Monthly Archives: September 2013

Achieving Your Potential As A Digital Photographer

Achieving Your Potential as a Digital Photographer

A Multi-Modal Ongoing Six-Month Workshop with Harold Davis

Overview: A unique, structured and ongoing workshop opportunity to overcome resistance and become the best artist and photographer you can be, under the guidance of one of today’s premier working photographers and bestselling author Harold Davis.

Click here for information and online registration for the Achieving Your Potential as a Digital Photographer workshop

When: Beginning March 15 and 16, 2014, and ongoing thereafter (see workshop description)

What: This workshop presents a unique opportunity for mentoring by Harold Davis in the context of a supportive group environment. Each participant will conclude the workshop with a completed project such as a book, portfolio, or planned exhibition.

Harold states, “I am very fortunate to have met some extremely advanced photographers in my workshops and through my books. But many of these individuals are stuck and have not been able to move ahead. If this sounds like you, I believe I can provide you with the tools and structure to help take you to the next level.”

This workshop provides a platform for ongoing mentoring. Customized individual assignments will be given. After the initial intensive two-day in-person session, we will keep in touch with monthly private group online webinars and individual phone or email consultations. A final dinner to review work and celebrate our progress will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop.

Nautilus by Harold Davis

Nautilus © Harold Davis

Who this workshop is for:  Advanced amateur and semi-pro photographers who want to take their work to the next level, either as a means to make money, or simply for personal satisfaction.

Suggested Reading and Curriculum:  A reading list and curriculum will be provided to participants in advance of the workshop. There will be a pre-workshop assignment.

Registration Process and Prerequisites:  Admission is by portfolio review only. To be considered for this workshop opportunity:

  1. Please add your name to the waiting list for the Achieving Your Potential As a Digital Photographer on Meetup.
  2. Next, email Harold no more than six low resolution JPEGs of your work. A link to an online portfolio can be substituted for the JPEGs. Include in your email a two or three sentence summary of what you would like to get out of the workshop. You can find Harold’s email address by clicking here.
  3. If you are accepted in the workshop, we will send you an invoice for payment so you can complete enrollment. Note that payment plan in three installments is possible if that works better for you (see below, please let us know if you would like this option).
  4. Questions? Please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to help!
Road Less Traveled by Harold Davis

Road Less Traveled © Harold Davis

Where: The in-person sessions will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay area. The monthly online webinar meetings will be scheduled as best suits the group, with individual phone conferences scheduled at the convenience of Harold and the participant.

What is included: An initial two-day intensive in-person workshop, six monthly private online group webinars, individual telephone or email consultations with Harold, and a final celebratory dinner in a private room at a Bay area restaurant.

Cost: Tuition is $1,245.00 per person. A three installment payment plan is available ($445 on acceptance, $400 January 1, 2014, and $400 March 1, 2014). Workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. The final dinner is included in the cost.

What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops and events:
  •  “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  •  “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.

Red Poppies © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis:  Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit) and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a featured columnist for Photo.net. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker and is known as a Master Printer. His limited edition artist book Botanique was featured most recently in Fine Art Printing, the only magazine devoted exclusively to fine art photographic printmaking. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.

Harold’s technique and destination photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

Click here for information and online registration for the Achieving Your Potential as a Digital Photographer workshop.


More information: BotaniqueHarold Davis websiteHarold Davis blogbooksworkshops.

Mastering Creative Photoshop Workshop

Mastering Creative Photoshop: The Way of the Digital Photographer 

A Two-Day Weekend Workshop with Harold Davis

Overview: Frustrated by Photoshop, and mystified by how to integrate Photoshop into your workflow? This workshop is for you. Learn to live and love Photoshop under the tutelage of Harold Davis, an acknowledged Photoshop guru and the author of The Photoshop Darkroom.

