Technical details; Nikon D700. Micro Nikkor lens AF-S 105mm 1:2.8G. ISO 100, f/8 @1/250s.
On March 20th the Keukenhof garden will open its doors and a wonder of the modern world will amaze once again. I’ve found that having this place on our doorstep is one of the joys of living in the Netherlands. Of course the garden is a photography paradise and of the more than 800.000 people who go to enjoy the millions of planted bulbs a solid majority will be carrying some sort of camera.
This picture taken in 2013 at the Keukenhof has many of the important elements of a fine flower shot; natural back lighting, selective focus, a shallow depth of field and an explosion of rich, gorgeous colour.
If you are a keen photographer – or know of anyone who is – why not join with me on one of my Keukenhof flower photography photowalks, which I will start running in 2014? They involve a full day in the garden receiving photography instruction on elements of composition, light, focus, colour plus some macro work if you have a macro lens.
The cost is just €95 and includes your entrance ticket to the garden for the full day, transportation from Schiphol plaza on the Keukenhof Express to and from the garden, lunch and a snack. I will need a minimum of 3 participants for each day. There will be a maximum of 6 per group per day.
The workshops – subject to demand – will take place on April 21st, April 30th, May 6th and May 8th. Weather contingencies apply.
For more information send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or just call me on 0683 943 552.