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San Francisco Night Photography Workshop Feb 20-23, 2015

2015-Night Photog SF-Harold Davis

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.” The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the practice of night photography because a digital sensor can record the spectacular colors of the night. These colors are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. For the first time we can truly “see” the world of the night around us.

Night covers the globe half the time and—surprising to many—photographic opportunities with digital equipment are as exciting at night as they are during the day. Join night photographer Harold Davis, the author of Creative Night: Digital Photo Tips & Techniques, a book explaining night photography techniques and 100 Views of the Golden Gate, a book celebrating the visual glories of San Francisco’s iconic structure, as we explore the freedom of the night in the glorious surroundings of San Francisco.

What: Night Photography in San Francisco with Harold Davis

When: Feb 20-22, 2015

Where: Berkeley, CA (classroom sessions); field locations around the San Francisco Bay area

Tuition and registration: $695; click here for registration, information, and detailed curriculum. Note: Registration is by a YES RSVP and Paypal payment on Meetup; if you prefer to register privately simply contact us.

Workshop size: Maximum 12 participants

Field locations: Depend on conditions and group inclinations, may include Berkeley Pier, Oakland Waterfront Park, Mare Island, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Kirby Cover, Lombard Street curves, San Francisco waterfront and Bay Bridge

Full Moon Rising © Harold Davis

Full Moon Rising © 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.

Panorama of the Kumano Sanzen Roppyaku Po © Harold Davis


About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many bestselling photography books including The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press, awarded as a Top 10 Best 2013 Photography Book of the Year by Photo.net) and Creating HDR Photos (Amphoto). His Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) is a noted photography “classic,” and is rated the Best Guide to Flower Photography by Digital Photographer Magazine.

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold Davis’s work is in collections around the world. It is licensed by art publishers and others, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications. 

Harold’s black and white prints have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” by Fine Art Printer Magazine, and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” by Popular Photography.

Recently Harold Davis’s work has been exhibited in venues including Photokina in Cologne, Germany, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, the Gallery Photo in Oakland, California, the Arts & Friends Gallery in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Awagami Gallery in Japan.

Harold Davis has led destination photography workshops to many locations including Paris, France; Spain and Morocco; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. 

Harold’s popular online course on Craftsy.com, “Photographing Flowers”, has thousands of students. His ongoing photography workshops in partnership with institutions such as Point Reyes Field Seminars, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, and the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography are continually in demand and popular.

According to Rangefinder Magazine, Harold Davis is “a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.” 


2015 Harold Davis Workshops & Events

  • 2015.01.27—Presentation at the Peninsula Photo Club. Click here to download the PDF flier for the event.
  • 2015.02.20 – 2015.02.22—Night Photography in San Francisco, weekend workshop, click here for registration.
  • 2015.05.9 – 2015.05.10—The Creative Portfolio Workshop,weekend workshop, click here for registration.
  • 2015.05.15 – 2015.05.17—Wildflowers and Seascapes, a weekend of photography sponsored by Point Reyes Field Seminars. Click here for more information, and here for registration.
  • 2015.06.25 – 2015.06.28—Creative Flower Photography with Photographing Flowers for Transparency on a Lightbox at Heidelberg Summer School of Photography, Germany
  • 2015.07.02 – 2015.07.05—Digital Black & White at Heidelberg Summer School of Photography, Germany
  • 2015.08.02 – 2015.08.07—Creative Flower Photography with Photographing Flowers for Transparency on a Lightbox at Maine Media Workshops. Please click here for information and registration.
  • October, 2015—Sea-Girt Villages of Italy Photographic Adventure with Harold Davis. 15 days, limited size group of photographers, destinations include Cinque Terre, Naples, Capri, Anacapri, Positano and the Amalfi coast. Sunday Wenesday October 28, 2015 (leave US October 27) through Wednesday November 11, 2015. Click here for Prospectus and itinerary, here for registration instructions, and here for the registration form.

Harold’s workshops are often sold-out, and fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment, please register early. Feel free to contact Harold Davis if you have any questions about our workshops! Please also consider Harold’s online webinar recordings and his Photographing Flowers course with Craftsy. We arrange many of our workshops and events using the Photography with Harold Davis Meetup group. Click here for Group and Workshop reviews on Meetup. Please subscribe to our list and/or blog feed for early notification about new workshop offerings.

