Sunday, April 27, 2008

Creative Flower Photography One Day Workshop at Sherwood Gardens

We had our one day Creative Flower Photography Workshop at Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. When I awoke and looked outside, it was very overcast and wet down here in Annapolis. As I drove north towards Baltimore the skies began to clear a little bit and I noticed that it had not rained the night before. I was really looking forward to overcast skies and wet conditions for the class. Oh well, we still made some great images and worked the light as best we could.

I started shooting as soon as I arrived making some multiples and overlays of the gardens. If you have never been to Sherwood Gardens before, I definitely recommend it. In the last 2 weeks of April the gardens come to life with a very impressive display of Tulips, Azalea and many flowering tree's.

After the group arrived we started shooting macro and close-ups before the wind began to toss the tulips about. We then went into making multiples and swipes of the many tulip displays. I ran into Barbara Williams, a Baltimore based photographer who is very active in the Baltimore Camera Club. I was scheduled to speak at the Baltimore Camera Club on Thursday, but was had to cancel due to a death in the family. I will be moving the speaking engagement to later in May.

I will also be speaking and judging at the NIH Camera Club on May the 10th.

Here is a small selection of images I made as examples for the group. Click on any image for a larger view.


Debbi Koplen said...

Joseph, I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. Plase pass along condolensces to Amber. Your tulip shots are gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me with your work. I thought about joining you in Baltimore but I am burned out on flower photography lately. I went to a zoo and shot instead. :-)

Joseph Rossbach said...

Debbi, thanks so much for the kind words and sympathy. It has been a heart wrenching week and being able to get out on such a beautiful day surrounded by the new life of spring really helped lift my spirits. Nature always has that effect on me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon. All the best, Joe.

John Barclay said...

Joe I agree with debbi, these images are amazing. Do I detect a "Sweet" influence in your work?

Ts said...

Hey Joe!

Man, I wish I was there. We're always away during tulip time. Not a whole lot of tulips in the Smokies.
Tremendous work, as usual. We're really trying to set up a workshop at the Keukenhof next year. That will pretty much take care of tulip shooting for a while, I think......probably not. Keep up the great work, Joe.

Joseph Rossbach said...

Tony,Thanks for stopping by man. The tulips were not as good this year as they have been in the past, but as you know, when given lemons- make lemonade. Great photos are always around. Talk to you soon.

John, There is not question that Tony has influenced my work. As he has for many others as well. Not only is he a great photographer, but as you know, a really nice guy.

Back to the old office work. Wedding yhis weekend and then time to prep for a private workshop next weekend in Shenandaoh National Park.


Kari Post said...

Awesome shots Joe. I like each and every one. The colors and soft textures make them very appealing.