Learn to take creative photos of flowers just like on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
This course will teach you how to take effective indoor shots plus how to take outdoor photos of plants/flowers you see when you're out and about.
One off-site session will be held at the Auckland Wintergardens with its huge range of flowers and plants to shoot. The second off-site session will be discussed with the group on the first night - this may include another field trip or perhaps a visit from a florist. Ian will set up a Facebook group for the class to share photos and ideas. Full notes will be provided.
Those with digital cameras who have an interest and passion for photography, nature and flowers but lack the camera skills, ideas and inspiration to take photos they could be proud of. You should already know how to basically use your camera ie turning it on, zooming. We have a DSLR Beginners Photography class available if you are unable to use your camera yet.
Bring some flowers / foliage for the first session - keep it simple - something from the garden is fine. You may wish to bring a jar or vase if that seems appropriate for your flowers. Bring your own digital camera. Cameras should have adjustable functions such as aperture mode (A or AV). Standard kit lenses are fine. If you have a macro lens, bring this. Ensure your camera battery is charged and that you have space available on your SD card.
Digital cameras with some adjustable functions eg aperture value. Please contact the office if you're unsure. You should already have a basic understanding of how to use your camera eg how to turn it on, zoom, view / delete images.