Charles Needle – Award-winning garden photographer, author & workshop leader

Charles Needle is an award-winning, Seattle-based flower & garden photographer, author, speaker, and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. He is the author of a new eBook entitled, Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques, which is already being hailed as “one of the most comprehensive, useful, unique and inspiring books about close-up photography on the market today.” Last year, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the 2011International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Locally, Charles has appeared on “Gardening with Ciscoe” and has taught numerous flower & garden photography classes at the Bloedel Reserve, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Dunn Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum, Flower World Nursery, Butchart Gardens, Photographic Center Northwest, and the Pacific Northwest Art School.  A North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award winner five years in a row, Charles teaches over a dozen location workshops per year, including international destinations such as Giverny, France with private access to Monet’s Garden. Charles’ photographs have been published in Nature’s Best and Outdoor Photographer magazines and are in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.
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Ready For Your Closeup
Stunning Macro Flower Photography Made Simple
Sat, Feb 23 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage

Using fresh-cut flowers, pro photographer Charles Needle will show you how to make pleasing flower photographs at home (both indoors and outdoors) and discuss the importance of composition, backgrounds, lighting, camera positioning, camera settings, depth-of-field, and more. Learn how to make stunning flower close-ups on your own kitchen table – without a lot of expensive equipment. This is a great workshop for all skills levels, from the absolute point-and-shoot beginner to the advanced amateur. It’s also geared toward the avid gardener who wants to learn how to create a visual scrapbook/personal record of his/her garden.


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