Photography show this weekend

The Greenwich Garden Club is offering people the chance to record nature in all its glory while improving their photography skills.

It’s all part of the Viewpoint Photography Show this weekend. Starting with an opening preview party and cocktail reception, which includes a boutique, on Thursday, there will be several events this weekend for nature lovers. The opening preview party and boutique will be Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Greenwich Arts Council at 299 Greenwich Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the party begin at $75.

On Friday, there will be a lecture and workshop with Allen Rokach are Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The lecture, and workshop will be $40 apiece. The exhibition and boutique, Friday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also box lunch on Friday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 for $25. The “make a day of it” package of the lecture, workshop and lunch is $95. There will be a door prize drawing Saturday 1 p.m. with tickets $10 each.

The lecture will be given by Allen Rokach, the former director of photography at the New York Botanical Garden. He has co-authored eight books and had numerous photographs featured in publications ranging from The New York Times to National Geographic. He will focus on “the power of light” with a talk and audio-visual presentation exploring the many ways of using every kind of natural light to enhance photographs.

The afternoon workshop is titled “Shoot It, Play With It, Enjoy It: Introduction to the Basics of Digital Photography.” Participants will learn how to use their digital cameras and simple after-capture techniques to create top-notch images of gardens, flowers, people and places.

To learn more visit Allenrokach.com. For questions and to order tickets visit Greenwichgardenclub.org.

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