The Art of Flower Photography
The Art of Flower Photography
Introduction: Why Take Pictures Of Flowers02:28 2
Lenses For Flower Photography16:13 3
Accessories For Flower Photography12:09 4
Lighting For Flower Photography18:10 5
Exposure And Aperture Choice18:33 6
Figuring Out Where To Focus20:27 7
Flower Photography Composition13:16 8
Flower Photography Black Background19:10
Learning To See Your Subject09:52 10
Shooting Flower Life Stages And The Flower Dance09:04 11
Add Textures To Photos In Post Processing09:19 12
Tips For Choosing Flowers For Photography10:12 13
Flower Photography Tips03:54 14
Botanical Gardens Flower Photo Shoot18:59 15
Photo Critiques48:42 16
Clip Art Everyday01:17
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Choose the right macro lenses
- Build the ideal photography gear kit
- Find (or create) the best light for macro shots
- Know where to place small objects in the frame
- Set the correct aperture and exposure
- Master close focusing with depth of field
- Confidently capture macro work of any type of flower
ABOUT KATHLEEN’S CLASS:
Flowers are the perfect subjects for both beginning and professional photographers alike. Not only can they be found almost anywhere, but they offer a wide range of colors, textures, and shapes to explore and experiment with. But as perfect as flowers are for photography, the dominance of similar pictures makes it hard to capture a unique image.
This course takes you on an in-depth journey into the glories of flower photography, with expert photographer Kathleen Clemons as your guide. You’ll learn everything you need to know to take captivating shots that will wow your audience and celebrate the beauty of nature. Learn how to take flower photographs that stand out.
In this class, you'll learn how to spot the best flower to photograph with your naked eye, whether you want to capture artistic or documentary images. The flower will become the star of the shot as you learn to eliminate distractions in the background. At the end of the class, work confidently with fields of flowers and single flowers, at each stage in their life cycle.
Whether you have a Nikon, Canon, Sony, or mirrorless camera body, Kathleen will show you all the essential tools of flower photography, from macro lenses to plant clamps to extension tubes. She’ll cover technical details such as aperture settings and your depth of field, as well as stylistic issues such as composition, backgrounds, and close-up or macro shots. The course ends with a demonstration of a real shoot in a garden so you can see Kathleen in action as she takes different angles and close-up images of different flowers and flower petals.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- All levels of photographers interested in macro photography.
- Photographers who want to learn how to shoot close-up images of small subjects.
- Photographers who want to better understand special equipment for shooting macro and how to deal with difficult lighting situations.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Kathleen Clemons is a nature photographer known for her painting-like images of flowers. The Maine-based photographer works with Corbis and Getty images. While she's known for her photography, Kathleen also has a degree in education, which she mixes with her passion for flower to teach other macro photographers.
Ratings and Reviews
What a fantastic class! Kathleen Clemons' presentation was well-organized and offered exceptional how-to advice along with actual gear and beautiful slides which demonstrated her points. I felt as though she were talking to me personally and truly wanting me to be successful. Her explanations of technique, accompanied with video of her in the gardens using the camera was very helpful. In addition, I found her critiques most enlightening, and I learned a great deal about how to improve my own images from them. In short--this was an exceptional class, and Kathleen Clemons is an amazing teacher. I have watched the class twice and plan to purchase it for continued review and reflection. Anyone who wants to photograph flowers artistically needs this class. Thank you, CreativeLive, for this wonderful presentation by Kathleen Clemons.
Thank you Kathleen for taking the time to share your wonderful knowledge and technique's with us through this 5 star course. Your breathtaking ethereal images are a true inspiration and I can't wait to get out there and practice with my new Lensbaby velvet. Not only was this course a wonderful tutorial for photographing flower subject but much of your instruction can be used when photographing all of nature. This is the best Creative Live class I have taken yet!
a Creativelive Student
Kathleen Clemons is a wonderful teacher who communicates a powerful passion for flower photography. I learned so much from her about how to see and capture the beauty of a flower using macro lenses. As I launched into this new area of photography, I felt equipped and free to experiment and learn and grow. As I looked through the viewfinder of my camera, it's almost as though Kathleen was right there with me - I saw how to focus in on one area of the flower, then another, and change aperture settings to impact the depth of field, and experiencing the intricate beauty of God's creation. The ultimate moments for me were the images captured as a result of everything I learned. I highly recommend Kathleen Clemons as a teacher and this amazing class, The Art Of Flower Photography. Review by Catherine Martin