Capturing the Personality of Plants in a Simple Studio Setup

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm ET

You don’t need a large studio to create still life photographs of plants. In this 2-day online course, you’ll learn how to set up a small tabletop studio using window light, choose plants that photograph well, and bring out their personality in a plant portrait.

Students will provide their own plants (such fresh flowers, dried flowers, seedpods, succulents, fruits, vegetables or houseplants with bold foliage) and should begin gathering these in advance. The class is geared toward DSLRs with a tripod and macro capabilities (macro lens, extension tubes or macro filters), but camera phones are also an option. The course will involve a mix of instruction, creative exercises, shooting assignments, discussion and image review. Be prepared for a full weekend of learning, playing and making photographs. Participants will receive information regarding materials for setting up a small studio and gathering plants in advance, and should be prepared to make photographs both days.

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Instructor: Lee Anne White

Lee Anne White is a fine art photographer who works both in the field and in the studio with a focus on landscape, plants, and architecture. She also has more than 20 years of experience as an editorial photographer, book author, and magazine editor, and a master’s degree from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York/Buffalo State.