Flower Photography Intensive: 4-Day Masterclass with Harold Davis

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MIG Meeting Place

800 Hearst Avenue · Berkeley, CA

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Flower Photography Intensive (4-Day Master Workshop)

Where: Berkeley, CA

When: Thursday June 22 - Sunday June 25, 2017

Tuition: $1,295.

Workshop limited to 10 participants.

Flower Photography Intensive with Harold Davis

This is a four-day masterclass-level flower photography intensive intended for photographers who have already attended a previous Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis workshop or are already expiernced floral photographers.

Alternatively, admission is possible via portfolio review if you haven't already attended Flowers for Transparency; please contact us for the review procedure.

In this workshop, we will venture to the cutting edge of floral translucency. Flower arrangement, photography, and post-production will be explored in depth. We will also hone our macro photography techniques, and pay field visits to local gardens such as Blake Garden, the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden, Filoli, and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Topics covered include:

• Photographing Flowers for Transparency review and recap

• Vertical versus horizontal light box compositions

• Layering, stacking, and exposure blending

• The sophisticated layer mask

• Arranging for inversion

• LAB color effects

• Advanced backgrounds and textures

• Topaz and Nik Filters

• Advanced field flower techniques

• Macro gear and best practices

• Focus stacking

• Creating a O'Keeffe effect

• Banishing the mundane: flower photography that sings

Well-known photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated---but seldom equaled---digital images of luscious transparent and translucent flowers, for his luscious "Georgia O'Keeffe" rose imagery, and for his overall mastery and love of all things floral and photographic.

In this unique workshop offering master photographer Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create many of his floral masterpieces. Advanced topics in translucent light box photography will be covered in depth, along with sessions in the field to help you hone your skills and vision when photographing flowers. We'll celebrate our work together and share the great wonder and gift for all artists that are inspired by flower photography!

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is intended for advanced photographers with a special interest in flower photography. Photographers who have attended a session of Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis are welcome to register; otherwise a portfolio review is required.

Harold is only planning to give this workshop infrequently. He's particularly interested in helping those who have already honed their floral photography skills to take the leap to the next level of creative accomplishment.

Here are some comments about Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis 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 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).

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).