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Spring at Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Spring at Hillwood Museum and Gardens with Tulips and Azaleas in bloom

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The gardens at the Hillwood Estate offer incredible opportunities for flower photography in the spring! Learn how to use all of your lenses to take beautiful photos of the blooming spring flowers!


Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the gardens offer incredible opportunities for photography – the paths, the mansion, the greenhouse, the statuary, and the refurbished Japanese Gardens. You will pick up some tips on garden and estate photography and the use of your Macro lens. In late April to early May, the gardens are full of blooming plants – Tulips, and other spring flowers, and especially the acres of azaleas that are planted everywhere in the manicured garden. The extraordinary view of the azaleas starts from the moment when you drive into the Hillwood Estate. The azalea blossoms tower over your car, from shrubs that were planted years ago. Everywhere you turn, there is an explosion of color! Photographer Sherryl Belinsky will be there to guide you into best techniques of macro close-up flower photography without tripods, giving tips on composition, white balance, exposure, and the blurring of backgrounds.

Also tour the museum while at Hillwood – non-flash photography is now allowed inside the museum, with its with its extraordinary collection of Faberge eggs and other Russian artifacts. Ms. Belinsky will provide instruction on low-light shooting without a tripod inside a museum.

The safari fee includes admission to the Museum.

Photo by Sherryl Belinsky