Melanie Kern-Favilla

Melanie Kern-Favilla

Melanie Kern-Favilla is a locomotive engineer who is employed by the Long Island Railroad. Along with severe weather photography and floral images, she enjoys shooting snowflakes, water drops, and anything macro-related. She began shooting flower images in her garden, eventually transitioning to in-studio floral photography. She was specifically attracted to the structure, color, and intricacies of the flowers, dahlias in particular.

The Personal Side of Melanie Kern-Favilla

with Melanie Kern-Favilla & Kalebra Kelby

Sit down with Kalebra Kelby and meet our newest instructor - Melanie Kern-Favilla! You may recognize her as the winner of our second Gallery at KelbyOne contest with her beautiful floral work. And now she is sharing her wide-array of knowledge with you! In this in-depth interview, Melanie opens up about her job as a train engineer for the Long Island Railroad, her husband and two dogs, and of course, her passion for photography. Would you ever guess that her fascination with thunderstorms would lead her to where she is today? She loves everything nature and her perseverance to always keep going and improve her creative side is motivating and inspiring. We are so excited for you to get to know her and welcome her to the KelbyOne family!

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Sit down with Kalebra Kelby and meet our newest instructor - Melanie Kern-Favilla! You may recognize her as the winner of our second Gallery at KelbyOne contest with her beautiful floral work. And now she is sharing her wide-array of knowledge with you! In this in-depth interview, Melanie opens up about her job as a train engineer for the Long Island Railroad, her husband and two dogs, and of course, her passion for photography. Would you ever guess that her fascination with thunderstorms would lead her to where she is today? She loves everything nature and her perseverance to always keep going and improve her creative side is motivating and inspiring. We are so excited for you to get to know her and welcome her to the KelbyOne family!

Creating Breathtaking Floral Images

with Melanie Kern-Favilla

Join Melanie Kern-Favilla as she shares her secrets for creating stunning and dramatic still life photographs using natural light. In this class, you'll learn how to recognize qualities of light, what gear is needed, how to create your own props and light modifiers, and how to choose the right flowers for your subjects. While Melanie works with flowers, she'll teach you how to apply all of these techniques to any still life subject you choose. As an added bonus, make sure to check out the bonus lesson on macro snowflake photography! This class is perfect for anyone interested in macro photography.

Creating Breathtaking Floral Images close

Join Melanie Kern-Favilla as she shares her secrets for creating stunning and dramatic still life photographs using natural light. In this class, you'll learn how to recognize qualities of light, what gear is needed, how to create your own props and light modifiers, and how to choose the right flowers for your subjects. While Melanie works with flowers, she'll teach you how to apply all of these techniques to any still life subject you choose. As an added bonus, make sure to check out the bonus lesson on macro snowflake photography! This class is perfect for anyone interested in macro photography.