All photography classes are offered for digital cameras. Outdoor classes will take place rain or shine.
These classes are for students 18 years of age and older.

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Saturday August 19
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy capturing the amazing water lily collection in Fairchild's many pools. In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will cover the camera settings and modes best suited to this type of photography. Time in the field will be used to learn the best angles, compositions and light to to capture the many beautiful water lilies in the garden. Basic concepts of composition, lighting and background management to achieve an artistic look will be reviewed. Students should be familiar with their camera's basic exposure and focus controls as this class will not cover basic camera operations. An interchangeable lens camera with a long lens, at least a 300mm or a super zoom point and shoot camera is recommended. Short macro lenses are not recommended for this class. One afternoon class on Saturday, August 19
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$55.00
 
Saturday September 16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy capturing the amazing water lily collection in Fairchild's many pools. In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will cover the camera settings and modes best suited to this type of photography. Time in the field will be used to learn the best angles, compositions and light to to capture the many beautiful water lilies in the garden. Basic concepts of composition, lighting and background management to achieve an artistic look will be reviewed. Students should be familiar with their camera's basic exposure and focus controls as this class will not cover basic camera operations. An interchangeable lens camera with a long lens, at least a 300mm or a super zoom point and shoot camera is recommended. Short macro lenses are not recommended for this class. One afternoon class on Saturday, September 16
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$35.00
 
$55.00
 
Tuesday September 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday October 03
Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? This class will cover which lenses are best suited to your particular needs and how to take full advantage of their use. Basic flash and lighting techniques, different focal length lenses, basic camera functions and the unique features of your particular camera will be explained. Resolution, exposure modes and auto focus will be covered, as well as custom functions and when to use them. The class is offered to users of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Leica. (Please bring your camera and manual.) A two session class on Tuesdays, September 26 and October 3
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$65.00
 
$85.00
 
Thursday October 05
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
As autumn approaches, the South Florida sunsets seem to appear richer with color and the moon larger as it begins to rise. In this one-night class, students will photograph the rise of the Hunter's Moon (October's full moon). Tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are required. You may bring either film or digital cameras. This class is limited to 12 participants, 18 years of age and older. It is not for beginners and no basic camera instruction will be given. It will involve a great deal of walking, so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. You should bring along insect repellant, a flashlight and water. One evening class Thursday, October 5
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Saturday October 14
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Learn to capture the best of what's in bloom at the Garden. This class will review the best camera settings to create different interpretative flower images in the garden. It will teach shallow focus and hyper focal techniques to create botanical art of the flora at Fairchild. Different lighting techniques to produce dramatic images will be used and there will be a review of the work of famous flower photographers, while exploring their different techniques. Time in the field will be used to learn how to manage the subject, use the correct approach and effectively compose the image. For this class students should be familiar with their camera's basic exposure and focus controls as it will not cover basic camera operations. Sturdy tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. A 90mm or longer macro lens is highly desirable. If you do not own a macro lens, you will need a good close-up lens (one that allows you to fill your frame with subjects four inches in length). Telephoto zooms such as a 70-300mm or 70-200mm work very well in the Garden. Telephoto lenses such as 300mm also are recommended. One morning class on Saturday, October 14
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$55.00
 
Saturday October 21
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Pedro Lastra. Do you want to have beautiful images of your loved ones and friends in the garden? In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will show you how to best use your equipment to photograph people in the garden. He will cover the camera controls best suited to this type of photography. He'll also cover the principles of composition that work well for environmental portraiture and how to pose the subject and manage the image background to create the perfect environmental portrait. Different types of lighting suitable to portraits and how to use different flash techniques such as fill flash to achieve a balanced and well lit portrait will be taught. All cameras are suitable for this class. If your camera uses an external flash, please bring it to class. One afternoon class on Saturday, October 21
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$65.00
 
Saturday October 28
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday ending Saturday November 04
Now that you have purchased a full-featured advanced DSLR camera, how do you take advantage of its many features? This class will cover which lenses are best suited to your particular needs and how to take full advantage of their use. Basic flash and lighting techniques, different focal length lenses, basic camera functions and the unique features of your particular camera will be explained. Resolution, exposure modes and auto focus will be covered, as well as custom functions and when to use them. The class is offered to users of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Leica. (Please bring your camera and manual.) A two session morning class on Saturdays, October 28 and November 4
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$65.00
 
$85.00
 
Saturday November 18
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Learn to capture the best of what's in bloom at the Garden. This class will review the best camera settings to create different interpretative flower images in the garden. It will teach shallow focus and hyper focal techniques to create botanical art of the flora at Fairchild. Different lighting techniques to produce dramatic images will be used and there will be a review of the work of famous flower photographers, while exploring their different techniques. Time in the field will be used to learn how to manage the subject, use the correct approach and effectively compose the image. For this class students should be familiar with their camera's basic exposure and focus controls as it will not cover basic camera operations. Sturdy tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. A 90mm or longer macro lens is highly desirable. If you do not own a macro lens, you will need a good close-up lens (one that allows you to fill your frame with subjects four inches in length). Telephoto zooms such as a 70-300mm or 70-200mm work very well in the Garden. Telephoto lenses such as 300mm also are recommended. One morning class on Saturday, November 18
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$55.00
 
