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2nd Wednesday Lecture Series: Photographing Botanicals & Flowers
August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Photographing the Botanicals and Flowers at Garfield Park Conservatory
Learn to see and photograph the flowers and other botanicals of Garfield Park Conservatory in a whole new artistic way. Anne will share her unique way of looking at her botanical subjects, helping you to see and isolate beautiful, interesting and often unnoticed details. We will explore the importance of good light, compositional tools, aperture and how to deal with difficult backgrounds in photographing botanicals up close. Learn to unleash the creative spirit, find a vision and style in photography and photograph nature in a whole new way.
About the Presenter: As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne Belmont’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of flowers and other botanical subjects up-close. It is the small, often unnoticed details that draw Anne to her subjects. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion, causing the eye to linger a little longer. A life-long involvement in the arts and a first career as an art therapist have shaped the way that she views art and the creative process and have reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature in our lives.
Anne lives in the Chicago area and her favorite places to photograph include Garfield Park Conservatory and The Chicago Botanic Garden. She was commissioned by The Chicago Botanic the Garden to do a solo exhibition of her orchid photography for the 2015-2017 Orchid Shows and has exhibited her work in many other venues. Anne is a staff member and presenter for Out of Chicago Photography, where she teaches flower photography and leads workshops across the country.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.