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.
Jun 22, 2023 - Jul 6, 2023
Workshop Fee: $495
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, Jun 22-Jul 6 (skipping July 4th) from 12-2pm ET.
Discover a new world at your feet as Niall Benvie shows you how to create in-camera, multiple-exposure kaleidoscopic images* – then introduces you to the creative uses for them. He will cover processing the original RAW files, creating multiple image “quilts”, the applications of Photoshop’s Blending Modes, working with Layers and more. 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 of the techniques they learn.
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.
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.