Two Workshops With Mary Louise Ravese, Our Judge For March

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Two Workshops With Mary Louise Ravese, Our Judge For March

Mary Louise Ravese, who will judge our competition in March, has announced two upcoming photo workshops. Mary Louise has judged for us several times and taught an online course in Photoshop for club members. For rave reviews of her ability as an instructor check out the forum posts by Alison Powell and Peter Sevcik.

Backyard Bird Photography with Mary Louise Ravese and Alan Clark

March 6, 20, 27 (online / zoom sessions)
April 3-4 (in-person photo shoot in Clemson, SC)
April 24 (online / zoom session)
Class size limited to 8 participants Only 3 spots left!
Register by February 6th to save $50 on tuition with our early bird pricing

In this workshop you’ll learn the secrets to capturing beautiful bird portraits, and gain insights to the key factors for creating a bird-friendly habitat suitable for photography in your own backyard. You will learn about the best camera settings, shooting technique and composition for creating beautiful backyard bird images in live online (zoom) sessions in preparation for a day and a half in-person photo shoot at a private property location specifically designed for backyard bird photography.

The workshop is split into 6 sessions. The first three sessions will be held online over zoom. Sessions 4 and 5 will be in-person in Clemson, SC where participants can practice with the guidance of the two instructors. Session 6 will be online over zoom and offer participants the opportunity to share a selection of their images and receive constructive feedback from the instructors.

Flower and Garden Photography with Mary Louise Ravese

Tuesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 22, 2023 in-person in Chadds Ford, PA
Class size limited to 6 participants. Only 1 spot left!
Register by February 18th to save $50 on tuition with our early bird pricing

Join Mary Louise for a flower garden trifecta in this workshop based in America’s Garden Capital – the greater Philadelphia area. We’ll visit the area’s crown jewel – Longwood Gardens during the prime time for spring bulbs. This extensive garden on the former duPont estate offers a variety of flower and plant subjects in both outdoor gardens and a large indoor conservatory. Next, we’ll have a “straight out of Holland” experience at a tulip farm. Acres of tulip rows of different colors offer a variety of photo possibilities from macro closeups, to shoot throughs, and intentional camera movement. Rounding things out, we’ll visit another one of the area’s 30+ gardens – which one will be revealed at the workshop because Mary Louise will select it based on the bloom conditions the week of the workshop. In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of flower photography techniques – close-up/macro, shooting intimate landscape vignettes, intentional camera movement and soft glow - achieved either through use of in-camera multiple-exposures or a Lensbaby brand “velvet” lens.