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Phlorographers Unite Denver 2024
Denver, Colorado
y 6 - 9, 2024 

[Pre-conference sessions starting May 5th]
Expand your creative horizons with others who share a similar passion. 

Alan Shapiro, Andrea Gulickx, Eileen Sklon, Jackie Kramer, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, Padma Inguva, & Valerie Interligi

What you will learn: 
  • Composition
  • Selective Focus - Making your subjects stand out
  • The importance of beautiful backgrounds & how to achieve them
    • Naturally in the field, when opportunities exist 
    • By creating textures for application in Photoshop
    • By creating printed backgrounds for in-camera application
    • By incorporating via software, such as Topaz
  • Different Lenses, including Lensbaby - How to choose lens(es) & why​
  • Abstracts & Intentional Camera Movement - Recognize when & learn how
  • Multiples - See potential & learn how
    • in field for those whose cameras have this function
    • in post processing
  • High & Low Key 
    • In the field
    • Indoors (using a lightbox for high key)
  • Post-processing​
    • Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop​
    • Topaz, Nik, & Other applications (instructor's choice for artistic options)

At a Glance

Dates: May 6 - 9, 2024  (Four full days in Denver) 

Online Sessions Before & After: pre-conference orientation & post-conference image review session are included. Recordings will be available through 2024.

Cost:  $1900 (Save $200 before December 1, 2023)  


Add-on Pre-Conference Sessions May 5, 2024: Optional sessions may be purchased (See below)

Location: Denver, Colorado

Conference Lodging:  Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek - link to register will be emailed to participants (this is optional, but note that all classroom & indoor shooting will be held at this location) 

Included: Enthusiastic instruction & inspiration in the field and classroom

Not included: Lodging, meals, entry and transportation to gardens

Transportation: Fly into Denver and drive or carpool to offsite location(s)

Group size:  Limited to 40 photographers

Insurance: Travel, medical, and equipment insurance are not included. Please note that some policies require purchase within 14 days of registration. Get a quote here: and/or compare policies at:

Add-on Sessions:
Sunday, May 5, 2024  (Partial day am & pm)
Leader: Alan Shapiro 

Before diving into the week, get your mojo going by joining Alan in the garden in this intimate exercise. Spend an extra half day in the garden with this small group, guided by Alan, to add even more incredible images to your portfolio.

Group size: Limited to 8 participants.

Cost: $225

More optional sessions will be added based on interest. Everyone who registers will be notified first.

Join us in Denver for an experience you'll always treasure!

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