February 1, 2022 meeting: Macro and Floral Photography with guest speaker Kasandra Sproson

In Search of the Perfect Flower Photograph

Creating the perfect flower image has become an endless journey for me.   I try to portray the essence, the soul, of my subjects, often linking my own emotions with the process.  In this presentation I will share how and why I choose a subject and which style will best suit the story I want to tell.

Topics we will discuss include techniques and tools I use to create in camera images (SOOC) or to prepare for those that I will process into artwork in Photoshop.  These days adding textures and creative backgrounds to floral images is extremely popular.  While they can be purchased, creating your own is very rewarding and can be created quite easily.  I will conclude my presentation with a basic demonstration of how these can be applied in Photoshop to create your own masterpieces.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

BIO:

Kasandra has always had a special fascination with flowers and after retiring she began using photography to explore their world intimately.  Her fine art imagery is a visual expression of her spiritual and emotional connection with the world, created through artistic photographic techniques and digital enhancements that often reflect a dreamlike or ethereal quality. Some become one of a kind mixed media art works.

Her work has been recognized nationally and locally, receiving numerous awards.  Some of her images have been spotlighted in “Beautiful British Columbia” and chosen for cover pages for the Arts Council of Surrey’s “Spotlight” and CAPA’s” Canadian Camera” magazines which also featured her written article and images on macro photography.

Kasandra has been active in the photographic community and was recognized by CAPA with Associate Fellowship Honours.  She enjoys teaching photography and has held popular two day in person workshops on macro / floral photography and has done instructional presentations on various photographic techniques (ICM, Multiple Exposure, Macro, Flower Photography) to photography clubs in the Greater Vancouver area.  She is honoured to have been asked by renowned flower photographer, Jackie Kramer, to be one of the group of international instructors for Phlorography Online 2022, a year long workshop presented to participants from around the world.  She will be sharing the process she developed for her unique Through the Soji Screen Project images.

A self taught artist in other media, Kasandra’s photographic and creative skills have been influenced by studies with some outstanding photographers, notably Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant, Denise Ippolito, Jackie Kramer, Kathleen Clemons,  Andrea Guilichx, and Hélena Adelmann.  She is always searching for new and innovative ways to express her love of floral photography.

For pictures and more information: https://www.kasandrasproson.com/