On Location

Fine-Art Flower Photography

with Kathleen Clemons

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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?

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.

Categories
Fine Art, Nature & Landscape
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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