Author Archives: Harold Davis

Star Magnolias in Bloom Again

Much of the rest of the country braces for the worst that winter can offer, but here the star magnolias are in bloom again. The combination of strong rains in December followed by day after day of brilliant sunshine with warm afternoons have lead to floral displays bursting with energy. Later on, if we don’t […]

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Succulent

Shot along the paths of Berkeley, California with my iPhone, and processed primarily using the Snapseed app iPhone while waiting for long exposures to complete. Having a camera and a digital darkroom in one’s phone means never being bored!

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San Francisco Night Photography Workshop Feb 20-23, 2015

Click here for information and registration, and here for a PDF download of this e-Card. Click here for Harold Davis Workshops & Events. In a letter to his brother Theo, the great artist Vincent van Gogh wrote, “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day.” […]

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Face of the Deep

On a cloudy late afternoon I stood on the Great Beach of Point Reyes, California, watching the roiling surf that had made its way across the empty miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Sky, spray, and waves seemed to blend tumultuously as the light faded. “Darkness was upon the face of the deep” goes the […]

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Making the Artisanal Inkjet Print

I was recently asked by an art gallerist I work with to help educate some clients regarding my printmaking. Essentially the issues come down to exploring how my prints differ from mass-produced inkjet prints, since largely the same equipment is used. In contrast to those you get from Costco or giclees from an art reproduction […]

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Photographing Flowers for Transparency presentation Jan 27

I’ll be showing my botanical work and explaining “How to Photograph Flowers for Transparency on a Light Box” at the Peninsula Camera Club in San Mateo, CA on January 27, 2015 at 7:15PM. The presentation is open to the public with a requested donation. Click here to download the PDF flier for the event; more details […]

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Night Light

Click here for information and registration, and here for a PDF download of this e-Card. Click here for Harold Davis Workshops & Events. In a letter to his brother Theo, the great artist Vincent van Gogh wrote, “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day.” […]

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Simplicity

Sometimes simplicity is best, although simplicity can be hard to achieve. Both visually and technically, simple images give you no place to hide. In other words, complexity can hide problems, whereas simplicity does not. In a visually simple image, if you’ve done something wrong it usually hangs out for all the world to see. But […]

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Serendipity and photography

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Prague, Vienna, and Budapest Photography Workshop

Early-registration discount of $500 has been extended until January 31! Click here for a Prospectus, here for registration, and here to download a PDF version of this card. If you are interested in travel photography you may like my Making Memorable Travel Photos webinar recording. About Prague: “One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague has a […]

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Megaliths Modern and Ancient

There are probably more neolithic sites in Portugal than anywhere else in Europe. While I was trying to locate a large neolithic site near Evora, Samantha guided me beneath a freeway. Highways like this in Portugal are great for long distance travelers—they automatically dock the toll out of a device in your car—but carry little […]

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Castelo Marvao

Late on a frigid November afternoon I checked into the Pousada Santa Maria—a converted convent—in the eagle-nest town of Marvao, Portugal. I was the only guest at the hotel. I dropped my bags in my room, dressed in every layer I had with me, grabbed my camera and tripod, and headed out into the oncoming […]

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Come join me to photograph flowers in Maine this summer!

I’ll be presenting a full week of Creative Flower Photography—including Photographing Flowers for Transparency on a light box—at Maine Media Workshop in Rockport on the beautiful coast of Maine from August 2-8, 2015. Many of my east coast friends who have asked when I’ll be giving this workshop closer to them; if this is you, here […]

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Workshop Updates

The new year means new beginnings, and is a good time to take stock of the schedule details and changes related to my workshops that you may want to know about! Photograph Prague, Vienna and Budapest in June 2015: early-registration discount ($500) ends January 15, 2015. Click here for more info. If you do have an […]

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Drowning in a Plethora of Stuff

As the father of four kids with ages from six to seventeen it is not hard for me to feel like I am drowning in a plethora of stuff. Each child brings home tons of things that are often on that borderline between something one really doesn’t want to curate long term, but too cute […]

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