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Many photographers have approached me about personal sessions and workshops. Meetup allows me to let you know about all the events I am giving, including workshops and free presentations. This group is about learning photography with master photographer Harold Davis. This group takes you to interesting places to photograph with Harold's unique perspective and guidance. About Harold: He is the author of more than ten best-selling photography books including "The Photoshop Darkroom" series from Focal Press and "Creative Black & White" and all the other books in the Creative series from Wiley Publishing. Harold is one of the most widely acclaimed digital photographers working today. This meetup is for you if you would like to take your photography to the next level, or if you want to know more about Harold's creative approach.

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Paris in the Spring (April 27-May 5, 2019)

Louvre museum

We look forward to exploring Paris with you. Please check details of the itinerary at https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/2019-paris-in-the-spring-photography-with-harold-davis There's nothing like photographing Paris in the spring! Let's spend some glorious days together in April of 2019 making photos in Paris, and having a great time. Photography begins with the medium of light, which the artist captures and applies to the canvas in endlessly surprising ways. And what better place to explore this medium than Paris, the City of Light? We’ll focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt. We’ll have a grand time photographing and we’ll return home with many priceless shots to treasure! Photo tour includes an excursion to Monet's famous gardens at Giverny, with exclusive after-hours artist access. Space is limited. Registration is via https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2019-Reservation-Form-Paris-Harold-Davis.pdf

Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis

MIG Meeting Place


2019 Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis (Weekend Workshop) Where: Berkeley, CA When: Saturday June 22 - Sunday June 23, 2019 Tuition: $795 Registration: RSVP Yes to register via Meetup and Paypal, or contact us for direct registration. WORKSHOP IS FULL. 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.

Northern Morocco Photography Adventure with Harold Davis (October 2019)

I am very pleased to announce my third visit to Morocco! Please consider joining my very select photography group (with a maximum of twelve photographers). This photography adventure is organized in conjunction with Intrepid Travel, a major international travel services company, and is very fairly priced at $3,200 per person for twelve days. We will meet in Casablanca, and begin with a festive welcome dinner at Rick's Café, a fabulous recreation of the café from the film Casablanca. I am particularly pleased that the tour schedule I have designed in conjunction with Intrepid Travel includes plenty of time for photography in the labyrinthine medieval city of Fes and in Chefchaouen, the "blue city" in the stunning Rif Mountains. The group activity ends in Marrakech. Please see the PDF for complete itinerary details. Accommodations include five nights in hotels, five nights in riads (these are traditional Moroccan buildings based around a courtyard, usually featuring fountains, decorative tile work, and flowers), and the overnight train from Tangier to Marrakech. I will provide periodic photographic expertise and tutelage (and individual guidance on special request). In addition, there will be an English-speaking trip leader throughout, and local guides for specific areas. This will be a small, very well-priced photography group, and we expect it to fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. When: October 19-30, 2019 (12 Days and 11 Nights). Group Size: This will be a small group of photographers so we we can travel with agility, can get to know each other well, and so there will be time for individual attention. The minimum group size is six, and the maximum is twelve photographers. Cost: $3,200 per person. The single supplement is $450. Inclusions: Accommodations (5 nights in hotels, 5 nights in riads, 1 overnight train), meals as listed, trip leader, local guides, transportation within Morocco, all per details in the PDF, in addition to teaching and insights from master photographer Harold Davis. Exclusions: Airfare to/from Morocco, meals except as listed, drinks, gratuities, souvenirs. See PDF for details. More Information: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Morocco-2019-Itinerary.pdf and https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/northern-morocco-photography-adventure-with-harold-davis Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Registration: For registration, we need a completed Reservation Form, a copy of your passport page, and your deposit check. Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Morocco-2019-Reservation-Form.pdf About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many bestselling photography books.

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