Workshops Lectures Classes




2017 Spring and Fall Workshops/Classes/Lectures


Northern Virginia Photographic Society

Tuesday, February 21 – 7:30 PM (Competition Judge)


Loudoun Photo Club

Thursday, February 23 – 7:30 PM (Competition Judge)


U.S. Botanic Garden — Flower Photography Workshop

Washington, DC

Sunday, February 26

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The U.S. Botanic Garden is the perfect setting to learn, explore, and capture stunning flower images. Learn techniques to get the best images from your camera while photographing colorful and unique flowers, including thorny desert plants and colorful tropical blossoms. This workshop offers a combination of classroom instruction and shooting sessions with the instructor. The instructor will cover close-up techniques, photographing with props, light control, and visual design for impact. The workshop includes online pre-workshop instruction, an illustrated handout, and a critique/sharing of participants’ images

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Longwood Gardens – Photographing Orchids

Kennett Square, PA

Friday, March 10

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Orchid Extravaganza fills the Conservatory with thousands of rare and beautiful orchids. This is your opportunity, as a photo enthusiast, to capture striking images of orchids under the guidance of our instructor. Learn to shoot the natural beauty of orchids through composition, light, and background control, and close-up photography. A presentation, shooting sessions with Josh, formal critique of participants’ images, and the introduction of image-enhancement techniques complete the workshop.

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Vienna Photographic Society

Wednesday, March 15 – 7:30 PM (Competition Judge)



Chinese Culture and Community  Center Camera Club  (CCACC)

Gaithersburg, MD

Saturday, April 8 – 2:30 PM (Competition Judge) 



Northern Virginia Photographic Society

Merrifield, VA

Tuesday, September 5 – 7:30 PM (Program)

Presentation: Photographing Flowers


The Waterford Fair

Waterford, VA

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 (Photo Competition Judge) 


Longwood Gardens – Chrysanthemums Close-up

Kennett Square, PA

Friday, October 13

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM


The vibrant, colorful chrysanthemums of Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival are the inspiration for close-up photography. The goal of the workshop is to capture images that are Artistic, Bold, and Close-up (ABC’s). The workshop includes a classroom session, an illustrated handout, and shooting sessions with the instructor. Also, the workshop will introduce and cover basic Lightroom, Photoshop/Photoshop Elements techniques for close-up image enhancement using participants’ images for demonstrations.



Nature Visions Photo Expo

Hylton Preforming Arts Center

Manassas, VA

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 3, 4 and 5

Workshops: Photographing Flowers

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