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Gardens of Cape Cod with Charles Needle


Cape Cod Art Center
3480 Route 6A
Barnstable, Ma., MA United States
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Instructor: Charles Needle

Date: June 26–June 29 (Friday-Monday) 4 day workshop

Cost: $400 Members | $450 Non-Members

Class Limit | 12

Late June on Cape Cod is a garden paradise! Some of the most beautiful gardens in America can be found here. Join award-winning California-based flower and garden photographer, Charles Needle, on a tour of six breathtaking public and private gardens on the Cape at the peak of summer growing season.
Charles will guide you through the technical craft of flower and garden photography, and you’ll receive lots of personalized hands-on instruction from him, both in the classroom and in the field. Learn tips and techniques for capturing unique close-ups and intimate garden landscapes. Topics covered will include: Impressionistic flower and garden photography, creative macro, in-camera multiple-exposures, soft-glow montage and creative smartphone photography. There will also be field demos, assignments and supportive group image evaluations.

All skill levels and camera formats welcome, including smartphone cameras. Students should also have basic proficiency in post-capture image editing software, such as Lightroom, Photoshop or Snapseed.


Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art flower and garden photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. He has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills, Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush, and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques. An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 15 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). To learn more about Charles’ work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit


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