Kathleen Clemons

The Art of Flower Photography

Session 1: 9:45am – 10:30        Session 4: 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Kathleen sees her flower photographs as portraits and she will show you the equipment and methods she uses to create them. Topics include lighting, choosing a subject, focus issues, aperture choices, selecting a background and how to simplify a subject to truly capture it’s natural beauty.

The Painterly Photograph

Session 2: 11:00am – 11:45am      Session 3: 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Kathleen is known for creating painterly photographs, and she will share the various techniques she utilizes to create this effect in her photographs, both in camera and in post-processing. From selective focus to multiple exposure, intentional camera movement and textured backgrounds, you’ll learn the methods Kathleen uses to create this look. You’ll start seeing beyond the obvious and be inspired to try these techniques with your own photography.

Keynote: The Joy of Selective Focus


Selective focus is Kathleen’s favorite way to make photographs, she is a big fan of blur! She will talk about focal length and lens choices, aperture selection and how to use blur correctly when using very shallow depth of field. She will also discuss critical focus techniques essential to this technique.

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Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, instructor, speaker, and workshop leader from the coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique, artistic photographs. Lensbaby has named her the “Georgia O’ Keeffe of Lensbaby Flower Photography” and her work is represented worldwide by Getty Images and several other agencies. Kathleen is an instructor at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography and the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. She has filmed instructional classes for Craftsy and Creative Live. With a background in education and a passion for both photography and teaching, Kathleen loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. Her work can be seen at http://kathleenclemons.com.