Monday, September 28, 2015

"Picture Perfect Plant Portraits" Class Tonight At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is course called "Picture Perfect Plant Portraits" from 7-9pm tonight. 

The information says:
What is a plant portrait? At its most basic, a plant portrait is a likeness that celebrates the physical characteristics and ephemeral beauty of a plant. Plant portraits are a wonderful place to begin wading into the larger river of garden photography, but they are also a photographic art form that one will never outgrow.

Join David E. Perry for a lively and inspiring exploration of his own adventures as a plant portraitist. Learn how to make better close-ups and how to capture the dreamy moods that will elicit the oohs and ahhs of others while showing the plants within a larger garden setting. 
David Perry is an inspirational, Seattle-based photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye. 

His reverence for gardens, flowers and the gardeners who tend them is apparent in the pictures he makes and his playful, sometimes irreverent manner of speaking about them keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Onstage he is a spirited, dynamic speaker who makes his presentation topics memorable and relevant to audiences through the ample use of clever graphics, breathtaking imagery, playful humor, and by never, ever talking down to them.
He has been photographing assignments for books, magazines, scores of Fortune 500 annual reports, national ad campaigns for more than three decades.
Cost is $15. The lecture is included in the price and will inform work in the shooting session of the Japanese Maple Photography Workshop on Saturday, October 3. Participants may register for the lecture only if preferred.
Register online, or call 206-685-8033

(Photo courtesy of David Perry)

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