This is a very special course for those who love fine art photography and are fascinated by the beauty of flowers. It is a rare opportunity to learn from a true master of flower photography Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP. Limited to 8 places.
Key Learning points: - Introduction to studio lighting and technical aspects of fine art flower photography - using studio equipment, light controllers, softboxes and reflectors - setting up professional flash lighting system and attachments - Some of Polina’s favourite lighting setups and techniques - camera settings for studio photography - advice on setting up a home studio - practical lens guide and how to achieve desired creative effect - tips on post-processing images in Adobe Photoshop. At the end of the day not only you will gain confidence for shooting in a studio, but you will also walk away with some great images for your portfolio.
It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds and exposure.
What to bring:
Please bring any camera that allows full manual control (M on program dial). A DSLR is recommended, however, most of the mirrorless compact systems / micro-four-thirds and bridge cameras should also be suitable. Ideally you will need a tripod and a lens in the range of 50mm – 100mm.
Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs.
Polina describes her approach to flower photography as “somewhat similar to that of a portrait photographer – for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find its unique look, study its mood and character, and ultimately unlock the hidden beauty of my models”. While appreciating the natural beauty of plants and trying to stay true to their original look, Polina does not limit her point of view to purely botanical. Instead, she tries “to lift a flower off its typical setting and put it into indeterminate space, where its beauty can be seen in all its purity”. 2017 – RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Photography Competition: Project “Past Perfect”: Gold Medal 2016 - Pink Lady Food Photographer of The Year: Image “Unstill Life: Category winner
2016 - International Garden Photographer of The Year: Image “The Last Dance: Commended and appears on the book cover
Polina will be giving a talk at RPS House in Bristol click here for more info.
Image © Polina Plotnikova FRPS EFIAP
- Venue Information
Lunch included - please let us know if you have any special dietary needs
- Cancellation policy
Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.
If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.
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