Launch Day for the Botanical Center's 3rd Annual Photo Contest

  • Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park 1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI

Registration: $10

Special Photo Contest Botanical Center membership: $15

The special membership provides you with free admission to the Botanical Center for the duration of the contest. It also gives you a discount at the three evening concerts held outside on the lawn in front of the Rose Maze. Admission is $10 for BCC members. Regular admission of $15.

Checks, cash or credit. Checks payable to the Botanical Center Conservancy.

Registration is on going to October 2 (registration form is here).

Hunt's Photo and Video will be on site with items to purchase such as cameras, filters, lenses, lights, and tripods.

Sony will have cameras and lenses to look at and try but not to loan out.

Tamron Lens will have lenses available for photographers to try.

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island will have information to share and photographers available to answer questions.

11:30am Photography lecture:
Botanical Photography A. Cemal Ekin

Plants of any sort, from tiny flowers to very large trees and anything in between, inspire many to capture them in photographs. The tools available today make the technical aspects of this work reasonably easy. The challenge is to superimpose photographic qualities and sensibilities on the marvels of nature. This one-hour presentation will focus mainly on aesthetic and some technical issues for creating rewarding photographs of botanical subjects.