Flowers are a popular subject for photography with inspiration to be found in the huge variety of colours, shapes and species seen in gardens across the land. So how can you make your photography stand out from the crowd and create something that’s unique and artistic rather than just a documentary record? This one day workshop explores a range of creative flower techniques, showing you how you can elevate your flower photography to a new artistic level.
This one day course is limited to a maximum of six students and is a mixture of a classroom-based illustrated presentation with plenty of hands on practice with a range of creative table top set-ups. These will include working with frozen flowers, flowers in water and using intentional camera movement to create a wonderful impressionistic feel to your images. Delegates will leave the course with a print of their favourite image from the day and lots of ideas and inspiration for creating new images at home.
The course will cover:
– Introduction to creative flower photography
– Recommended camera kit and settings
– The joy of intentional camera movement
– Getting it right in the camera: controlling focus, depth of field and the importance of background
– Practical session with a variety of table top set-ups
– Image editing tips
– Printing and mounting of favourite images
- This course is suitable for students with DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
- A macro lens or lens with a macro function is perfect for this type of photography, but a standard zoom – 28-70mm or equivalent – will also work very well.
To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; and be comfortable handling their cameras using aperture/shutter priority or fully manual mode.
Once you arrive we look after you for the workshop duration. Included in the price is:
- Lunch at Lacock Photography’s studio
- Tabletop setups at Lacock Photography’s studio
- Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
The Tutor – Lisa Mardell
Lisa Mardell is a creative photographer based in Guildford, Surrey. She specialises in abstract and impressionist photography of landscapes and flowers, and is also a keen horse photographer. Her work has appeared in photographic and travel magazines, including Sunday Times Travel, Wanderlust, The Telegraph, Practical Photography and Outdoor Photography, as well as in brochures for Canon cameras to illustrate their lenses. She has exhibited in London and the south east, sells her work through galleries and art fairs and runs a horse photography business.
Lisa has twice been shortlisted for the Wanderlust Travel Photographer of the Year award. Other achievements include a Royal Photographic Society ARPS distinction, two images shortlisted for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competitions, shortlisted images in the Travel Photographer of the Year award, second place in Digital Photographer magazine’s Action Photographer of the Year competition and a finalist place in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards two years in a row. She has also won a gold award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.