Learn exposure, focus and creative techniques for photographing flowers in spectacular detail. Join top photographer and bestselling author Harold Davis to explore the many facets of successful macro photography, starting with expert tips on composition. Delve into extension tubes and filters for an affordable way to master extreme close-ups, and navigate challenging lighting with ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Cultivate your artistic vision using selective focus, unexpected angles and depth of field to create imaginative, Impressionist-inspired shots. Plus, learn how to execute an indoor shoot and present your photos in a strikingly unique portfolio.
Get inspired as Harold Davis shows you some of his beautiful floral work and talks about the goals of this interactive video class.
Harold gives you a look inside his gear bag and talks about choosing cameras, lenses and tripods. Learn how exposure and shutter mode settings affect your image.
Get up close and personal with your floral subjects. Learn how to use extension tubes and close-up filters, and how image stabilization works.
Learn the nuances of focus at close range. You'll discover how to set aperture and depth of field to achieve your desired images.
Harold shares professional secrets that elevate floral photos to the extraordinary: unusual angles, selective focus, in-camera multiple exposures, deliberate under- and overexposure, and more.
Move into the studio and evaluate your impressionistic flower photos and other artistic experiments with an artist's eye.
Enjoy flower photography all year long. Set up and light your studio, learn to choose and handle flowers, and create stunning images of individual blooms and full arrangements.
"Whether you're a photography newbie or an old hand at photographing flowers, this course is for you. It is an easy to understand course with lots of simple-to-incorporate techniques. I sat through the whole course at one time. it took nearly four hours as I kept rerunning parts of the video and stopping to take notes. I have a pocket full of little gems that i know will make a difference in my flower photography as well as my overall photography."
- Gail Berreman