This December’s Badlands Photography workshop with Rikk Flohr and Laurie Hernandez is just about sold out! As of today we have exactly…
One Seat Left!
With two weeks left in our early signup window, we have sold 7 of the 8 available seats for the December Badlands Workshop. This is our 4th Winter in the Badlands and we’ve sold it out every time, so if you were thinking about joining us for this year’s workshop, now is the time to request a registration and get your deposit in.
Complete details can be found at the Badlands Photography Workshop website.
Don’t delay. The Early Signup discount expires 8/31/2014 assuming the last seat in the workshop is still available. We would love to have you join us in the Badlands for some stunning winter scenes and abundant wildlife!
Rikk Flohr © 2014
We have a few seats left for our upcoming Shoot Print & Frame the North Shore 2014 Fall Workshop. If you’ve ever wanted to shoot the Minnesota North Shore in the fall, learn how and print your image and frame it under glass – all in one workshop you need to signup for this workshop.
Click here for complete details and to request a registration.
Rikk Flohr & Laurie Hernandez © 2014
from the Fstoppers Article:
A video tutorial from Brodie Butler
Worth a look on making your images look cinematic. Cropping (or framing in this case) is part of the effect.
Rikk Flohr © 2014
I got a lot of interesting play off the last He Cropped. She Cropped so we decided to do it again. And, like last time, we are cropping bugs!
This is the original capture: a metallic green bee in a furled pink Morning Glory. The centered nature of the original capture is to ensure that the center focus point has the bee’s eyes firmly in its grasp. When I shoot macro, I almost always work centered, composing with a later crop in mind. After capture, I found I was really struggling with the crop.
Because of the shape of the flower and the bee’s placement inside, I thought a square crop might be the ticket. I liked the strong diagonal of the leaf and decided if I could do a little rotation and crop squarely, I could get a composition I liked.
This was the result. I got the bee’s face on the rule of thirds and (hopefully) got a little balance in the process. Still, I wasn’t sure I had the ultimate crop. I turned to the Queen of the Crop, Laurie Hernandez and asked her to have a go.
She responded but with the caveat that this was a ‘very difficult crop to make’ and that she wasn’t really happy with any of them. The uncroppable image?
Laurie’s attempt is shown above. As is her wont, the Queen of the Crop went tight! She kept (roughly) the 2:3 aspect ratio from the capture but made it close and portrait. As with many macro images, power comes from proximity and she pulled us right up to the antennae! The negative space inside the blossom’s petals and around the insect really forms a ragged frame that is quite compelling. The attitude of the insect is definitely more menacing. That is why she is my compositional consultant!
One of the beauty’s of He Cropped. She Cropped is seeing the variety of crops that come with different perceptions of a single scene. Regardless of which crop you like best, hopefully it gives you the impetus to crop many ways or ask for advice from your trusted fellow croppers.
Rikk Flohr © 2014
Early Signup Discount Through: 8/31/2014
December 6-10, 2014
Badlands National Park – South Dakota
Registration for the 2014 Winter Badlands Photography Workshop with Rikk Flohr and Laurie Hernandez is officially open! Three-time Artist in Residence from Badlands National Park photographer, Rikk Flohr, and his team will be again offering a unique photography workshop this December in the Badlands.This is our fourth season of capturing the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of Badlands in winter. We want you to join us!
If you’ve never experienced a National Park in Winter, this is a prime opportunity. We have the park pretty much to ourselves this time of year. The animals return to the areas near the roadways making prime photo ops much more likely. Last year we photographed Bobcats at close range, Bighorn sheep butting heads and massive Mule Deer. Who knows what will appear this year? Of course, there will be the iconic Badlands formations.
If you sign up for the workshop before August, 31, 2014, you can take an extra $50.00 off our already low pricing. In fact, we held last year’s pricing to make this workshop an affordable experience.
Take $50.00 Off!
Complete information can be found at the Badlands Photography Workshop website or you can request a Registration form here.
Rikk Flohr © 2014
Season 3 of Our Popular Workshop Announced!
Oh, and did we mention an early signup discount?
Laurie Hernandez (Queen of the Crop) & Rikk Flohr (the Cropist) are excited to announce the Fall 2014 date of their popular Shoot, Print and Frame the North Shore workshop. The Friday-Sunday workshop is located along the Minnesota shore of Lake Superior and offers shooting of lakeshore and inland fall colors. Ample classroom time is provided to discuss and execute topics like developing your shots for print, color management, and actual on-site printing. We finish the workshop off by sending you home with one of your own creations, framed – under glass ready-to-hang!
And, as always, there will be cropping!
Space is limited and we do typically compete with the far-north fall color tours for hotel space so don’t delay. Complete information can be found here. Click link at the bottom of this page to request a registration form. We hope to see you there!
Early Signup Discount till June 30th, 2014!
Laurie Hernandez & Rikk Flohr
Stylistec © 2014