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Santa Cruz "Bokeh-Botanical" Photography Workshop

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Join us as we explore the gardens at the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum!The UCSC Arboretum is home to the largest collection.

What You'll Get

Join us as we explore the gardens at the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum!

The UCSC Arboretum is home to the largest collection of South African and Australian plants outside of their countries, as well as plants from California, New Zealand, and Chile. This 3-hour workshop is an introduction to flower photography, with an emphasis on taking your photographic skills to the next level.

Although the image possibilities are seemingly endless at the Arboretum's 100-acre world-class gardens, our instructors will take you to their favorite places and show you some of the Arboretum's hidden gems and most unique blooms.

If you have a telephoto lens, bring it! The garden is also home to humming birds and we'll spend some time locating them and hopefully capturing some images of them!

Everyone will enjoy the fun approach of our photography instructors as they provide hands-on, personalized instruction. As with all our workshops, we will work with you on composition, give you tools and tips for determining the optimum exposure, and cover many other topics to get you comfortable with your camera. Our goal is to help you learn...and of course, have fun along the way! 

What To Bring:

  • DSLR Camera
  • Lens
  • Polarizer
  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Clothing & shoes
  • Lunch, or money for lunch and snacks
  • Your sense of adventure! 
  • Your Thinking Cap!
What's Included in Your Workshop:
  • Hands-on instruction by our professional Macro photography instructor
  • Cost of admission into the Santa Cruz Arboretum is included in the workshop price
  • Water (snacks for extended workshops)
What's not included:
  • Transportation to/from Workshop starting location
  • Instructor Gratuities
  • Meals during workshop breaks
This workshop is limited to 6 students. 

All trips require walking, and usually a little hiking, on uneven terrain. You will want to wear the right clothing, footwear, and keep in mind you could get a bit of a workout!

Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Note:
If students have a camera, bring it! Students also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the instructor if they are in the market for a DSLR camera if they're in the market for one.

Although we email each student the Power Point presentation, they might consider taking additional notes during the class.

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2020.

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  • Must be 14 or older to attend
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