Explore the art of still life photography with your iPhone in the fall, transforming your local seasonal finds into stunning visual arrangements.

Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 9, 2023

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $350
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 8

Note: This Course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, Oct 31, Nov 2, 7 & 9 from 10am-12pm ET.

Fall Still Life - By Sue Bloom
Fall Still Life, captured with an iPhone using locally sourced foilage – By Sue Bloom

As the air grows crisper and our forays into the garden dwindle, that does not mean our interest in plantings and the natural world around us disappears until next spring. We’ll gather materials together and concentrate on late foliage, the abundance of seasonal items, and the creation of still lives inside.

The genre of still life in art history stretches back to our earliest times. Using our newest tool, the iPhone, we can create and interpret this genre in a fresh way. We will go deeper into creating these arrangements, and the accessories that might be helpful. We’ll learn about various camera modes and lenses, shooting in RAW, and then processing those images. A curated group of apps will be explored to amplify those interpretations, as we bring the magic of the garden inside.

The course will meet online, using gardens local to you and Zoom live.

All images:  ©Susan Bloom

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Instructor: Susan Bloom

Susan Ruddick Bloom is known for her fine art photography. She uses alternative photographic processes, digital manipulation and multi-media approaches. Sue is considered a pioneer in digital fine art photography and has been involved in making art on the computer since 1984. She holds a BFA and a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland. She is now retired and is Professor Emerita. Sue’s book, Digital Collage and Painting, by Focal Press, has been translated into Chinese and Russian. This 608 page book is seen as the Bible for digital collage and painting manipulation and is used as a text in colleges with a digital fine art curriculum. It has gone into a revised and updated second edition. Sue is also the author of  Digital Painting in Photoshop.