Click here for information and online registration for the Mastering Creative Photoshop workshop

When: Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014

What: This workshop covers developing a personal digital Photoshop workflow. Topics explained in detail include archiving and checkpoints, RAW processing, multi-RAW processing, HDR, hand-HDR, stacking, LAB color creative effects, monochromatic conversions, using backgrounds and textures, layers, layers masks, working with channels, Photoshop filters, and plugins from Nik Software, onOne Software, and Topaz.

Harold states: “I often get asked about my Photoshop techniques when giving workshops. In a general workshop that involves photography there just isn’t time to cover in depth the vast multitude of creative Photoshop techniques that I use. This workshop will provide a one-time opportunity to explore Photoshop as a creative medium and artistic partner component of digital photography. I will work with each participant to develop their personal Photoshop style and to process one or more of their own images using the techniques demonstrated in this workshop.”

Suggested Reading:  You may want to take a look at Harold’s The Way of the Digital Photographer (published by Peachpit Press) before attending this workshop.

Where: The workshop is hosted in Berkeley, California, in a convenient location near the upscale Fourth Street shopping district and close to the University Avenue exit from I80.

Cost: Tuition is $695 per person. Workshop is limited to a maximum of 16 participants.

“Harold Davis’ ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.”—Peter Kolonia, Popular Photo Magazine

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.

What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops and events:
  •  “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  •  “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.
Red Poppies © Harold Davis
Red Poppies © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis:  Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit) and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a featured columnist for Photo.net. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker and is known as a Master Printer. His limited edition artist book Botanique was featured most recently in Fine Art Printing, the only magazine devoted exclusively to fine art photographic printmaking. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.

Harold’s technique and destination photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

Click here for information and online registration for the Mastering Creative Photoshop workshop


More information: BotaniqueHarold Davis websiteHarold Davis blogbooksworkshops.

Photographing Flowers for Transparency: February 2014 Workshop

Due to many requests I have added a new session of the Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop, Saturday, February 22—Sunday, February 23, 2014. Click here for information and online registration for the February Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop

Synopsis: In this unique workshop offering master photographer Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, post-production will all be covered, as will Harold’s special techniques for shooting on a lightbox.

Harold Davis Vibrance Poster

Some details and curriculum:

Master photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated—but seldom equaled—digital images of luscious transparent and transulent flowers.

In this unique workshop offering master photographer Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, post-production will all be covered, as will Harold’s special techniques for shooting on a lightbox.

Who is this workshop for?

Papaver and Iridaceae

Papaver and Iridaceae © Harold Davis

The workshop is intended for photographers of all levels with an interest in flower photography.

Harold is only planning to give this workshop once this year. There is no better way to learn the floral transparency techniques that he has pioneered. The two-day format will give participants the chance to complete their imagery using the techniques that Harold will demonstrate.

Here are some comments from the 2012 Floral Transparency Workshop:

  • “Loved the pace, in-depth instruction and generous sharing.”
  • “EXCELLENT PRESENTATION AND COVERAGE OF MATERIAL. MR. DAVIS WAS PATIENT TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.”
  • “Harold, thank you for the time, expense and effort it took to put on a great one-day workshop….You are a wealth of information and share it so graciously.”
  • “Outstanding workshop!”
  • “A very packed day! Harold is very clear and organized; an outstanding photographer who is also an outstanding teacher.”

Where: MIG Meeting Place, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

When: Saturday February 22, 2014, 9:30AM to 5:30PM and Sunday February 23, 2013, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tuition: The cost of the workshop is $695 per person. Workshop limited to 16 participants.

