Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art flower and garden photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His three books, Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills, Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush, and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques, have inspired thousands of photographers to see in new ways and experiment with innovative, expressive camera techniques.
An accomplished speaker, photography juror and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 15 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the 2011 International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest and has been a NANPA Showcase winner seven years in a row. |http://www.charlesneedlephoto.com