Flower Photography Without a Camera


Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
One 2-hour session


$25. Register here.


All levels of experience are welcomed. The class includes both lecture and hands-on time. No cameras required! It would help if students have experience with the plug-ins, but not required.


Beautiful Flower Photos -- Without Using a Camera. What ?!?! You ask, "how can you create photos without a camera?" Scannography ("scanner photography"), is the process of producing artistic digital images by means of an ordinary flat-bed image scanner. From the first day someone accidentally photocopied a hand while trying to copy a document, it became inevitable that people would start using copiers and other equipment intended for flat surfaces to reproduce various body parts and other 3-dimensional objects.

Scanners offer much more sophistication than photo-copiers, but the idea is the same ... a flat surface gets digitized. Scanners typically have much higher resolution than cameras, often with native resolutions all the up to 4,800 dpi. This allows them to be used to capture images with great clarity that can then be enlarged to sizes much bigger than traditional photographs without loss of detail. Scannography images can have resolutions of up to 100 megapixels.

In this class, we'll go through a detailed workflow of scanning flowers (and floral arrangements) using a standard flatbed scanner, and then take them through a process of creating artistic images using On1 and Topaz photo editing software. The results from scannography can be extremely striking and will be a technique you will want to try, after you see how easy and fun it is.


Expand your horizons and explore a new way to capture beautiful images of flowers (and have fun, too.)

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