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The Art of Flower Photography with Celia Henderson LRPS See the scene, take the photo and make the art. 6. The Dahlia

The Art of Flower Photography with Celia Henderson LRPS See the scene, take the photo and make the art. 6. The Dahlia

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Date

Sep 07 2024 09:30 - 13:00

Description

This new series of workshops, part of the Seed to Bloom programme will select a seasonal flower each month

See-Take-Make with Celia Henderson

6. SEPTEMBER The Dahlia


Date and Time: Two Sessions:

Sept 7   9.30 -11.00 11.30 -13.00 pm

The Workshops

What will we cover:

  • What do you see
  • Location, planning and outcomes
  • What’s our approach
  • What equipment, camera, lenses, accessories
  • By how much (if at all) can we control the lighting
  • Camera settings to achieve your visualisation
  • A lot of post processing skills – to enhance the capture and complete the vision

Each workshop will incorporate one or more approach and discuss the suggested equipment (including a pair of scissors and a dental mirror), how to manage the light, backgrounds, composition and which post processing tools give the ultimate results

Covering a whole variety of approaches – just look at the list …

Pick a flower a month and test your vision, photographic skills and creativity.

The Dahlia

Crying out for a Radial Blur

Simple single dahlia workshop – changing colours, creating a four panel set, using creative filters

Overlaying and multiple exposure

Composition and viewpoint. Capturing multiple images to create a background to set off the star performer

Gold paper texture

Making textures to use with white flowers. This workshop covers how to make gold paper. I’ll also show you how to create actions and where the Photoshop Texture actions are stored

Close up, Liquify and Paint

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! Or so the saying goes – and how true – Photoshop can’t turn your disasters into masterpieces – or can it? In addition to showing you how to use the liquify tool and special brushes on a well-taken close up, I will also show you how to make an image from a really awful dead tulip (yes, I know wrong season, but it’s the best example I’ve got)


Booking a place: Two Sessions:

Digital Imaging Member - £8

RPS Member - £12

General admission - £15

If you are not already a Digital Imaging member it might be advantageous to join as a Digital Only member and benefit from reduced ticket prices.

Digital Imaging Home Page | Digital Imaging Workshops | Join Digital Imaging (£14pa) | Join Digital Imaging Online (£7 pa)
In these workshops we’ll start at the end of the process by visualising the finished masterpiece, consider your intended output (print medium, digital). That directs us to the take stage, what equipment, lens, camera settings, backgrounds, compositions, lighting, do we need. And before you even click the shutter button, reflect on the features and magic that can be applied from the post processing software.

Whether you are seeking to create a sharp botanical study, a still life, a competition entry or a dreamy watercolour painting, let me guide you through the “See, Take, Make” workflow. With each workshop putting seasonal flowers in the limelight, we will put our vision plan to the test and consider how to best capture the shot(s) and which tools will be required to complete the post processing workflow, so you are fully prepared and motivated to capture the tulips of spring, the sweet peas of summer, the glorious dahlias and rudbeckia of autumn and the resilient snowdrops in winter.

 We’ll start at the end of the process by visualising the finished masterpiece, consider your intended output (print medium, digital). That directs us to the take stage, what equipment, lens, camera settings, backgrounds, compositions, lighting, do we need. And before you even click the shutter button, reflect on the features and magic that can be applied from the post processing software.

Whether you are seeking to create a sharp botanical study, a still life, a competition entry or a dreamy watercolour painting, let me guide you through the “See, Take, Make” workflow. With each workshop putting seasonal flowers in the limelight, we will put our vision plan to the test and consider how to best capture the shot(s) and which tools will be required to complete the post processing workflow, so you are fully prepared and motivated to capture the tulips of spring, the sweet peas of summer, the glorious dahlias and rudbeckia of autumn and the resilient snowdrops in winter.


The Workshops

What will we cover:

  • What do you see
  • Location, planning and outcomes
  • What’s our approach
  • What equipment, camera, lenses, accessories
  • By how much (if at all) can we control the lighting
  • Camera settings to achieve your visualisation
  • A lot of post processing skills – to enhance the capture and complete the vision

Each workshop will incorporate one or more approach and discuss the suggested equipment (including a pair of scissors and a dental mirror), how to manage the light, backgrounds, composition and which post processing tools give the ultimate results

Covering a whole variety of approaches – just look at the list …

Pick a flower a month and test your vision, photographic skills and creativity.



Booking a place

Digital Imaging Member - £8

RPS Member - £12

General admission - £15

If you are not already a Digital Imaging member it might be advantageous to join as a Digital Only member and benefit from reduced ticket prices.

Digital Imaging Home Page | Digital Imaging Workshops | Join Digital Imaging (£14pa) | Join Digital Imaging Online (£7 pa)

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Organiser

RPS Digital Imaging Group facilitate Online Workshops, on Processing in Photoshop, Lightroom. the Nik Suite, Topaz and Affinity. As well as encouraging the use of software in creative ways to create artistic photographic images.

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