Friday, February 8, 2019

Lightroom, Butterflies, & Flowers - CORRECTED DATES May 14 - 18

This workshop was announced about a week ago, and today's Blog has additional information. If you are not familiar with the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia, you owe it to yourself to get on their website, and get ready to be impressed. It is a superb location with acres and acres of beautiful flowers, plus the gorgeous Conservatory (a smaller version of the Longwood Gardens Conservatory in Pennsylvania).

The Conservatory houses not only a spectacular orchid collection, but many other flower species as well. And the crowning feature is the large indoor area dedicated to a wide variety of exotic butterflies.

The Conservatory has huge windows with beautiful light, perfect for photographing butterflies. There is plenty of room to move around and get wonderful images. It is one of the best butterfly venues available.

And if that is not enough, the workshop will also provide in-depth Lightroom training. Even if you feel you know all about Lightroom, you will be surprised by all the new techniques you will learn. Whether you are a basic Lightroom user, or an experienced veteran, you will learn easier, faster, and more foolproof ways of working with it. It will save you time and aggravation, and you will come away from the workshop knowing how to create much more beautiful images. The images above are just a small example of how powerful Lightroom can be when you know the tricks. The lower image is the original RAW image, right out of the camera. With just a few tweaks, the image at the top was created. Quick, easy, painless.

NOTE that the dates have changed slightly - the workshop will run from May 14 - 18.

Each day will be a mix of flowers and butterflies, plus Lightroom. Learn how to successfully photograph butterflies, and learn creative macro techniques for artistic flower images. Plus an added bonus - time each day will be devoted to improving your working knowledge of Lightroom, with a little Photoshop tossed into the mix.


- mastering butterfly photography

- learning creative macro flower techniques

- daily sessions on Lightroom, with a touch of Photoshop

- image critiques

- personalized attention each and every day

- both in-the-field and classroom training

WHERE:  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

WHEN:  May 14 - 18

LIMIT:  10 photographers

FEE:  Special early registration fee of $1995 if you register by February 15. After that date the fee is $2495.  Fee includes all garden entry fees, personal and classroom training on photographing butterflies and flowers, creative camera and digital techniques, Lightroom training (suitable for all levels from novice to experienced), image critiques, and a fun time! (Not included are meals, lodging, or transportation.)

ITINERARY:  Workshop begins with an extensive evening training session on Tuesday, May 14. Each day will be a combination of shooting butterflies and flowers, learning creative techniques,  Lightroom instruction, image critiques, and much more. The workshop ends after breakfast and a wrap-up session on Saturday morning, May 18.

I am happy to answer your questions and to provide more details. 
Send me an email at  
or  call me at 757-773-0194. 

To register,  please email me and a Registration Form 
and lodging options will be emailed to you.

I hope you can join me!

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."  -- Henry Ford

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