“Harold Davis’s ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.”—Popular Photography Magazine
In this live 2-hour online masterclass and Q&A, internationally renowned photographer and best-selling Rocky Nook author Harold Davis shows his stunning floral imagery and describes in detail his process for light box photography. Floral arranging, botanical composition, backlighting, exposure, bracketing sequences, high-key photography, and post-production are explained.
There is a tuition fee, and an early-bird discount (until September 1, 2023). Click here to register.
Description: Survey after survey comes up with the data that flowers are a subject that photographers of all skill levels want to shoot. Where else can you find such a riotous display of colors and shapes contained in such a small package? Every flower is different.
In this masterclass, Harold Davis shares his special techniques for high-key floral imagery using the lightbox techniques that he has pioneered. He’ll demystify the photographic and post-production workflow involved in creating this innovative imagery and will also explain what he looks for in floral models, and the techniques that he uses in the studio and in the garden.
A demonstration in Photoshop will show how to combine images using layers, layer masking, and a layer stack.
This masterclass will consist of an extensive presentation by Harold Davis explaining the complete process of photographing flowers for transparency, followed by a wide-ranging discussion.
In this masterclass, participants will learn to:
- Understand the principles of transparency and translucency in photography
- Work with high-key compositions and exposures
- Create an exposure layer stack
- Combine a high-key exposure stack in Photoshop
- Make your own light box compositions using patterns of shape, color, and form
- Thursday, September 14th, 2023
- 10.00am-12.00pm Pacific Time
- 2-hour online masterclass
Click here to register.
About the Presenter
Harold Davis is an artist, photographer, educator, and the bestselling author of many books. His most recent books include Composition & Photography, Creative Garden Photography, and Creative Black & White, all from Rocky Nook. Harold’s book Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) was rated the “Best Guide to Flower Photography” by Digital Photographer Magazine.
Harold is the developer of a unique technique for photographing flowers for transparency, for which he was awarded the 2022 Photographic Society of America Progress award. According to Popular Photo Magazine, “Harold Davis’s ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.”
Harold is also known as a master of black and white. The Seattle Times put it this way: “Harold Davis is the digital black and white equal of Ansel Adams’s traditional wet photography.”
He is a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Ambassador, and an internationally known photographer, as well as a sought-after workshop leader. In 2022, two of Harold’s floral images, Tulip Panorama and Sunflower Bouquet, were produced as United States postage stamps.