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Master Gardeners to Offer a Garden Photography Workshop

Jul 19, 2017 • by Penn State Extension, Berks County Ag Center
Photography Class

Penn State Master Gardeners will offer a short photography class, Capturing Garden Memories with Your Camera, as part of the monthly Evenings in the Garden program, August 1.  The class will run from 6:15 till 7:00 p.m. at the Berks County Ag Center, and will include outdoor practice in the Demonstration Garden on the grounds.  There is a $5 per head fee and seating is limited.  Reservations are required by calling 610-378-1327.Kim Trusty, a Penn State Master Gardener and experienced photographer, will be instructing for the workshop. Students should bring their own cameras or cell phones, and must be familiar with how to operate them prior to the class.  Trusty will teach guidelines to produce photos that are pleasing and that capture the memories or moments desired. Students will see examples of how the use of these guidelines and an understanding of light and framing can add creative interest to garden photos. The free Evenings in the Garden event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and includes garden tours and a chance to visit with Master Gardeners who will be tending their different garden areas.  They will be able to describe what they are doing, how, and why, and can provide tips for better gardening.  The evening will be enlivened by local musicians performing Southern Appalachian style music.There is no admission fee for Evenings in the Garden, only for the optional photography workshop. Visitors may drop in for a few minutes, or may choose to stay and learn over the two hours. Among the garden areas within the Demonstration Garden are a rock garden, a native plant garden, vegetable garden, an annual trial garden, the Woods Edge Garden, an herb garden and several areas of larger landscape plants.   The Berks County Ag Center is handicapped accessible and all parking is free.  For more information, call 610- 378-1327.

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