Refine your compositions, explore your personal vision and experiment with new techniques. In addition to color photography, we’ll cover black-and-white conversions, the creative use of filters, and hand-coloring prints with pastels. We’ll explore the use of natural and studio lighting for macro work, still life arrangements, and creative rearrangements. Although primarily a studio workshop, we’ll also visit fall gardens and a nature preserve for inspiration and images. Students will be expected to work on a personal project exploring a particular technique, subject or concept during the week, and will improve their ability to critique and edit their own work.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Compose more creatively and with greater control and intention
- Use creative techniques for composition, image processing and presentation
- Understand the impact of different types of natural and studio lighting on plants
- Photograph botanical still life in the studio
- Use an assortment of tools (such as reflectors, diffusers, props, lights) for botanical photography
- Better define their own photographic intentions and begin to explore their own photographic style
- Critique and edit their own images with greater confidence
Prerequisite: Previous botanical photography workshop or portfolio review. Students should be comfortable with their camera and image processing software.
What to Bring: A digital SLR camera and lenses (including macro capabilities), tripod, laptop with image processing software, thumbdrive and 10 images of your current botanical work to share.