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
Classic Rule of 3/7 Placement
Greetings, Holy Crop! readers. The road has been long, the flights frequent and the time short this past month. My apologies for the scarcity of articles. With the normally busy early fall schedule rapidly passing, there is finally time to devote to the subtle science and delicate art that is the crop.
Today, I am sharing an in-camera framing from the recent Stylistec, Shoot Print & Frame the North Shore workshop. The fading rainbow is the subject set against a stunning backdrop of clouds and an angry Lake Superior. The Rule of Thirds dictated the placement of the rainbow stump in my framing. The direction of the sun’s rays from top left to bottom right suggested upon which rule to place the subject-the right hand rule. All that remained, was the best placement of the horizon.
Looking at the distant lake and the sky as opposing elements, it is quite clear that the sky is the star and deserves to dominate. Had I chosen to let the lake dominate, the waves would have formed a competing foreground distraction to our distant rainbow. I had already decided that this was a picture of a rainbow so I needed to reinforce it as the subject-even thought it is so small in-frame. In this quick mockup you can see how the waves would steal the “thunder” from the rainbow and the sky. When I was framing in-camera, I decided I needed a Rule of Sevenths placement for the horizon to really let that dynamic sky dominate the lake. The sky has six times the allotted space as the lake and really tells us what this image is about.
Subject on the Rule of Thirds and Horizon on the Rule of Sevenths is usually a winning combination.
Rikk Flohr © 2013
With perhaps a crop or two included…
Worldesigns, LLC and Fleeting Glimpse Images , LLC present a unique new photography workshop to Minnesota’s North Shore.
Imaging traveling to the North Shore of Lake Superior with two professional photographers proficient in the area as your guides. Then, imagine printing out your masterpiece and putting it under glass before you turn for home. From conception to wall hanger in three days is the goal of this new workshop. Join photographers Rikk Flohr (the Cropist) and Laurie Hernandez (the Queen of the Crop) on September 28th, 2012 and crop the North Shore under glass.
Click on the image for more details or go to http://www.stylistec.com/workshops.
Rikk Flohr © 2012