NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a photography workshop to share methods for taking and editing photographs of flowers.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, Room 101, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Dr. Thomas Willis, retired physician and experienced general photographer, will explore the principles of photography with emphasis on techniques for close-up imaging, selective focus and composition. All levels of photographers are welcome and will be able to improve their skills. Some of Willis’ images can be seen at or

Participants will have the opportunity to photograph cut and native flowers at the PNPC. They should bring a camera or cellphone, and a laptop is optional. Digital cameras also are available for loan. Willis is offering a bonus “editing hour” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for participants who would like to learn more advanced post-processing skills.

Cost for the seminar is $25 for SFA Gardens members and $35 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. To register or for more information, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-4129 or