Workshops at Chanticleer

For registration and questions, please contact Anne Sims at Chanticleer, or by telephone
at (610) 687-4163, ext. 118.

Allen Rokach - Digital Perspective on Flower & Garden Photography

July 24th - 26th, 5:45am – 5:00pm Sat/Sun
$295 price includes reception/lecture Friday night & breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

This weekend workshop will explore the limitless possibilities of capturing horticulture digitally at the height of Chanticleer's summer bloom. Allen will help you understand and apply the fundamental underpinnings of any fine photograph, including great light, appropriate exposure, optimal lens choice, and filling the frame in a compelling manner. Ideas on how to shoot close-ups in a professional manner, and how to create a signature photo style by implementing one' own vision will be demonstrated through lectures, early morning and late afternoon field sessions, review times, and pioneering innovative after-capture techniques to fix, enhance, or transform digital photographs.

The workshop will allow participants to explore the creative potential of the following:
Photo Shop and other computer applications that can change and enhance images by altering color, composition, background, etc.

Making the most of iPhone and iPad photography, including editing and applications that work in these devices.

Achieving special effects such as converting to black & white, and creating the look vintage of photos, impressionistic and other painterly effects.

Feel free to contact Allen with any questions.

Rob Cardillo - Vision, Craft, and the Desire to Grow

October 23-25, 2015

Truly transcendent images are created only when impeccable technique is coupled with a fully engaged body, mind and soul. This workshop will provide you with a new set of tools, techniques and thoughts to help you better find and translate your own vision of natural beauty.

An evening reception on Friday at 5pm, includes a one hour presentation on photographic design principals. We'll then have two mornings by ourselves within the rich tapestry of Chanticleer's fall borders plus plenty of time for classroom discussion and group critiques. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday.

The workshop is open to all but you must be able to operate your camera on your own. Also, bringing a laptop to download and edit your work will allow you to better participate in the group critiques.

So come take a breath, scrape away the clichés and dig deep with your eyes inside one of America's finest gardens.

Rob Cardillo has been providing exceptional images of plants, gardens and the people that tend them for 20 year. His work appears regularly in Garden Design, Country Gardens and the New York Times. Check out Rob's work on his website.

Opening Times

Wednesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm

Friday Evenings

Open until 8pm.
Due to limited parking, we cannot accommodate groups on Friday evenings.

Early Openings in 2015

The garden will open at 8:00am on
August 1, September 5, and October 3 in the 2015 season.

News & Events

Full Parking Lot

Our parking lot holds 120 cars and can fill on weekends and Friday evenings. Please car pool and understand once we reach capacity, we will ask you to return another time.

Perennial Plant Conference

The conference will be held at
Scott Arboretum on Friday, October 16, 2015.
For more information see the Perennial Plant Conference website.

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