Macro Photography at Denver botanic Gardens Chatfield farms

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Take your macro photography to higher levels with this three-part macro photography workshop with photo shoot at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Workshop includes an evening of classroom instruction at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows, followed by a Sunday morning instructional walking tour at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, and culminates at a follow-up critique and galley showing back at the store.

What You’ll Learn

  • The difference between lenses that can focus close and true macro lenses
  • How magnification relates to focal length and “working distance” explained
  • Tips for illuminating your close-up subject
  • How aperture affects depth-of-field when focusing closely
  • Composition and exposure tips as they relate to macro photography


$99, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite registration fee

Tuition includes evening lecture, hands-on instructional shoot at Denver Botanic Gardens, follow-up critique & in-store gallery showing, plus a matted 12 x 18 inch print of your best shot from the workshop and a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

More Info

Evening Lecture at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows includes guidelines and tips for making great pictures at Denver Botanic Gardens. We’ll cover some tools and accessories that will help you in your quest to make stunning macro images. We’ll also cover composition, exposure value and will answer all your questions.

Shooting Workshop at Denver Botanic Gardens is led by Mike’s Camera’s Joe Klocek and Scott Dougherty. Working with Joe and Scott, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph irises, roses, lilies, herbs, vegetables, water features, beehives, birds and much more! The Mike’s Camera staff will always be nearby to assist you with technical questions and provide hands-on instruction to ensure you execute best practices and capture the best shots possible.

Follow up Critique at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows wraps up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique. We’ll review your best and not-so-great images from the day at Denver Botanic Gardens and share techniques that really worked, and those that were not as useful. You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving positive and informative feedback.

Denver Botanic Gardens workshops are limited to 25 photographers, 12 years and older. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older.

What to Bring

  • Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery
  • Variety of lenses– this will be discussed in the evening lecture
  • Auxiliary flash & or pocket reflector
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Sun hat, sun screen
  • Includes a beautifully matted 12x18 inch print of your best image!

Previous Workshop Attendees Testimonials

  • "I would highly recommend taking the three part Macro Photography workshop at Mike's Camera at Park Meadows; especially with Joe Klocek. Joe is the best. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and loves working with you in the Field. You can tell he has an overall passion for Photography. He showed me how to use the Manual Mode, the Backlighting technique, and all about Photo-Stacking. I was able to create spectacular photos! I was especially happy about being able to take home a Matted Print of one of my favorite Photos. :))"
  • "I wish I had taken this class sooner"
  • "Great class thanks"
  • "I found the gallery refreshing"
  • "I learned a lot of different things to try the day of the workshop"
  • "Excellent class"
  • "Many more useful takeaways than expected"

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

September Dates:

Seminar: Wednesday September 18, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows

Workshop: Sunday September 22,2019 8:00am to 11:00am

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Gallery and Critique: Thursday September 26, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Mike's Camera, Park Meadows

Register for Macro Photography at Denver Botanic Gardens

More Details:

Limit 8

Experience Level:  Beginner - Advanced  Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level:  Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.

Workshop Dates: April 22, 2020 to April 25, 2020

Departure Date: April 26, 2020

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop is LaQuinta located in Moab, Utah where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve a room for this workshop click on this link. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing  using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.This workshop DOES NOT included: Transportation to / from Moab and during the workshop (we will carpool as much as possible), flights or car rentals, lodging or meals.

Price:  $ 1,399.00

Hope To See You There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!  Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements.

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