Creative Photography Techniques, Ideas, & Inspiration

Welcome to PO23!
Stay tuned as we get set up for an exciting & artistic start to 2023.
We will be kicking off with sessions on January 6th by Jackie Kramer (Photography & the Poetry of Plants) & January 13th by Clive Nichols on Garden Photography (Photographing Plants & Gardens).
Our lineup will include: Alan Shapiro, Andrea Gulickx, Brooks Jensen, Charles Mason, Cheryl Eagers, Christine Cook, Clive Nichols, David Duchens, Don Komarechka, Eileen Sklon, Ellen Anon, Hazel Meredith, Jackie Kramer, Jamie Davidson, Jim Garber, Kasandra Sproson, Kathleen Clemons, Kimberly Smith, Lisa Cuchara, Polina Plotnikova, Rad Drew, Tony Sweet, Ursula Abresch - Live hands-on instruction & inspiration.

NOTE THAT ALL SESSIONS ARE LIVE ONLINE AND RECORDED FOR YOUR REVIEW LATER IN YOUR DASHBOARD HERE ON THIS WEBSITE.

  • 1

    Orientation

    • Orientation Video

  • 2

    January - Poetry of Artistic Floral Photography (& Instructor Introductions) by Jackie Kramer

    • Instructor Introductions

    • The Poetry of Artistic Floral Photography

  • 3

    January - Garden Photography by Clive Nichols

    • Garden Photography

  • 4

    January - Post-processing for Maximum Emotion by Alan Shapiro

    • Post-processing for Maximum Emotion

    • Image Reviews

  • 5

    February - Negative Space by Eileen Sklon

    • Eileen Sklon - Negative Space

Instructors

Jackie Kramer

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 make a difference.

Clive Nichols

Clive Nichols is one of Europe's finest garden and flower photographers. His images have appeared in countless magazines, calendars and books. His most recent book 'Brilliant English Gardens' was published in October by Clearview.

Brooks Jensen

Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer. In his personal work he specializes in small prints, handmade artist books, and digital media publications. Brooks is the owner, co-founder (in 1993, with his late wife, Maureen), editor, and publisher of the award winning LensWork, one of today’s most respected and important periodicals in fine art photography. With subscribers in more than 70 countries. His long-running weekly podcasts on art and photography are heard over the Internet by thousands. All 1,200+ podcasts are available at LensWork Online, the LensWork membership website.

Polina Plotnikova

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. These days she is teaching Creative Flowers photography and Still Life workshops and visits photography clubs around South East with photography talks. She is also Lensbaby ambassador. She has an FRPS and an EFIAP photography distinctions and a number of photographic awards, including eight Gold and Silver Gilt medals at the RHS photography competitions, category winner of Food Photographer of The Year competition, various distinctions at each of the International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions, and multiple medals and distinctions awarded by various Photography Salons. www.polinaplotnikova.com

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”.

Andrea Gulickx

Experimenting and creating is what Andrea prefers to do no matter what the subject is. She does this with her own vision. She is a professional photographer with many different workshops on her calendar. And she loves to share her way of working during these workshops and with presentations.

Alan Shapiro

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.

David Duchens

David is a French professional photographer, and educator. Creative mind, he likes to create images, using Photoshop. David always tries to look for new approaches to work on his images.

Tony Sweet

Tony is a Nikon professional, author, workshop leader, and lecturer. He and Susan Milestone teach annually throughout the USA, Canada, and Iceland. His work has been published worldwide in every medium.

Kasandra Sproson

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.

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.

Ursula Abresch

Ursula is an art photographer based in the West Kootenays, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Ursula was born and raised in Argentina and raised in Argentina and Chile. She moved to the United States to attend university, and then eventually to Canada. She has a degree in Education with a concentration in Art and History. Ursula now dedicates most of her time to photography.

Eileen Sklon

She has mastered the art of camera movement to achieve this style and applies it to flowers, landscapes, street scenes and people. Because “The Best Camera is the one you have with you” is so true, she has found fabulous, easy to use mobile phone apps to imbue her images with a painterly look.

Jamie Davidson

Jamie Konarski Davidson is an award-winning freelance outdoor & nature photographer, educator and presenter with a passion for capturing and sharing the intimate moments and beauty of the natural world on its own and as it blends with the "rest of the world." Florals and abstracts are her "Calgon." Her images range from macro and abstracts to intimate, grand and rural landscapes. She connects with all things "old" and finds a special beauty in decay and fading cultural lifestyles that reflect a life of hard work. Through her company, New Life Photos, Jamie leads photo workshops throughout the East Coast. Her goals are to encourage and inspire and help people grow in their photography skills, connect with their subjects and see beyond the obvious so that they can discover their own visual voice.

Cheryl Eagers

Cheryl's mission is show others how dedication and practice will them you creating amazing imagery. Cheryl lives in Queensland, Australia and has been photographing since 2003 and says that the more creative imagery makes her heart sing. She has won several awards and gained a Masters in Contemporary Art along with being an accredited photography judge.

Instructor(s)

Ellen Anon

Ellen is a freelance photographer, writer, and speaker who specializes in expressive photography. Ellen’s images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract, but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. She has had winning and commended images in international contests including NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Rice Nature's Best Competitions and is one of the co-authors of the highly acclaimed book, “See It; Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity” as well as the “Photoshop for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book” series. She is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.

Rad Drew

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.

Don Komarechka

Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located near Varna, Bulgaria. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

Instructor(s)

Christine Cook

Christine enjoys all subjects and aspects of photography! She is on the board of the Florida Camera Club Council, where she is Competition Director and runs a training program for judges. In her Naples club, she directs a monthly Image Critique Forum and Women's Workshop.

Charles Mason

Charles is a professor of photojournalism and fine art photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks & has lived in Alaska for over 30 years. He is passionate about all kinds of photography and has been the recipient of the Oskar Barnack Award at World Press Photo & the POY awards, among others. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Time, LIFE, GEO, and many others. Charles has also been in the Pictures of the Year issues in Time, LIFE, Stern, and the Photography Annuals of PDN and Communication Arts. Charles covers Alaska stories for the New York Times, and is represented by the Well Street Art Co. (Fairbanks) and Getty Images.

Lisa Cuchara

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.

Instructor(s)

Jim Garber

My primary focus is underwater photography, but I'm also passionate about landscape and flower photography. The diversity and beauty of life in our oceans never cease to amaze me, from the graceful and powerful movement of sharks, rays, and turtles to the tiniest creatures camouflaged in the reef, barely visible to the naked eye. My goal is to take viewers on a visual journey to appreciate the incredible diversity and wondrous life of the ocean - a world that most people never have the opportunity to explore.

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.