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Whether you are creating an abstract image or documenting a flower in your garden, the use of color can strongly impact your photographic image. By choosing subjects with complimentary colors or soft, delicate color combinations, you can influence the impact of your image to the viewer. During this weekend workshop, Barbara guides you through the ways to compose your floral images using both bold and delicate color combinations along with traditional compositional guidelines. The class includes how to visually survey the layout, demonstrations of viewing angles and color combos and plenty of time to seek out your favorites in the fall garden. On the second day participants submit images for a critique. Barbara also discusses printing as a way to share your work with others during the holiday season. Lunch is on your own each day.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Register Member $134

Register Non-Member $160

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Event Details

Barbara Ellison Composing with Color

This class takes place over two days:

  • Saturday, November 13
  • Sunday, November 14

A suggested list of equipment is sent after registration.  Lunch is on your own.

About the Instructor

Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five of her favorite pastimes into her imaging experience – photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching. As a ProMarket representative for Canon USA for more than 20 years, she has had the opportunity to try her hand at photographing various subjects, ranging from political events to sports, from landscapes to macro. Several years ago, Barbara started printing on alternative substrates with Canon printers, and has become an expert at alternative printing. Her work is published in the book “Digital Photo Art” by Theresa Airey and the books “Professional Techniques for Black and White Photography” and “Digital Infrared Photography” by Patrick Rice . She has shown in galleries in up and down the Eastern seaboard. Barbara resides with her animal companions near Fredericksburg.