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Photographing Florals and Botanicals with Billy Newman
Spring is a wonderful time of year. Warmer weather brings about changes in nature that produce beauty all around us. Flowers and botanicals play the primary role that adds to natures awesome spectacle of new life as they start to bloom in an amazing spectrum of color, waiting to be photographed. Come out and join Atlanta based fine art photographer and instructor Billy Newman as he brings you into the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to capture the best floral and botanical displays found throughout the gardens this Spring. Billy Newman has produced some of the most beautiful floral imagery your eyes will ever see. He specializes in creating unique abstract images of plants, flowers, ice, and water, with an emphasis on light, color, and composition, using techniques that are truly his own. Besides being a true artist of the lens, Billy has also spent years as a master color printer in New York City and has taught photography here in Atlanta at both the Showcase School and Portfolio Center. I encourage you to view his work and learn more about Billy by visiting his website link below. You will have three hours, from 9:30a-12:30p, to explore the grounds of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with Billy as he teaches you close-up techniques, how to make your flower images come alive, and how to shoot with passion. A post-meetup critique of your images by Billy is included. Entrance fee into the garden is not included but may be purchased at the door or by clicking the link below. Current annual garden members entrance fee is free. Please bring your camera, charged camera battery, memory cards, lenses (macro, wide, normal, and telephoto lenses recommended), and filters (close-up and polarizer). A tripod is not recommended. A reminder email with meet up details will be sent to all attendees before the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [masked] Warmest, Dean

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave NE · Atlanta, GA


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    Anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skills of digital photography will do just that at the Atlanta Photo Workshops ( The classes & workshops at APW are created and presented by professional photographer and instructor Dean Stevenson. Whether you're a beginner or advanced photographer, there's a class at APW designed to help you. You won't just learn about photography, you'll become a great photographer. Dean has been teaching thousands of students throughout the Atlanta area and beyond since 2005. What separates Dean apart as a teacher is his ability to help students grasp difficult concepts the first time while bringing a sincere passion to make you a better photographer.

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