Hey folks! So last night was the Macro Photography Workshop I hosted at the Butterfly Pavilion here in the Denver area (Westminster). This place has an amazing conservatory area rich with tropical rain-forest plants, trees, flowers and of course… butterflies! Lots and lots of butterflies (1,500 says the website). Additionally there are some nice aquatic displays, spiders, weird oddball bugs and more.
The workshop was a great success. The entire conservatory area (the “rain-forest”) was reserved after hours just for our class. As such we had free reign of the area without disruption of others and with the ability to use our tripods, lighting, etc with plenty of room for all. The class started out with 2 hrs of classroom instruction to get everyone’s knowledge base up to par. We then moved into the conservatory for 2 more hours of “in the field” instruction and photo taking. It was a lot of fun for everyone including myself.
I already received inquiries from some student wanting to go back as soon as possible for more of this very special opportunity. After all, here in Colorado we don’t often get access to this type of subject matter. So I will be booking the conservatory again for another workshop to be held this winter (probably in Jan.) but I have to work it out with the Pavilion first. So be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, RSS or join my email list (see icons at top right of website) so that you will be notified of when I set the dates. I only allow 8 students for the class to ensure plenty of space and plenty of personal attention, so don’t wait to sign up once the workshop goes live.
Here are a few photos I was able to capture while demonstrating techniques.