Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis (Weekend Workshop)
Where: Berkeley, CA
When: Saturday March 11 - Sunday March 12, 2017
Workshop limited to 12 participants.
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."
"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
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.
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).