Photography students will receive an email with a supply list and where to meet for each class. Please note that outdoor classes take place rain or shine.

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Saturday April 01
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.
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$35.00
 
$55.00
 
Saturday May 13
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday ending Saturday May 20
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.)
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$65.00
 
$85.00
 
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Event registration summary
Artistic Flower Macro Photography - Section B with Pedro Lastra:
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$35.00
Non-Member
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$55.00
How to Use and Master Your DSLR Camera - Section C with Carlos Causo:
Member
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$65.00
Non-Member
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$85.00
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$0.00
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