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Photographing Bonsai with Stephen Voss (Summer)

Learn bonsai photography from a master. World-renowned photographer, Stephen Voss, will lead a photography class through an award-winning bonsai collection. The class will guide students to look deeply at the bonsai trees in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, located at the National Arboretum, and create their own portfolio of images that express what they see. Through targeted visual exercises and individual instruction, each participant will learn to reappraise the trees, and in turn, sharpen their visual acuity to make better photographs in any situation. By the end of the class, each student will come away with a unique set of images and some new skills to use the next time they pick up a camera.

Participants can register for the class to include a signed copy of Stephen Voss's critically-acclaimed In Training: A Bonsai Photo Book. 

What you'll need to bring:

SLR camera (preferably) with any lenses you have

Tripod (if available)

Notebook and pen

Later Event: September 8
Tai Chi Amongst the Bonsai