August 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley
CA 91352

Learn how to take clear and close-up photos of plants, insects, and other tiny things in nature!

Krystle Hickman (@beesip) will share tips from her experience photographing native bees in this introductory macro photography workshop. Topics will include basic camera settings, how to use the histogram, and advice for choosing a lens. Students are encouraged to bring their cameras!

The class will be held indoors in TPF’s air-conditioned education center, with the opportunity for an outdoor demonstration in our gardens. Water bottles and sun protection are also strongly encouraged.

While Krystle is a Nikon shooter, the principles she will cover also apply to Canon, Sony, and other brands.

Krystle Hickman is a TEDx Speaker, Artist, Community Scientist and Photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Through artful photography, Krystle, strives to increase awareness of the decline in native bee species as well as highlight their biodiverse ecosystems. Her photography work has been featured in various online and print editorials.

Since 2019 Krystle has worked with gardens like the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Arlington Garden; regularly photographing and documenting their bee native habitats. Her aim is to keep accurate records of population changes. She is duplicating her research in the Mojave Desert, the Santa Monica Mountains and yards with native gardens. Throughout the process she consults with experts in different areas of Melittology (Scientific Study of Native Bees.)

Watch Krystle on Poppy Hour here.
Instagram: @beesip
Website: krystlehickmanart.com