SFW On Location

Fine-Art Flower Photography

with Kathleen Clemons

August 9 - 13, 2021

  • Tuition $1655.00
  • Materials Fee $65.00
  • Standard Deposit $300.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2022, Santa Fe Workshops requires that all participants attending be fully vaccinated (per definition of the CDC) and provide proof of vaccination. This requirement applies to students, staff, and instructors.

Course Description

If your flower photographs are less than spectacular, this is the workshop for you! Join fine-art photographer Kathleen Clemons as she leads you through a plethora of techniques for creating less literal, more imaginative flower photographs. Kathleen covers every aspect of making stunning portraits of blooms and blossoms, including:

• Flower photography equipment
• Choosing the right subject
• Isolating and simplifying your compositions
• Controlling natural light
• Working around less-than-desirable lighting
• Seeing beyond the obvious
• Using selective and critical focus
• Dealing with backgrounds
• Embracing the joys of bokeh and blur
• Working with a Lensbaby
• Post-processing techniques, including textured backgrounds

Each day includes a presentation, group critiques of assignments, and photographing out in the field, where you benefit from hands-on instruction from Kathleen. Throughout, we discover how in-camera and post-processing techniques can be strategically applied to create more artistic imagery.

As you begin to perceive flowers in new and exciting ways, your own method of seeing evolves, making you a more careful—and more compelling—photographer. The camera looks both ways; why not put more of yourself in your floral images?

To expand your workshop experience and encourage you to see in a whole new way, our friends at Lensbaby are sending an array of creative lenses for you to borrow. Attach a Lensbaby lens to your camera, add a macro converter, and get super-close eye-popping detail surrounded by beautiful Lensbaby blur. Add a Lensbaby Creative Aperture disk to your lens and watch your bokeh take on shapes or textures. The creative possibilities are endless and Kathleen, who has been photographing with Lensbaby lenses for years, guides you through the process.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow on your laptop computer and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Special Notes:

View Payment, Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policies for Summer 2021 workshops.

Policies:
Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Tuition INFO:

Tuition includes lunch Monday through Friday and dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations.

Categories
Fine Art, Nature & Landscape
© Kathleen Clemmons
about
Kathleen Clemons

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, author and workshop leader from the coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer who specializes in photographing flowers, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, artistic photographs.

Lensbaby named her the “Georgia O’Keeffe of Lensbaby Flower Photography” and her work is represented worldwide by Getty Images and several other agencies.

Kathleen teaches online classes as well as many location workshops and seminars. Kathleen also filmed instructional classes for Craftsy, CreativeLive, and Lensbaby University and is the author of the e-book All About Textures.

With a background in education and a passion for both photography and teaching, Kathleen loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills and to see beyond the obvious.

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Image © Kathleen Clemons