What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis---LIVE and IN-PERSON

MIG Meeting Place

$1,195.00

Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis (Weekend Workshop)

Where: Berkeley, CA (Workshop room location TBD)

When: Saturday August 6 - Sunday August 7, 2022

Special Feature: We will follow-up with a Zoom webinar approximately two weeks from the workshop to showcase and critique participant work (and to help with any problems).

Tuition: $1,195; this workshop is limited to 14 participants to allow for individual participation and attention.

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.

Curriculum - Subject to modification

Saturday August 6, 2022

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

Sunday August 7, 2022

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

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."
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).

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 Creative Garden Photography (https://rockynook.com/shop/topics-and-techniques/landscape/creative-garden-photography/), 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).

Refund & Covid Policy: Refunds are available up to 90 days before the workshop (less a $100 cancellation fee). After that, no refunds unless we are forced to cancel the workshop. Please protect your investment in the workshop by buying travel insurance to cover the workshop fee and travel expenses. Covid vaccination is required to attend. We follow all health protocols in place at the time of the workshop.

Off-the-Beaten Track Japan Photography Journey with Harold Davis

Park Hotel Tokyo

What: Step into the fabled Japan of myth and legend. Journey back in time to a Japan that few westerners are familiar with. Join a small group of compatible photographers led by Harold Davis and a professional guide for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

More info: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/japan

Detailed Prospectus and Itinerary: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Japan-Prospectus.pdf
Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Reservation-Japan.pdf

When: Sunday, October 16, 2022 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (ten nights and eleven days).

Where: We meet at our hotel in Tokyo, Japan. After exploring the new and old sides of Tokyo, we’ll travel back in time through the Japanese Alps via the ancient Nakasendo way. We’ll visit well-preserved villages in the Kiso Valley, Matsumoto Castle, the castle town of Takayama, and the World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go. Following a stop in the culturally important city of Kanazawa, we will wrap up the destination photo workshop with a dreamlike visit to the gardens and temples of Kyoto, where the tour will end. For full details, please see the Prospectus.

Group Size: This is an exclusive, small photo workshop (non-photographer significant others are also welcome) with very limited space availability (the minimum group size is six and the maximum is twelve).
More info: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/japan

Detailed Prospectus and Itinerary: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Japan-Prospectus.pdf
Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Reservation-Japan.pdf

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