Flower photography is both challenging and rewarding. I like to think of flower photography as a great composition that happens to include flowers. There are many tricks to this art, and equipment can vary from ridiculously cheap and simple to elaborate. In this fast-paced afternoon workshop I’ll cover some lively aspects of this art form and then we’ll fan out among the gardens at the Graner House and put our newfound skills to work. This workshop is great for any skill level. Any gear is welcome, from cell phones to elaborate setups with macro lenses. If you have a tripod and remote release, bring this gear. If not, I’ll have a couple of loaner tripods for your use.

The workshop, a benefit for the American River Conservancy, takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Graner House, Wakamatsu Farm, 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville (about two miles south of Coloma). $65 ARC members, $75 non ARC members. To enroll, email julie@arconservancy.org. Questions? Call American RIver Conservancy at (530) 621-1224.