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Not Your Average Flower Pix


In Person



10:00 AM
1:00 PM






About the Course

Frank hated closeups of flowers (where the flower, not the photographer, did all the work.) In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to treat flowers and plants as portrait subjects and create dramatic lighting in the studio to produce spectacular images. All lighting supplied by the instructor. More info: Minimum age 18. 3 sessions.

Your Instructor

Frank Van Riper

RAB Self Portrait for Photoworks - Richa

Frank Van Riper​

Frank is an award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, journalist and author whose work has been published internationally.

He has lectured widely, including at the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Smithsonian Resident Associate program. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Maine at Machias for his “outstanding career in journalism and photography” and in 2011 was inducted into the City College of New York Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.

At Photoworks he teaches a myriad of classes, including: Lighting Basics, Glen Echo Park at Night, La Faccia - Photographing the Face, and Photographing Artwork.

"I teach the way I cook: hands-on. The manual will teach you the basics, but I am there to help you get the most out of your camera by showing you how it’s done. Then (here’s where the magic happens) you take control of your camera, newly confident, and make photos you never thought possible."

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