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Harold Davis

Harold Davis

Harold Davis

Dieser Workshop wird in englischer Sprache gehalten.
This workshop will be held in English.

Master photographer Harold Davis is well-known for his often imitated—but seldom equaled—digital images of luscious transparent and translucent flowers.
In this unique workshop offering, Harold Davis shows the techniques he uses to create his floral masterpieces. Arrangement, composition, photography, post-production will all be covered, as will Harold's special techniques for shooting on a light box. In addition, several sessions will explore field floral photography, and alternative techniques related to the studio photography of flowers.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enhance your floral photography by learning from Harold Davis, the author of Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (in addition to other bestselling books).

Topics covered in this workshop will include:
  • Understanding transparency and translucency
  • Introduction to floral arrangement and composition
  • Botanical art in the digital era
  • Shooting florals in the field
  • Best practices in macro photography
  • Shooting flowers on a dark background
  • Shooting on a light box
  • Understanding high-key post-production
  • Working with Photoshop layers
  • High-key HDR
  • LAB color effects
  • Backgrounds and textures
  • Preparing to make floral pigment prints
  • Tips & techniques from Harold Davis

In addition, workshop participants will be given the opportunity to compose, photograph and post-process their own transparent floral images from beginning-to-end during the workshop.


Harold Davis

 Harold Davis Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and professional photographer. He is the author of Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (Amphoto), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press) and many other books. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker. You can learn more about Harold Davis and his work on his website, www.photoblog2.com.

Date + Location

The workshop will be held from 27.6. - 30.6.2014 at Atelier Kurus, Lutherstraße 13, 69120 Heidelberg (Map).

On the first day, we'll start at 10 Uhr, but registration will be open at 9:30 Uhr already.

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This workshop is limited to 18 participants.


The workshop is intended for photographers of all levels with an interest in flower photography. Note that there is no better way to learn the floral transparency techniques that Harold Davis has pioneered than to take his workshop on this topic, which is an infrequent offering.

Technische Voraussetzungen

Your camera (preferably capable of shooting in RAW and with a manual exposure mode), camera manual, and a tripod and remote exposure release.
To follow the post-production examples—and to create your own fully-realized imagery—please bring a laptop loaded with Photoshop, and HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software (trial versions of this software are available for free download).


  • Teilnahmegebühr 708,05 € incl. MwSt.
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