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Arboretum Spring Close Ups Class Begins May 15

Capture the magic of the season with your smartphone. Lilacs, azaleas, horse chestnuts, redbuds, and more will be flowering and leaves will have recently unfurled, providing a perfect venue for close-up photographs.

Professional photographer Nancy Katz will teach you that you dont need fancy equipment or lenses to come in close to shoot these exquisite plants. You need your smartphone and an understanding of shooting macro (close up) and how to enhance the images with your phones editing capabilities and a great App, aptly named Snapseed. Most of the time will be spent outdoors, except when working on Snapseed in small groups. 

Classes are May 15, May 29 and June 12, June 26 from 1:30-3:30 PM at the Hunnewell Building and Landscape.

All images below by Nancy Katz 2019 at the Arboretum

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COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES FOR SMARTPHONES

 1. INCLUDE A FOCAL POINT, SUBJECT OR POINT OF INTEREST
 2. RULE OF THIRDS
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 3. DIAGONAL LINES GIVE BALANCE AND STRENGTH
 4. SHOOT FROM A LOWER ANGLE
 5. INCLUDE FOREGROUND INTEREST
 6. USE LEADING LINES (roads, paths, rivers, bridges,)
 7. FILL THE FRAME
 8. LEAVE SPACE FOR MOVEMENT
 9. REFLECTIONS
10. FRAME YOUR SUBJECT (ARCHES, TREES, BRIDGES)
11.CURVES
12. LIGHT
13. BREAK THE RULES
Remember these thoughts from Nancy Katz:
You just have to go to the bottom of your driveway to take a great shot.
You can't make a bad shot great even with Snapseed or any other App.
Edit your images fairly and don't be in love with your images; let them go if you have to.
Life's greatest secret is knowing when to stop.