Yesterday I photographed five Birds of Paradise flowers (Strelitzia reginae, a plant closely related to the banana incidentally) from our garden on a light box. Specifically, the flowers were upright in a vase and placed on one light box. A second light box was placed upright, perpendicularly to the first. You can see the set up in a iPhone capture my son Nicholas made for me, shown at the bottom of this story.
We’ve been having great fun and success with teaching Photographing Flowers for Transparency online using the webinar format. This doesn’t quite make up for not being able to have the live workshops, but it is something, and at least accessible to folks who can’t travel to my studio here in Berkeley.
You can find the recordings of our first four sessions on the Harold Davis Photography YouTube channel. The fifth class and last class in the series is coming up next week; here is the registration link for the live session.
Please also keep in mind our four-session Creativity Bootcamp: Awaken Your Inner Dragon scheduled for June. The class is limited to 12 participants so that we can get to know each other and have ample time for assignments and feedback. There are a few seats still available; here is the registration link.