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Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

 Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

The elgant beauty of a Lotus flower is enhanced by its simplistic lines and is a true joy to photograh in all of its many stages. Each July, at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens along the Anacositia River, these floral beauties come into bloom. 

Join Kim Kelly for an early mornig visit to capture Lotus flowers and other aquatic blooms, along with several winged visitors such as butterflies, bees and dragonflies in morning light.

Learn creative techniques to help develop your floral phoptgraphy

Topics will include depth of field choices, framing, background selections, exposure settings and more; all leading to more impactfule images.   

Recommended Equipment: Digital Camera, lens choices to include macro, mid-range and zoom lens (18-200mm should work fine), tripod. If you have them bring your extension tubes, polarizing filter, diffusers and reflectors.

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COVID Safety Practices: Masks are optional.

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Class Limit:  8-10

What People Are Saying Aobut Kim

“Kim showed us different techniques, angles and backgrounds to display in the photos, which made the photos a lot more interesting than the photos that I normally take.”

“What made this class, was the knowledge of the event and backstory that was given throughout this workshop. Kudos to Kim for putting up with us moving around on a hot summer day.”  

“Kim is a great instructor and I learned so much at the class.” 

Instructor: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Kim’s interest in photography took root when she received her first camera, a Canon AT-1 (film) as a college graduation gift and she has continued to shoot ever since. She eventually migrated over to digital technology and her passion for capturing images continued to grow. Kim served as the Field Trip Director for three years for the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis and serves as the club’s liaison to the Maryland Photography Alliance. 

She currently makes her home near Annapolis and considers the Chesapeake Bay region, with its extensive shorelines and historic maritime richness, her playground. Through her images, she hopes to invoke a curiosity in the viewer to ask questions about her subjects. She enjoys taking them places they would not normally go themselves. Many of her works feature old workboats or nautical treasures found in and around the tributaries of the Bay. She is also passionate about photographing nature, wildlife, landscapes, travel, and architecture, etc. 

Kim’s works have been displayed in local Annapolis businesses, been in juried shows and have been in print in several publications including Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources 2019 Calendar, MarinaLife and the cover of the Tidewater Times. She has had several solo exhibitions in the area as well. You can see her images adorning the walls of several commercial & residential properties in the area.

Date: July 14 2024

Time: 8:00AM - 11:00 AM




Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

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