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
- 90 minutes
- 2 x 45 mins
Languages spokenEnglish, Russian