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The Art, Technique, and Challenge of Flower Photography

It takes more than a pretty flower to take a good flower picture.

Join wildlife photographer Ron Long for an illustrated talk about the art, technique, and challenge of flower photography. Learn tips to improve your own pictures, whether you’ve been snapping away for years or are just starting out.

Ron began photographing flowers over forty years ago. “I initially photographed them because they made beautiful subjects,” he says, “but then I wanted to know what their names were and became fascinated with the biology of the plants. It turned into an obsession.”

Ron had a 36-year career as a professional photographer at Simon Fraser University. For much of that time, he photographed exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. Now retired, Ron travels to wildflower hot spots around the world. Recent trips have taken him to southern Africa, South America, and Australia, as well as many locations in North America. He says he takes more pictures now than he ever did!

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

About the Artist

Ron is past president of the Native Plant Society of British Columbia, currently serves on the speakers committee for the Botany Section of the Vancouver Natural History Society, and is on the board of the Alpine Garden Club.

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.

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