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 qua... READ MORE
lessons: 10 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 59min
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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. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Melanie as she introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Gear
Learn what gear you need to create stunning still life images.
lesson 3: DIY Hacks
You can save money by doing it yourself on the cheap.
lesson 4: Choosing the Right Flowers
Melanie shares her tips for choosing the right flowers without spending a fortune.
lesson 5: Shoot Setup
Learn how to control your natural light source to create a dramatic photograph.
lesson 6: Overcoming Natural Light Challenges
Natural light is wonderful, but it changes, and you’ve got to be ready to adapt as the light changes.
lesson 7: Choosing Your Best Photos After the Shoot
Once the shoot is done you’ll need to separate the wheat from the chaff and choose the best photos for post production.
lesson 8: Post Processing
Now that you’ve made your selects you can move on to developing your photos to make them look their best.
lesson 9: Closing Thoughts
Melanie wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward from here.
lesson 10: Bonus: Snowflakes and Scanner
In this bonus lesson Melanie shares her process for creating macro photos of snowflakes, and her process for creating still life photos with a scanner.
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meet  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.
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