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Event Dates
March 19; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 20; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Orchid Photography with Allen Rokach

March 19-20, 9 am - 5 pm


This workshop with internationally known photographer and teacher Allen Rokach coincides with the Orchids Galore! display in the Garden Conservatory featuring unique, rare, and colorful orchids, prime subjects for participants.

Let Allen show you how to portray these tropical beauties with style and drama, no matter their size or configuration. Start with Allen’s Friday evening lecture "30 Ways to Look at a Flower," (included with registration for this workshop) as he explains how digital imaging has revolutionized photography and liberated photographers to limitless possibilities.

Workshop participants receive one-on-one instruction and assistance in the classroom and the field to make sure you understand the concepts he presents.

  • Learn to make the most of your equipment and new ways of seeing your subjects.
  • Critique sessions each day open your eyes and mind to what is possible using simple "after capture" techniques push your photography skills to new heights.

An expert in location photography best known for his photographs of flowers, gardens and landscapes, Allen Rokach’s career includes 14 years as the staff photographer and Director of Photography at the New York Botanical Garden and ten years as a Senior Photographer for Southern Living magazine. He has lectured and led photography workshops for the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Dallas Arboretum, Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, The New York Botanical Garden, and others.

With his wife, Anne Millman, he has published eight books and numerous articles on photography, travel, nature, and science. He has exhibited in one-man shows at numerous institutions including the Brooklyn Museum and The New York Botanic Garden. His current interest is developing the creative potential of digital printing.

Each day includes lectures and demonstrations with Allen, field work in the Conservatory, and critiques.

$230 / $210 member includes two 8-hour days of instruction, and a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break each day. The Friday lecture on “30 Ways to Look at a Flower” is included. A list of required equipment is sent after registration.

Registration is closed.