Polina Plotnikova - Starting from a Blank Canvas – Flower Portraiture and Still Life.

10 October 2023 7:45 pm

Polina Plotnikova will present on 

Starting from a Blank Canvas – Flower Portraiture and Still Life. It is a talk of two parts:

– The “Flower portraits” part of the evening will be about Polina’s approach to flower photography which is somewhat similar to portrait photography: for every flower and plant that she photographs, she always tries to find a unique look, study its mood and character, unlock its hidden beauty. In doing so, she neither aims at creating an accurate natural/botanical image, nor tries to picture a flower in its natural habitat. What matters is Polina’s creative interpretation of a flower image.

– In the “Still Life” part of the evening Polina will talk about composition, light, textures and colours that are used when creating her still life setups. Polina’s approach – for better or worse – is to start by creating an image in her mind’s eye and proceed to taking photographs only after all details have been thought through. 

Follow up notes will be sent  to club’s secretary with names, software, equipment, and all other references mentioned during the talk so that there is no need to take notes during the presentation– making for  a much more relaxed evening  for club members.