Butterflies, Bugs, and Flowers – Creative Macro Photography

Join us for a three-part workshop to explore the infinite beauty of the Little World!

April 25, April 30, and May 3, 2017

Let’s face it, most butterfly and flower pictures are really boring. Anyone can take a picture of a flower, but it takes something special to make a photograph of one. In this course we’ll spend an evening going over the basics and not-so-basics of near-macro photography followed by a field shoot at the beautiful Chanticleer Gardens near St. David. Our post-shoot session will be an evening critique to see what we did right and a sharing of post processing techniques that can dramatically increase the impact of your images.


The dates for this workshop will be April 25, 2017 for a two-hour instructional session at the PCP starting at 7:00 PM. This will be followed by a location shoot at Chanticleer Gardens on Sunday April 30, 2017 starting at 10:00 AM that generally extends to mid/late afternoon. The final session will be held on May 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM where we’ll go over the images you shot, and discuss post processing options that you can use to make them better. The rain date for the Sunday shoot will be Saturday the 29th, which may seem strange, but take our word for it, there is a reason. 🙂 


Equipment required – DSLR, macro or close focusing lens and/or extension tubes and/or high quality close-up lens such as Canon 500D. Fast normal lenses (non-macro) with extension tubes are well suited for this type of photography. Tripods are very handy but not essential. Use of flash is not recommended for this workshop.

Experience required: Basic knowledge of photography.

The workshop will be taught by Henry Rowan whose unique view of the “Little World” found in our gardens and meadows has resulted in a very unique and popular body of flora photographs. If you would like to see some of Henry’s flora images to get a sense of the direction the workshop will take, please click here.


$195.00 PCP members

$225.00 Non-Members

The cost does not include the Chanticleer entrance fees ($10.00), as many people have season passes or other discounts available to them, or lunch on Saturday. We suggest that you bring a sandwich, a salad, or whatever you feel like eating and enjoy a break from shooting on the beautiful grounds. 

The workshop will be limited to 6 people to ensure individual attention and the Center reserves the right to cancel the workshop if fewer than 4 people sign up. 

Please make checks payable to:

Pennsylvania Center for Photography

and send to:


C/O Henry Rowan

3962 Regina Place

Doylestown Pa. 18902


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