Two of our newer members, Rene and Patty Caro, took the plunge and organized their first workshop. They opened their home, and huge greenhouse to us, and shared with us techniques for photographing Cactus and Blooms.
Rene & Patty gave tips on shooting macro photography, and had pointers on shooting plants for botanical accuracy, as well as creative techniques.
Visual displays were provided in their digital darkroom. Check out this pdf for their macro tips.
Photography "stations" were set up around the yard. With cacti setting against black velvet like drops, photographers experimented with macro lenses, telephoto lenses, flash, reflectors, and diffusers.
Teamwork was in action as photographers worked together holding reflectors and lighting up the flowers.
Outside the greenhouse, Tulips and Ranunculas were backlit by the morning sun.
A great big thank you to Rene and Patty Caro for the awesome macro workshop they put together for us.