I encourage my students to use their phones if they have them to shoot anything, not just flowers. Because, you're doing something creative every day with a lens that you have with you, every day in your phone. And, I think it takes a lot of the more complicated parts of photography out you don't have to worry as much about aperture and you can be more creative and you can really work on your compositions. Being sure you exclude distractions, and moving in close and you shooting everyday. And on Instagram I may not take a photo every day, I may not post a photo I've taken that day, but I'm posting one that I've worked on that day. So, I'm doing something creative every single day and I think that's good for any type of art to be involved in it every day. Most of these are taken in my yard, you know I'll run out for 15 minutes, walk around the yard with my phone. I also meant to tell you, that I tend to plant what I like to photograph. And I have my plants and gardens on different sides...
of the house so there's usually good light somewhere and something blooming somewhere which is really nice.
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