“Private Gardens of Cape Cod” Photography Workshop with Charles Needle
July 10-14, 2023, Monday-Friday, Varied times
Cost: $520 Members $555 Non-Members
Location: Cape Cod, MA (We are going to be visiting some new private gardens!)
Class size: 12
July on Cape Cod is a garden paradise! Some of the most beautiful gardens in America can be found here. Join award-winning Colorado-based flower and garden photographer, Charles Needle, on a tour of six breathtaking private gardens on the Cape — including several new ones this year — at the peak of summer growing season.
Charles will guide you through the technical craft of flower and garden photography, and you’ll receive lots of personalized hands-on instruction from him, both in the classroom and in the field. Learn tips and techniques for capturing unique close-ups and intimate garden landscapes. Topics covered will include: Impressionistic flower and garden photography, creative macro, in-camera multiple-exposures, soft-glow montage and creative smartphone photography. There will also be field demos, assignments and supportive group image evaluations.
All skill levels and camera formats welcome, including smartphone cameras. Students should also have basic proficiency in post-capture image editing software, such as Lightroom, Photoshop or Snapseed.
Five days of photography instruction in both the classroom and in the field, including field demos, classroom lectures, stimulating assignments, and supportive group image evaluations.
- Monday, July 10
Meet & Greet starting at 7 pm at the Cape Cod Art Center. Lecture and inspirational slide show. Camera equipment overview.
- Tuesday, July 11 – Thursday, July 13
Visit six private gardens on the Cape, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each day. Classroom lectures in-between. Field and classroom demos. Lots of 1-on-1 instruction.
- Friday, July 14
9 am to 12 noon. Supportive group image evaluations at Cape Cod Art Center. Workshop concludes at 12 noon.
All skill levels and camera formats welcome, including smartphone cameras. Students should also have a basic understanding of exposure and proficiency in post-capture image editing software, such as Lightroom, Photoshop or Snapseed.
No strenuous activity will be involved during the workshop.
**DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare, airport transfers, transportation, lodging, meals, optional trip insurance and other incidentals such as laundry, phone calls, tips & gratuities, etc.
A variety of accommodations are available on Cape Cod. Email Cape Cod Art Center for a list, or call 508-362-2909. We suggest you book your room VERY EARLY, as July on the Cape is one of the most popular times of year to visit.
All classroom sessions will be held at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, MA (3480 Route 6A; Barnstable, MA 02630).
Daily flights are available into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), a 75-minute drive from the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable. (Cape Cod also has a small airport located in Hyannis with daily commuter flights to/from Boston.) Because ground transportation is not included in this workshop, you may wish to rent a car.