A Two Day Course Thursday 3rd- Friday 4 August 2017
This two day Close Up Flower Photography Workshop is designed for the beginner to intermediate photographer and is based at Parham House in West Sussex. The four acre Walled Garden of Parham House is an exquisite setting providing the student with limitless inspiration. Elizabeth Zeschin will share her enthusiasm and expertise with students in creating floral close-ups on location in the Garden and Greenhouses at Parham.
The tutor, Elizabeth Zeschin has been a successful photographer for over 30 years. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Arden Anstruther Gallery and The Chelsea Arts Club. Her editorial clients have included House and Garden, Martha Stewart Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and The Telegraph Sunday Magazine and The World of Interiors. She has taught Garden Photography at the English Gardening School in London. Currently she is engaged upon an extensive Photography Project at Parham.
Day One: Students will explore and discuss different aesthetic possibilities in the area of macro flower photography. We will discuss macro lenses, the use of a tripod, and understanding depth of field as a means to express artistic intent. Elizabeth will also concentrate upon the basic technical aspects of exposure and utilising daylight and reflectors to best advantage. In the afternoon we will explore the gardens and greenhouses at Parham. Elizabeth will set up a small greenhouse studio and students will explore close up flower portraits in small groups.
Day Two: Students will meet after dawn to make their own images in the greenhouses and gardens at Parham. They will be encouraged to apply the technical precepts discussed in order to create and develop their own unique photographic vision. The challenges of floral location photography will be identified and students will learn different approaches to solving them.
Students will return to the classroom to edit their own work. Methods of display and preserving work will be addressed. Discussion and critiques will follow.