Out of Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Plant, Flower, and Garden Photography Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
March 19 to 23, 2023
Photo by Anne Belmont
EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY OVER 5 DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHING DESERT PLANTS, FLOWERS, AND SMALL SCENES, WITH EXTENSIVE HANDS-ON LEARNING WITH A TEAM OF SUPPORTIVE INSTRUCTORS.
Join us in Phoenix, Arizona for an immersive experience focused on photographing some of the best collections of unique desert plants in North America. This conference is limited to 45 attendees to make this a more intimate, personalized learning experience. We will spend most of our time together at the Desert Botanical Garden, which features 140 acres of desert plants, including cactus, succulents, trees, and flowers from around the world, showcased in cultivated outdoor exhibits and along naturalized trails.
We will be timing our visit with the Garden’s spring flower season, with opportunities to photograph blooming cactus, an extensive range of colorful desert plants, butterflies, and possibly hummingbirds. This conference will also include an extended day trip to Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. During the conference, you will have extended time to work with each instructor, photograph on your own, and create a cohesive portfolio of desert plant and flower photographs. Deserts are sometimes perceived as dry, inhospitable places. This conference will challenge that perception through an exploration of these amazing, specially-adapted plants, with the gardens proving a broad range of inspiration for any nature photographer.