FYI- This announcement is from the Talbot County Garden Club. There are still a few spaces available if you are interested in attending the workshop.

Renowned Photographer Matthew Benson will be speaking on THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN

The Talbot County Garden Club welcomes Matthew Benson to speak at the Talbot County Free Library at 100 W Dover St in Easton MD on March 28, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a brief Q and A and book signing. Doors open at 12:45 following the Talbot County Garden Club business meeting.

With an emphasis on creative technique and technical literacy, The Photographic Garden is a comprehensive introduction to creating powerful, beautiful, dynamic images in the garden. Professional photographer Matthew Benson helps you foster a deeper understanding of design and aesthetics and encourages you to develop your own visual sensibility – through hundreds of his own thought-provoking garden images.

Following the program, we are excited to offer a very unique opportunity to a handful of budding photographers. Matthew has offered to provide a hands-on workshop where you will learn to apply the fundamentals of composition, light and color to image making. It is being offered at $75 per person. We need to cap off the class size at 25 people so we are offering this on a first come first serve basis. Please respond to Dede Hoopes @ dorothyhoopes@gmail.com with your RSVP. Here are a few additional details about the workshop: The location will be at the Talbot County Free Library. If the weather permits we may walk over to The Talbot County Historical Garden. The garden is next door but please wear appropriate clothing just in case. The workshop will run from approximately 3:00-6:00 PM. Please note that this time will most likely vary. The workshop is being held after the program and book signing and we hope to start the workshop as soon as we are able. The Library has a hard close at 6:00 so we will need to begin to clean up around 5:30. Matthew has suggested that people just use their smartphones for the class. You will learn how to use the digital technology to enhance your image taking. The images are easily seen and feedback can be provided as well.

Matthew Benson’s photography is in the permanent collection of the International Center for Photography, New York, as well as numerous private and gallery collections. His work has been awarded both DESI and Society of Publication Designers Awards and appears regularly in magazines, books, catalogs and folios. He is on the National Speakers Tour for the Garden Clubs of America, and lectures widely on Garden and Landscape Photography. For more information, please visit his website at http://www.matthewbenson.com