Posted on 2020-06-08

Starting from a blank canvas

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My presentation, Starting from a Blank Canvas, designed for photography club/photographic society evening and features images on two of my favourite photographic subjects – Creative Flower Portraiture and Still Life. Both themes are illustrated with images from my studio work.

- the "Flower portraits" part of the evening will be about my approach to flower photography which is somewhat similar to portrait photography: for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find a unique look, study its mood and character, unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, I neither aim at creating an accurate natural/botanical image, nor try to picture a flower in its natural habitat. What matters is my creative interpretation of a flower image.

- in the "Still Life" part of the evening I will talk about composition, light, textures and colours that I use when creating my still life setups. My approach - for better or worse - is to start by creating an image in my mind's eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through.

No recording please!


  • Still Life
  • Explore Your Creativity
  • Creative Flower Portraiture
  • Improve your Techniques

Type of Talk

  • Presentation


  • 90 minutes


  • 2 x 45 mins

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Time Zone



all levels

Delivered by

  • Zoom

Additional info

No recording!

Max group size



  • Chris
  • Jun 8, 2021
  • PP gave an engaging talk to Horsham Photographic Society. She was very generous in engaging in a discussion of her own and our members' practice. Many thanks Polina


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