Upcoming Harold Davis Workshops & Events

Harold Davis Workshops in downtown Berkeley, CA:

Saturday, November 3, 2012: Digital Black & White Masterclass with Harold Davis

If you are interested in black & white photography and would like to take your work to the next level, this is a rare opportunity to perfect your technique and be inspired by a legendary monochromatic digital photographer and teacher! This workshop is primarily intended for serious amateurs and professionals who already have some experience with digital black & white photography.

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Choosing the Path by Harold Davis
Choosing the Path © Harold Davis

Saturday, December 1, 2012:
Photographing Flowers for Transparency: Full Day Workshop with Harold Davis

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.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013:
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Bootcamp: Full Day Workshop with Harold Davis

In this intensive, full-day workshop, Harold will show you how to shoot for HDR, how to extend dynamic range using multi-RAW processing, using automated HDR software including Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex Pro, and hand HDR processing in Photoshop.

In this workshop Harold reveals the secrets of HDR that you can’t learn anywhere else. With the HDR techniques taught in this workshop your photos will never be the same.

Papaver and Iridaceae by Harold Davis
Papaver and Iridaceae © Harold Davis

Besides mastering HDR techniques, and most important of all, Harold will help you develop your own style of HDR photography.

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Center for Photographic Art,
Carmel, CA:

Friday, November 2, 2012:
Creating Natural Images using HDR

This is one of the sessions of the Center for Photographic Art’s well-known Exposure Weekend. I will show how HDR techniques can be used to create unique, subtle, and natural-looking images.

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Point Reyes National Seashore, CA:

Saturday, November 17, 2012: Celebrating Water, Waterdrops and Our Wet World

This presentation is timed to coincide with the publication of Harold Davis’s new book Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis and benefits Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA). The presentation will focus on water and consider its relationship to our world. Particular attention will be paid to the tiny, encapsulated worlds of waterdrops. In addition, Harold Davis will discuss the techniques he uses to create macro photographs that are “both a sign and a symbol of all that is still in balance in our world.”

Admission is $10.00 for PRNSA members ($12.00 for non-members). Click here for registration.

Saturday, December 8, 2012: Photographing Waves Workshop

Waves are one of the great forces of nature and photographing them is a joy and a challenge. In this workshop, we will consider the role of patterns in composition and learn how to use short shutter speeds to stop the motion of a wave. We will let the motion of the surf create our images for us. We will start with an orientation that will explain wave photography techniques and then head to the field for at least two magnificent locations to practice these new skills. Then we will head back to the classroom for a review of the photos and a few insider tips.

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Paris, France–2013 Spring and Autumn Workshops:

April, 2013: Photograph Paris with Harold: Night, Black & White and Spring Flower Photography

Besides shooting Paris at night, we will shoot Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, and work to emulate the monochromatic visions of Paris expressed by Brassai and Atget.

We’ll stay in the arty and luxurious Hotel Lutetia in the Latin Quarter, explore the neighborhoods of Paris, photograph the stairs of Montmartre, shoot the Luxembourg Gardens, and photograph along the banks of the Seine River. There will be ample time for each participant to pursue their own photographic dreams and goals.

We have only a very few places left in this workshop. Click here for workshop summary, detailed itinerary or online registration.

Basilica Mission Delores by Harold Davis
Basilica Mission Delores © Harold Davis

October, 2013: Photograph Paris in the Autumn with Harold Davis

Besides shooting Paris in the autumn and at night, we will work to emulate the monochromatic visions of Paris expressed by Brassai, Atget, and other great photographers. Autumn in Paris is a great time of year to capture the nostalgia of falling leaves and monochromatic patterns. The workshop will include two field trips to capture autumn landscapes near Paris.

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Some recent comments about Harold Davis workshops & events:

  • “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  • “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!”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.

Click here for more information about upcoming Harold Davis workshops and events.

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers.

He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (Amphoto), Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press).

Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.

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

The Creative titles include: Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley). He’s also written a book on the fundamentals of exposure, Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (O’Reilly Media).


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