Garden Photography Class – Lilypons Water Gardens


NEW    …..    Garden Photography Class

Lilypons Water Gardens (Field Trip)

23, 27, 30 Jun, 7 Jul 2015

 with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Classroom @ Y in Abingdon, MD: 23 & 30 Jun, 7 Jul 2015 (630 – 8:30 PM)

Field practice @ Lilypons: 27 Jun 2015 (Saturday 8:00 – 11:30 AM)

Date for the field trip was selected because it is the best time to see lilies and lotus blooming at the same time.  Garden is located near Frederick, MD. (Max number of participants – 6)


With exotic flowers in attractive surroundings, Lilypons Water Gardens offers you a wide range of subjects to photograph. Although designed to showcase lilies, lotus, and other aquatic plants, the gardens include terrestrial favorites — iris, cone flowers, ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, black-eyed susans, and other colorful blooms. Some gardens are accented with ornamental waterfalls, fountains, and statues. These and other decorative touches add interest, perspective, and a sense of motion to the images. The gazebo reflecting in a lily pond is my favorite. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, the gardens provide opportunities to photograph wildlife drawn to the water, shelter, and food. Common visitors include an assortment of insects, birds, frogs, turtles, snakes, deer, fox, muskrats, raccoons, and squirrels.



Topics of discussion include: equipment selection, composition, lighting, exposure, creative design, and perspective.  Field practice @ Lilypons Water Gardens.  Classroom sessions are at the Ward Center, Y of Central Maryland, Abingdon, MD. (Based on Digital SLR cameras)



Directions to Lilypons – near Frederick, MD. Take Route I-70 and follow Route 85 south through Buckeystown until you see Lilypons Road. Turn left; cross the bridge; and turn into the entrance to Lilypons Water Gardens on the left. Proceed to the parking area. (Approximately 2 hours from Baltimore).

Register with the Y of Central MD, Abingdon, MD








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