Two free workshops confirmed

Roadside Showy Cornflowers

Yesterday I wrote about my upcoming participation at the CNY Blooms Flower and Garden Show, March 3-6. Today I confirmed that I will be presenting two free flower photography workshops at the show. The first will be Friday at noon and the second Saturday at 4 pm. Both are open to anyone attending the show. I promise, the workshop will be worth your admission to the show, if you’re interested in flower photography.

I never would have thought, just a couple years ago, that I could find photographing flowers to be interesting. But, now it’s not uncommon for me to be lost for hours squatting, kneeling, sitting, laying prone on the ground, fixated on a single flower. There is so much you can do with flowers from broad expanses of wildflowers to close-up/macros of individual blooms, to abstract images and color splashes.

I call this close-up taken at the Albany Tulip Festival, my Tulip Chapel

Getting in really tight on a lily, make the image about light, color and lines

Each workshop at CNY Blooms will only be 45 minutes long, so it’s going to be a challenge to get as much in as I’d like. It sometimes take me longer than 45 minutes to explore a wildflower in the woods out back. Out to be a lot of fun. If you happen to join me at the show, say hello. We’re going to have drawing at each show for free admission to a day-long flower/garden workshop later this year.

There will also be a solid representation of artist from the Skaneateles Artisans on hand throughout the show, displaying and demonstrating their are. It will be a great opportunity to purchase a painting, some pottery or jewelry or perhaps a photograph or a dramatic dried flower arrangement. Be sure to visit the Artists’ garden while you’re at the show.