My new Fungi Photography Masterclass course will be hosted by Photography Experts. This course will be run for a limited time while it is difficult for anyone to get out and take photographs during the pandemic. The aim of this course is to introduce new techniques and refresh and refine those you might already know for photographing both fungi and slime moulds in the field.
Session 1 – Introduction & Fungi photography field skills
The first session of the course will include a short introduction by the Photography Experts team to explain to how the Masterclass course will work. This will include a full tour of your subscriber features, your document and recording repository, and use of the forum features. There will also be tips on how to make the most of Zoom to fully participate in the live sessions, and engage with me and your fellow course members. Access to technical support by Photography Experts will continue throughout the duration of the entire course. Following the introduction, the first Masterclass session is all about finding interesting subjects and making sure you’re suitably equipped to create striking images of them! I will talk about equipment requirements, planning a shoot and basic image composition. Lighting techniques can be crucial if you want your fungi images to really stand out. I will show various examples of where certain lighting conditions can be used to good effect. I will also show how I use artificial light to emphasise my subjects. Finally I will explain in detail how I achieve front to back sharpness in with the use of focus-stacking.
Session 2 – Processing your fungi photographs
In the second Masterclass session I will show how I process my fungi images in Adobe Lightroom and Topaz De-noise AI, and also how I incorporate focus-stacking into my workflow. This will include a live demonstration using Helicon Focus Pro. The aim of this session is to ensure you have the skills to get the most out of your beautifully lit and well-composed fungi images, including those taken using extreme magnification.
Session 3 – Image review
There will be two weeks between session 2 and 3 to allow you to practise and refine your fungi photography techniques (with continual support via the forum). During session 3 I will ask you to provide a few of your own images (new images or images from your archive) for critique or discussion and will advise how you might refine your composition or lighting technique. I will also attempt to assist with any images you might be struggling to get right. There will also be an opportunity to recap any topics from previous sessions that might require further clarification. I will also be on hand to guide you via the forum over the next few weeks.
This course can only be booked via the Photography Experts website using THIS LINK. I'm happy to answer any questions about course content via the contact form here, but any technical or payment related questions should be directed to Photography Experts please.
Online tuition with three interactive sessions (via Zoom) and support via a private forum