Produce a striking body of work and enhance your enjoyment and understanding of floral, botanical, and garden photography.
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
Workshop Fee: $1,450
Class Size: 14
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.
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 many books, the developer of a unique technique for photographing flowers for transparency, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Ambassador. He is an internationally known photographer and a sought-after workshop leader. His website is www.digitalfieldguide.com.
All image credit ©Harold Davis
Past student work (clockwise): Patti Spaght, Eric Loken, Anne Copeland, Sally Loken, Edwin Nyquist, Chuck Sinclair, Christina Hutton, Donna Oglesby
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. Harold’s work has been widely collected and exhibited, most recently at Shoh Gallery in California. The Seattle Times has compared his black and white photos to those of Ansel Adams; and according to Popular Photography, “Harold Davis’s ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.” Rangefinder Magazine states that “Harold Davis is a force of nature—a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.”