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Flower Portraits:

Capturing the True Beauty of Flowers

with Kathleen Clemons

4 week course begins November 4th

 
 
 

Kathleen sees her flower photos as portraits, join her as she shares exactly how she captures flowers, from new buds to fading blossoms.

Flowers make perfect photographic subjects for a variety of reasons: they are colorful and ever changing, they come in many different varieties, and you can find them everywhere. Flower subject choices are infinite, from wild daisies scattered in a field, to your florist’s finest roses, from spring’s early crocuses and daffodils to the elegance of calla lilies and orchids, each with their own special beauty.

If your flower photos are less than spectacular, this is the class for you! Kathleen will share her tips and secrets to creating her stunning, award winning flower photographs.

 
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What You’ll Learn…

You’ll learn the rules (and how to break them!) of composing beautiful flower images, how to isolate and simplify your compositions, how to use natural light to your advantage, as well as how to work around less than desirable lighting situations. You’ll learn how to choose a background, gain a deeper understanding of depth of field and how to add a more artistic look to your images.

Kathleen will teach you what to look for in a subject and how to best capture flowers to create photos you can be proud of. Each week she will also show you images straight from her camera, and you will learn exactly how she created and processed the shot to create the final image. As the class progresses you will begin to look at flowers in new and exciting ways.

Lessons are in a PDF format, with videos accompanying many of the covered topics.

 
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What’s Inside the Workshop?

 
 
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IN-DEPTH LESSONS FOR EVERY GENRE

A downloadable book with lessons, video tutorials, and creative exercises teaching you different shooting techniques for capturing flowers.

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ACCESS TO OUR ONLINE CLASSROOM

An online classroom forum is open 24/7 so that you can share your work, have discussions and get constant support during your 4-week course.

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ACTIONABLE CREATIVE EXERCISES

Shoot your own images along with Kathleen. She’ll make sure you get the help and guidance that you need to create an epic experience.

 Lesson plan

 
Learn the secrets to creating stunning flower portraits with Kathleen Clemons Gather Academy Instructor

+ LESSON ONE: FLOWERS AS PORTRAITS

  • Recommended Equipment
  • Lens Choice
  • An Introduction to Lensbaby Magic
  • Getting Closer: Alternatives to Macro Lenses
  • How to use Diffusers and Reflectors
  • Natural Lighting Outside and Inside
  • Simple Set Ups
  • The Story Behind the Shot
Learn the secrets to creating stunning flower portraits with Kathleen Clemons Gather Academy Instructor

+ LESSON TWO: LEARNING TO SEE

  • Finding the Unique
  • The Art of Simplification
  • Composition
  • Breaking Rules
  • How to “Work it”
  • Avoiding Merges
  • Personification
  • The Story Behind the Shot
Learn the secrets to creating stunning flower portraits with Kathleen Clemons Gather Academy Instructor

+ LESSON THREE: DECISIONS, DECISIONS

  • Depth of Field in Detail
  • All about Aperture Selection
  • Selective Focus
  • Best Focus Placement
  • All About Backgrounds
  • The Story Behind the Shot
Learn the secrets to creating stunning flower portraits with Kathleen Clemons Gather Academy Instructor

+ LESSON FOUR: ARTISTIC TWISTS

  • Basic Photoshop Processing for Flowers
  • Hi Key Flowers
  • Black and White
  • Shooting through Natural and Unnatural Materials
  • Adding a Texture
  • Finding Your Style
  • The Story Behind the Shot
 
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 Meet Your workshop Instructor

 
 
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Kathleen Clemons

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, author and workshop leader from the coast of Maine … read more >

 
 

This is All About Happy Students

 
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choose the best learning option for you

 
 
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Full Participation

Get constant support and detailed feedback while enjoying interacting with like minded creatives during our 4-week course. Share your work, enjoy the challenges and instructor-led discussions in our online classroom which is open 24/7.

$350 USD

 
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Observation Seat

Get access to our online classroom to follow along with conversations and instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments. Observation seat students do not participate in discussions and don’t receive instructor feedback.

$175 USD

 
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interactive eBook

Moving beyond static pages and passive involvement. Create an immersive experience that extends far beyond clicks. Track your progress and manage your time for the course as you go. Learn at your own pace on any device.

$135 USD

 
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eBook and video

The eBook comes in PDF format that can be read on any device — desktop, laptop, tablet or even phone. Includes all lessons, video tutorials, and creative exercises teaching you different shooting techniques for photography projects.

$99 USD

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

+ WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE?

Students should have a working knowledge of aperture and shutter speed, and be familiar with their cameras. Equipment that allows students to shoot close to their subjects is required. A 12” diffuser, 12” reflector, Plamp (or similar) and tripod are strongly recommended.

+ WHERE IS THIS COURSE LOCATED?

This course is held 100% online. This workshop is self paced, which means you can log on at anytime, from anywhere, and work through the lessons at your own pace. You’ll get instant access to everything in the course and can go through the training on any device — desktop, laptop, tablet or even phone.

+ HOW LONG DOES THIS CLASS LAST?

This course is a four week interactive, learning experience. All workshop content is organized into lessons inside your online classroom allowing you to track your progress and manage your time for the course you are enrolled in as you go.

+ WILL THERE BE ASSIGNMENTS OR HOMEWORK?

Yes, throughout the course Kathleen has provided assignments that follow along with the material. Each week she will also show you images straight from her camera, and you will learn exactly how she created and processed the shot to create the final image. As the class progresses you will begin to look at flowers in new and exciting ways.

GOT A QUESTION THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED HERE?

You’re never alone with Gather Academy. Please email us at contact@gatheracademy.org and we’ll respond quickly to keep you moving forward.

 
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