Botanical Photography at (and around) Peters Valley Craft Center
Rob Cardillo
September 3-4, 2011

The botanical world has inspired artists and craftsmen for centuries. And camera lenses have been pointed at flowers and trees ever since the first the first box camera made the scene.
In this workshop, we’ll explore nature’s infinite floral forms both cultivated and wild. Early mornings and late afternoons will be spent outdoors finding, pre-visualizing and then translating images with digital cameras. During the midday, we’ll talk about ways we can make our images more compelling and personal through technical and artistic considerations. Bring your digital camera, lenses, and laptops with editing software. Other equipment such as tripods and lighting accessories are optional. If your camera is new to you, please spend time reading the manual so that you understand its basic functions.
Though this is primarily a digital class, you are welcome to bring other camera types along to work with. There just won't be time to process film or the ability to review images with the class or Bruce.

Beginner to Intermediate
Please visit http://www.petersvalley.org for registration details & costs

Rob Cardillo has been photographing gardens, plants and the people who tend them for the past 20 years. Formerly Director of Photography at Organic Gardening magazine, he now works for major publishers, horticultural suppliers and landscape designers throughout the United States. He is a member and past Regional Director for the Garden Writers Association. Rob serves on the Education Committee for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Visit www.robcardillo.com for more information.