Learn how to create stunning kaleidoscopic images with Niall Benvie's guidance, exploring creative applications of Photoshop's Blending Modes, Layers, and more while gaining insight into the artistic process.

Dates:
Mar 5, 2024 - Mar 14, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $475
Workshop Duration: 8 hours over 4 sessions (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-2pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 10

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, Mar 5, 7, 12 & 14 from 12-2pm ET.

Niall Benvie shows you how to create in-camera, multiple-exposure kaleidoscopic images* and then introduces you to their creative applications. He will cover processing the original RAW files, creating multiple image collages that reference patchwork “quilts”, using Photoshop’s Blending Modes, and working with Layers. He’ll also demonstrate a novel form of ICM photography and use the images to create tartan patterns from nature. More importantly, perhaps, students will also gain an insight into the process of how a basic idea evolves into an artistic expression and are encouraged to seek their own applications for the techniques they learn. This program is for intermediate to advanced photographers.

*Note: For students without a lens with a rotating collar or a camera with limited multiple exposure capabilities, Niall will make files available for their use so they can participate fully in the program. The same applies to the animal shapes.

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie
Before: Use any everyday image to produce amazing kaleidoscopic images.
Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie
After: Creating a beautiful piece of art based on the image above.

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie

Explorations in Multiple-Exposure and Blending Modes - By Niall Benvie

All images copyright Niall Benvie.

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Instructor: Niall Benvie

Niall Benvie (1964) grew up in eastern Scotland where his parents were berry farmers. He ran and worked the farm until it was sold in the late 1980s then studied geography and contemporary European studies at Dundee University for his honours degree. But his first love has always been the natural world - and image making. He began his creative career in 1993. He has been at the centre of several of the largest outdoor photography initiatives of the last 15 years including Wild Wonders of Europe, Meet Your Neighbours and 2020VISION. He was a Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has published seven books and hundreds of articles. He now lives in the Morvan in central France with his wife Charlotte with whom he runs Food and Photography Retreats Ltd and claims hoopoes and turtle doves, nightingales and golden orioles as his neighbours. His new book, Mit deiner Kamera Kunst machen (Making Art with your Camera) will be published in Germany in summer 2023.