A Composing Weekend
Spend a weekend in the garden with instructor Barbara Ellison finding the beauty in texture and form by seeking intriguing compositions where the flowers play second to the structures. Participants experiment with controlling light through flash and techniques for making the most of natural light. Discuss subject placement for impact and the use of plant materials as framing. Learn to get the most out of your image and fine tune your vision through creative cropping. Tell the story of the garden “bones” through a series of photographs that can later be incorporated into a book form. The workshop includes a critique session on your efforts and a final class slide show. Barbara also touches on options for showing images, including bookmaking, transfers to tiles, and mixed media.