What: Finding the Mysterious in Photography
When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11am PT. Duration between one and two hours, including Q&A
Where: On your computer or mobile device from anywhere via Zoom. Zoom authenticated registration and a tuition payment of $29.95 are required for enrollment. Seating is limited. The registration link is https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5z-0Fv8kTNuzBMvIC9ueQw
Details: As nights grow longer and days shorter, and as we approach Halloween and All Saints’ Eve, separations between our world and that of the spirits gets thinner.
Some of the very best photographs send a frisson of the spooky and the ineffable up our spine. How do they do this? And how do we incorporate that sense of being part of something beyond and bigger than ourselves into our own work? More prosaically, what techniques can be used to jump-start creativity, and to move towards the mysterious and beyond the staid and common place in our photography?
In this webinar, I’ll look at images of mine that seem to invoke spiritual qualities, and examine how and why they do so. Often, these images can only be recognized in retrospect. Fortune favors the prepared mind, but in addition to planning, this kind of image-making relies on recognizing serendipity, and deploying a range of techniques including free association, “automatic” creation, and the paradigms of the classical quest.
How will you get ready for Halloween in this extraordinary year?
The webinar will conclude with exercises and suggestions to inspire you, and to help you add touches of the mysterious and ineffable to your own work.
There will be ample time for Q&A.
Tuition: The tuition for this webinar is $29.95, and requires prior registration. Seating (on a first come, first served basis) is limited. You must register via Zoom to be enrolled in this webinar! The registration link is https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5z-0Fv8kTNuzBMvIC9ueQw
A lightly-edited recording of this Webinar will be posted following a time delay on the Harold Davis Photography YouTube channel.
About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is a bestselling author of many books, including Creative Garden Photography and Creative Black & White Second Edition, both from Rocky Nook. He is the developer of a unique technique for photographing flowers for transparency, a Moab Master, and a Zeiss Ambassador. He is an internationally known photographer and a sought-after workshop leader. His website is www.digitalfieldguide.com.