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Starting from a Blank Canvas 2024 with Polina Plotnikova

Starting from a Blank Canvas 2024 with Polina Plotnikova


Bank Holiday 3 for 2 On-Demand Discount

As requested by MANY people within the Camversation community, I'm pleased to have Polina joining us to talk about her photography.


This session is split in to two halves.


From Polina:

  • the "Flower portraits" part of the evening will be about my approach to flower photography which is somewhat similar to portrait photography: for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find a unique look, study its mood and character, unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, I neither aim at creating an accurate natural/botanical image, nor try to picture a flower in its natural habitat. What matters is my creative interpretation of a flower image.


  • in the "Still Life" part of the evening I will talk about composition, light, textures and colours that I use when creating my still life setups. My approach - for better or worse - is to start by creating an image in my mind's eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through. There will be a few schematic illustrations to show my studio hardware and to demonstrate various stages of putting together a still life setup.
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