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Elements of Nature Photography & Digital Capture Techniques Workshop with Allen Rokach
focuses on in-depth instruction, individual consultations and hands-on training during the Gardens' peak bloom.
is without a doubt the finest photographer I have ever worked with.
can't take the picture, the picture can't be taken."
About Allen Rokach
Allen Rokach is a preeminent nature, garden, travel and location photographer whose 30-year career includes being a senior photographer for Southern Living magazine for 11 years.
assignments have ranged from extreme macrophotography done in-studio to on-location documentaries of the vast Amazon Rainforest.
These assignments have come from numerous prestigious travel, photography, specialty and general interest publications, resulting in his
photographs of flowers, gardens and people from around the globe appearing in or on the covers of Southern
Living, National geograhic, Audubon, Camera 35, Popular Photography, Coastal Living, Modern Photography, Natural History, Parade, Pinnacle, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Horticulture, Outdoor Photographer, Garden, Southern Accents, Progressive Farmer, Landscape Architecture, Cooking Light
, Science Digest
and The New York Times
, among others.
In addition, Rokach
has received many corporate commissions, including from PepsiCo, Massey-Ferguson, The Biltmore Estate, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust, Becton Dickinson, Cunard, Air France, Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, Netherlands Board of Tourism, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Royal Cruise Line, Beth Israel Medical Center and Edward Durrell Stone Jr. & Associates
has been active as a photographic educator throughout his
12 years as the staff photographer and director of photography at The New York Botanical Garden
initiated and coordinated the Certificate Program in Nature and Garden Photography.
He also taught photography at numerous institutions, including The New School for Social Research, The American Museum of Natural History, The International Center of Photography, The Biltmore Estate, The Chicago Botanic Garden, The Winterthur Museum & Gardens, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and several Westchester colleges.
Among his courses, he led groups on travel-oriented photo workshops to such varied locations as: West Africa, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, as well as diverse places throughout the United States.
In 1988 Rokach founded The Center for Nature Photography, which sponsors instructional nature and garden photography workshops to such prime locations as Acadia National Park, in Maine; Crested Butte & Steamboat Springs, in Colorado; Arches and Canyonlands National Park, in Utah; Monument Valley, in Arizona; the hill country of Texas; and Bosque del Apache Bird Sanctuary and White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico.
has been widely published.
has coauthored with Anne Millman 15 books and numerous articles on various aspects of photography, nature and travel.
These include "Focus on Flowers: Discovery & Photographing Beauty in Gardens & Wild Places," published by Abbeville Press
and winner of the 1991 Award of the Year for Photography from the Garden Writers Association of America
and Millman also coauthored "Focus on Travel: Creating Memorable Photographs of Journeys to New Places," published by Abbeville Press
in 1993, as well as a series of books for Amphoto called "The Center for Nature Photography
Field Guide to Photographing:" The series included books on "Flowers," "Landscapes," "Trees," "Birds," "Gardens" and "Seasons.
also provided photographs for such other books as: "Gardens of the Heartland" (Abbeville Press) and "A Three Year Garden Journal" (Fulcrum Publishers).