• Romantic Southwest France (April 29-May 7, 2020): Photography in the Lot

    Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra Toulouse Centre

    This group is essentially full---depending upon circumstances there is a possibility of making room for one or two more. Please contact us as soon as possible to check on availability if you are interested. We are pleased to announce a new destination photo workshop to southwestern France in the spring of 2020. Join a small compatible group of photographers in a 15th Century fortified farmhouse in the lush countryside of southwest France in the springtime. We will be hosted at the Mas de Garrigue, a 15th century fortified farm near the Lot River in the heart of romantic southwestern France. This is an area of gardens, gourmet French home cooking, ancient medieval villages and castles, and a photographer's and walker's paradise. Detailed Itinerary: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Harold-Davis-SWFrance.pdf Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Reservation-Form-France-Harold-Davis.pdf A significant early-bird discount applies for enrollment by August 15, 2019. Our group will meet at a special hotel in Toulouse in the southwest of France on the afternoon of Wednesday April 29, 2016 where we will be spending the night. After exploring Toulouse, we'll transfer by private mini-bus to Mas de Garrigue in the area of Calvignac on the banks of the beautiful Lot River. Along the way we will stop at the historic city of Albi, with its ancient bridge over the Tarn River. The Lot is a region of beautiful rivers and valleys, stark cliffs with ancient clinging villages, sacred pilgrimage routes, stone bridges, churches that date from the era of the crusaders, beautiful flowering gardens, and much more. A significant early-bird discount applies for enrollment by August 15, 2019. Detailed Itinerary: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Harold-Davis-SWFrance.pdf Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Reservation-Form-France-Harold-Davis.pdf

  • Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis

    MIG Meeting Place

    $795.00

    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.

  • Exploring Tokyo for Photographers (Oct 24-Nov 1, 2020)

    Hotel Century Southern Tower

    Photograph Tokyo with Harold Davis and Mark Brokering (Oct 24-Nov 1, 2020) One of the truly great cities of the modern world, Tokyo is extraordinarily photogenic, and surprisingly easy to get around in. When the maple trees change color in the autumn, and ultra new meets ancient and old, Tokyo can be particularly beautiful. Details: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/photograph-tokyo-with-harold-davis-2020#Details Reservations: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Reservation-Form-Tokyo-Harold-Davis.pdf An early-bird discount applies until Oct 31, 2019. We look forward to exploring Tokyo with you. Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis and co-host Mark Brokering for the experience of a lifetime in Tokyo exploring the culture, food, and art of Japan---all with our cameras! Japanese cuisine is probably my favorite food. And I am not alone in this affinity. Did you know that there are more three-star Michelin restaurants in Japan than in France? I feel lucky to be exploring Japan with someone as knowledgeable about food and cooking as Mark Brokering. Mark has been teaching cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma for the past year. And he has been enjoying the cooking of his Japanese sister-in-law for decades. He’s been to Japan many times for work and for family visits. He tells me that noodles like ramen and soba, a staple of Japanese home cooking, are ideal anytime---breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You may also not know that in Japan there are a wide variety of tasty egg dishes, including assorted tamagoyaki (kind of an egg-roll omelet) and tamago sushi (rice topped with sliced cooked egg and wrapped around with a strip of Nori seaweed). Of course, if you're into sushi, you won't find another country that offers raw fish in such variety and elegance of preparation. On this photo trip, we will explore the Tokyo culinary scene together, making sure that there are plenty of comfort food options, as well as ventures into the exotic and unknown. Here’s what some participants in past travel workshops with Harold Davis had to say: "Had an awesome time with Harold and the workshop participants. Itching to go back." "What an agreeable group of travel companions they were! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I plan to repeat next spring!" "Would follow Harold and his camera anywhere!" "Harold has great skill, without the ego of most master photographers. Travel arrangements were perfect." "One thing I really liked about the photo tour that Harold set up is that we had plenty of time to photograph in the best locations, and really prioritized when the light would be good." An early-bird discount applies until Oct 31, 2019. Details: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/photograph-tokyo-with-harold-davis-2020#Details Reservations: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2020-Reservation-Form-Tokyo-Harold-Davis.pdf

  • Paris in the Spring (April 24-May 2, 2021)

    Hotel La Villa Madame

    Itinerary Details: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/paris-in-the-spring-2021#Details Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2021-Reservation-Form-Paris-Harold-Davis.pdf We look forward to exploring Paris with you. An early-bird registration discount applies. There's nothing like photographing Paris in the spring! Let's spend some glorious days together in April and May of 2021 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? Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis and co-host Mark Brokering for the experience of a lifetime in Paris, the birthplace of photography. There you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries. 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 what is always one of the highlights for any photographer: exclusive after-hours artist access to the gardens and lily pond area. Harold's photographs of Paris have appeared in books, exhibitions, and been published worldwide on travel sites. Here’s what some participants in past Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshops had to say: "Had an awesome time with Harold and the workshop participants. Itching to go back. If you're a photographer, Paris at night is a ‘Must Do!’. Put it on your bucket list ‘cause you may not see this in Heaven." “Photographing Paris at night in the company of a group of fellow photographers had instant appeal. Inspired by the scenes of Brassai, I imagined myself at the top of the steps at Montmartre, taking wonderful black-and-white images. I already admired Harold Davis, and had confidence that he would lead us to fantastic places - and he did! What came as a delightful surprise was the level of talent and variety of approaches that my fellow travelers employed to capture the marvelous churches, gardens, and people of Paris, Giverny, and Fontainebleau. I learned from every one of them. And what an agreeable group of travel companions they were! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I plan to repeat next spring!” "Harold has great skill, without the ego of most master photographers. Travel arrangements were perfect." "One thing I really liked about the photo tour that Harold set up is that we had plenty of time to photograph in the best locations, and really prioritized when the light would be good." Itinerary Details: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/learning/workshops-events/paris-in-the-spring-2021#Details Reservation Form: https://www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/2021-Reservation-Form-Paris-Harold-Davis.pdf We look forward to exploring Paris with you. An early-bird registration discount applies.