Botanical & Garden Photography Workshop

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seattle Chinese Garden
South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98106

A Botanical & Garden
with David E. Perry

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a gem for its beautiful interplay of traditional architecture and diversity of plants native to China. Many of the more than two dozen varieties of Chinese tree peonies will be blooming in mid-April.

This workshop is for anyone with any kind of digital camera from smart phone, to point and shoot, to SLR. All levels of experience can be accommodated and are welcome. Learn how to see and then tell better stories with your photographs and how to enhance them through simple, inexpensive apps available for smart phones or software for your desktop computer.

David E. Perry is an inspirational photographer and teacher whose exceptional garden and plant photos have appeared in numerous magazines including two of the last three cover stories for Fine Gardening, numerous photos in Sunset and in Sunset books and The 50 Mile Bouquet, co-created with Debra Prinzing, and much of the photography for Gardening for Sustainability by John Albers. David lectures and gives workshops around the country and teaches photography and storytelling classes through Bellevue Community College and The Center for Urban Horticulture. He is working on another book project with John Albers and a book on iPhone and iPad photography. Learn more at:

Workshop Sessions
Friday, April 17
7–9 pm:
Through a playful presentation of his own work, David Perry shows how to envision and the capture the essence of a garden from the broad vista to exquisite, single blossoms. In the Chan Education Center (directions below).

Saturday, April 18

7 am to 2 pm
— Photograph in the garden with instructional segments by David and ample time to roam the four-acre site and be inspired by your discoveries. Participants will choose an assignment to complete from among two or three options.
6 to 8:30 pm
— Reconvene to share your best photos for review. David will give real-time demonstrations (on a flat screen TV) on how to enhance your images with easy-to-use software apps.

Please bring your own snacks, lunch and dinner. The classroom has a refrigerator and microwave. Tea will be available.

Workshop Fee
$215 for Seattle Chinese Garden members / $250 for nonmembers (Become an individual member for $25 and save on the nonmember workshop fee. Join online or by phone or mail; see registration.)

The workshop is limited to 16 participants, so register promptly to secure your place.

Online: / Click DONATE in upper right column, then Event Registration, then Photography Work-shop Fee. You may pay by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. You can join online in the Become a Member link.

By phone: 206.934.5219 with Visa card (Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 pm)

By mail: Send check payable to Seattle Chinese Garden to: Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106

The Seattle Chinese Garden is in West Seattle on the campus of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), a 5-minute drive from the first exit (Delridge Way) off the West Seattle Bridge.

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle 98106. The garden is at the NORTH end of the SSC campus just northeast of the college arboretum. Ample parking is available in east end of the North Entrance lot. The Chan Education center is the first one-story building on the left as you enter the campus. It has its own small parking lot that you may use. Signage will direct you to the workshop classroom.

Contact David Perry,

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