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 eventmore details can also be found below.

Tulip Pano © Harold Davis

Tulip Pano © Harold Davis

What: In this presentation, Harold Davis shows the techniques he pioneered to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, and post-production will all be discussed, as will Harold’s special techniques for shooting on a light box. Please check out the PDF flier for more details.

Harold’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Where: Central Park Recreation Center, 50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

When: Tuesday, January 27th 2015 – ( 7:15 – 9:00 pm )

Cost: The event is open to the public; however, a donation is requested to help defray camera club expenses.

Night Light

2015-Night Photog SF-Harold Davis

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.” The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the practice of night photography because a digital sensor can record the spectacular colors of the night. These colors are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. For the first time we can truly “see” the world of the night around us.

Night covers the globe half the time and—surprising to many—photographic opportunities with digital equipment are as exciting at night as they are during the day. Join night photographer Harold Davis, the author of Creative Night: Digital Photo Tips & Techniques, a book explaining night photography techniques and 100 Views of the Golden Gate, a book celebrating the visual glories of San Francisco’s iconic structure, as we explore the freedom of the night in the glorious surroundings of San Francisco.

What: Night Photography in San Francisco with Harold Davis

When: Feb 20-22, 2015

Where: Berkeley, CA (classroom sessions); field locations around the San Francisco Bay area

Tuition and registration: $695; click here for registration, information, and detailed curriculum. Note: Registration is by a YES RSVP and Paypal payment on Meetup; if you prefer to register privately simply contact us.

Workshop size: Maximum 12 participants

Field locations: Depend on conditions and group inclinations, may include Berkeley Pier, Oakland Waterfront Park, Mare Island, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Kirby Cover, Lombard Street curves, San Francisco waterfront and Bay Bridge

Full Moon Rising © Harold Davis

Full Moon Rising © Harold Davis

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 is your chance. Since there are only 14 spots in the workshop, my suspicion is that it will fill fast. Click here for information and registration. I am really looking forward to photographing flowers with you on the coast of Maine in the summertime, when botanicals should be lush and gorgeous.

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica © Harold Davis

Workshop description: In this unique, 5-day workshop offering, Harold Davis shows the techniques he pioneered to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, and post-production will all be covered, as will Harold’s special techniques for shooting on a light box. In addition, several sessions will explore field floral photography, and alternative techniques related to the studio photography of flowers. Harold will also show his spectacular botanical prints in the context of a discussion of the best way to create prints of floral imagery.

Star Magnolia 2

Star Magnolia 2 © Harold Davis

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding transparency and translucency
  • Introduction to floral arrangement and composition
  • Botanical art in the digital era
  • Shooting florals in the field
  • Creative field techniques
  • Best practices in macro photography
  • Shooting flowers on a dark background
  • Shooting on a light box
  • Understanding high-key post-production
  • Working with Photoshop layers
  • High-key HDR
  • LAB color effects
  • Backgrounds and textures
  • Preparing to make floral pigment prints
  • Tips & techniques from Harold Davis
  • Implementing one’s own vision

Registration and info: August 2-8, 2015; limited to 14 participants; $1,245 workshop fee; link for information and registration.

Bounty of the Garden © Harold Davis

Bounty of the Garden © Harold Davis

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!

  • Night Photography in San Francisco, Feb 20-22, 2015: I’m really excited about this one, it will be great fun, filling fast but still some places. Click here for more info.
  • Sea-Girt Villages of Italy Photography Adventure: the dates have changed slightly on this one. The new dates are Oct 28 – Nov 11, 2015. This is a unique opportunity to visit many photographic “bucket list” locations with me. Click here for more info.
  • I have new 2015 workshops in the offing sponsored by Point Reyes Field Seminars, Heidelberg Summer School of Photography and Maine Media Workshops. Please check my Workshops & Events page for details.

Let us know if you have any question about any of these workshops, or need help with registration. Hope to see you there, and best wishes for a great year in photography!

