I had a great Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop over the weekend, with a nice group of workshop participants who were eager to learn, and I think had fun! I’m looking forward to scheduling the workshop again next year, in June of 2020. If you are interested in this workshop, keep your eye out for it on my Workshops & Events page (or add yourself to my email list for an alert), as I do this workshop only once a year, and it does fill up.
What do you do with left-over flowers? There were quite a few that remained from the workshop, so I put them on my largest light box, and photographed them as a block of blossoms.
Of course, it is hard to create a wall of flowers like this one without also wanted to invert the composition in LAB color.
During the workshop, I created some demos to show various techniques. This first image was a collaboration, with workshop participants handing me flowers. I was arranging them in real-time in front of the group, which doesn’t have quite the serenity of the way I prefer to work, but was fun, and I think came out okay.
I use this circular image to demo painting in transparency by sampling petals, and then painting in the values.
A singleton poppy made a nice and simple demonstration of the formula for adding a flower to a scanned background.