Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis


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  • Date: June 20-June 21-2020
  • Destination: Berkeley, CA
  • Genre: Flowers, Fine Art, B&W, t
  • Skill Levels: All Skill Levels
  • Group Size: Max. 12 photographers. Partners welcome.
  • Includes: Tuition

Workshop Details

2020 Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis (Weekend Workshop)

Where: Berkeley, CA

When: Saturday June 20 - Sunday June 21, 2019

Tuition: $795

Registration: RSVP Yes to register via Meetup and Paypal, or contact us for direct registration. Please contact us if you need help with registration.

Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis

Master photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated---but seldom equaled---digital images of luscious transparent and translucent flowers.

In this unique workshop offering master photographer Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, post-production will all be covered, as will Harold's special techniques for shooting on a light box.

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is intended for photographers of all levels with an interest in flower photography.

Harold is only planning to give this workshop infrequently. There is no better way to learn the floral transparency techniques that he has pioneered. The multi-day format will give participants the chance to complete their imagery using the techniques that Harold will demonstrate.

Here are some comments from previous Floral Transparency Workshops:

"Loved the pace, in-depth instruction and generous sharing."

"EXCELLENT PRESENTATION AND COVERAGE OF MATERIAL. MR. DAVIS WAS PATIENT TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS."

"Harold, thank you for the time, expense and effort it took to put on a great workshop....You are a wealth of information and share it so graciously."

"Outstanding workshop!"

"A very packed weekend! Harold is very clear and organized; an outstanding photographer who is also an outstanding teacher."

Click here to read more comments about Harold Davis workshops (http://www.meetup.com/Harold-Davis/about/comments/?op=all).

What to bring: Your creative imagination and sense of fun, a love of flowers, your camera (preferably capable of shooting in RAW and with a manual exposiure mode), camera manual, tripod (if you have one), and a way to make notes!

If you'd like to follow the post-production examples please bring a laptop loaded with Photoshop, and HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software (trial versions of this software are available for free download).

Curriculum - Subject to modification

Day 1

9:30AM - Workshop orientation

10:30 - Glory of the translucent petal (understanding translucency and transparency)

11:30 - Introduction to Floral arrangement and composition

12:30 - Lunch break

1:30 - Advanced floral composition

2:30 - Shooting on a light box

3:30 - Understanding high-key hand HDR post-production

4:30 - Advanced HDR topics

5:00 - Review, wrap-up and Q&A

Curriculum - Day 2

10:00AM - Day 1 recap

10:30 - Individual post-production guided practice

11:30 - Backgrounds and Textures

12:30 - Lunch break

1:30 - LAB Color effects

2:15 - Individual practice

4:00 - Fine art botannical prints

4:30 - Review, wrap-up and Q&A

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers.

He is the author of more than 30 books, including Monochromatic HDR Photography (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0415831458/) (Focal Press), The Way of the Digital Photographer (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0321943074/) (Peachpit Press), Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0823085864/bearhomecom/) (Amphoto), Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (http://www.amazon.com/Photographing-Flowers-Exploring-Worlds-Harold/dp/0240820738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315329157&sr=1-1) (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Darkroom-Creative-Digital-Transformations/dp/0240815319/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_7) (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Darkroom-Creative-Digital-Post-Processing/dp/024081259X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5) (Focal Press).

Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.

    Testimonials

    Harold’s photographs of Paris have appeared in books, exhibitions, and been published worldwide on travel sites.

    Here’s what some participants in past Harold Davis Workshops had to say:

    “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin

    “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli

    “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips

    “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer

    “Inspiring!”

    “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck

    “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.