If you’ve enjoyed one of my workshops, please consider helping us out by referring a photographic friend. By way of thanks, if you refer someone who registers in one of the workshops we sponsor I will be happy to send you a signed copy of one of my books (your choice)!

Autumn Arbor © Harold Davis

Autumn Arbor © Harold Davis

The Photoshop Doctor is in: take two webinars and call me in the morning

Stymied by the nuts-and-bolts of creative photography and post-production in Photoshop? Try my webinars for a different approach to jump start your success. Unlimited access to these recordings is $19.95 each. Here’s a comment after watching Photoshop Layers 101:

“Watching Harold work on his imagery, as he would in ‘real-life’, has helped me lock-in techniques that I had read about, but were only theoretical to me. It’s great to have multiple delivery channels for Harold’s information, and I now feel confident I can succeed.”01-title-layers101

Click here to see more feedback about these webinars!

We currently have seven webinar recordings available:

Photograph Prague, Vienna and Budapest (April 2015)

Exploring the Imperial Cities of Eastern Europe with our Cameras

This photographic adventure is a tale of three cities! We will explore the stately, elegant and photogenic imperial cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. We’ll stay in centrally located 4-star (or better) hotels in each imperial city. Highlights include a visit to Prague Castle, night photography in Prague, a scenic coach drive to Vienna, photography in Vienna, hydrofoil transfer on the Danube River from Vienna to Budapest and an intimate walking tour of Budapest.  Please consider joining noted photographer Harold Davis for a fun photographic time in these three great cities!

Dates: Sunday April 19, 2015 (leave United States April 18) – Tuesday April 28, 2015 (10 days and 9 nights).

Group size: Minimum of 10 and maximum of 14.

Cost: $5,499.00 per person (excluding airfare, single supplement $1,085.00 additional). Includes all accommodations, many meals, transportation and extras per the trip Itinerary and Inclusions. Special early-registration discount of $500 for registrations with paid deposit before December 1, 2014 (so early-bird per-person cost is only $4,999).

Click here for the complete Prospectus and Itinerary, here for registration instructions, and here to download the registration form.

Early Registration Workshop Discounts Ending Soon

Early registration discounts for these 2015 workshops are ending in a few days (discounts end on October 15):

Please take $50 off the tuition for each workshop if you register before October 15, 2014.

Early registration helps us plan our schedule and make the necessary arrangements to hold workshop space. If you are thinking of one of these workshops, please help us by registering now, and accept the $50 discount as a small token of our thanks.

Cable Car Wheels © Harold Davis

Cable Car Wheels © Harold Davis

Also, please consider joining an international group of photographers with me when we explore the Sea-Girt Villages of Italy in October, 2015.

Making Memorable Travel Photos Webinar now available

Making Memorable Travel Photos webinar recording (Unlimited access $19.95)

Please consider viewing and learning from this exciting, new webinar offering that will help you learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, and find the extraordinary when you travel.

01-titleMany of us like to travel, and when we travel we bring our cameras. But there’s a strange paradox: no matter how unique and photogenic our destinations, mostly the photos we come back with are pretty dull. Your travel photos do not have to be boring!

In this presentation, noted photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shares his spectacular imagery from many places around the world as well as “abroad at home.” He’ll share the backstories about how many of his images were made, and what was going on at the time of the exposure. Hint: If men in military uniforms come toward you pointing automatic weapons, stop photographing whatever it is that you are photographing, and turn around slowly!

While showing his award-winning imagery, and sharing his travel photography stories, Harold will explain topics including:

The Making Memorable Travel Photos webinar recording covers:

  • How to research and prepare for any travel destination
  • Planning tools that Harold uses to maximize his chances of photographic success
  • Figuring out where the light is coming from to get the best photos
  • How to be “at home abroad” no matter what your destination
  • Making travel photos that rise above the mundane
  • Photographing people when you travel
  • How to ask a stranger permission to take their photo
  • Making travel photos with a personal viewpoint
  • How to get good shots when you are with a group

Want to move your photographic imagery from the mundane to the artistic? Then maybe this webinar—is for you! Learn to find the special at home and abroad in this extraordinary presentation from Harold Davis, one of the living masters of digital photography.

