Welcome to the Phlorography Online Community of Creatives!

Our team of talented and inspiring instructors includes: Alan Shapiro, Cheryl Eagers, Craig Strong, Donna Eaton, Ellen Anon, Hazel Meredith, Ilse Beunen, Jackie Kramer, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, Kevin Raber, Lisa Cuchara, Mark Bowie, Polina Plotnikova, Rad Drew, Tony Sweet & more…

Live hands-on instruction. 



Some of the many rewards you'll receive include:








INSTRUCTORS: Alan Shapiro, Cheryl Eagers, Craig Strong, &...

Alan was a lifelong madman when a friend gave him his first camera. This turned into a joy-filled second career which Alan loves to pay forward by teaching and sharing his all-consuming love for photography. Alan is a high-energy instructor known for his easy-going manner and ability to get people out of their comfort zones.

Alan Shapiro

INSTRUCTORS: Alan Shapiro, Cheryl Eagers, Craig Strong, &...

Cheryl's journey in photography began in 2003. Rediscovering her passion for flower photography in 2020, she has since explored innovative techniques and currently offers creative photography workshops in person and online. Her enduring love for capturing the essence of flowers is the joy she aims to share and teach.

Cheryl Eagers

INSTRUCTORS: Alan Shapiro, Cheryl Eagers, Craig Strong, &...

Craig's career as a photographer grew from a staff photographer position at his college newspaper to photographing for The Oregonian, AP, LA Times, NY Times, Sports Illustrated and numerous other magazines and newspapers. Over the course of nearly two decades, the lack of ideal, affordable tools to realize his evolving creative vision turned his attention more and more toward making the photographic tools he needed, eventually leading him to cofound Lensbaby, Inc. in 2003. For over 20 years, he's headed up Lensbaby's R&D efforts to bring unique creative effects lenses and filters to visual artists all over the world.

Craig Strong

Donna Eaton, Ellen Anon, Hazel Meredith, &...

Donna is known for her creative vision and artistic images and sharing her heart through her camera and the use of post processing. She believes that photography is a reflection of who we are and our life experiences. Donna loves teaching and sharing her knowledge with her students and enjoys watching them grow as photographers.

Donna Eaton

Donna Eaton, Ellen Anon, Hazel Meredith, &...

Ellen is a freelance photographer, writer, and speaker who specializes in expressive photography. She has had winning images in international contests including NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Rice Nature's Best and a co-author of “See It; Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity” and the “Photoshop for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book” series. She is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.

Ellen Anon

Donna Eaton, Ellen Anon, Hazel Meredith, &...

Hazel began teaching in 2007, and does seminars at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. She offers her own workshops and webinars and has done webinars for several software companies. She has written two eBooks, and released her first course, “Creating Your Own Textures”. She and her husband, Dave, produce the “Virtual Creative Photography Conference” twice a year to attendees around the world.

Hazel Meredith

Jackie Kramer, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, &...

Jackie is known for her floral photography, rich with color and passion. She is a Lensbaby Ambassador & KelbyOne instructor who has received international acclaim for her images. Jackie's true passion is to encourage people to live their legacy. Her Facebook group, Phlorography, is a supportive community in which photography is the common thread and where relationships are treasured.

Jackie Kramer

Jackie Kramer, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, &...

Kasandra's fine art floral imagery is a visual expression of her strong spiritual and emotional connection with the world around her, created by applying artistic photographic techniques and digital enhancements. Kasandra's instructions combine her first love, macro photography, with her passion for flowers. She has received numerous awards nationally and locally and has had images and articles published in Canadian magazines.

Kasandra Sproson

Jackie Kramer, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, &...

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, author and workshop leader from the coast of Maine. She teaches online classes at Kathleen Clemons Education as well as many location workshops and seminars and is on the instructional staff of the Santa Fe Workshops. She has also filmed instructional classes for Craftsy, CreativeLive, Lensbaby University and is the author of “All About Textures”.

Kathleen Clemons

Kevin Raber, Lisa Cuchara, Mark Bowie, &...

