The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

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Workshop: Photography in the GardensĀ (Sold Out)

July 18, 2020 @ 10:00am | Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd.

Workshop: Photography in the GardensĀ (Sold Out)

This workshop is sold out.
There are two sessions for this virtual workshop, July 18 & July 25. Both sessions happen at 10 a.m. 
Cost: $15 general public, $10 members
Join award-winning botanical photographer Laurie Tennent for a two-session flower photography workshop using the vibrant gardens at Ford House as inspiration. Tennent will help you with photo composition, framing, camera angles, selective focus, and exposure. She will also share some of her unique personal photography techniques. 
All levels of photography experience are welcome. Session #1 of this workshop (July 18) will be instructional. In Session #2 (July 25), Laurie will look over, discuss, and provide feedback on the photos participants have taken during the week in between the workshops. This workshop will be online using the Zoom platform; however, all participants will be given a pass to visit the estate during the week between sessions to take their photos.
About the presenter:
Laurie Tennent is an award-winning international photographer and author of Botanicals: Intimate Portraits. She recently introduced her unique approach to photographic botanical illustration, creating photos that reveal the inner architecture of plants in astounding detail.  She is known for her large-scale photography installations. Tennent’s work can be found on display in museums, galleries and gardens across Europe and North America. She is based out of a studio in Birmingham, Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s of Fine Art in Photography from College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Visit to learn more about her.