Smart Phone Nature Photography Workshop at Green Spring Gardens

4 03 2018

Here’s the info on my first smart phone nature photography workshop at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA (Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm). The class will cover smart phones in general (Android and iPhones welcome)!

Smart Phone Nature Photography
(Adults) Learn techniques to improve your smart phone nature photography with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting and how to use your camera settings to capture what you intend. Practice what you learned with an in-class garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. $52/person. Code 290 232 6001.

Register at or call 703-642-5173.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone photos / Snapseed app borders








Honey bee on Jerusalem artichoke bloom

6 08 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Honeybee on Yellow

Canna blooms

3 08 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Canna

Eastern Amberwing dragonfly

26 06 2017

Going through my dragonfly photo archives and came across this “high key” photo of an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) perched on a waterlily bud. Amberwings are one of the smaller dragonflies. The depth of field is shallow on its wings, but I like this shot because the body and head is still sharp. The high key/bright sunlight works in this photo, too. Normally I try to shoot on overcast days or use a diffuser—but you can’t really use a diffuser on moving subjects! This was shot at Green Spring Gardens a couple of years ago.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Amberwing 1


18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Bicolor Violas web

Violas closeup 1 web

Larkspur blooms

18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Larkspur 1 lorez


18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Poppy with Ansel Quote