Curriculum – Day 1

9:30AM – Workshop orientation

10:30 – Glory of the tranlucent petal (understanding translucency and transparency)

11:30 – Introduction to Floral arrangement and composition

12:30 – Lunch break

1:30 – Advanced floral compositon

2:30 – Shooting on a lightbox

3:30 – Understanding high-key hand HDR post-production

4:30 – Advanced HDR topics

5:00 – Review, wrap-up and Q&A

Curriculum – Day 2

10:00AM - Day 1 recap

10:30 - Individual post-production guided practice

11:30 – Backgrounds and Textures

12:30 – Lunch break

1:30 – LAB Color effects

2:15 – Individual practice

4:00 – Fine art botannical prints

4:30 – Review, wrap-up and Q&A

Peonies mon amour by Harold Davis

Peonies mon amour © Harold Davis

What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops and events:

  •  “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  •  “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.
Red Poppies © Harold Davis

Red Poppies © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis:  Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit) and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a featured columnist for Photo.net. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker and is known as a Master Printer. His limited edition artist book Botanique was featured most recently in Fine Art Printing, the only magazine devoted exclusively to fine art photographic printmaking. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.

Harold’s technique and destination photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

Click here for information and online registration for the February Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop


More information: BotaniqueHarold Davis website; Harold Davis blog; books; workshops.

Fly Day

What day is it today? For many of us it is “Fly Day”—no matter what the calendar says. And while flying, what better way to while away the time than to photograph the airplane wing with my iPhone, then play with the results (this iPhone image was processed using the Plastic Bullet, Lo Mob, Filterstorm and Snapseed apps).

Fly Day © Harold Davis

Fly Day © Harold Davis

Monochromatic HDR Photography publication announced

Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books, announced today the availability of Monochromatic HDR Photography by Harold Davis, an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of more than 30 books.

Harold Davis-Monochromatic HDR book cover

In this beautifully illustrated guide for all levels from advanced amateur to professional, Davis shows photographers how to work at the intersection of two hot trends of the digital revolution: Black & White and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging.

Click here to read the full press release on Business Wire, and here for Monochromatic HDR Photography on Amazon.

We’ll always have Paris!

The December Photographing Flowers for Transparency: Two Day Workshop with Harold Davis is full, but due to many requests I have added a second session, February 22-23, 2014. Click here for information and online registration for the February Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop.

Brief workshop description: In this unique workshop offering master photographer Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, post-production will all be covered, as will Harold’s special techniques for shooting on a lightbox.

 Harold Davis Vibrance Poster

Mastering Creative Photoshop: The Way of the Digital Photographer—This workshop covers developing a personal digital Photoshop workflow. Topics explained in detail include archiving and checkpoints, RAW processing, multi-RAW processing, HDR, hand-HDR, stacking, LAB color creative effects, monochromatic conversions, using backgrounds and textures, layers, layers masks, working with channels, Photoshop filters, and plugins from Nik Software, onOne Software, and Topaz—In Berkeley, CA, the weekend of January 25-26, 2014; click here for info and to register. I get many people asking me about developing a personal workflow, and also about my Photoshop techniques—this workshop is the forum for mastering both issues successfully.

Church at Auvers © Harold Davis

 

Achieving Your Potential As a Digital Photographer: A Multi-Modal Ongoing Six Month Workshop–This workshop provides a platform for ongoing mentoring in the context of a supportive group environment. Customized individual assignments will be given. After the initial intensive two-day in-person session, we will keep in touch with monthly private group online webinars and individual phone or email consultations. A final dinner to review work and celebrate our progress will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop. Limited to 12 photographers. A portfolio review is required—starting the weekend of March 15-16, 2014, and ongoing; click here for info and instructions on how to apply.

 

 

Full Moon Workshop: Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge Like You Never Have Before: hands-on adventure with Harold Davis (April 15, 2014; click here for information and registration). Join master photographer Harold Davis for an late afternoon and evening adventure, photographing the Golden Gate Bridge from various locations around the bridge. 

Les Lumières de Paris by Harold Davis

“If you’re a photographer, Paris at night is a ‘Must Do!’ Put it on your bucket list ‘cause you may not see this in Heaven.”—2013 Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshop Participant

Many of the 2013 Paris photographers have “re-enlisted” for the 2014 workshop, which should tell you something about the quality of the offering. Photograph Paris with Harold Davis features nine days of Paris during the day and at night.

