UNION — Have you noticed the rolling green hills of the Piedmont this time of year? Or what about the flowers blooming in your own backyard?
Come learn how to capture these scenes in an introductory photography workshop at the Piedmont Physic Garden on Saturday, June 11. The class will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the garden located at 301 E. South Street in Union.
Local landscape photographer, Everett Leigh and his partner, Thia Beniash of the SC Photography Workshops, will lead the class.
Both artists have been featured by OnlyInYourState.com and SouthCarolinaLiving.com for their stunning pictures. Together, they will share their tips, techniques and tricks that have made their photographs popular on sites such as Facebook, Flicker and 500 PX.
During this mini-workshop, Everett and Thia will teach photography basics such as camera settings, framing and composition. They will also give a brief overview of digital photo editing software. All of this will be followed by a hands-on photography session in the garden.
The cost of the workshop is $20. Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call us at 864-427-2556 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note: All workshop participants will be eligible for a 25% discount on Everett and Tia’s next workshop offered by the SC Photography Workshops to be held in July in Union.)
The Piedmont Physic Garden
Located on four contiguous lots stretching from 301 E. South Street to 217 S. Mountain St. in Union, the Piedmont Physic Garden is inspired by the Chelsea Physic Garden, a small botanical garden located in London, England. Plans are for the garden to eventually include an apothecary garden that will feature plants with historical medicinal uses, many of them native to the Piedmont as well as the southern Appalachian corridor. In the long-term, the properties will be converted into a campus that will house several ornamental garden areas, and the existing homes used for housing interns and visiting faculty.
The lots for the Piedmont Physic Garden were donated by the families of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer and the Honorable and Mrs. Jack Flynn. PPG Founder Toccoa W. Switzer said that is it hoped that the garden will become a resource for the community as well as a tourism destination that is pleasing to the spirit.
PPG is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is horticultural and environmental education for children, teens and adults in Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.
This story courtesy of the Piedmont Physic Garden.