The orchid family is the second largest flowering plant family on earth (bested only by the sunflower family), but boasts the most spectacular flowers of any group of plants. The floral diversity is nearly infinite, and bizarreness rules. The creative mind can find faces, insect decoys, ghosts and angels, and all manner of other floral art within the blossoms. In short, orchids offer botanical dreamscapes for photographers. Each year, the Cleveland Botanical Garden hosts one of North America’s most spectacular orchid displays, Orchid Mania, and this workshop provides an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with these plants. Following a brief session on orchids, and photo tips specific to our workshop environment, we’ll head into the gardens for several hours of imaging before the doors open to the public. This is a rare opportunity to use tripods within the facility. Following lunch on your own (a café is onsite) we’ll practice hand-held flash photography, and can venture outside to find winter botanical art, weather permitting.
Debbie DiCarlo- https://www.debbiedicarlophotography.com/index
Jim McCormac- http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/