Biltmore Estate Macro & Flower Photography

Biltmore Estate Gardens Workshop for Macro & Flowers

Where: Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC. You will need your seasonal pass or pay an entry fee.


When: April 1, 2017  Saturday/ inclement weather date TBD..  Please bring appropriate walking shoes, water bottle, your gear on back pack, tripod, sunscreen, any anything else you may need for comfort.

Time: 9:00-12:00 ish Meeting at the conservatory in the back area up on balcony, but that may change so stay in touch –

Details: This class will be focused on the advanced beginner to the intermediate skill level. Please bring your gear including a DSLR and your tripod as well as your MANUAL. If you have any filters such as Polarizing filters please bring those. If you have a pop open diffuser, please bring it even if it is small. You will need at the very least the basic skills of photographer under your belt, that is to say you normally shoot in AV, TV or S, or M mode regularly or have a strong desire to get out of P mode. You should be able to move around your camera and know how the menu system works and how to use it. We will introduce ourselves briefly and then start to discover and unlock the tricks to a good composition and flower taking techniques. I will go over composition, useful settings.  I will spend private time with each of you. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. I will have extra filters, but as you know, they are lens size specific except the square ones which I will bring as well. We will upload our best image captured from that night to our group page. Included in this workshop is a post production workflow screen cast tutorial video, of an image I captured during the workshop.

Gear: DSLR, Sturdy Tripod, cable real ease if you have, wide aperture lens like a f/1.4,  f/2.8, f/4 would be great but no mandatory. Also bring a zoom like a 16-35, 17-40, 24-70, 70-200. A few lens lengths would be great as we will be shooting wide and tight and close up flowers in the gardens.

Requirements: Minimum of 4 people signed up with a maximum of 8. In the event that the weather does not permit us to hold the event, we will move to the inclement weather date. By signing up, you agree that you can be available for both dates. If you are unable to make both dates please let me know in advance and I will do my best to work with you on another upcoming workshop. Refunds are only given in the event I have an unforeseen circumstance or an act of Nature prevents a safe environment to hold the workshop. You will need at the very least a DSLR and a tripod.

Cost: $75 per person paid here at the time of sign up

Disclaimer: By purchasing this event you agree and understand that you are over the age of 18 and fully understand and accept responsibility for yourself and will not hold Deborah Scannell Photography responsible for any injuries, accidents, theft, loss or damage to you, your car, and or any photography equipment.