Tuesday November 28
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday December 05
Would you like to learn the more advanced camera features of your DSLR? This class will cover the following advanced functionalities of your DSLR: when to use RAW format vs JPG; how to manage your White Balance Options; how to manage the Auto Focus options; using External Flashes and light modifiers effectively; how to use your camera's TTL meter to control multiple dedicated external flashes and balance ambient and artificial lights to create professional results. Information on how to use your histogram to maximize your image quality and managing your lens aperture and focal length to accomplish different aesthetic effects will be covered. This class is for owners of the following cameras; Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Leica. Please bring your camera and manual with you to class. The recommended textbook for this class is the National Geographic Field Guide to Photography: Secrets to making great pictures by Caputo and Burian. Two evening classes on Tuesdays, November 28 – December 5
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$75.00
 
Saturday December 02
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Students will experience the sunrise as they photograph Fairchild's spectacular garden landscapes. This course will offer the opportunity to photograph the Garden's lush greenery, dramatically lit by the rising sun. Participants will receive instruction and demonstrations on photographing outdoors in the early morning natural light. Carlos Causo will help you select your subject and create attractive compositions with your camera. This class will use different settings on your camera to bring about the best results and show how to control and meter light effectively. Focus will be on visual expression and technical understanding of photography techniques that capture our landscapes. Time spent in the field will be geared toward the aesthetic challenge of moving from documentation to interpretation in your photographs. Either film or digital cameras can be used. Instruction will be tailored to your individual level, whether beginner or advanced. One morning class Saturday, December 2
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$65.00
 
Sunday December 03
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Pedro Lastra. Do you want to have beautiful images of your loved ones and friends in the garden? In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will show you how to best use your equipment to photograph people in the garden. He will cover the camera controls best suited to this type of photography. He'll also cover the principles of composition that work well for environmental portraiture and how to pose the subject and manage the image background to create the perfect environmental portrait. Different types of lighting suitable to portraits and how to use different flash techniques such as fill flash to achieve a balanced and well lit portrait will be taught. All cameras are suitable for this class. If your camera uses an external flash, please bring it to class. One afternoon class on Sunday, December 3
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$40.00
 
$65.00
 
Saturday December 09
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn to capture the best of what's in bloom at the Garden. This class will review the best camera settings to create different interpretative flower images in the garden. It will teach shallow focus and hyper focal techniques to create botanical art of the flora at Fairchild. Different lighting techniques to produce dramatic images will be used and there will be a review of the work of famous flower photographers, while exploring their different techniques. Time in the field will be used to learn how to manage the subject, use the correct approach and effectively compose the image. For this class students should be familiar with their camera's basic exposure and focus controls as it will not cover basic camera operations. Sturdy tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with close-up settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. A 90mm or longer macro lens is highly desirable. If you do not own a macro lens, you will need a good close-up lens (one that allows you to fill your frame with subjects four inches in length). Telephoto zooms such as a 70-300mm or 70-200mm work very well in the Garden. Telephoto lenses such as 300mm also are recommended. One afternoon class on Saturday, December 9
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Event registration summary
Nympheas: Photographing Water Lilies and Aquatic Plants in the Garden with Pedro Lastra - Section A:
Member
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
Nympheas: Photographing Water Lilies and Aquatic Plants in the Garden with Pedro Lastra - Section B:
Member
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
How To Use And Master Your DSLR Camera with Carlos Causo - Section A:
Member
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$65.00
Non-Member
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$85.00
Autumn Sunset and Hunter's Moon Photography:
Member
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
Artistic Flower Macro Photography with Pedro Lastra - Section A:
Member
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
Environmental Portraiture: How to Capture Images of Your Loved Ones in the Garden - Section A:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$65.00
How To Use And Master Your DSLR Camera with Carlos Causo - Section B:
Member
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$65.00
Non-Member
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$85.00
Artistic Flower Macro Photography with Pedro Lastra - Section B:
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
Advanced DSLR Techniques: Getting More Out of Your DSLR Camera with Carlos Causo:
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$55.00
Non-Member
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$75.00
Sunrise and Early Morning Photography at Fairchild with Carlos Causo:
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$65.00
Environmental Portraiture: How to Capture Images of Your Loved Ones in the Garden - Section B:
Member
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$40.00
Non-Member
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$65.00
Artistic Flower Macro Photography with Pedro Lastra - Section C:
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
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