Followed by (optional extension) a full-day Photoshop work session to perfect your images!

 Next session: 1-2 October 2011

The Saturday session at Fernwood runs from 10 am to 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time, same times on Sunday for optional 1-day Photoshop workday, which is located at 1626 Lincolnway East, South Bend, Indiana. If a rain date is required for Fernwood, it will run on 8 October 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm EDT, with the optional Photoshop workday held the following day (Sunday) in South Bend. Minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 participants for the Fernwood session.

Participants will receive instruction and demonstration on taking better nature photographs among beautiful settings at Fernwood. Lovely summer and fall-blooming flowers will provide a superb camera subject, and late-blooming prairie wildflowers add variety to the day's schedule at Fernwood’s lovely gardens. Danny will instruct participants in choosing good subjects, creating attractive compositions in your camera, how to make different settings on your camera to bring about the best results, and how to control and meter light effectively.

Tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or closeup settings and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. Either film or digital cameras work well for flower photography. Instruction will be tailored to your individual level, whether beginner or advanced.

The Photoshop workday is intended for you to optimize the photographs produced at Fernwood on the previous day. Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 participants for this session in South Bend.

Fernwood is located at 13988 Rangeline Road in Niles, Michigan; you may telephone for information at 269.695.6491, or 269.683.8653 from South Bend. Fernwood’s website is

Please register for either the 1-day or 2-day Fernwood event through Fernwood. Cost of the 1-day event for Fernwood members is $85.00, or $100.00 for non-members including admission; the 2-day event runs $150.00 for Fernwood members, or $180.00 for non-members. Wonderful lunches are available in Fernwood’s visitor center!