Learn how to shoot butterflies — with a camera — at Scottsdale workshop

Photographers are invited to Butterfly Wonderland for a photography workshop taught by Lisa Langell 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 28.

"Composition Elements That Help You Shoot Butterflies (with a camera) like a Pro!" will be taught by Lisa Langell on March 28. (Photo by Lori Johnson.

“Composition Elements That Help You Shoot Butterflies (with a camera) like a Pro!” will be taught by Lisa Langell on March 28. (Photo by Lori Johnson)

“Composition Elements that Help You Shoot Butterflies (With a Camera) Like a Pro” will be held at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale.

Guests will learn multiple components of composition that will help increase the “wow” factor of images. The course combines classroom instruction with hands-on-learning in the butterfly garden.

When guests are finished, they will be able to recognize, understand and incorporate powerful principles of composition. Practice activities include: understanding and using color; creative compositions “dutch angles;” the power behind leading lines; balancing elements to reduce tension; symmetry and patterns; conveying emotion, power and creating interest via various viewpoints; using positive and negative space; depth of field and subject background; adding or removing layers; using tonal contrast; horizontal vs. vertical; dyptics and tryptics.

Lisa Langell is an award-winning wildlife photographer with an international following. She is known for her signature wildlife images that artfully capture breathtaking, split-second moments.

An avid birdwatcher at the impressionable age of eight, Lisa found that her love of birds expanded into a genuine passion for the photography of all wildlife and the natural world.

Lisa’s artwork has earned recognition and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photographer’s Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and more.

Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members, which includes admission.

Those who attend are asked to bring a digital single lens reflex camera, a charged battery, memory card, a user manual and one to two lenses of varying focal lengths or a small to medium zoom lens.

Proceeds benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.

Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Adriane Grimaldi at 480-800-3000, Ext. 207 or contact Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop. For more information about the workshop, visit www.butterflywonderland.com.

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