Hours of Flowers: Photographing Maine Gardens

Sat, July 22, 9:00-4:00

Check back for additional dates or call to reserve a private tour to accommodate your schedule. For private tour rates go to the Private Rates page.

Rates-Adults – $125, Ages 11-18  – $75, Ages 10 or under – free. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Does not include lunch. Payment is by cash, check if you are registering early enough, or if you prefer, book online for an additional fee.

Book Now!

What to expect

This adventure that will lead you to some of the areas best garden spots. Possible locations include local gardens both public and private including; backyards, community gardens, hard to find nature centers, shade, herb, and rock gardens, professionally designed beds, native and heirloom plants, or themed gardens. Note:If we venture to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens then that will be an all day event.

Whether you are composing a singular flower, a whole flowerbed, or the entire garden, you will learn how to best utilize your camera equipment and expand your personal vision to create extraordinary images.

Photo ‘Lessons On Location’ will offer tips and techniques to guide you in creating interesting and unique images of flowers and nature. Concentrating on camera creativity, group discussions will include addressing sharpness, depth of field, focal length, and exposure. We will look at how color and quality of light can enhance the emotional interpretation of a photograph and how the direction of light controls shape, form and texture.

Individual review of your images will illustrate composition principals such as pattern, balance, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, and unity, and design elements such as point of view and framing.

How to prepare

The list below are items that may answer some basic questions that you might have right now, however, once you have registered you will be giving full details on how to prepare for your tour. Please contact us if you need more info in the mean time.

Weather – This is a rain or shine (or fog) event. Dress accordingly for the weather.

Camera equipment – Any camera is acceptable. Make sure that you bring extra batteries and plenty of memory cards. If you have a DSLR you will want to bring additional lenses if you have them. Tri-pods are highly recommended but much can be done without them.

Food – We will either be packing our lunch or taking a shooting break at a local lunch establishment. The cost of lunch is not included in the price of the photo tour.

Reservations – A minimum of a 50% deposit is required to reserve your space. The balance is due the day before your tour.

Book Now!