Capturing the Beauty of Nature: Photographing Flowers

Would you like to take photos like the ones

you see on this page?

Have you spent thousands of dollars on camera gear and still aren’t happy with your photos?

Have you ever felt uplifted by what you see in nature – but you couldn’t bring that feeling home in the photos you took?

Have you ever wondered how some photographers take amazing photographs of every day scenes in nature?

IF YES, then you’ll love this workshop:

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Capturing the Beauty of Nature: Photographing Flowers

A Hands-on Workshop with Award-Wining Flower Photographer Patty Hankins

July 18-20, 2014

The workshop includes up to 3 photo shoots at parks or botanical gardens in the Washington DC area and classroom sessions at my home in Bethesda

Who this workshop is for . . .

People who know their camera has certain features but aren’t sure what they are or how to use them

People who see the picture they want to take but who can’t their gear to cooperate

People who have a camera and want to learn to take better photos with it

People who wonder if buying a new camera or another lens will improve their photography

People who want to spend time in nature and have fun


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At the Workshop you will . . .

Learn to compose photographs that express your vision

Learn features you may not know on your current gear that will allow you to take the photos you’ve always wanted to take

Discover new ways to see nature

Capture the beauty you see in your photographs

Have a one-on-one discussion with Patty about your photography

What you’ll need to get the most out of this workshop . . .

An open mind

A camera (not a camera on a phone)

A willingness to appreciate the beauty of nature

Optional: A tripod – bring one if you have one – we’ll have a few available

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After the workshop . . .

You will be able to take better photos with the camera gear you already have

You will be better able to capture what you see in nature in your photographs

You will see the beauty of nature in a whole new way

You will be more confident using your camera to create the photographs you want to create

Registration Fee $ 247


Workshop limited to 6 participants

Questions? Email me or call 301 828 8075

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Tentative Schedule:

July 18, Evening session  Introduction to photographing the beauty of nature

July 19, Full Day  6:30 AM – 4 PM  Morning (and optional afternoon) field photography sessions at local gardens or parks, lectures on capturing the beauty of nature. Lunch on Saturday will be provided.

July 20, Partial Day 6:30 AM – 12 PM Field photography session and 30 minute consultations with Patty

Locations for photography sessions will be determined in

mid-July, depending on what is in bloom.

Lectures and consultations will take place at my home in Bethesda

A few more details:

Food (except lunch on Saturday), lodging and transportation are not included in the cost of the workshop. I will send you information a few weeks before the workshop with all the details about when and where we will be meeting.

The workshop will be held at my home in Bethesda. I do have several cats – so if you are allergic to cats, please plan on taking your allergy medications in advance. We’ve never found a way to get all the cat hair and cat dander off the furniture and I’m sure my cats will come by to greet everyone.

We will photograph on Saturday and Sunday – rain or shine. So be prepared for the weather.

It is likely to be hot, humid and buggy in July. Be sure to bring sun screen, bug spray and bottled water to drink.

Cancellation policy: Workshop registration fees are fully refundable before July 1, 2014. Fees for cancellations made after July 1 will be refunded if I am able to fill your space with another workshop participant.