One participant in the live session noted, “Harold’s webinars are always interesting. I learned quite a bit.” Another participant added, “We just finished attending your Memorable Travel Photos webinar, and also attended the Converting to Black and White webinar a week or so ago. My wife and I found both of them to be very educational and inspiring.”

Click here to register for unlimited access to this webinar recording (unlimited access is $19.95).

Also, please consider joining an international group of photographers with me when we explore the Sea-Girt Villages of Italy in October, 2015.

Night Photography in San Francisco Workshop Feb 20-22, 2015

Please take $50 off the normal tuition for this workshop if you register before October 15, 2014!

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.” The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the practice of night photography because a digital sensor can record the spectacular colors of the night. These colors are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. For the first time we can truly “see” the world of the night around us.

Night covers the globe half the time and—surprising to many—photographic opportunities with digital equipment are as exciting at night as they are during the day. Join night photographer Harold Davis, the author of Creative Night: Digital Photo Tips & Techniques, a book explaining night photography techniques and 100 Views of the Golden Gate, a book celebrating the visual glories of San Francisco’s iconic structure, as we explore the freedom of the night in the glorious surroundings of San Francisco.

What: Night Photography in San Francisco with Harold Davis

When: Feb 20-22, 2015

Where: Berkeley, CA (classroom sessions); field locations around the San Francisco Bay area

Tuition and registration: ($695; early-bird special $645 for registration prior to Oct 15, 2014); click www.meetup.com/Harold-Davis/events/207470572/ to register for this workshop.

Workshop size: Minimum 4 and Maximum 12 participants

Field locations: Depend on conditions and group inclinations, may include Berkeley Pier, Oakland Waterfront Park, Mare Island, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Kirby Cover, Lombard Street curves, San Francisco waterfront and Bay Bridge

Full Moon Rising © Harold Davis

Full Moon Rising © Harold Davis

On Friday, Harold will cover techniques, equipment, and night safety issues during an orientation session before moving outdoors to create images of the night. In the morning we’ll regroup to demystify post-processing of night time captures in Photoshop and evaluate our work in the context of personal goals.

A second night shoot on Saturday gives participants the opportunity to put into practice their newly acquired skills.

Time permitting, we will take advantage of the wonderful locations available to also shoot some daylight landscapes!

Classroom sessions will provide critiques of participant work, and demonstrate night photographic post-production Photoshop techniques including multi-RAW processing, stacking, layering, and LAB enhancements.

Field locations depend upon conditions, but will likely include the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands, the curves on Lombard Street, Berkeley Municipal Pier and downtown San Francisco. Conditions permitting, we may be able to take advantage of the early-setting new moon the weekend of Feb 21-22 to also practice capturing star trails.

Please take $50 off the normal tuition for this workshop if you register before October 15, 2014!

San Francisco Moonrise © Harold Davis

San Francisco Moonrise © Harold Davis

We will learn to make beautiful night landscapes together, and enjoy the spectacular San Francisco scenery from a unique perspective. You’ll leave the workshop with great images and the skills to capture the world of the night while others sleep.

Please take $50 off the normal tuition for this workshop if you register before October 15, 2014!

Lombard Street Curves © Harold Davis

Lombard Street Curves © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books including The Way of the Digital Photographer ( Peachpit), Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press) and Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley Publishing).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold Davis’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications. His black and white prints are described as “hauntingly beautiful” [Fine Art Printer Magazine] and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” [Popular Photography].

Harold Davis leads popular technique and destination photography workshops to many locations including Paris, France; Heidelberg, Germany; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada.

You can learn more about Harold and his work on his website, www.photoblog2.com.

We Happy Flower Few

A great Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop was held this past weekend, with we happy flower few photographing roses, irises, lilies, tulips and more on several large light boxes. One memorable moment: the facility caretaker managed to burn something in the microwave setting off the fire alarm. He couldn’t turn off the alarm, and before we knew it fire fighters in full regalia were marching past the light boxes and flowers. Fortunately, the workshop participants took it all in stride!

I regard the image of a leaf below as a kind of “doodle.” It was part of an in-class demo of using backgrounds and working creatively with LAB color .

