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summer workshops

Summer is moving along all too quickly. My workshop at the Chicago Botanical Garden went very well and I had a chance to explore some beautiful private gardens in the Chicago area. The photography workshop aboard a Travel Dynamics International (TDI) cruise on the Great Lakes got me to some places I had never seen and introduced me some avid photographers on that trip. I will post some of my images later this summer because I am about to leave on another TDI cruise to the Black Sea.

Before I go, I want to alert you to some of the photo workshops I will be doing when I get back. There are two very special summer workshops – one at the pre-eminent gardens of Chanticleer in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the glorious and unusual Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. You’re in for a treat!

After that, it will be a delight to be outdoors at a cooler time of year marveling at the fabulous colors of fall foliage around the region. I’ll be following the changing colors, offering workshops to help you capture the beauty of the fall in New York, Delaware, Texas and Kentucky. Come along and bring your camera for some eye-popping results!

Take a look at what’s coming up; then read the posts below for registration information. I hope you find something that sparks your interest. If you have additional questions, e-mail me at allen@allenrokach.com – but I may not be able to reply until I am back on dry land.

August 8-18: A 12-day photography workshop aboard an exotic Travel Dynamics International cruise: To the Crossroads of Europe & Asia: A Voyage from Istanbul to the Black Sea, the Meeting Place of East and West.

August 27-29: Summer Garden Photography Weekend Workshop at Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden near Philadelphia, PA.

September 3-5: Mastering the Art of Flower and Garden Photography, an intensive weekend workshop at The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay, Maine.

September 27: I will make a presentation on 30 Ways to Look at a Flower for The Orlando Camera Club, which invited me to be the featured speaker at their annual banquet. For more information go to: http://www.orlandocameraclub.com/meeting_info.htm

October 17 & 20: On Oct. 17, I will offer a one-day field workshop, Fall Foliage at the New York Botanical Garden, for Workshops@Adorama, the huge camera and electronics supply store on 18th St. in Manhattan. The workshop includes a review session on October 20.

October 22-24: For the first time, I will give a fall photo workshop at Winterthur. Fiery Color: Fall Foliage Photography Workshop includes a Friday evening illustrated lecture that’s open to the public followed by two days photographing on the grounds of this magnificent garden estate.

October 29-31: I am returning to the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden to offer a Digital Fall Foliage Weekend Workshop. It will start with a Friday evening illustrated lecture that’s open to the public followed by two days exploring and photographing the beautiful gardens of the Dallas Arboretum at the peak of color.

November 5-7: For the first time, I will be holding a photography workshop at the Bernheim Arboretum in Kentucky. This landmark location was featured in a book I photographed, “Gardens of the Heartland” and I am thrilled to be back to share my enthusiasm with students. Join me for Bernheim Ablaze: Mastering Fall Landscape Photography.