LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners will sponsor a four-hour workshop, Close-Up Photography in the Garden: Blooms, Bugs and Beauty, on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the WVU Building and the GVMG Garden at the State Fair Grounds.
Registration for 30 participants is now open to the public.
The workshop will be led by photographer and educator Danae Wolfe.
As she describes the program, “With just a few simple tools and some practice, close-up photography can be an accessible and fun way to highlight the tiniest details of your garden. During this workshop, participants will learn about low-cost close-up photography setups and techniques including reverse lens, extension tubes, and mobile macro tips. After breaking for lunch, we’ll reconvene for an in-field session photographing blooms and bugs before joining together for an informal photo critique and discussion. Get ready to see the world through an entirely new lens.”
Wolfe is a writer, photographer, and digital marketing specialist with 12 years’ experience crafting compelling narratives that connect people with nature. She started her career working for the National Park Service (NPS) as an interpretive park ranger where she developed outreach programs on water quality and invasive species.
After her time with NPS, she spent nine years with Ohio State University Extension serving first as a county educator and Master Gardener volunteer coordinator and more recently as the state digital engagement specialist. Throughout this time, she built a community initiative, Chasing Bugs, to teach people about the importance of protecting our six-legged neighbors. Through her website, social media, public speaking, and column in The American Gardener magazine, Wolfe has reached global audiences with science-based education about the importance of conservation. Professionally, she serves as the digital marketing manager for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.
Participants may use a DSLR, smart phone, or compact camera and learn ways to get the best shots to capture the beauty of the natural world. Registration includes a complimentary lunch. To register, email Evmastergardeners@gmail.com or call Mary Dameron at Extension 304-647-7408 for registration information.
Greenbrier Valley Master Gardeners is offering this workshop in memory of Connie Manchester, a gifted photographer and loyal member.