Lab Leaf 2 © Harold Davis

Lab Leaf 2 © Harold Davis

We also did more conventional light box work, for example this entire vase full of tulips on a white background. Everyone took their turn shooting the tulips and other flowers, and a great time was had!

Tulips on White © Harold Davis

Tulips on White © Harold Davis

Sea-Girt Villages of Italy Photography Adventure with Harold Davis in October 2015

If you enjoy photography and travel, please consider joining me in October of 2015 for a photographic adventure to Italy. Click here for the complete Prospectus and Itinerary.

This once in a lifetime trip focuses on some particularly photogenic areas of Italy, and gives us time to get to know these special places so we can come home with incredibly unique imagery. We will photograph and get to know some very special places including Cinque Terre, Naples, the island of Capri, and Positano and the Amalfi Coast.

These are wonderful and special areas with their own charms. They embody the Italian culture and the picturesque nature of sea-girt villages clinging to the sides of mountains facing the ocean. The pacing of this trip allows us time to explore and photograph. We will focus on four major locations, viewing them in depth. Our small group size will allow me to give you individual attention as you photograph.

I believe that where one stays is extremely important in travel photography. The hotels on this journey (4-star where available) have been personally hand-selected for quality, location, and photogenic charm.

The pacing of this over-two-week trip allows for variety, but we won’t be moving every night. That way, we can really get to know lovely areas such as Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Sea, and Positano on the Amalfi coast. The Photographic Adventure starts in Florence and ends in Naples, so those folks with additional time can add optional excursions to other Italian destinations either before or after this trip.

I’ve worked hard to keep the price reasonable on this trip. It is $6,495 for two full weeks (single supplement additional), with hotels, many extras, and (of course) photography!

You can view the complete itinerary by clicking here. Here are the five villages of Cinque Terre:

Corniglia, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Corniglia, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Manarola, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Manarola, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Monteroso, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Monteroso, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, courtesy Hotel Stena

Dates: Sunday October 28, 2015 (leave United States October 27) – November 11, 2015 (15 days and 14 nights).

Group size: Maximum of twelve.

Cost: $6,495.00 per person (excluding airfare, single supplement $925.00 additional). Includes all accommodations, many meals, transportation and extras per the Itinerary and Inclusions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and requires a $500 deposit and an application form.

Trip Prospectus and detailed Itinerary: www.digitalfieldguide.com/italy

Registration instructions: www.digitalfieldguide.com/italy-registering

Registration form: www.digitalfieldguide.com/pdf/Italy-res.pdf

Thank you very much for your consideration. I look forward to photographing with you in Italy.

Harold Davis

Making Memorable Travel Photos Webinar

Making Memorable Travel Photos, webinar live session Saturday October 11 at 3PM

I’d be the first to admit that my series of webinar recordings are home-grown. These are not highly polished, and they show the actual techniques I use in real time. The advantage of attending a live session (seats are very limited) is that if anything puzzles you, you can ask questions. Note that the cost of the live session also includes unlimited access to the webinar recording at no additional cost.

Please consider joining me for this exciting, new live webinar offering that will help you learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, and find the extraordinary when you travel.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3PM PT
: Making Memorable Travel Photos (the cost is only $29.95, and includes unlimited access to the post-session recording)

Many of us like to travel, and when we travel we bring our cameras. But there’s a strange paradox: no matter how unique and photogenic our destinations, mostly the photos we come back with are pretty dull. Your travel photos do not have to be boring!

In this presentation, noted photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shares his spectacular imagery from many places around the world as well as “abroad at home.” He’ll share the backstories about how many of his images were made, and what was going on at the time of the exposure. Hint: If men in military uniforms come toward you pointing automatic weapons, stop photographing whatever it is that you are photographing, and turn around slowly!

While showing his award-winning imagery, and sharing his travel photography stories, Harold will explain topics including:

The Making Memorable Travel Photos webinar covers:

  • How to research and prepare for any travel destination
  • Planning tools that Harold uses to maximize his chances of photographic success
  • Figuring out where the light is coming from to get the best photos
  • How to be “at home abroad” no matter what your destination
  • Making travel photos that rise above the mundane
  • Photographing people when you travel
  • How to ask a stranger permission to take their photo
  • Making travel photos with a personal viewpoint
  • How to get good shots when you are with a group
  • Editing and presenting your photos when you get home
  • The presentation will conclude with ample time for Q&A.