April 26 – May 5, 2014: Click here for detailed information and itinerary, and click here for online registration.

There’s only one Paris, the City of Light. Explore Paris photographically with a wonderful group of compatible photographers, under the guidance of renowned photographer Harold Davis.

Highlights of the nine-day Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshop include a number of excursions, including exclusive after-hours access to Monet’s famous garden at Giverny. We’ll stay in a luxury, left-bank hotel focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white.

“I already admired Harold Davis, and had confidence that he would lead us to fantastic places – and he did!  A once-in-a-lifetime experience!”—2013 Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshop Participant

Come with us to Paris in 2014—and we’ll always have Paris!

About Harold Davis:  Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit) and Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a featured columnist for Photo.net. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker and is known as a Master Printer. His limited edition artist book Botanique was featured most recently in Fine Art Printing, the only magazine devoted exclusively to fine art photographic printmaking. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications.

Harold’s technique and destination photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

Nautilus by Harold Davis

What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops and events (unsolicited comments):

  •  “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  •  “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.

Botanique a Special Birthday Gift

I recently heard from a collector who wrote, “I’m very proud of possessing this wonderful piece of art [Botanique]. I will use it as a birthday present for my wife, and I’m sure she will love it the same as I do!”

Do you have a special someone in your life who deserves a Botanique? (And what about your birthday?!)

We have only one copy of Botanique left in the $1200.00 price tier. Please contact my studio if you are interested in this last copy on a first come, first served basis. After it is gone, Botanique will be $1950.00.

Acclaimed as “origami in a box” and said to be “destined for major museums,” Botanique is an innovative artist project that astutely blends old craft and cutting edge new technologies to create an exquisite limited edition art book and art object that is completely unique.

Botanique Box Working together in their studio, legendary photographer and digital artist Harold Davis his wife, graphic designer Phyllis Davis, have combined advanced digital pigment printing with the luscious botanical art of Harold Davis. Every aspect of the project has been carefully designed and hand-crafted.

According to Popular Photography Magazine, the floral prints of Harold Davis “border on the spiritual.” Botanique contains twenty-one luscious floral prints that emerge delicately and seductively from the hand-assembled presentation box. The clam shell box measures approximately 9.25″ X 12.5″ X 1″ deep.

Pricing for the twenty-five hand-signed and numbered copies is arranged in tiers of five copies, with the initial price for the first five copies $500 (these and the copies at $750 are sold out) and ranging to over $2,000 for the final five copies in the edition.

Click here to read more about Botanique.

Star Magnolia by Harold Davis

Botanique includes three oversize pull-outs like the Star Magnolia panorama shown on Unryu washi paper

Using Selective Focus Article on Photo.net

In my new article on Photo.net, Creatively Using Selective Focus in Photography and Photoshop, I start by explaining how to control focus using exposure settings in the camera. Next, I explain several techniques for adding selective focus effects in Photoshop, and how to use the FocalPoint Photoshop plugin for pinpoint selective focus control in post-production.

Trestle Bridge © Harold Davis

Trestle Bridge © Harold Davis

About the image: Standing precariously high above the valley on the verge of this Littleton, Colorado trestle bridge, I focused my Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8 tightly on the foreground. Using a fairly wide-open aperture (f/4.5) put the background of the hills very slightly our of focus, despite the naturally high depth-of-field of this extreme wide angle lens. In post-production I added a little extra motion blur to the trees, to further visually distinguish them from the bridge.

Down in the ditch where the waterdrops are

To get a shot like this of waterdrops means getting wet, particularly when it is raining. And raining it was in Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado where I was taping an online course in flower photography for an up-and-coming powerhouse in photographic education, Craftsy.

Black-eyed Waterdrops © Harold Davis

Black-eyed Waterdrops © Harold Davis

If you are interested in learning how to make images like this one, please check out my book Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, or wait for the course—which will be online in October.

