2016 Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis: Interest List


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INTEREST LIST! I am taking an interest list for a Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop in 2016 in the San Francisco Bay area, with dates, exact location, and cost still tbd. If you would like to be on the interest list, you can RSVP here to be notified of details when they are worked out. This is not registration for the actual workshop!

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 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 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."


"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 (http://www.meetup.com/Harold-Davis/about/comments/?op=all).

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Tuition: TBD

Workshop limited to 12 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 - Subject to modification

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

5:30 - Briefing for optional sunset/night shoot

6:00 - Carpool to location (Berkeley Municipal Pier)

6PM - 8PM - Sunset into night shoot

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.

The Creative titles include: Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Landscapes-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/1118027329/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3) (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Lighting-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470878231/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1) (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Portraits-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470623268/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_8) (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Black-White-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470597755/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Composition-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527145/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1) (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Night-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527099/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_6) (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Close-Ups-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527129/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4) (Wiley). He's also written a book on the fundamentals of exposure, Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596529880/bearhomecom/) (O'Reilly Media).