Want to move your photographic imagery from the mundane to the artistic? Then maybe this webinar—is for you! Learn to find the special at home and abroad in this extraordinary presentation from Harold Davis, one of the living masters of digital photography.

What one participant in past webinars has said: “Watching Harold work on his imagery, as he would in ‘real-life’, has helped me lock-in techniques that I had read about, but were only theoretical to me. It’s great to have multiple delivery channels for Harold’s information, and I now feel confident I can succeed.”

Each live webinar session has ample time for questions and is limited to twenty participants, so seating is very limited. The $29.95 fee includes unlimited access to the recording of the session.

Check out our webinar recordings ($19.95 each for unlimited access):

Click here for more info about Harold Davis webinar recordings.

Photographing Flowers for Transparency Weekend Workshop with Harold Davis Oct 4-5, 2014

If you are interested in photographing flowers, please consider the session of the Photographing Flowers for Transparency with Harold Davis workshop that I am holding Saturday, October 4—Sunday, October 5, 2014. Click here for information and online registration for the October 2014 Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop

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 light box. Why not learn these techniques from the acknowledged master who has pioneered them?

We have no schedule plans to offer another section of this popular workshop! Don’t miss this opportunity.

Bonus (optional) offering: Saturday after the workshop we will photograph San Francisco and views of the Golden Gate from sunset into night from the Berkeley Municipal Pier. There is no charge for workshop participants.

Windswept Florals © Harold Davis

Windswept Florals © Harold Davis

Here are some details about the workshop:

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

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

Harold gives this workshop very infrequently. 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.

Papaver and Iridaceae

Papaver and Iridaceae © Harold Davis

Click here for more information, curriculum and registration.

Peony Pano on White © Harold Davis

Peony Pano on White © Harold Davis

Here are some comments from earlier Floral Transparency Workshops:

  • “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.”
  • “Thank you for an amazing weekend workshop. Have waited a long time to take this workshop. The weekend flew by. Have much to digest and process. Highly recommended.”
  • “Learned a new photographic technique that I can apply not only to flowers, but to other subject materials.”
  • “A great workshop! Learned about creating translucent flower photographs and also about important features of Photoshop.”
  • “Great workshop with a good balance of instruction and practical application. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and more importantly get answers.”

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

When: Saturday October 4, 2014, 9:30AM to 5:30PM and Sunday October 5, 2013, 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tuition: The cost of the workshop is $745 per person

Registration: www.meetup.com/Harold-Davis/events/183306272/

Red Poppies © Harold Davis

Upcoming events and early registration discounts

Please keep in mind the following upcoming events and early registration discounts!

Weekend Workshop, October 4-5 2014—Photographing Flowers for Transparency. If you want to learn the techniques I use to create my botanical art in Botanique and elsewhere, this is your opportunity. Please don’t miss this chance because there are no current plans to schedule another session of this popular workshop.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3PM—Live Photo Critique in Berkeley, CA (free, but advance registration required): bring six of your photos (prints preferred).

Time is running out for registration for the Photographic Odyssey to Japan in the spring of 2015 (a prime time of year for visiting Japan to catch subjects such as the cherry blossoms in Kyoto). If you are interested, you need to let me know now so we can hold a spot.

Early registrations discounts: We are offering a small discount (a $50 price reduction) off the workshops that are scheduled for the first half of 2015 if your sign-up before October 15, 2014. The normal price for these two or three day workshops is $695. The early-registration discounted special price is $645.

Flowers for Nicky © Harold Davis

Early registration helps us plan our schedule and make the necessary arrangements to hold workshop space. If you are thinking of one of these workshops, please help us by registering now, and accept the $50 discount as a small token of my thanks.

Here are the 2015 workshops with the early registration discounts for your consideration:

 

Misty Mountains  © Harold Davis

Misty Mountains © Harold Davis