27-31, 2023. These are amazing opportunities to immerse yourself in 5 days of garden photography and learn from a group of passionate and knowledgable instructors who truly love to teach others. 

Join us in Phoenix, Arizona for an immersive experience focused on photographing some of the best collections of unique desert plants in North America. This conference is limited to 45 attendees to make this a more intimate, personalized learning experience. We will spend most of our time together at the Desert Botanical Garden, which features 140 acres of desert plants, including cactus, succulents, trees, and flowers from around the world showcased in cultivated outdoor exhibits and along naturalized trails.

We will be timing our visit with the Garden’s spring flower season, with opportunities to photograph blooming cactus, an extensive range of colorful desert plants, butterflies, and possibly hummingbirds. This conference will also include an extended day trip to Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. During the conference, you will have extended time to work with each instructor, photograph on your own, and create a cohesive portfolio of desert plant and flower photographs. Deserts are sometimes perceived as dry, inhospitable places. This conference will challenge that perception through an exploration of these amazing, specially-adapted plants, with the gardens proving a broad range of inspiration for any nature photographer.

I will be teaching alongside a passionate group of instructors: Sarah Marino, Alan Shapiro, Gerri Jones, Colleen Miniuk, and Chrissy Donadi. 

Learn more and register here. Use the discount code 2023GardenAnne to receive $250 off the conference price. The offer expires on July 25, 2022.

Immerse yourself in the Chicago Botanic Garden's 385 acres, which includes 27 individual gardens full of dahlias, roses, waterlilies, lotuses, hummingbirds, butterflies, and much more, along with 3 greenhouses that feature desert plants, tropical, and semi-tropical plants. The Chicago Botanic Garden cultivates a collection of more than 2.6 million living plants, including native species, unusual nonnatives, and adapted cultivars, making it a paradise for flower, plant, and garden photography. Many of you know that this is a garden near and dear to my heart, a place I visit many times a week, and where I do most of my photography.

Late August is the ideal time to visit Chicago Botanic Garden: the gardens are at their lushest and the summer crowds have begun to diminish. During the conference, you will have ample time to wander the garden paths, explore your creativity, practice mindful photography, and explore your subjects deeply. The conference, which is limited to 45 attendees to make this a more intimate, personalized learning experience, includes extended time to work with each of our talented, supportive instructors in the field.

I'm excited to teach alongside an incredible group of instructors: Sarah Marino, Alan Shapiro, Krista McCuish, Charles Needle, and John Barclay.

Learn more and register here. Use the discount code 2023GardenAnne to receive $250 off the conference price. The offer expires on July 25, 2022.

I hope you'll join me for one of these exciting events!

If you missed the recent Out of Chicago webinars leading up to the garden conference announcements, please take some time to watch our inspiring instructors: 

A-Ha Moments in Flower and Plant Photography with all the instructors is here

Beyond Flowers: Finding New Opportunities in the Garden and in Nature with Anne Belmont and Sarah Marino is here

 


 


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