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Canadian Tulip Festival Workshop

This workshop is for beginners and those looking to improve their flower and garden photography skills. We will meet just before sunrise at Dow's Lake Pavilion. We will sit by the pavilion outside where it's lit up for the instruction part.

A DSLR or a camera with manual settings and a tripod are essential to getting your money's worth in this workshop.

For one half hour you will receive instruction in the basic fundamentals of photography as it relates to flowers, gardens, and the creatures which likely will be found around them like birds and butterflies. I will talk about using light creatively, using basic flash\fill flash, and getting your manual settings right. I will be available to help you set-up your camera and to answer any questions you may have over the course of the morning, as well as to suggest any photo opportunities I see. After the instruction time, we will start exploring Commissioner's Park and shooting the tulips right away.

This workshop will accept a maximum of five people.

Cost is $20 per person, payable upon arrival.

If it rains the workshop will be rescheduled for the next morning.

Bring comfortable clothing, wear sunblock (On the back of your neck especially), bring some water, and possibly something like a towel to keep your knees and bottom comfy as this type of shooting requires kneeling down or sitting on the grass a lot.

Please have a basic understanding of your camera's buttons, menu's, and functions.

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  • Raj V.

    Excellent workshop! Thanks Josh, I learnt a lot and got some amazing shots.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Joshua M.

    We had perfect weather, no crowds to contend with, and the two who showed up got some excellent photos.

    May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was so excited I came straight home and checked out my shots, I barely had to edit any of them! I will be posting them momentarily!!!

      May 19, 2013

  • Raj V.

    See you at workshop Josh. :o)

    May 18, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    Sorry won't be able to make it. Have fun

    May 18, 2013

    • Joshua M.

      Oh that sucks Debbie. It also sucks that you have chosen this late an hour to say you won't come, as the person added from the waitlist probably won't even know that they have been added. Thank you for taking two spaces out of five. My next workshops will require payment through paypal upon signing up, because of people like you deciding last minute to not show up. As a Meetup organizer, I would expect you to be a little more courteous and have some more respect for me and the people on the waitlist.

      May 18, 2013

  • Joshua M.

    Just a reminder to everyone. I'd really appreciate, and it will make the theory session go much smoother, if everyone can take some time before the workshop to learn how to use the buttons on their camera, or at least read the manual. Four main things to know in Manual mode: how to change the Shutter speed, how to change the Aperture (F-stop), how to change the ISO, and very importantly, how to use the focus selector, to move your focus point around the frame so you can pinpoint exactly what you want to focus on, for example, a Tulip.

    Can't wait to see you all there!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weird Josh it's counting u as 5, in the event (from what I can see) There is 4 with yes, yourself and myself on the wait list????

    May 12, 2013

    • Joshua M.

      It's because one person is bringing a friend and that's counting as the actual 5th participant. I would much prefer if that 'guest' would be registered with the group, but what can I do. If one cancels, will the other too, or be no shows at the last minute, this worries me?

      May 13, 2013

  • Joshua M.

    March 29, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Joshua M.

    This workshop has a five person maximum, plus me as the instructor.

    March 28, 2013

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