FLOWER PORTRAITS:

CAPTURING THE TRUE BEAUTY OF FLOWERS

with Kathleen Clemons

Workshop begins November 2nd, 2020

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.

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 a combination of videos, slideshows, and PDFs.

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

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

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

LESSON FOUR

Artistic Twists

 

Basic Photoshop Processing for Flowers

High Key Flowers

Black and White

Shooting through Natural and Unnatural Materials

Adding a Texture

Finding Your Style

The Story Behind the Shot

Meet Your Workshop Instructor

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.

How Does the Course Work?

 

Workshops operate 100% online. All our premium course content is available to you 24/7 so you can learn at a time that suits you!

There are no set class times, so that means YOU follow the lesson plan when it suits YOU!

 

Our team of Instructors have put together easy to follow courses which are offered as a downloadable pdf at the end of your course period, that incorporate comprehensive lessons and complementary video content.

 

Our All-Inclusive students are guided through each weekly lesson through our Student Forum and will receive invaluable personalized feedback and bonus content on their progress.

Sign-up For This Course

All-Inclusive

Get detailed instructor feedback and support and while enjoying interacting with like-minded creatives through our online forum during the course. Share your work, enjoy the challenges and instructor-led discussions in our online classroom which is open 24/7. Access to our Student-led Masters forum upon course completion.

PRICE BELOW QUOTED IN USD

$350.00

Observation Seat

Get access to our online classroom to follow along with forum conversations and instructor critiques of the ‘All-Inclusive’ student assignments. Observation seat students do not participate in discussions and don’t receive direct instructor feedback. Access to our Student-led Masters forum upon course completion.

PRICE BELOW QUOTED IN USD

$175.00

Independent Learning

Move beyond static pages and learn at your own pace and independently. Independent learners have access to the online course allowing you to track your progress and manage your time for the course as you go. Learn at your own pace on any device. Note as an independent learner you do not have access to the Student Forum or instructor feedback and critique.
PRICE BELOW QUOTED IN USD

$135.00

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