Horticultural Photography Master Class Workshop

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Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

  • Friday, April 9, 2004 – 6:00 pm9:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 10, 2004 – 9:00 am5:00 pm

Part I – Presenting basic through advanced approaches encouraging the use of conventional and digital photography to document gardens and landscapes, "before and after" shots, plant identification, and aesthetic presentation. How to create pleasing and pragmatic photos with discussions about prevailing light, elements of composition, and philosophical interpretations of subject matter. All speakers will cover the full range of abilities, but all participants must be in full command of their camera's use.

Part II – One-hour lecture. Bob, Bryce, and Robert will give personal assistance in shooting at the JCRA (2 hours). Lunch (provided) at a local restaurant (1.5 hours). Bob, Bryce, and Robert will again work with students for another 1.5 hours. Individual review of personal images, anonymous critique of best shots by the class and instructors, and selection of single shot for publication in the JCRA Newsletter by class consensus (2 hours). Film and processing are included in the cost of this workshop for 35mm users. Participants must have a 35mm or digital camera and must be familiar with its operation. Knowledge of camera's manual settings is required for this workshop. Registration for Part II includes registration in Part I for no extra charge. Attendance is limited.


April 9, 2004 (Friday) – Part I

6:00 PM
Bob Lyons – "Horticultural Photography: Aesthetics, Composition, and Display"

7:00 PM
Bryce Lane – "Thoughts and Examples on Bridging 35mm and Digital Photography"

8:00 PM
Robert McDuffie – "Introduction into Digital Photography"

9:00 PM
Concluding Remarks

April 10, 2004 (Saturday) – Part II

9:00 AM
Robert McDuffie – "Digital Photography Uses, Manipulation, and Mechanics"

10:00 AM
Shooting Photographs in the JCRA

12:00 PM
Lunch at Local Restaurant

1:30 PM
Return to Shooting

2:30 PM
Photograph Review Setup

3:00 PM
Individual review of photographs

3:30 PM
Anonymous, Benign Critique of Best Shots

4:30 PM
Selection of Single Shot for Publication in the JCRA Newsletter

5:00 PM
Workshop Concludes

About the Speakers

Bryce Lane Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bryce Lane has honed his photographic skills to elevate the level of his courses at NC State University. Most recently, his work has been utilized to a great extent in the online course and PBS television program, "In the Garden with Bryce Lane."

Bob Lyons Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
A professional photographer, he has shown his work nationally, published over 200 photographs, is a principal photographer for Horticopia CD-ROMs, and has received awards from the Garden Writers Association of America, among others.

Robert McDuffie Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Robert McDuffie has been taking photographs for over 25 years. His work is primarily used to supplement his courses at Virginia Tech. He also integrates his photographic skills into his personal landscape architecture practice. Robert teaches landscape oriented courses at Virginia Tech including "History of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Construction, and Computer Aided Design.


Download the Horticultural Photography Master Class Workshop brochure – includes registration form.

$100.00 for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, all others $130.00 (registration includes an individual membership).
Advance registration is required and can be done by calling (919) 513-7005.
Lectures held in Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum and photography done throughout the Arboretum.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.