Produce a striking body of work and enhance your enjoyment and understanding of floral, botanical, and garden photography.

Date:  Aug 5-11, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $1295
Class Size: 14

Image Credit: Harold Davis

August in Maine is a garden paradise! For a few short weeks each summer, mid-coast Maine is home to some of the most beautiful American gardens.

In this unique Garden Photography Workshop, we will take field trips to savor and photograph the many kinds of gardens in the area surrounding the Maine Media facilities in Rockport, including a botanical garden, flower farms, and horticultural nurseries. We will also have exclusive access to some of the area’s most exquisite private gardens.

As we explore the gardens, we will hone the technical craft of garden photography, and learn how to become more powerful and creative photographers. The Garden Photography Workshop with Harold Davis will emphasize best practices in field flower and garden photography.

Classroom technique sessions will take an in-depth look into macro flower and plant photography. You will learn when and how to apply hyperfocal techniques to focus. In addition, the Garden Photography Workshop with Harold Davis will also cover how to extend exposure and dynamic range using high dynamic range (HDR) photography, as well as multi-RAW processing. Specialized creative techniques such as multiple exposure and in-camera motion (ICM) will be explained and practiced.

Image Credit: Harold Davis

In addition to camera and post-processing techniques, good garden photography means gaining an understanding of garden design, horticulture, and the visual aspects of perspective and composition. Our classroom sessions will cover these topics. We will also have creative review sessions that will follow each participant’s progress throughout the workshop, with the goal of producing a striking and cohesive body of work with a unique point of view, and to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of floral, botanical, and garden photography.

Harold Davis is the bestselling author of numerous books about photography. His work has been widely collected and exhibited and he has been published in The Seattle Times, Popular Photography and Rangefinder Magazine.

Past student work (left to right): Joel Schilling, Susan Rothschild, Elizabeth Pyle, Sally Ness, Paula Driscoll, Joan Balen, Glen Moffitt, Charles Sinclair

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Instructor: Harold Davis

Harold Davis is the bestselling author of numerous books about photography, including most recently The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook (Monacelli Press) and Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer (Focal Press). His Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) was selected as Digital Photographer Magazine’s “Best Guide to Flower Photography.” Harold’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages around the world.