Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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How to Photograph Mushrooms

Saturday, January 26, 2019
from 10:00AM to 4:00PM 
in the Education Center and throughout the Gardens

Learn to capture those mycological wonders from one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation! This full-day workshop will teach you the best techniques for capturing mushrooms in all their glory. We will discover tricks on composing photos, how to best utilize lighting in often dark places, and finding the perfect specimens to photograph. 

Any camera will work, a DSLR camera or compact digital camera with macro capabilities is preferred. Bring your tripod if you have one. This workshop will be both indoors and out; wear appropriate clothes for two hours of fieldwork, likely in cold and damp settings. 

Instructor Noah Siegel’s field mycology skills are extensive — he has spent over two decades seeking, photographing, identifying, and furthering his knowledge about all aspects of macrofungi. He has hunted for mushrooms throughout the United States and Canada, as well as on multiple expeditions to New Zealand and Australia.

Noah is one of the premier mushroom photographers in the nation, having won numerous awards from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) photography contest. His technique and attention to detail are unrivaled, arising from a philosophy of maximizing utility for identification purposes while maintaining a high degree of aesthetic appeal. His photographs have appeared on the covers and have been featured in articles of multiple issues of FUNGI Magazine and Mushroom (the Journal of Wild Mushrooming), the primary mushroom enthusiast magazines in the United States, numerous mushroom books, as well as many club publications. He authored, along with Christian Schwarz, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, a comprehensive guide for the Northern California coast.

Currently, Noah travels and lectures extensively across America, following the mushrooms from coast to coast, and everywhere in between.


Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Location: MCBG Education Center — If you have already paid and signed up, you may park directly at the Education Center located at 18050 Ocean Drive, Fort Bragg (turn right at Mara's Coffee House and continue down Ocean Drive about 1/2 mile, the entrance for the MCBG Education Center will be on the right-hand side of the road)

Instructor: Noah Siegel

Instructor Phone: 7079644352

Payment Information: Class cost is $25 for members and Master Gardeners; $35 for non-members. Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Sign up by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or stop by The Garden Store at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE: 16


Contact: The Garden Store at MCBG

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 16