Save the Date:  2 - 4 May 2017

All 3 days $345

$275 special now through March

Register HERE now or at  link below.

Jackie Kramer, Heléna Adelmann, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Trudy Ray,
Mary Jean Campanellie, Rose Mary LaLonde, & Valerie Interligi.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida (please plan travel accordingly)
It is a serene garden with lots of natural areas. A one mile trail is flat and easy to navigate. Roller bags and tripods are welcome.
Please consider staying at the hotel since we will go until 9pm on Day 2 and will be working at the conference room in the hotel on Day 3.
Country Inn & Suites (1 mi from garden) is offering us a discounted rate starting at $89/nt + tax. Book soon to reserve your room. Their larger suites are very spacious and more than adequate for 2 people and gear. Enter arrival & departure dates then click "more search options" in the PROMOTIONAL CODE BOX where you enter the code FLORAL for group rates
ITINERARY (subject to change)
Day 1, Tuesday, May 2nd: Kanapaha 9:30am - 5pm
Our day will begin at 9:30am with registration and orientation in the main conference hall followed by presentations and shooting in the garden. Weather will dictate the order of events. Lunch will be on your own, however there will be an option to purchase food for delivery.
Jackie Kramer - Introduction & overview of workshop
Heléna Adelmann - Overview on her approach to the gardens and editing for an "Old World" feel
Trudy Ray - And introduction to Lensbabies, how she uses and combines optics & accessories, and examples
Panel discussion on the Business of Fine Art Photography - Print & product sales, exhibits, selling digital rights, social media, etc.
Day 2, Wednesday, May 3rd - Kanapaha 9am - 9pm
Classroom presentations and shooting. We have access to the Gardens all day and into the evening. Same option for lunch. Dinner on your own.
Nancy Kirkpatrick - High key images 
Rose Mary LaLonde - Photoshop, textures, and finishing touches
MaryJean Campanellie - An introduction to Corel Painter
Jackie Kramer - Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop; Layouts using the print module in Lightroom
Valerie Interligi - Step-by-Step walk through artistic floral edit
Day 3, Thursday, May 4th: Country Inn & Suites 10:30 - 2pm
Optional field trip from 8:30 - 10am. You can choose to meet in one of 2 locations for shooting natural flowers in the field (weather dependent). At 10:30am we will convene in the hotel to work on editing. Portfolio reviews will also be available.
Jackie Kramer - what to do with your images (different modalities from metal to custom apps)
Panel Discussion - Q&A
Closing Session
  • Admission to the Garden
  • Photographic instruction in the field and classroom
Not Included:
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Hotel
  • Insurance


HOTEL - Beachers Lodge Oceanfront Suites

Book now for discounted rates at Beachers Lodge. This is right on the Atlantic Ocean.  Special rates for our group range from $72.68 to $133.24 plus tax. (All rooms have kitchen/cooking facilities. Some rooms are pet friendly.) Call 1-800-527-8849 to reserve your room.
We will go to some of the most memorable places you can imagine!
Take a look...
May 4th, Thursday
Wild Bird Rookery at Alligator Farm w/Master photographer Olis Garber      
(Ideal gear: 70 - 200mm or 100 - 400mm lens and tripod with gimbal type head; camera with auto-focus tracking. Stay tuned for more info from Olis.)
May 5th, Friday
 [Sunrise: 6:39am Sunset: 8:05pm]
Sunrise at beach w/Master photographer Joe Campanellie (weather dependent)
(Bring tripod, shoes to walk in sand with, towel, and filters if you have. Stay tuned for more info on what to bring from Joe.)
St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine w/Polly Hillier
Memorial Presbyterian
Lightner Museum - Tour
May 6th, Saturday
Wild Bird Rookery at Alligator Farm
Flagler College Tour
Distillery & Lunch at Ice Plant
Black History Tour
St. George St.
Tolomato Cemetery
May 7th, Sunday
Sunrise at Beach
Wild Bird Rookery at Alligator Farm
Walk about Historic Downtown (art galleries, shops, street scenes, & historic architecture)
Nature: GTM Reserve, Washington Oaks, Vilano, Anastasia State Park, Faver-Dykes, or Kayaking

Register HERE.


PACKING LIST for KANAPAHA (St. Augustine tour add-on in red below):


  • Camera Body & Lenses (Bring what you use for flowers, a wide angle and zoom also if you like)
    • Bring camera manual (important unless you know your camera VERY well), extra batteries, battery charger
    • Back up body in case of an unlikely event
  • Memory Cards plus Card reader, if needed
  • Tripod (not necessary in the garden, but essential if you want to try lightpainting or studio style set up)
  • Diffuser & Reflectors (I like the 5in1 & can post a link to an example. Approx 20-22” dia max)
  • Flash unit if you own one (I use the Canon 600 EX/RTs; do not have ring light or twin lights)
  • A couple of small LED flashlights
  • Double AA (triple, too, if needed) batteries (I use Eneloop rechargeable batteries)
  • Laptop w/Lightroom & Photoshop, Corel if you have it, any 3rd-party software you use (if you plan to edit) + plenty of space on external drives


Other Essentials:

  • Camera bag – rolling bags are fine
  • Kneeling pad (one you would use for the garden; I like those w/a hand hold)
  • Umbrella & Rain Gear (Usually ushers in good weather if on hand!)
  • Jacket (It may get chilly at night.)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bug repellent
  • Locks – It’s up to you as to how you wish to secure your laptop & other gear that you don’t carry at all times. I’ve never locked mine, although I don’t usually allow room service when any of my gear or laptop and drives are in the room unattended.
  • Insurance – Trip insurance should cover the travel and health related possibilities.
  • Enthusiasm, Good Energy,& a Desire to Learn & Share!


Extras for St. Augustine:

  • Shoes for the Beach
  • Beach & bathing attire, if you plan to really soak it in!
  • Zoom(s) or longer lens for the Birds (stay tuned for more details from Olis)
  • If you already own a longer lens, bring a Gimabal Head with Tripod if you have one
  • Wide-angle for scenery, architectural & street photography
  • Filter(s) for sunrise (stay tuned for more details from Joe)
  • Be aware that some of our stops allow tripods, some don’t


For an itinerary with PHOTOS, click HERE.