Pattie Logan, the producer of my flower photography course, is holding an umbrella over my head and camera as I photograph this waterdrop, below left. The Craftsy production crew is shown sheltering from the intermittent rain under umbrellas and a portable tent between takes (below right) with the flowers and waterdrop I photographed in the foreground. Both iPhone shots by Adam Speas, part of the production team.

Harold in the rain

Craftsy production team

Flowers of Late Summer

Flowers of Late Summer was shot on a lightbox using my Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens and the full-frame Nikon D800. Layering the 36MP RAW captures brought my computer down to a crawl begging for mercy (EXIF and processing info below). Upgrade one piece of hardware and, alas, the logic of workflow implies that other upgrades will follow!

Harold Davis - Flowers of Late Summer 2

Flowers of Late Summer © Harold Davis

Exposure data: 35mm, six exposures at shutter speeds from 10 seconds to 1/10 of a second, all exposures at f/13 and ISO 100, tripod mounted; exposures combined using Nik HDR Efex Pro and hand-HDR in Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop; this version added to a scanned paper background and lightly texturized.

Please note that I will be on assignment next week in Colorado, so don’t expect to hear too much from me!

Click here for a good starting place to learn more about my techniques for creating floral images that seem partially transparent.

I’m giving a workshop that will cover Photographing Flowers for Transparency in December, 2013 it is sold out, but I may add a second section (add your name to the Waiting List and/or send me an email if you’d be interested).

I’ll also be giving a workshop in Heidelberg, Germany in June, 2014 that will cover this technique as well as other kinds of flower photography (more info will be posted on my Workshops page as it is available).

Please also consider joining my email list if you are interested in keeping up with what I am doing!

Vibrance Poster

I am pleased to announce a new Harold Davis poster from Editions Limited. It is called Vibrance, measures 24″ X 36″, and is shown below.

Harold Davis Vibrance Poster

See related story: Editions Limited Publishes Two Harold Davis Posters (10/1/2012)

Art, Portfolios and Workshops

Art & Portfolios

  • I have two prints in the exhibition Timeless: The White Mountains at Photo Fine Art Photography, a gallery in Oakland, CA. If you are in the Bay area, please consider joining me for the opening reception on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2-4 PM (click here for more info).
  • Phyllis and I are very excited to have a new corporate sponsor for my photography. I am not allowed to tell you more about this until it is formally announced, but we are extremely pleased and excited.
  • On the book front, we are very pleased with the reception for The Way of the Digital Photographer, and excited to get an advance copy of Monchromatic HDR Photography. This is a unique and beautiful book that also provides a practical workflow for photographers seriously interested in extending the tonal range of their digital black and white. The formal publication date is in October, but you can pre-order it via Amazon.
  • In the course of this autumn I will be visiting Denver to produce an online course, Carmel and Big Sur for a workshop, Paris, New York, and Japan—where I plan to spend the most time in Kyoto and walking the old Kumano kodo trail—in all case for a combination of business, photography and pleasure.
Papaver and Iridaceae

Papaver and Iridaceae © Harold Davis

Workshops

Church at Auvers © Harold Davis

Church at Auvers © Harold Davis

Sacré Coeur Passage © Harold Davis

Sacré Coeur Passage © Harold Davis

What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops and events (unsolicited comments):

  •  “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  •  “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.

Timeless: The White Mountains

I have two prints in the exhibition Timeless: The White Mountains at Photo Fine Art Photography in Oakland, CA (one is of the Distant Night Storm image shown below). The exhibition runs from September 5 – October 12, 2013. If you are in the Bay area, please consider joining me for the opening reception on Saturday, September 7 from 2-4 PM (click here for directions to the gallery and more info).

Distant Night Storm in the Patriarch Grove © Harold Davis

Distant Night Storm in the Patriarch Grove © Harold Davis