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If your flower photographs are less than spectacular, this is the class 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 in this online workshop. You explore all aspects of flower photography from equipment, subject and background choices to composition, focus and aperture selection. You discover the best practices for creating beautiful flower images, how to isolate and simplify your compositions and how to use natural light to your advantage.
Each of the twice weekly online group meetings includes a presentation, an assignment and image discussion of the assignment photos. Throughout our time together, we discover how to create portraits that really capture the beauty and grace inherent to flowers.
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?
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 and select images using image editing software for class sessions.
Class will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting February 7 and ending February 24 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
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.