Photographing Flowers Outdoors

Hosted by Teri Whittaker
Friday, October 15th
9:30AM to 1:30PM

Excursion Fee:  $59

Do you love flowers, photography and being outdoors? Do you have a passion for photographing flowers outside, but are challenged to create images that you cherish? Well, come join Teri Whittaker for a trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is one of the United States loveliest display gardens and is considered one of the best arboretums in the world. In this beautiful environment, Teri will first share with you tips and tricks for photographing flowers outdoors.

We will then explore the lovely gardens and photograph flowers to our heart’s content. We will also have a “scavenger hunt” and those that participate in the hunt will be entered into a drawing for a Plamp II.

Teri will cover:

  • The elements of a successful outdoor flower image
  • The useful tools when photographing outdoors
  • How to evaluate backgrounds
  • To consider all photographic viewpoint options for a subject
  • To play a bit with motion blur.

After an enjoyable time photographing flowers, we will find a lovely spot in the gardens to sit and listen as Teri shares some of her post processing techniques that have proven successful for her in image competition.

Then bring your outdoor flower images and your computer on Sunday for an opportunity to finish the creative process for your floral art!

A few important notes: The registration does not include admission to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden or parking. Tripod and wagons are not permitted; however, monopods may be used.

Meet the Speaker:

Contrary to most photographers’ history that she hears, Teri Whittaker did not grow up with a camera in her hands. She was well into adulthood when, out of desire to accomplish a specific goal, she started researching cameras and lenses that would help her accomplish her mission.

Teri is a wife, a mom, and a mia (her grandmother name as she did not want to be called grandma). She and her family have had the opportunity to live in places such as Alaska and Africa, and to travel much of the United States.

Teri is a homebody that loves, loves, loves Thai food.