Kevin Raber has 53 years experience in the field of photography, He's internationally known and runs a web site dedicated to the love of photography photopxl.com. His passion is and always has been and will be photography, Google him.

Kevin Raber

Kevin Raber, Lisa Cuchara, Mark Bowie, &...

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), Master of Artistry (PPA), Master of Photography (M. Photog.), HonNEC is very passionate about photography and enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom and is known for her expertise in Photography and in Photoshop and for inspirational and informative photography workshops where she enjoys sharing her vision, passion and her knowledge.

Lisa Cuchara

Kevin Raber, Lisa Cuchara, Mark Bowie, &...

Mark Bowie is a professional nature photographer, writer and public speaker. He has done three coffee table books on his native Adirondacks, two e-books on night photography, and two instructional videos, FORESTS: The Art of Photographing Trees & Woods and Multiple Exposures for Maximum Landscapes. Mark is an instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute. For more on his work visit www.markbowie.com.

Mark Bowie

Polina Plotnikova, Rad Drew, Ilse Beunen, & ...

Polina is Russian-born UK-based photographer. She studied at Moscow State University and in the Christies Education in London/Modern Art studies. She worked with photography in the museums, galleries and image libraries. Polina now teaches Creative Flowers photography and Still Life workshops. She is a Lensbaby ambassador. She has FRPS and EFIAP distinctions and a number of awards, including eight Gold and Silver Gilt medals at the RHS competitions, category winner of Food Photographer of The Year, various distinctions at the International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions. www.polinaplotnikova.com

Polina Plotnikova

Polina Plotnikova, Rad Drew, Ilse Beunen, & ...

Rad is a photographer, teacher and tour leader from Indiana, who makes photographs with mirrorless and infrared cameras, and assorted iPhones. He loves teaching and inspiring others to discover their hidden creative talents. He is a regular presenter at photography conferences and camera clubs around the world and was listed in the Photography Society of America’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018.

Rad Drew

Polina Plotnikova, Rad Drew, Ilse Beunen, & ...

As a quiet activist, I'm devoted to embracing nature, one flower and one branch at a time. My passion for ikebana is more than just arranging flowers; it's about fostering a deep connection with nature and your inner self, allowing your creativity to reinvigorate the natural beauty of flora. I passionately fill my days with live and online ikebana classes, hosting workshops, authoring books, and curating a video channel with instructional videos.

Ilse Beunen

Tony Sweet & Michael Joseph

Instructor Bio:

Professional photographer for over 30 years, workshop leader, author of 6 books and contributor to many others. Sought after speaker to photography organizations on 3 continents live and via zoom, and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

Tony Sweet

Tony Sweet & Michael Joseph

Instructor Bio:

Michael (MJ) has traveled throughout the country photographing people and their pets. Over 30 years, 15 states and over 35,000 sittings later, almost every breed of dog and cat have been in front of MJ’s camera. His creations reflect the relationship and importance these animals have in our lives and are an enduring tribute. For the past 18 years, MJ has represented Canon USA at trade shows and conventions giving advice and technical support on camera functions and features. He has earned both a Master of Photography and avCraftsman degree from PPA, the Florida Photographer of the Year from FPP, and more.

Michael Joseph

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Online classes start in January 2024. You will get an email with all the info.

Register here. Join our Facebook Community. Show up in Zoom if you can. Do the optional assignments. And rewatch as often as you like through 2025!

Hear from photographers enrolled in Phlorography Online 2023:

“It is like night and day!I have learned to work in Photoshop, which I could not do before taking PO20 and PO21. I learned textures and so much more. You have attracted a wide range of very creative instructors who don't mind sharing their expertise. They want us to do better. This month I actually won First Place in the creative category of our camera club of over 200 members. I attribute this win to you and to all of the incredible instructors! You have made photography come alive!”

“"Invaluable beyond belief! The variety of instruction and guest speakers has opened up my mind to countless possibilities for creativity. ”

“PO23 provided us with an abundance of information about a number of informative and helpful training. The follow-up and review was a very useful tool in reinforcing what the instructor taught. Having a wide array of subjects and the instructors help me maintain a level of curiosity and expectations. ”