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Photographing Flowers for Transparency: Two-Day Workshop with Harold Davis


Two Day Workshop:

Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis

Tuition is $695.00.

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

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 once this year. There is no better way to learn the floral transparency techniques that he has pioneered. The two-day format will give participants the chance to complete their imagery using the techniques that Harold will demonstrate.

Here are some comments from the 2012 Floral Transparency Workshop:

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


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

"Outstanding workshop!"

"A very packed day! 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.

Where: MIG Meeting Place, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

When: Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:30AM to 5:30PM and Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tuition: The cost of the workshop is $695 per person. Workshop limited to 16 participants.

What to bring: 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 - Day 1

9:30AM - Workshop orientation

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

11:30 - Introduction to Floral arrangement and composition

12:30 - Lunch break

1:30 - Advanced floral compositon

2:30 - Shooting on a lightbox

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 (Focal Press), The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press), Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (Amphoto),  Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (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.

The Creative titles include: Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley). He's also written a book on the fundamentals of exposure, Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (O'Reilly Media).

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  • Jim L.

    I recommend it for learning Harold's translucency techniques.

    February 25, 2014

  • Harvey A.

    Harold does such a great job to inspire us to become better photographers. What's so great is that you can apply the learning methodologies to most all images that you take. The art and zen of composition of flowers was an inspirational part of this workshop, and then learning how to create the translucency of the flowers in post-processing takes it beyond the capture process; into the realm of art. Thanks for sharing, Harold!

    February 24, 2014

  • Karen F.

    Incredibly informative, fun and useful. Very inspiring!

    February 24, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Seriously good. Hard work, learned a ton, inspired to create, made new friends. What could be better?

    February 23, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Really first rate, learned a ton, inspired to create, made new friends with a common passion. What could be better?

    February 23, 2014

  • Susan Q.

    Great program and Harold exceeded my expectations for what was covered in this program.

    February 23, 2014

  • Serena H.

    This is very informative class in which Harold introduces his own unique technology for making transparent flower images.

    February 23, 2014

  • Susan Q.

    Just signing up. Looking forward to capturing flowers in a new way.

    January 16, 2014

    • Harold D.

      Susan will look forward to seeing you there! Best - Harold

      January 16, 2014

  • Serena H.

    I am looking forward to have this workshop.

    September 25, 2013

    • Harold D.

      Looking forward to having you at the workshop! HD

      September 25, 2013

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