Macros, Close-Ups and Flower Photography with Harold Davis
Friday, June 1, 2012 – Sunday, June 3, 2012
Historic Coastguard Boathouse, Pt Reyes
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This weekend workshop explores the wondrous world of the very close in nature. We will photograph in the studio, and take advantage of the marvelous opportunities that Point Reyes offers for close-up work in the field. Participants will leave the workshop confident in their ability to photograph close-up, both indoors and out.
In the field, we will take advantage of seasonal subject matter such as flowers and plants, shells, and bones. In the studio, participants will learn to create and light still life compositions without the use of expensive equipment.
This workshop is intended for photographers of all levels. The instructor, award-winning photographer Harold Davis, bestselling author of Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press, 2012), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley, 2010) and other books, will work individually with each workshop participant to achieve their goals.
Topics covered in the workshop include macro photography, still life compositions, photographing natural artifacts, post-processing photos, staging and lighting close-ups indoors, photographing on a lightbox, using backgrounds, and flower photography.
Please bring ten of your best photos on a thumb drive, a digital camera, and a tripod. If possible, bring a macro lens or other close-up equipment. Plan to also bring one natural object to photograph (a shell, a bone, a dried flower, etc.), one piece of cloth or paper of any color or size to use as a background, and one light (common household light is fine, or a light specifically intended for photography if you prefer).
Workshop limited to 18 participants.
Friday June 1, 2012
6:30 PM Informal bring-your-own-dinner
7:30-9PM Classroom session
Saturday June 2, 2012
9:30-12:00 Studio and Macro photography demos and exercises
1:00-2:30PM Processing digital photos in Photoshop
3:00-6:00 Field photography: wildflowers and natural artifacts
6:30-7:30PM Festive potluck dinner
8:00-10PM Lighting close-ups
Sunday June 3, 2012
10:00-11:45 Outdoor macro photography
12:00-12:30PM Lunch break
12:30-2:00 Composing still life compositions for impact
2:00-3:00 Workshop wrap-up and summary
4:00PM Vacate facility