Photographing Fabulous Flowers
with National Geographic's Raymond Gehman
Mar 9, 2013: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Apr 8, 2013: 9:30am - 5:30pm
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Members: $225 • Non-members: $295
• Prerequisites: None
Space Limited to 12 participants.
Special Hotel Prices for Workshop Registrants
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Flowers are so simple. It would seem so simple…to photograph something so beautiful. However, capturing the true essence of these little universes is far from simple. Join Raymond Gehman, National Geographic photographer, in this one-day workshop that is specifically designed for the digital photo enthusiast who loves nature and wants to more effectively seize the splendor of the floral world. The workshop will include a slide presentation, a shooting field trip, and critique of your images from the field trip. Learn the importance of lens selection, including macro, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses. Learn the importance of lighting, including backlighting and unusual illumination. Learn the importance of selecting the right background. Explore the principles of light, composition, perspective, and visual design as they impact on the artistry of your image. It is easy to take a decent photograph of a flower. But to take one that transforms it into a work of art is another matter altogether.
RAYMOND GEHMAN has worked for National Geographic Society since 1986. With three cover photographs and numerous books and articles, he has been on assignment in Yellowstone, Wyoming’s Bighorn Country, Florida’s Sanibel Island Gulf Coast, the Canadian Rockies, the rain forests of Belize, Icelandic glaciers and icebergs, deep, dark Polish forests, and rural China during the People’s Republic 50th anniversary celebration. He has documented grizzly bears, the vanishing prairie dog and wetlands, the ecology of fire, the aftermath of hurricanes, hot pools, and nocturnal Apache ceremonial dancers. Previously, he studied fine arts photography at Northern Virginia Community College and earned a degree in photojournalism from the renowned School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He worked for 11 years as a newspaper photojournalist in Montana and Virginia. Recently he has concentrated on more personal digital artwork, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by shooting everything from apples to oranges, flowers to flying light domes, and glass globes to transcendent trucks, and transforming these subjects into dazzling impressionistic imagery. In 2010 his work will be exhibited from Virginia to Houston to Colorado.